Commodore’s Log Marilyn Allen
The Salty Dogs are sailing! Our Ladies’ Day sail will have taken place on May 30 by the time you read this, so hopefully we had great weather and good attendance. Thank you, Gary Kieft for organizing.
At our (last I hope) Virtual meeting on May 14, I explained some modifications we’ll be making to our events to be safe and stay within the county and state guidelines while still having fun!
- Boat capacity will be limited to enable social distancing so if you want to participate in an event, best get your donation in as soon as the event is posted. You can pay on-line or by check and your payment secures your reservation. We have some skippers who are anxious to sail!
- We’ll need to limit the size of our events or at the very least, separate out into two groups of no more than 10. That, along with social distancing should be easy. I know a place at Chatfield with 2 tables, well separated.
- Masks may be required at the discretion of the captain. The captains may have other requirements and we will honor those. It’s her/his boat and we appreciate the participation. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIBERAL USE OF DISINFECTANT WIPES AND GEL WILL BE A CLUB REQUIREMENT. It is now a requirement on the Why Buy boats that they be washed down after every use, and crew should be willing to help our club skippers if they would like this. Skippers, throw in a spray bottle of biodegradable soap and a long handled brush.
- SALTY DOGS! Always bring a mask. You never know when you’ll need one, and most folks in the parks are wearing a mask whenever they’re around other people, especially when distancing isn’t possible.
WE CAN DO THIS FOLKS! Just following a few simple rules will allow us to enjoy our summer and spend time with our sailing friends. A mask isn’t my favorite fashion accessory either, but it’s a small price to pay to protect my health and the health of the people I’m around.
Check the sailing schedule.
Some sail dates and locations have been changed.
The concert sails at Cherry Creek will be more of a Dry Land event when there is live music. We don’t have enough boat capacity at Cherry Creek to be able to do a sailing event. Gary may move a couple of week night sails to Chatfield. Check the schedule.
Don’t forget Gari Westkott’s party on Independence Day, we’re still planning the Lake Mac and Dillon multi-days sails and we’ll hopefully have our July meeting at Chatfield – inside or outside, byofandb (food and beverage) or……? Planning has been challenging, but hey—we’re going to be on the water!
KAYAK ANYONE? A couple of us have been out in our inflatable kayaks lately and it’s really fun! We’ve done Cherry Creek and Chatfield and Barr Lake is awesome. No motor boats! Our plans are to haul our kayaks to Gross Reservoir out of Boulder, go to Dillon, Aurora Res (no motor boats) maybe venture down the Platte and more. If anyone wants to join a sub-club called the Salty Kayakers, shoot me an email and we’ll get something planned. Perfect social distancing, no masks necessary once we leave the dock and we could even raft up and have a meal together! Kayaks can be rented at Chatfield every day and at Barr lake on Saturdays.
Thanks to all the folks who have been planning events for the year.
Be sure to thank them BY SHOWING UP FOR EVENTS!
See you on the water.
Membership Report Ronni Willcox
As of May 26 the Salty Dog Sailing Club has welcomed two new members from Centennial, which brings our current club membership to 41.
Our Salty Dog Meetup Group has added 18 interested people since the start of 2020.
The current social distancing situation is still throwing a wet blanket on gaining potential new members.
However, we remain hopeful in attracting new members when the current situation is resolved and we can resume a more normal sailing schedule.
If you haven’t already joined or renewed, please do so soon at our On-Line Payment link:
Or, if you prefer, you can send a check to Ronni Willcox, Membership Coordinator, 2955 Blue Sky Cir #6-206, Erie CO 80516.
Have any questions about membership? Send them to email@example.com.
Sailing Schedule 2020 Gary Kieft
Sail Sign-ups are open! Come and join us if you are brave…
… in our two next sails. They are both in June and less than one month out …
Here are the next two Salty Dog sails, following Ladies Day, Saturday May 30th
Sail A. Monthly Meeting and Sail, Thursday June 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Sail B. Evening Weekday Sail, Wednesday June 17th, at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Chatfield Reservoir for both.
WHAT: A. This Meeting Sail is the resumption of our sailing season habits and locale. This will be the first Sail / Non – Zoom / In-Person meeting of this season. Come for an escape sail and to say hello to attending members! Boatwise and sign-up wise, I have found we just go off of who shows up!
Please bring your standard accompaniment of clothes, sunscreen, PFD, water, low-mess snacks, hat, gloves, sunglasses, and comfort items.
- FOOD AVAILABILITY at the MEETING?
Jackie from Seagull’s Restaurant said they are currently serving take-out till 7 p.m.
Hopefully that will still be happening. Otherwise bring some grub.
2. BOATS: I do not have any signed-up for these two Sails, but we do have a few ready down there, thanks to our much-appreciated boat owners. I am aware of these vessels having sailed or being made ready:
–Becky Stanford’s Hunter-24; Dave Westfall’s MacGregor-26 Sea Horse; Ken Sweet’s MacGregor-22; Marilyn Allen’s J-22; and Cindie Sandlin’s Hunter-24 Healing Time.
Thanks for your generosity, labors, and time, owners!
Social Distancing-Precautions may limit our crew capacity, so sign-up as soon as you are onboard
with this sail. Pay Online or send your Check to me or deliver in person, for the standard donation:
Evening Sail (B) $15 members; $22.50 non-members; and half of that for Meeting Sail (A).
Gary Kieft, 2565 S Cherry St. Denver, Colorado 80222-6541. I can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org . I am taking sign-ups now. If you can provide a boat, I especially invite you, but hopefully I have contacted you already.
I hope to see many of you there! Blessings as we spring into Sailing Season this Spring!
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
If you’ve got questions, would like to Volunteer, please contact me at email@example.com
Gary Kieft–On The Water Coordinator
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.
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 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or online payment 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 pay online or mail your check (payable to Salty Dogs) to Diana Bliss 7069 Xenon Ct, Arvada 80004. 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 call or email me at email@example.com.
Dry Land Activities Andrea Lewis
Questions, Comments, Ideas, Suggestions, please contact our Dry Land Event Coordinator, Andrea Lewis
June 11 – Monthly Meeting / Sail – 5:30 PM – Chatfield
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.
Andrea – Dry Land coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Be safe