Volume 42 Issue 4 – April 2023
Neisha Atchley – Commodore
“Sailing unties the knots in my mind.” Al Noble
I had the opportunity to travel in the west and southwest part of our state in March and all I saw was snow. Valleys full of snow, mountains covered in blankets of snow. My mind turned to how beautiful this spring will be. Us, Salty Dogs, look to the snow as an indicator for our lake levels in anticipation of the sailing season. Our water levels look to be better this year.
I had a family emergency and crisis unfold in March and I appreciate all the heart felt words from everyone. I thought about how when a boat starts heeling beyond what the helmsman is comfortable with, let go of the main sail is what I was taught. I thought about that advice as it applied to my family’s situation. To let go of things that weren’t essential, to be flexible as plans changed by the hour.
Sailing unties the knots in my mind has never felt truer for me. I look forward to returning to the water, the wind, Salty Dog friends.
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
Meetings start at 6:00pm, presentation at 7:00pm
151 Mineral Ave #101
Littleton, CO 80120
April 13th – Marylyn Allen
“Experiencing Bali and Singapore… The people, the waters, and the land”
May 11th – Marilyn Allen and John Venema “Sailing a big ‘Cat’ around the Grenadines islands”
September 14th – Jeremy Frett Topic To Be Decided
October 12th – Cliff Randall Topic To Be Decided
Previous Meeting Presentations
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. Contact Ron at Membership@saltydog.org
Diana Bliss – On the water Coordinator
***Attention Salty Dogs — Sail Coordinators needed!!
If you are interested, please call or email Diana Bliss 303-424-7841 or
|Sailing Schedule 2023|
|May 11th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||?|
|June 2nd – 4th
Friday to Monday
|Memorial Day Sail||Pueblo||Melissa (Mel) Steiner|
|June 8th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|June 25th – Sunday||New Member Sail||Chatfield||?|
|July 1st – Saturday||Evening Sail||Chatfield||Shane Brouilleue|
|July 13th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|July 16th Sunday||Ladies Sail||Chatfield||Cindie Sandlin|
|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||Shane Brouilleue|
|Sept 1st – 3rd
Friday to Monday
|Labor Day Sail||Dillon||Marilyn Allen|
|Sept 15th or 16th
Friday or Saturday
|Sept 24th – Sunday||Full Harvest Moon
****Don’t forget to contact Diana and let’s fill in the coordinator slots.
****You do not have to have a boat to volunteer as coordinator.
PUEBLO SAIL – FRIDAY, JUNE 2 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 4
Please join us for another great weekend at the Pueblo reservoir. We have 3 boats this year and the Club has reserved 3 slips for both Friday and Saturday evening. Weather permitting will be sailing on Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone participating is on their own for breakfast and lunch for both days of sailing. Friday night is the potluck dinner at the campground — bring your own meat to grill and a side dish, appetizer, or dessert 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 in downtown Pueblo.
Cost to attend is $120 per person for members and $180 per person for guests. Reservations will be first-come/first-serve. You will be able to register via the Salty Dog website once it is posted, or you can bring a check to the April monthly meeting.
Meanwhile, for more info or additional questions, please contact:
Melissa Steiner 720-933-8554
Doris Ferry – Dryland Coordinator
“The Perfect Landing” Restaurant Centennial Airport”
What a great time with wonderful music, food and view at the Perfect Landing. A little dancing too!
Doris and Loy Keith and Cindie with Ron View of the tarmac and runway
The Guest Cruise piano player and friends Lynn and Kim
***Next Dryland Event***
Don’t miss the next fun adventure! Bowling at Celebrity Lanes on the corner of Parker and Arapahoe on April 22nd at 11:00am followed by lunch (to be determined). Call or text Doris at 508-776-1503.
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
Hope that you are enjoying the 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.