Diana Bliss – Interim Commodore
We just had a successful new member sail on June 25th with 11 new members attending and a new boat owner! Thanks to all the boat owners, Mike C, Bob B, Brooke and Larry M, and Mike S, for making this a successful event. Ron coordinated the event and was the chef for grilling hamburgers and signing up boats and crew.
Thanks, Ron, for your great job!
Other sails coming up:
Dillon Day Sail – July 8th Saturday, coordinator Diana, I still have room for a few more. See my article in this newsletter.
Member Meeting Sail – July 13th Thursday, coordinator Mike C., $10 pay online to reserve your spot. We will be meeting at the Seagulls Restaurant at the Chatfield Marina at 5:30 PM for dinner and meeting, then set sail at 6:30 PM. Please be on time so we can get some sailing in.
Ladies Day – July 16th Sunday, Coordinator Andi O. Ladies sail for free and gather for some snacks or brunch. See the article in this newsletter and go online to pay and sign up.
Granby Sail- July 28th-30th Friday to Sunday, Coordinator Diana B., as of this date the trip is full, but I would take people on a waiting list. Please call me ASAP or tell me at the meeting on July 13th.
Member Meeting Sail – August 10th Thursday, Coordinator Andrea L., sign up and pay online. See more in this newsletter.
As the On the Water Coordinator, I still have coordinator openings for the following sail dates, August 20th Scavenger Hunt, and September 24th Harvest Moon sail. Remember the coordinator sails for free and gets a choice of boat to crew. You will get mentoring and coordinator packet to learn to do this job, but it’s not that hard. So, step up and learn something new and keep the good times sailing! Contact Diana at email@example.com.
See you at the next member meeting
Thursday, July 13th at the Seagulls Restaurant
Chatfield Marina at 5:30 PM meeting and dinner
Sailing at 6:30 PM.
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
September 14th – Jeremy Frett
Topic To Be Decided
October 12th – Cliff Randall
Topic To Be Decided
Previous Meeting Presentations
May 11th – Marilyn Allen and John Venema
“Sailing a big ‘Cat’ around the Grenadines islands”
April 13th – Marylyn Allen
“Experiencing Bali and Singapore… The people, the waters, and the land”
February 9 – Carol Kolesnikoff guest speaker Norm Brown
“Navigating the E/S shores of Newfoundland”
Exploring Newfoundland: Holyrood to Ramea
March 9th – Mark Graas and Neisha Atchley
Landlubbers Award Ceremony and Sailing Jeopardy
Please remember to renew your membership.
NEW MEMBER SAIL and Bar-B-Q at Chatfield
Had a fabulous turnout for the New Member Sail. Welcome aboard to all 11 new club members.
Don’t forget to sign up online for the upcoming sails.
Diana Bliss – On the water Coordinator
***Attention Salty Dogs — Sail Coordinators needed!!
We need members to step up and volunteer to coordinate a day sail or evening meeting sail. You will get training and/or a mentor.
****Benefits of Coordinating a sail*****
You get to sail free that day and 1st pick on whichever boat you would like to sail
There are only 2 coordinator positions left – so sign up soon!
Sunday, August 20th – Scavenger Hunt – Chatfield
Saturday, September 24th – Full Harvest Moon – Chatfield
If you are interested, please call or email Diana Bliss 303-424-7841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sailing Schedule 2023|
|May 13th – Saturday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Marilyn Allen|
|June 2nd – 4th
Friday to Sunday
|Pueblo Sail||Pueblo||Melissa (Mel) Steiner|
|June 8th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|June 25th – Sunday||New Member Sail||Chatfield||Ron Vasquez|
|July 13th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|July 16th Sunday||Ladies Sail||Chatfield||Andi O’Kuinghtton|
|July 28th -30th
Friday to Sunday
|Granby||Lake Granby||Diana Bliss|
|Aug 10th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Andrea Lewis|
|Aug 20th – Sunday||Scavenger Hunt||Chatfield||?|
|Aug 25th – Friday||Super Moon Sail||Chatfield||Cindie Sandlin|
|Sept 1st – 3rd
Friday to Monday
|Labor Day Sail||Dillon||Marilyn Allen|
Hosted by CSYC
|Sept 24th – Sunday||Full Harvest Moon Sail||Chatfield||?|
****Don’t forget to contact Diana and fill in the coordinator slots.
****You do not have to have a boat to volunteer as coordinator.
RECAP FROM PUEBLO SAIL, 6/2 – 6/4
Mel Steiner – Coordinator
Turnout this year was excellent, with a total of 11 people attending. There ended up being an additional sail on Friday, as two of the three captains and several crew arrived and rigged Thursday afternoon, 6/1. Captains for the weekend were Bob Brand (“Adagio”), Cliff Randall (“Valkyrie”), and Cindie Sandlin (“Healing Time”).
We lacked sunshine that weekend, but the rains were light and winds were decent. We enjoyed a campfire under a full moon after Friday night’s potluck. Here’s a question: How many Doggers does it take to get a campfire going? Answer: All of them! Note: This is a location joke, i.e. “you had to be there.” But it was a great fire for roasting marshmallows, right Ronni?!?!?!?
At Saturday night’s dinner at Shamrock Brewing Company, we splurged in sharing orders of their Scotch egg appetizers, and then their dessert of Bread Pudding with Irish cream sauce.
In keeping with tradition, this year’s Pueblo weekend was another enjoyable event. Thanks to everyone who participated in the “road trip.”
All the Sailors Healing Time Valkyrie
Adagio with Ronnie, Diana and Mel Cliff, Bob and Gari Cliff and Jeremy
Pot luck dinner Andi sailing Healing Time Andi, Marilyn and Gino
7474 E. Arkansas Ave., Unit #1710
Denver, CO 80231
Dillon Day Sail on Saturday, July 8th
We like to sail at Dillon, so I added another day Sail to our sailing schedule. We will be meeting up at Dillon Marina at the white yacht club tent at 10:15 am and set sail by 11:00 AM or earlier if everyone is there. I have two boats committed right now and maybe can get one more Why Buy boat, but space will be limited. First to pay online will have a reservation. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for guests. We may go out to eat dinner if people want to before heading home. Bring your sailing gear, rain gear, hat, sunscreen, your PFD jacket, snacks/lunch, and a fun attitude! Questions email me at email@example.com or call me at 303-424-7841. Coordinator for this sail is Diana. I still have a few spots left. Only a few spots left, get your payment online to reserve a spot!
August 10th, Thursday Meeting Sail
Please sign up for the August 10th Sail online to claim your seat in a boat. It will strictly be in order of sign-up date.
The sail will commence straight after the monthly meeting at Seagulls Restaurant at Chatfield marina.
$10 for members and $15 for guests.
Boat Owners – please let me know if you are willing to share your boat with us that evening.
Join us for our Ladies Day Sail
Sunday July 16th at Chatfield at 10:00!
We will meet before the sail at 9:15 at the tables directly in front of the South Marina office and restaurant for breakfast if you wish. Bring some fruit and pastries to share, or order from the Seagulls grill. We will then assist the captains with rigging the boats if necessary.
Everyone is invited, and LADIES SAIL FREE today, however you must register in advance with full payment so that we may make arrangements with the captains to have enough boats. Space is limited and sign-up deadline is at the meeting on 7/13.
Cost $20 members, $30 guests. Ladies must reserve their place with a check made out to the Salty Dogs and mailed to the coordinator (see below). This will be held and returned when we see you on sail day.
Note: please do not make a Ladies reservation via the payment platform online as it does not have a refund option and creates a headache for our Treasurer.
Others (guests and non-Ladies,) may register for the sail on the Salty Dogs website using the “shop” option online.
Don’t forget your PFD, sun protection, hat/glasses, rainwear, extra layer of clothing, and non-marking shoes.
The cancellation deadline is 48 hours prior to sail day, as a courtesy to the boat captains. After that there will be no refunds.
6700 W 11th Ave #215
Lakewood, CO 80214
720 302 3662
Lake Granby Sailing trip—July 28th—30th, 2023
The Salty Dogs are finally going back to Lake Granby but NOT on the fourth of July weekend! We will have a potluck dinner on Friday night where you bring a side dish to share, and the club will provide an entrée and paper products. Saturday night we will go out to eat in Grand Lake, probably at the Sage Brush. Hopefully we will get two or three days of sailing, depending on the weather and when people come. We are staying in the Stillwater campground. We have some sites in Loop C —#95, #104, #105, & #107. If you would like to join us, please go to the website www.recreation.gov under “Stillwater, Co” and reserve your campsite somewhere in the campground, if there’s openings. Campsite #107 is reserved for Bob and Ronni who have the trailer and cook site. Campsite # 105 is reserved for Diana but can share it with a tent person. Probably #107 will be our gathering place for Friday dinner. I will be sending out a list of possible hotels in the area, but you might want to go ahead and do a search for “hotels near Stillwater Campground” or you could contact this private campground nearby called Elk Creek Camp and RV Park at 970-627-8502. Let me know where you will be staying. This year we have one sailboat, one motorboat, one pontoon. My friend Kathy Z. has the motorboat up there and she can bring people water skiing, or pulling on a big floating coach, or just riding around the lake. If you are a boat owner and would like to bring your boat, please contact Diana ahead of time. The cost of the trip will be $70 for members and $105 for guests. Please pay online as soon as possible since there are limited spots. Your payment is your reservation for the trip!!
by Gari (Gaines) Westkott
As I sit on the bow lounge deck of a Viking ship sailing from Dublin to Iceland (trip started in Barcelona, Spain), I look back on my 40 years in Salty Dog Sailing Club. The club was created in my living room as a protest against the concept creator, George Brown, of Red Sails Sailing Club, a sub club of Beyond Divorce. (We bolted because he would not allow married couples in Red Sails.) I was the second commodore, later to also be two more times. We began with about 160 members and 16 boats and lots of trips to McConaughy and Glendo, Wy. Only later did we branch out to the Caribbean and the oceans. I figured I have sailed on over 12 Colorado lakes and 6,000 miles of ocean – Tahiti, Fr. Marquesas, Panama, Nicaragua, Greece, Canada and most of the Caribbean islands, always packing few clothes, no make-up, boat shoes, gloves, binoculars, GPS, charts, and books to read.
My old skipper, Shannon, asked me to sail with him to Thailand 3 years ago, both of us at 81 years of age. I told him “No”- I’m too old, too slow, no strength, no balance. I did not want to be Tristen Jones (the ultimate sailor who sailed since he was 13 over 345,000 miles in small boats. Lost his leg, bought a catamaran, and took to the seas again, not to be seen since.) But here I am at age 85 on a Viking cruise ship, the most luxurious small “big “ship I’ve been on. The “Saturn” was only 40 days old – sparkling new and with excellent food. (You owe yourself a trip like this in your old age.) I am sitting here looking at 20-foot waves and reminiscing about all the skippers and mates whom I’ve met and sailed with and the sailing trips I’ve had with the club. I want to thank you all for sharing your boats with others.
FYI The club is now 40 years old. Happy Birthday Salty Dogs!
Your ex-commodore from way back, Gari (Gaines) Westkott
Doris Ferry – Dryland Coordinator
No need to RSVP – just show up to the party!!!!!
We say “Fair winds and Following Seas”
to a couple of long-time members
Jo Davies passed away this month. Dave just informed me of the change of date for her Celebration of Life. It is now July 7th from 5-7 PM at 151 Boulder View Lane, Boulder. You need to RSVP to Dave as parking is very limited. His email is Davedavies.firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone is 303-588-8557. Diana
Hi Sailors– I heard from Al and cards and pictures can be sent to this address:
3211 South Indiana St, Lakewood, 80228
He also said to send donations to the American Cancer Society. The celebration of life for Carol will be planned sometime this summer.
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
If you have any suggestions, information, stories, jokes, fun facts, pictures, etc. and would like to for it to be included in the next newsletter, please email me no later than the 25th of the month at email@example.com.
The Facebook account is up and running. If you have anything that you would like to post let me know. It’s under Salty Dog Sailing Club.
Joke of the Month
Do you know why Mermaids wear sea shells?
Because “B” shells are too small and “D” shells are too big.
Just a reminder that Salty Dog members can list items for sale in the newsletter for free. If you have anything sailing related that you want to sell, please let Cindie know and she will add it to the Classified section.
Looking for someone, prefer a female, to share a hotel room and ride to the Labor Day Sail on September 1st–3rd at Dillon. Please contact me at 720-421-3996 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Zinka
For Sale – 26’ Mac Gregor
Water ballast, well equipped for costal cruising while living aboard, set up for single handling with many upgrades for convenience and safety, Grounded mast and five sails, Easy towing and set up, Great for inland lakes including the great lakes, plus many, many extras. Salty dogs have sailed on “Tranquility”.
Jay will have the boat in the water at the July 13th Meeting sail
Asking $9,000.00 obo
Pricing for SDSC Sails
Day Sail Rates Meeting Sail Rates
2 hours or longer 2 hours or less
Members $20 Members $10
Non-Members $30 Non-Members $15
Because of the situation of so many people signing up for the new member sail on June 25th and a few sign-up issues, a number of vouchers will be sent to new Members who paid ahead of time and could not get on a boat. When you get this voucher by email from the treasurer, you will have to print it out and when you want to sign up for another sail (equally priced sail) and use that voucher, you will have to call the coordinator of that sail to get signed up. You can either send the coordinator a photo or scan of the voucher, or hand it to them at a meeting. But remember you are not signed up until the date you show proof of the voucher. Handing out vouchers will not be the normal routine. Also, the voucher may NOT be applied toward any multi-day sail. You will need to sign up and pay online ahead of the deadline or early so you’ll get a spot. Since we have limited boats in the Denver area, and a lot of people who want to go sailing, it’s always been first come (date of payment) first served.
Salty Dog Cancellation policy
Here is our cancellation policy, as per our financial guidelines:
All persons attending a sailing event are expected to pay the full amount of the trip donation prior to departure. The cancellation deadline for multi-day events will be determined by venue. Participants cancelling prior to the deadline will be charged a 20% cancellation fee and refunded 80% of the deposit. Cancellation after the deadline will lose their deposit, except in the case of hardship. Cancellations must be dated, in writing and received by coordinator either e-mail, text or letter prior to deadline. For day sails, no refund will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event.