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Celebrating our 41st year in 2015!

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The City By The Bay
January 1, 2015

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Spring Meeting, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club

Mark you calendars for our Spring Meeting, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and get your reservation in at: Upcoming Events.

'Round Alameda Parade
'Round Alameda Parade, Thursday, January 1, 2015
Neither bright sun, blue skies, perfect wind nor a freezing start kept your intrepid Islander 36 sailors from appropriately kicking off a New Year of sailing on San Francisco Bay. Storm force cold winds downed trees and closed roads going into New Year's Eve, and that apparently greatly reduced the number of boats participating this year, including Islanders, but the story still has a happy ending.

Thanks to Smokey & Laurie Stover calling for all hands aboard Evanescence at 0900 you've got a story. Commodore Van Mell called Smokey on 12/30 to report a Weather Mutiny as Sandy was not up to moving Vanishing Animal in the wind and staying aboard in freezing weather. Could we volunteer as crew on (Sandy's favorite Freeport 36) Evanescence? "Yep." So we showed up at Fortman Marina and cast off at 0930.

So, to find out how we spied 9 folks representing 5 Islanders starting off 2015 in style, follow 'Round Alameda Parade.

Fall Meeting
BAADS Officers
Fall Meeting and Winner's dinner at Richmond YC, November 1st
We had sixty-five folks representing 28 Islanders on hand for the Fall Meeting and Winner's Dinner at Richmond Yacht Club. It turned out to be a beautiful evening at RYC with a most unusual view of several big thunderheads visible to the south beyond San Francisco and down to the south Bay. Good conversations, great food, and a special gathering of our Islander friends. Fall Meeting Story and Pictures.

Nationals Regatta at Golden Gate YC, October 4th
It was worth waiting for! Eight Islanders sailed two good races for an outstanding 2014 Nationals Regatta held off Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday, October 4th. Counting up the crews and Race Management, we had over 40 people and 10 Islanders represented, and if you count Bella Luna crew David Chiodo's Freeport 36, that's 11 Islanders. Nationals Regatta Story and Pictures.

TI Cruise
Treasure Island Cruise and Flea Market, September 27-28
A perfect day for a cruise! Bright sun, gentle breeze (for San Francisco Bay) and a wonderufl mix that represents the best of the Islander Association. Nine boats were represented by 25 people. The great big Flea Market was fun for all. Especially good to have on board were our Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) representing their I-36 Orion.

Treasure Island Cruise.

January Picture of the Month: San Francisco
Seen from aboard Smokey & Laurie Stover's Evanescence just after clearning the Bay Farm Island bridge into the shallow channel leading in the South Bay on January 1, 2015. See the rest of the story: 'Round Alameda Parade..
We always need more pictures, so limber up your digital camera for some great Islander pictures, here's how.

Remember Our Maintenance Section:
Though it's right there in the middle of our Menu, don't overlook our Maintenance section with over 70 links to ideas and fixes. Maintenance Section.

Changing email address? Moving? Other member information changing? Use the Member Info Update form to speed the changes directly to our Treasurer, Membership Chairman, Newsletter Editor and List Administrator. Thanks! When you see another Islander around your marina or cruising waters, point them to our home page, and the convenient New Member Application form.

In adition to the wealth of information on our Maintenance and Clothing menus above, visit our Archived pages for lots of memories, cruise stories and other great Islander moments.

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Here's How to send your boat's picture:

We would like pictures under full sail, that are clear and crisp, and most often show the whole boat, but, hey, if you like the picture, the rest of our members probably will too. They don't have to be any special size or type.

They can be attached to an e-mail. Just highlight and copy the block of text below, click "Send Email to I-36 Webmaster", paste the text into the message area, fill in your data, then attach your picture file and send it!

Boat Name:
Home Port:
Sailing Waters:

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You can also snail mail them to:

Rick Van Mell, I-36 Webmaster
1629 Begen Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

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