Volume 39, Issue 7 July 2020
Commodore’s Log Marilyn Allen
Hi Salty Doggers –
By the time you’re reading this you will have enjoyed or missed the combined Men’s Day / New Member Sail, organized beautifully by Ronni Wilcox with able assistance from her husband Bob Brand.
We had over 12 participants and plenty of boats to allow for social distancing and a yummy brunch of pulled pork and accompaniments. Unfortunately, we had to turn away some folks 3-4 days before the sail because we were full !
With our limited boat capacities this year because of the virus, it’s more important than ever that you sign up and pay early if you want to attend.
We’ve got some great sails coming up and reservations are open.
Save the Date –
Early July will be busy with Gari Westkott’s party on the 4th, the Moonlight sail on the 6th, the meeting on July 9 with sailing and the 2-day Dillon sail on July 12 and 13. Check other parts in our newsletter for sign up details.
September 4-6 is Labor Day and I’ll be coordinating the multi day sail on Dillon. Several of us will be getting condos for the 3 nights and we’ll be sailing on Saturday and Sunday.
I’ll be opening up for sailing signups in early August, but if you’ve got accommodations up there, you’ll be given priority to sail before reservations open to other folks. Be sure to check the August newsletter for details and watch for a web blast near the end of July.
See you all on the water.
Marilyn Allen, Commodore
Vice Commodore Log Bobby Olsen
Our monthly meeting is July 9 at Chatfield.
The gathering place is on the dock by the restaurant – MASKS REQUIRED.
Come early the restaurant has carryout available or bring a bite to eat if you want. Social distancing is essential on land (did I mention that MASKS are REQUIRED ? ).
On the boat, as always, the captain sets all safety rules including social distancing and masks. You need to sign up and pay online in ADVANCE to ensure we have the proper number of boats at https://www.saltydog.org/on-the-water-events/. Choose the Thursday July 9th event and pay.
Contact Gary Kieft via email email@example.com with questions. Member donation for sailing is $10; non-members is $15. We will have a brief meeting at 6:15 to enable signups and payments for future events. We plan to get on the water by 6:30pm.
Bobby Olsen, Vice Commodore
Membership Report Ronni Willcox
Salty Dog Sailing Club welcomes Cheri from Morrison, Nanette from Castle Rock, and Mark from the mountains !
This brings our current club membership to 44 happy sailors.
Our Salty Dog Meetup Group is adding interested people weekly. The current COVID-19 situation is challenging but the club is figuring out ways to welcome new members and sail safely together while observing social distancing and sanitation regulations.
If you haven’t already joined or renewed, please do so soon at our On-Line Payment link: https://www.saltydog.org/membership/
Or, if you prefer, you can send a check to Ronni Willcox, Membership, 2955 Blue Sky Cir #6-206, Erie CO 80516.
Have any questions about membership? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sailing Schedule 2020 Gary Kieft
**** To volunteer as a Coordinator, please contact Gary at email@example.com ****
July 6 – Full Moon Sail – 6 PM – Chatfield|
July 9 – Monthly Meeting / Sail – 5:30 PM – Chatfield
July 12 – 13 Two Day Mountain Sail – Lake Dillon
Attention Boat Owners and Why Buy members:
I need boats for the Lake Dillon sail July 12 and 13 (Sunday and Monday)
Let me know if you are available. Thanks in advance
John Venema firstname.lastname@example.org or call him.
July 22 – Sail – 4 PM – Cherry Creek
Meet at ’WhyBuy’ Dock, halfway out the main dock to sign up and get on the water.
Return time is up to the boat Captains.
Your check ($ 15) is your reservation –
Send check to Shane Brouillette, 6500 E Alaska Drive, Denver 80224, or sign up on-line at
July 23 – 26 – Weekend at Big Mac – Lake McConaughy
August 5 – Mid Week Sail – Chatfield
August 13 – Monthly Meeting / Sail – Chatfield
August 21 – TGIF Sail – TBD
Big Mac Trip is Open !
July 23rd—26th, 2020
The Salty Dogs will be going to Lake McConaughy from July 23rd—26th.
We will be staying at Admiral’s Cove again this year.
Because of the Covid situation there’s a few minor changes –
If you will be making your reservation for a cabin or motel room there, they will have sheets and towels but not blankets or bedcovers. If you have a kitchen unit you will have pots and pans but you will not have plates, glasses, cups, or silverware. Just bring some paper products. There are no restrictions for camping sites.
The restaurant will be open but only 6 people per table. Not sure if they will have a band Saturday night or not.
You must register for this trip as there are limited spots on the boats.
We have FOUR BOATS this year with 11 crew spots available. Your check will reserve your spot on this trip. The price of this trip is only the price to bring the boats up. YOU are responsible for getting your own reservation for lodging! For those of you who camp, since there’s limited campsites the club went ahead to reserve two campsites and you will be responsible to pay the club back for those sites. The price does include a pot luck dinner on Saturday night.
The price of the trip from July 23rd—26th is $145 per person!
Please mail your check (payable to Salty Dogs) to Diana Bliss 7069 Xenon Ct, Arvada 80004,
or sign up online at https://www.saltydog.org/on-the-water-events/
This will reserve your spot—it’s first come first serve.
If you want to get reservations at Admirals Cove for a motel or cabin, please call Roxanne at 308-520-3465—RIGHT AWAY!! Please leave a message saying that you are with the Salty Dogs. She will call you back within 24 hours. Rooms as of today are extremely limited!! They do have more campsites available as of today. I also have a list of hotels in Ogallala.
If you have any questions, you can email Diana Bliss at email@example.com.
SAIL ON LAKE DILLON JULY 12 AND JULY 13, 2020 (SUNDAY AND/OR MONDAY)
THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL SAILING IN COLORADO !
SIGN UP EARLY—YOUR CHECK RECEIVED IS YOUR RESERVATION.
WE WILL SAIL BOTH MORNING AND AFTERNOON EACH DAY
ONE DAY BOTH DAYS
MEMBERS: $20 $30
GUESTS OF MEMBERS: $30 $45
PAY ONLINE OR SEND YOUR CHECK (PAYABLE TO SALTY DOGS) TO:
JOHN VENEMA 5404 COYOTE CANYON WAY, UNIT C MORRISON, CO 80465
BE SURE TO INCLUDE A NOTE INDICATING: THE DAY OR DAYS YOU WANT TO SAIL, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND
NAME(S) OF GUEST(S). I WILL THEN SEND YOU DETAILS, VIA EMAIL, REGARDING WHERE WE WILL MEET, THE
OPTIONAL DINNER SUNDAY EVENING, SUGGESTED LODGING IF YOU PLAN TO SPEND SUNDAY NIGHT IN DILLON OR
SILVERTHORNE, WHAT TO BRING, ETC.
Dry Land Activities Andrea Lewis
Thankfully we are back on the water – so no more Dry Land until October 2020
Ideas, suggestions, please let Andrea Lewis know – firstname.lastname@example.org
July 4 Party !
Gari Westkott is graciously hosting a Salty Dogs party at her house. Details below.
Please call or email Andrea … we’ll put together a list of people, food items to bring.
A GOODBYE PARTY FOR COVID-19 — FOURTH OF JULY PARTY, 2020
Ahoy there, Saltydoggers –
Let’s celebrate the end of this pandemic and the beginning of our great country.
Yes, we will try for the July 4th date to have a party at my house: Saturday, July 4, 5:00 pm.
Save the date and plan to come if all is secure with the virus (otherwise, I will try for a date further in time). It will be a
potluck, so no prepay is needed. I do not have a BBQ any more so you will need to bring your own portable one if you
want to have a grill. (Sorry, I thought I was going to move, so gave it away) Also may need you to bring a lawn chair or
two and I may need a few other things, but I will call you. We will see the fireworks, either from my roof or up the
street from me, AND play games, actually in reverse order.
Viruses don’t like warm weather or sun and we will be outdoors so we should be safer than most places.
We may even be able to shake hands or hug then.
Games? Yes, a few – There will be PRIZES !
Cost of this event, other than your potluck dish– ‘BYOB’ – each of you will need to bring a boat (not for keeps)
[Could be as big as Shane’s rubber raft or it could be the floaty that accompanies you in the bathtub]
Miss you all.
Andrea Lewis – Dry Land Coordinator email email@example.com