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Salty Dog Sailing Club February 2020 Newsletter
Commodore’s Log Marilyn Allen
Your Commodore just returned from a dive trip to the “Garden Isle” of Dominica, which could be better called the island of rainbows. Beautiful, with a deep bay that lures Sperm Whales and their calves ! They came so close as they played that they were beside our (large) boat, even bumping into it. Awesome ! Saw some lovely sailboats anchored, which made me think this would be a great stop on a Caribbean itinerary. Not many facilities in Dominica but Antigua isn’t too far, with great boat support there. Unfortunately my trip involved an earthquake in Puerto Rico, several violent tropical storms in the rain forest, 2 canceled flights, an extra overnight in Antigua, a sprained knee, severe cold, and a room mate with a cracked bone in her arm that introduced us to the ER, Dominica style until 1:30 AM.
Because of my knee, I had wheelchair transport throughout my flight home, so bless the airlines. I’ve never been so glad to get home !
Be sure to attend our February meeting, which will also be our Landlubbers Event. Kathy Hug, along with your 2019 Board, is organizing the event, which will be half business meeting and planning for sailing season and half Landlubbers, where we honor and roast selected members. We promise it will be a fun event. Keep the date: Feb 20th at Piccolo’s.
By the way, if you know of an event for which a member should be either roasted or honored, please let Kathy know, with the details. We just know there are some deserving events !
As I watch the ice thaw on Cherry Creek I feel hope that the sailing season can’t be far behind.
Marilyn Allen – Commodore
Mailing address for Salty Dogs has changed.
Please send any correspondence to
Marilyn Allen, Commodore, 14044 E Whitaker Dr., Aurora, CO 80015
Discounted Colorado State Park Pass
Need your annual Colorado State Park Pass and don’t want to pay $80.00 then join in with Colorado Sail & Yacht Club (CSYC) to purchase with a bulk discount. CSYC is once again providing its members with the opportunity to purchase a pass through a Bulk Discount and would like to invite Salty Dog members, family and friends to take advantage of this discount. Normally the cost of an annual park pass is $80.
CSYC can provide State Park Pass Vouchers for only $63.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) simplified the process for bulk park pass orders this year. You no longer need to provide information about the license plate of the car on which the pass will be used at ordering time – instead you’ll provide that information when you exchange a purchased voucher for the actual park pass.
Under the new CPW policy, we are purchasing State Park Pass Vouchers which are good for one year. The voucher can be turned in at Park Offices or most Park Entrances for an Annual State Park Pass. The vouchers will be valid from March 2020 to February 2021. Your park pass will be valid for one year from the time you turn in your voucher, therefore if your current pass is valid until later in the year you just exchange your voucher when it expires and you are good to go.
It’s easy to purchase your pass voucher – just click the lick below to the CSYC website and purchase with a credit card.
If you wish to purchase using a check make your check payable to CSYC and mail to –
Randy Stafford, 10461 W Indore Dr, Littleton CO 80127.
Renew Your Membership for Calendar 2020 –
Use our On – Line Payment Link At :
January Dry Land Activity – Escape Room
Imagine the scenario – a group of bedraggled Salty Dog sailors locked in a room for an hour with the instructions of robbing a bank !!!
Eight of us ( it would have been 10 but unfortunately Dave and Lorena could not come due to sickness ) had a variety of clues, tasks, puzzles, that would lead us to how to open the safe and steal the money…..
It was hilarious fun, and used great team working skills – especially the part when we needed to use a magnet to pull a horseshoe round a puzzle on the wall – the person with magnet was on the other side of the wall and had to listen to the instructions of his fellow robbers – turn it clockwise; turn it anti-clockwise; left a bit, right a bit; other right……
Well I guess we must all be too honest, and not bank robber material – as we did not complete the task in an hour – however we got very close….
It was a great evening capped off with a lovely supper at Zoe’s ……..
Questions, Comments, Ideas, Suggestions, please contact our Dry Land Event Coordinator.
Please call or email me at email@example.com to put your name down.
Andrea Lewis – Dry Land Event Coordinator
Desperadoes ? The James Gang on the Run ?
Or our Salty Dogs fresh off their Great Escape ?
Call for Sail Coordinators
We need Volunteers for each Sail planned for 2020 –
Step up, Offer the Club Your Ideas, Your Time, Your Goodwill
Well planned Sails make for a Successful Sailing Season
Please reach out to our OnTheWater Coordinator –
Gary Kieft at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counting the Days… Smell that Faint Sea Breeze …