Volume 41 Issue 4 – April 2022
Commodore’s Log – Diana Bliss
As I’m sitting here and the weather is warming up into the 60’s this weekend, I’m wondering if we could be sailing in April! So, if anyone has their boat in and wants to go out, let Shane know. So, we’ll have to wait and see if winter is truly over.
Our Landlubber’s Celebration at the March meeting turned out to be really fun! Thanks to the Jeopardy Sailing game put on by Neisha! Here’s a run down of the awards given out this year:
Broken Mask Award — Mark G. (He can tell you his story)
Coordinator of the Year — Shane B.
Salty Dogs of the Year —Larry and Brooke M.
New Member of the Year — Nick C.
Special Recognition went to Mark for the “lucky cast” and to Cindie Sandlin for the “bird’s nest.”
Our April 14th member meeting will be in-person at our restaurant. See Mark’s article about the program. At the meeting we will have sign ups open for the Big Mac trip, June 23—26th, and the Lake Pueblo trip, June 3rd-6th. Hopefully with the warming weather in April we can do some miniature golf and dinner. See what Neisha has planned in this newsletter. That will be a good kick off for the sailing season to start soon.
I want to thank Brooke for organizing the state parks passes at a group rate for us again this year.
If you are still interested in joining us this year for sailing, it’s not too late to re-join the club! That way you will be on the first roster posted in the beginning of the season, probably in May. Membership forms are on the website, and you can pay there too. Any questions, ask Ellie or any board member about membership. Invite a friend to our April meeting to check us out.
Hope to see all of you for the April 14th meeting at 6 PM at the Cafe Del Sol restaurant at 608 Garrison, Lakewood. Also, I’m looking into having our May 12th meeting down at Chatfield in the Seagulls Marina restaurant, if they’re open that early. Stay tuned for that.
Thursday, April 14 at 6 PM
Cafe Del Sol, 608 Garrison St, Lakewood
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
April 14th, 2022, Meeting Presentation
Zeke Zebauers “Sailing the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic Sea”
- Where in the world is the Baltic Seas and Gulf of Riga
- Seasons for sailing
- Sailing destinations and what to see ashore
- Sailing to Ruunu
- Costs, airfare, boat charter and expenses
Insurance for Boats
Mark Graas SD club verses Homeowner insurance investigation:
Salty Dog Sailing Club insurance has borrowed boat coverage which has nothing to do with members boats. VC Mark personal homeowners’ insurance (State Farm) liability covers Mark regardless if Mark gets benefits of membership and/or money for sailing guests or members on Mark’s boat (benefits that help with boat expenses).
Attention Boat Owners: If you will be using your boat for any Salty Dog Sailing Club events you will need to send a copy of your boat insurance (deck page) to email@example.com at the beginning of the sailing season. If any boat owner would like a summary copy of the SD insurance, please email the commodore.
Salty Dogs Membership – Ellie Watson
As of the end of March we have 49 paid members.
Please be advised that next month’s May 2022 Salty Dog Newsletter is the last that will be automatically emailed out to members who have not renewed for 2022
Application forms and credit card payments can be found on www.saltydog.org/membership. The application needs to be filled out completely with signatures on BOTH pages. Please do not write SAME on any of the lines, as I do not always have access to previous applications.
Once the application is complete with the necessary signatures and initials, there are 3 ways to get it back to me:
- Send it to me by snail mail. My home address is on page 1 of the application.
- Scan it and text or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take a picture of both pages and text or email it to me.
I hope to be hearing from lots of you soon!
Neisha Atchley – Dry Land Coordinator
Hey Salty Dogs! Happy Spring.
Let’s meet for Miniature Golf at “Best Miniature Golf for Newbies”.
The course is based on places in Colorado and is a fun place to shake off the
Upcoming Dryland Event:
Colorado Journey Miniature Golf
5150 S Windermere St.
Littleton CO 80120
April 16th at 3pm-6pm.
We plan to find a restaurant nearby to eat together after golfing.
Pricing: District is Littleton residents. If we get a group of 10 of us together, we can have a group rate.
Admission, and Group Rates
Daily admission / 18 holes
RSVP To Neisha at 720-955-6354 text
or Email Dryland@saltydog.com
Colorado Sail and Yacht Club – Wine and Cheese party
Thank you CSYC for the invite to the Annual Wine and Cheese Soirée!
Who knew we could have so much fun on Dry Land?
Shane Brouillette – On the Water Coordinator
|Sailing Schedule 2022|
|April TBD||Boat Wash||Chatfield||?|
April 14 – Thursday
|Moonlight Sail||Chatfield||Andrea Lewis|
|May 12 – Thursday||Meeting/Moonlight Sail||Chatfield||Cindie Sandlin|
|May 22 – Sunday||New Member Sail||Chatfield||?|
|June 3 -6
Friday to Monday
|Memorial Day Sail||Pueblo||Melissa Steiner|
|June 9 – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||?|
Thursday to Sunday
|Big Mac||Big Mac||Diana Bliss|
|July 1 – Friday||Evening Sail||Cherry Creek||Shane|
|July 7 – Thursday
This month only*
Friday to Sunday
|July 23 – Saturday||Sail||Chatfield||Cindie Sandlin|
|Aug 11 – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||?|
|Aug – TBD||Day Sail||?||?|
|Aug 20 – Saturday||Sail||Chatfield||Marilyn Allen|
Friday to Monday
|Labor Day Sail||Dillon||Jim Watson|
|Sept 9 – Friday||Moonlight Sail||Cherry Creek||Shane|
|Sept 11 – Sunday||Sailgrass||Chatfield||Cindie & Keith Sandlin|
|Oct 7 – Friday||Moonlight Sail||Chatfield||Shane|
****Don’t forget to contact Shane and let’s fill in the coordinator slots*****
****You do not have to have a boat to volunteer as coordinator*****
ONLY 6 Coordinator spots open
Please note that there are updates to the Calendar
***NOTICE *** April 14 Moonlight Sail has been Cancelled
Meeting and Moonlight Sail_- Thursday, May 12
Club Meeting and Evening/Moonlight Sail at Chatfield, Thursday May 12th, 5:30pm meeting, 6:30 sail. More to come in May 2022 “Dog Tales”
PUEBLO SAIL – FRIDAY, JUNE 3 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Come join the Salty Dog Sailing Club for the annual Pueblo event! We will be at the South campground and marina again, where there’s a free hoist for masts.
We have reserved one campsite so far, which can accommodate one additional vehicle for another person who will be camping. We will be reserving slips once we have a confirmation on the number of captains available that weekend.
We will be sailing on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Everyone is on their own for breakfast and lunch both days of sailing. Friday night is the potluck dinner at the campground — bring your own meat to grill and a side dish to share, also BYOB. The Club will provide the paper products for dinner. For Saturday night’s dinner we’ll be at the Shamrock Brewing Company.
The cost for registration will be forthcoming, based on the number of boats available and the captains’ capacity for crew.
Meanwhile, please contact me if you have any questions:
The “Big Mac” Trip will be June 23-26th, 2022
Again, this year we will be staying at the Admiral’s Cove Resort. I talked to the new manager, and they didn’t raise prices for the cabins and motel rooms but did for the campsites. To get a jump start on reserving your lodging call Julie at 1-970-630-3156. Rooms will book fast so act soon. She is working from her home, so please leave her a message and she will get back to you shortly. Mention that you are with the Salty Dog Sailing club, and you will get a discount from the website prices. The website is www.Admiralscoveresort.com if you would like to check the place out. Also, they have a new cancellation policy, better than past years, so ask about it. I have already got my campsite reservation and a cabin for the boat captains. I’m hopeful that I can get at least three boats for the trip. Cindie and Keith already have their campsite reserved and are bringing their boat. I’ll be working on the price as soon as I get boats together. If you are a boat owner and are interested in bringing your boat, please call me or email me at email@example.com. Please let me know that you did get lodging reservations and would like to come on this trip, as it is first come, first serve!! Thanks Diana
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
If you have any suggestions, information, stories, jokes, fun facts, pictures, etc. and would like included in the next newsletter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How many boaters does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, because the right size bulb is not on board, the local marine-supply store doesn’t carry that brand, and the mail-order house has them on back-order.
Watch for the upcoming “Sailgrass” News
Sailing meets Bluegrass
Sailgrass is Born!
Save the Date: September 11, 2022