August I’ve been catching up on my sailing. The August weekend Dillon sail was really great! We had 12 people, good weather, winds from 5-20 mph on various days, and good food for the pot-luck!
Since the Seagulls Restaurant will be closing after Labor Day, we will be meeting at a new indoor place for September. The Thursday, September 9th member meeting will take place at The New Cafe Del Sol restaurant at 608 Garrison St, Unit “A” Lakewood, 80215 www.thenewcafedelsol.com. They have a new owner who completely remodeled the restaurant, with both Mexican and American food-menu twice as big, and the back meeting room is very spacious with TV screens that can hook up to computers. It is reasonably priced and good food—I’ve eaten there. We will meet at 6 PM for dinner and meeting will start at 6:30 PM.
We have two final day sails in September— one on Saturday, September 11th, with a special scavenger hunt, coordinated by Diana and last sail for the season on Saturday, Sept. 18th, coordinated by Mark. See write-ups in this newsletter.
I would like to thank the coordinators—Jim Watson for the Dillon weekend sail, Shane for the Moonlight sail, and Mark Graas for the New Member sail. We couldn’t have these sails without the boat owners—so say thank you to Cliff Randall and Bob Brand- for the August meeting sail; the Watsons, Shane Brouillette, and Bobby Olson for the Dillon sail; Marilyn Allen and Shane for the Moonlight sail; the Morelands, Mark Graas, and Marilyn A. for the New Member sail. It takes a lot of coordination between coordinators and boat owners to make these sails happen. So please thank them!!
Hope to see you all at our first fall meeting Thursday, September 9th at 6PM at our new meeting place The New Cafe Del Sol restaurant at 608 Garrison St, Unit “A”, Lakewood. For our September Program, Marilyn Allen will be speaking about her “Underwater adventures with diving in the American Virgin Islands”.
Next Upcoming Event – Club Meeting Sept 9th, 6:00pm at New Café Del Sol
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
2021 Salty Dog Upcoming and Past Presentations
-Marilyn Allen September 9th “Sailing and Diving the Virgin Islands”
In January, Marilyn joined a friend aboard his 40’ Catamaran for 12 days of diving and sailing, departing St Thomas for a 45-mile sail to St Croix then to several locations around St John and eventually returning to Charlotte Amalie on St Thomas. With pleasant winds and a big rack of scuba tanks on the back, they enjoyed exploring the land and beaches with new friends picked up along the way as well as snorkeling Maho Bay with large, nearly tame Green Sea Turtles. Why would anyone dive at night under a pier? Come see! She’ll also be sharing some mind-blowingly beautiful photos done by a dive buddy, Andy Skuntz, who runs Colorado Dive+Travel Adventures.
–John Venema October 14th “What does one need to know before captaining a chartered yacht?”
John Venema has participated in 39 bareboat charters since 1990, most of the time as first mate or captain. John has volunteered to give a presentation on what he has learned about planning, organizing, and qualifying to lease and captain a 40-to-60-foot sailing vessel on the ocean.
Diana Bliss – Commodore
New Day Sail – Chatfield Reservoir – Saturday 9/11/21
We added another day sail for Saturday, Sept. 11th at 12pm at Chatfield Reservoir. We will be meeting at the gate by the restaurant and docks—there’s a table near the door where we can sign up for boats. This will be a special boating event in which each boat will be doing a scavenger hunt. You will be given a list of items to look for while you are sailing and then get close enough to take a picture of it. The boat who gets the most items recorded on your phone camera will get a prize at the end of the sail! It will make the sail a little more interesting!! To sign up, you can go online to pay at www.saltydog.org or sign up at the September member meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9th. Any questions, email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
Last Day Sail – Chatfield Reservoir – Saturday 9/18/21
To all you Salty Dog’ers, the last Day Sail Saturday September 18th. Everyone please bring your lunch and something to share. Rig sailboats at 10:00am, then meet at 11:00am at Chatfield Marina Store, turn left to private gate to picnic table. During lunch, Shane will clarify the Sailing Water Games of the day. Sail at 12:30pm. Upon returning, we will de-rig, then gather for the Free Saltydog/Sundog Drink Year End Celebration. The cost is $15 for Members and $21 for signed up guests. Email Coordinator, Mark email@example.com for your commitment of Captain and Boat or Crew member. Cancellation Policy–Less than 48 hours a fee of $15 is charged to all no shows. Sign-ups will open up at the September 9th member meeting.
Recent Sails – Recaps
Jim Watson – Member/Coordinator
Lake Dillon Sail – Friday 8/13/21 – Sunday 8/15/21
As usual with Lake Dillon in August, we had good weather. You can’t beat the beautiful scenery and the challenging sailing conditions the lake has to offer. We had 13 members and guests attend the event. Zeke provided his Columbia 27 and Jim and Ellie provided their Catalina 22. We would like to say a special thanks to Shane and Bobby for arranging the Why Buy boats and for Cindi standing by with
a boat if necessary. On Friday morning, it was so calm we motored over to the Frisco Marina for lunch.
The food was good and the company (Larry & Brooke) made for a fun time. We tied up at the guest dock with no wind at all but by the time lunch was over, we were pinned to the dock and needed help getting off. Once out on the main part of the lake, the wind was blowing 15 to 18 knots, so we sailed on our jib only. That’s Lake Dillon for you. On Friday night, we went to a new restaurant that Larry and Brooke discovered when they were working the Dillon Open. The name of the Mexican restaurant is Sabor Mazatlan 2. The selection of entrees was extensive and very good, especially the chips, right guys? It’s now on our list of restaurants to visit when sailing Lake Dillon. On Saturday night, the Watson’s hosted a pot-luck dinner at their townhouse for lots of great fellowship, drinks, and food. A good time was had by all. The sailing was good on both Saturday and Sunday and everyone got a chance to try the different boats. Hopefully we recruited some new members. The Dillon sail is always lots of fun with changing and challenging conditions.
Marilyn Allen – Past Commodore/Coordinator
Try Scuba Diving A-1 Scuba– Tuesday 10/5/21 6pm-8pm (Alternate date 10/18/21 6:30pm-8:30pm)
Minimal swimming skills required. You know you’ve wanted to try it! The instructors at A-1 Scuba will make it easy and comfortable. You’ll learn how to clear your ears to descend pain-free, how to clear that leaky mask (handy snorkel skill too), then play around in their roomy heated pool designed for dive instruction. They furnish all the equipment and you’ll have professional scuba instructors helping you. If you love it, you can sign up for a dive at the Denver Aquarium in the Under the Sea tank (additional cost). You’ll see more beautiful tropical fish than you could ever imagine. A-1 tells me its best to have at least some minimal scuba skills prior to diving in the Aquarium tank, since there’s so much there to take in.
Date for Try Scuba is Oct 5, 6-8 pm at A-1 Scuba, 1603 W Belleview, Littleton. We can do an
alternate date of 10/18, 6:30-8:30 PM if that first date really doesn’t work for folks. If we get at least
six, cost is $285 to rent the whole pool, divided among participants. 3-4 people would be $85 each.
Guests and friends over age of 12 are welcome. To sign up, email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
and indicate your preference of dates. Once we get the exact cost, a deposit will be required. No more
than eight participants so sign up now!
– Tall rig main sail and two jibs, 130 jib and 150 jib.
– Depth of boat in water 2’10”, wing keel
– Interior modifications: new head 2016; new holding tank 2005; SHOWER in 2005.
– Roller furling
– Lee cloths on both salon benches.
– Trailer has new brakes and surge brake unit on tongue, with new hydraulic system 2016. New trailer lights 2019. Good tires with spare.
Cabin has several modifications since owned by me. VHS radio and handheld V14S radio. Depth, speed and wind direction. AM/FM with speakers, CD player, clock and barometer, first aid kit, movable convenience seat.
– Inflatable dingy,
– Bimini over cockpit,
– Shower in head.
– Boat covers. Mast raising system if no raising system available. Stainless steel cockpit grill.
$14,000 Boat and Trailer – Contact Tom Prebynski, 303-988-5845
P.S. Several great extras – come see and make an offer on accessories.