Marilyn Allen – Commodore
Greetings Salty Doggers. Only 2 more months until the marinas open and weather permitting, I plan to be on the water April 1, even if I have to do it in ski clothes! Feeling water deprived! The attached photo is of yours truly Captaining our 40’ Bali catamaran out of Hope Town Abaco in early December. One of our former members, Captain Cindi Schmidt, put together a flotilla of 9 boats and asked me to join them. The “Bali Babes” crew formed in a couple of days, and I flew to Lake Superior to complete 2 more ASA classes which along with experience on various charters allowed me to qualify to charter as Captain. Then I flew to St. Pete to join Molly Miller (another former member) and our new crew member, Jane Gonzales for some practice on her beautiful Cat. I learned 2 things quickly – 1. being Captain is COMPLICATED and 2. Having a great crew makes the whole thing easy. Thanks to Cindie, Mel, Molly, Jane and Jody for making this one of the best trips EVER! While the club doesn’t arrange charters, members are able to network and often are invited to join trips going anywhere there’s water! If you prefer staying closer to home, membership is a great opportunity to increase sailing skills and build friendships on local and nearby lakes.
Although I know some folks were frozen out of our January meeting (literally) we had 15 people at our new location near Wash Park. You “wimps” missed a wonderful, fun, and informative presentation by Simon Roberts talking about his efforts to obtain sailing proficiency in 1 year! Simon is even planning to go to another continent! Ask him about it and you’ll hear some great stories.
Be sure to join us for our February meeting on Thursday the 8th (always the 2nd Thursday) at Reivers. Our new room is PERFECT for us (although it can be a bit chilly so bring a jacket) and we finally have a central location. Thank you Q, for the great work. Come early and socialize at their Happy Hour. Business meeting will start at 18:15 with presentation about 30 minutes later. We’ll discuss some club business and the Board hopes to be able to announce some changes that will benefit everyone and hopefully attract new members and boat owners.
Some of our members just returned from a week on the Sea of Cortez so there should be lots of sailing stories floating around. Come join the fun.
Vice Commodore – Q Sumner
Please join us on Thursday, February 8, 18:00, for club sailing business and Zeke’s presentation! Many of us tested out the new meeting space in January. It seems that most Salty Dogs agreed that the food was good, the tech worked, and the atmosphere is comfortable, even while the parking spot you find might be a block away.
Reiver’s Bar and Grill is located at 1085 S. Gaylord Street, Denver (https://reiversbarandgrill.com/). After you enter, head toward the left and past the restrooms all the way to the back. Their happy hour ends at 18:00 so show up early for some HH revelry!
2024 Meeting Presentations
February 8: Zeke Zebauer, Sailing Escapades in Latvia and Other Faraway Places
March 14: Diana Bliss, Landlubber Awards
April 11: Cindie Sandlin, Reflections and Guidance on Sailboat Ownership
May 9: Marilyn Allen et al.: Flotilla in the Bahamian Abaco Islands
Membership Coordinator – Liane Cattelino
*SAILING TIME WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT! DON’T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND TURN IN THE 2024 WAIVER SO YOU CAN JOIN US IN SAILING THIS SPRING.*
Application forms and credit card payments can be found on www.saltydog.org. The
application needs to be filled out completely with signatures on BOTH pages.
Contact Liane Cattelino at Membership@saltydog.org with any questions.
Diana Bliss – On the water Coordinator
Salty Dog Sailing Schedule 2024
Date ______ Event ___ Location Coordinator
May 9th Member Mtg. Chatfield
May 18/19th. Spring Sail. Chatfield
May 31-June 2nd Lake Pueblo Sail Pueblo Mel Steiner
June 13th. Member Sail Chatfield
June 23rd New Member Sail Chatfield Lianne Cattelino
July 11th Member Sail Chatfield
July 19-20 Dillon Day Overnight Lake Dillon
July 27/28th Day Sail Cherry Creek
August 2-4th Granby Sail Lake Granby Diana Bliss
August 8th Member Sail Chatfield
Aug 17th Sat. Sturgeon Supermoon Chatfield
Aug 30th-Sept 1st Labor Day Sail Lake Dillon
Sept. 12th Member Mtg. Inside?
Sept. 15th Harvest Supermoon Chatfield
Sept 28th Day Sail Chatfield
October 15th Hunters Supermoon Chatfield
Mychele Smith – Dry Land Coordinator
Join us in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Infinity Theater
for a showing of Secrets of the Sea 3D.
Share some time with your fellow Salty Dog cub members while learning about what is IN the water we enjoy sailing ON
When: Sunday, February 25th
We scheduled the event to coincide with a FREE day at the museum – So you do not have to buy a separate museum admission – but you DO have to buy the tickets for the movie.
Tickets are required $10 each – You can purchase them online through this link.
Let’s also add lunch and some time to socialize.
Michael and Mychele will be at the museum café at noon.
Join us for a snack and a chance to catch up.
Café Link – https://signage.dmns.org/t-rex-mobile-menu/
Buy your tickets soon – they have limited seats available.
What: Karaoke (or should that be “Shanty-oke”?) Gathering
When: Saturday March 23rd from 15:00 to 18:00
Where: Christine and Simon’s home:
Attention Sailors— Sail Coordinators needed!!
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
If you have any articles, suggestions, information, stories, jokes, fun facts, pictures, etc. and would like for it to be included in the next newsletter, please email me no later than the 25th of the month at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
Joke of the Month
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.
***1982 – 24’ San Juan with furling jib and 4 sails including spinnaker. Fixed Keel, 1600lbs. $5000 Negotiable. Contact Cindie at email@example.com
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
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.
Salty Dog Sailing Club Details
The Salty Dog Sailing Club, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit organization composed of couples and singles interested in sailing and socializing with others who share their love for the sport. Boat owners and non-owners are welcome!
The Club plans about a dozen sails each season, including day and weekend sails at nearby lakes. Special three-day holiday trips often include Lake Granby or Pueblo Reservoir in Colorado, Lake McConaughy in Nebraska, or Glendo Reservoir in Wyoming.
Salty Dog members have also organized charter sails in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Greece, and France. Aside from sailing, we have a variety of fun dry land activities throughout the year.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, except for November, and December when there are banquets and special parties. Beginning in May, regular club meetings resume at the Chatfield Marina. Rendezvous at the Seagull (Chatfield Marina) Restaurant around 17:30 – 18:00 for socializing with other members and to order dinner. A brief meeting will follow with the goal of being on the water by 19:00.
|Salty Dog Sailing Club Officers
|Dry Land Coordinator
|On the Water Coordinator
|Melissa (Mel) Steiner