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3 Bridge Fiasco

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Spring Meeting, March 19th, Golden Gate Yacht Club
Line up your crew and save the date for the Spring Meeting. It's a great way to kick off the 2016 season. Details will be provided later, but you can still reserve a space on the Events page.

I-36 February 2016 Newsletter!
Three cheers for our Newsletter Editor Phillip Seaman who has produced our first 2016 Newsletter: http://islander36.org/pdf/i36feb16.pdf

3 Bridge Fiasco
3 Bridge Fiasco, January 30, 2016
A typical winter mix of weather greeted the 369 entrants in this year's 3 Bridge Fiasco race sponsored by the Singlehanded Sailing Society on Saturday, January 30th. 309 boats crossed the line and there were 9 Islanders signed up. Tall-rig Califia had perfect light to moderate reaching conditions, and with a big 150% genoa powered away from the Islander fleet to a commanding lead, despite wind holes along the way. Congratulations to Commodore Tim Bussiek with Vice Commodore Nina Riehs aboard as crew for this double-handed event. See more pictures and comments from the racers at: 3 Bridge Fiasco.

February Picture of the Month: Califia
Califia is shown finishing the 3 Bridge Fiasco race in 1st place among Islander. See more pictures and comments from the racers at: 3 Bridge Fiasco.

We always need more pictures, so limber up your digital camera for some great Islander pictures, here's how.

'Round Alameda, January 1, 2016
'Round Alameda Parade, January 1, 2016
Neither bright sun, blue skies, light wind nor a low tide kept your intrepid Islander 36 sailors from kicking off a New Year of sailing on San Francisco Bay. It sure looked like your Islander fleet, with five boats represented, was still the largest fleet at Aeolian for the traditional noon gathering for delicious chili and libations. The low tide kept many away, and the many empty slips attested to the dearth of boats venturing to Aeolian. But a good time was had by all, so follow the link to: 'Round Alamdea Event.

Fall Meeting
Fall Meeting & Winners' Dinner at Oakland Yacht Club. Nov 7, 2015
It was a beautiful evening to celebrate the Islander 36 Association's 41st year of sailing, racing, and cruising all around San Francisco Bay, and beyond. We had 49 folks representing 23 Islanders attending the Fall Meeting & Winner's Dinner at Oakland Yacht Club. Follow the link to enjoy it all: Fall Meeting Story & Pictures.

Race 2 start.
Nationals Regatta Saturday, October 3rd
We got lucky! With a forecast for Gale Warnings outside the Golden Gate, and the Offshore race cancelled for the day, we got off a terrific I-36 Ntionals Regatta just before Mother Nature blew the doors off the hinges. Seven Islanders sailed two good races for an outstanding 2015 Nationals Regatta held off Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday, October 3rd. Counting up the crews and Race Management, we had 51 people and 15 Islanders represented, that's including Bella Luna crew David Chiodo's Freeport 36. Cassiopeia won both races, but we had a very unique scoring situation for the remaining six boats. Each pair of two boats swapped positions in the two races, so Zingara and Some Day each had a 2nd and a 3rd for 5 ponts total; Serenity and Califia traded 4th and 5th for 9 points each; and Orion and Bella Luna swapped 6th and 7th for 13 points each. In a two boat regatta, the tie goes to the leader in the final race. All of the boats and crews came ashore and joined the celebration at GGYC. Once again GGYC laid out a simple but satisfying salad, chili and hot dog spread with all the trimmings. Thanks to Pat Salvo and Judy Bush, there was even a small ice cream cake to celebrate Rick's 74th birthday (actually on 10/3.) It was one terrific afternoon of good sailing fun and friendship. A great way to end the 2015 racing season, with good promise for 2016! Nationals Regatta Story and Pictures.

Great Cruising Logs from Bert & Carey Vermeer
Bert & Carey Vermeer, hailing from Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia pretty much sets the bar when it comes to having great cruises and sharing them with friends and the Islander Association. Add in his contributions to maintenance, and Bert can probably answer just about any question on how to set up your boat, go cruising, and bring it back all in one piece. His latest contributions are two more wonderful cruise logs. In addition to spectacular pictures and fun-to-follow narration, he's go tide and current information and often links to charts so you can follow along. He's made videos too, and one of these days, we'll get him to a meeting so you can enjoy the whole show and ask Bert every question you want. For now, here's the link to their 2013 cruise to the western side (ocean) side of Vancouver Island, including the delights of Barclay and Nootka Sounds: 2013 Cruise . Then, for 2014, the cruise is to Desolation Sound on the mainland side of Strait of Georgia: 2014 Cruise. Be a bit patient, they're big files, but do sit back with a beverage of choice on a long winter night and get lost in the best cruising you'll see in a long time!

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors 2015
The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors is an incredible group that promotes and teaches sailing to disabled individuals. They are based out of Pier 40/South Beach Marina and their keelboat fleet includes five keelboats, including the Islander 36 Orion, and all are specially rigged and equipped with adaptive features to make sailing San Francisco Bay possible for people with disabilities. Additionally, they have 23 Access Dinghies, ranging in size from 8 to 14 feet, all of which are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Some of these are equipped with servo motors so that people with severe physical disabilities can sail solo. BAADS is an Honorary member of your I-36 Association and you can follow and support them at: BAADS Home Page; or BAADS Blog Pictures or BAADS on Facebook.

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 addition 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:
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You can also snail mail them to:

Rick Van Mell, I-36 Webmaster
1629 Begen Avenue
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