Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago Region
FleetSheet Newsletter

June 2005

Why should an agency with Conservation in the name have anything to do with registering boats? And what do PFD’s have to do with Natural Resources? You’re about to find out! Our next General Meeting features Officer Mays from the Chicago Conservation Police. Find out just what the Conservation Police do and why and how they tie-in with the other law enforcement agencies on the lake. You must have some questions or comments for these guys! Now’s your chance to be heard.

The meeting is on Tuesday, June 21st, at the Burnham Park Yacht Club. The yacht club is located at 1500 S. Linn White Drive (follow the signs to the Museum Campus) and take the road that used to go to Meigs Field. The club is on the right just before the old Meigs park lot. We will make every effort to have access to the parking lot adjoining the yacht club, but we cannot guarantee it will be available. Many people park in the old airport parking lot without any problems. Parking in the nearby pay lot should also be available. The evening begins with dinner at the club at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have a reasonably priced limited menu. Call 312-427-4664 to make reservations. The general meetings are not just about a speaker. They offer you a chance to talk with fellow fleet members, meet new boaters, and hear all about everyone’s boating adventures. Enjoy drinks and dinner with the group before the meeting itself which will start about 8 p.m.

There will not be a general meeting in July nor a board meeting. Enjoy our short sailing season instead and take an evening cruise! Also take in as many of the great outings we have scheduled as you possibly can. Flyers for the June and early July outings are included in this newsletter. LMCA sends you the following: Members of Chicago Fleet 21;
The membership of LMCA extends a cordial invitation to each of you to join us for our 12th annual summer rendezvous, Mac Bay Get-Away XII. It will be held July 15-17, 2005 at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland, MI. LMCA takes pleasure in sharing activities with the members of Fleet 21. We appreciate the friendships that have formed over the years. You will find complete information regarding schedule, registration, etc. on our website... . We look forward to seeing you in July.

In August our General Meeting is back at Columbia Yacht Club. This is the first year we’ve alternated meeting sites. Let your Commodore know how it’s working for you. Should we continue this format next year? Or do you prefer one locale over the other? We need feedback!


One of my concerns when asked to take over the Commodore position was how do we get all the events, meetings and general activities all organized and coordinated? Well, we are half way through the business year, and just kicking off a busy event-filled summer for our fleet. I really have to thank all the many members including the board members, who step forward to volunteer and help with the planning of our outings and banquet, the guest speaker programs, the newsletters, CYA and Mainsheet membership and meetings, our directory; just to name a few. We have a very full outings calendar this year because of those extra efforts, and I hope each Fleet 21 member will find a few events they can attend.

Speaking of parties, I hope you enjoyed the Margarita Party over the Memorial Day weekend. Once again, the crews from Team Effort and Railin did an outstanding job organizing this party. The weather even cooperated for once! What a great opening for our Fleet 21 summer events. In addition to the fine food catered by you and the libations supplied by Team Effort and Railin, we were successful in fund raising over $200.00 on the folding bicycle raffle won by Kathy Tanzer! We also had a drawing for more of fine clothing, caps and other gear. A special thanks again goes to the Walsh family for donating the folding bicycle, and to Crowley's Yacht Yard for the clothing and equipment supplied earlier in the year. Aren't those flashlight-key chains kewl?

Our next event will be this Saturday 6/11/05 when Richard Roberts is sponsoring a MOB (Man Over Board) competition offshore, followed by a Pizza Party in Montrose Harbor. Should be a lot of fun doing something a little different. Come out to join in the competition, or just to anchor out and watch the fun.

Also, I am hoping for a few more of our Fleet members to turn out for our General Meetings. Remember, we are rotating the meeting venues to accommodate your requests from last year. Also, Leon Anderson is working diligently to line up interesting speakers for our programs, so let's all show some support and turnout for this month's meeting on 6/21/05 at Burnham Park Yacht Club. PLEASE call in reservations to Burnham Park Yacht Club at (312) 427-4664 if you plan on dining before the meeting so the kitchen staff can plan ahead and have adequate food prepared for all. We get these meeting rooms at no cost to Fleet 21, so having dinner at the club is a small payback for Burnham and Columbia's hospitality. In the last few meetings, we only a handful of our members called in reservations, so please call ahead!

I hope to see you on the 11th and 21st, and if not then, we'll see you soon out riding the breeze in Lake Michigan. Have a safe month boating!
Your Commodore

Please note the following late renewals and changes for your 2005 Directory.
Skipper: Scott Welty
First Mate: Sue Budde
Address: SV Enee Marie
Boat Name: Enee Marie Size: 30 Harbor: The World
e-mail address; and

Skipper: Robert E. Sloat
First mate: Wallis J. Sloat
Boat Info: Name: Savannah Size: 320 Sail #894 Harbor: Waukegan
Mooring N14-27

New Address:
Shaun & Bernadette Kim

Have you looked at your entry in the directory? Please make certain your phone number and email address are correct. If not, please notify the membership committee.

Fleet members may list items they want to sell, trade, or buy in this column without any charge.
Send listings to Fleet Sheet Editor, 306 Linden Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Fax 630-668-8950 email: deare30@sbcglobal. net. Phone: 630-469-6117

FOR SALE: Yanmmar YSE12. Good running condition. Repowered my Catalina 30. $450.
8 foot Eli Laminatic dingy. $100.00
2.5 hp Cruise & Carry motor. Like new, hardly used. $300.
Call Joseph Richart 815-943-5696

FOR SALE: DRS multi color light weight sail for a Catalina 30. Flown like an asymmetrical spinnaker. $500.
5hp Nissan outboard purchased 2001. Very low hours and 9’6” West Marine inflatable. Roll up with aluminum floor. 1994. Plus cover. $1300 or best offer. 40” Edson SS Destroyer wheel $250 or best offer. Call Ron at 312-664-3648 or email at saleboater2aolcom

FOR SALE: 1981 Catalina 25. Adios .Cruising accommodations for six people with the standard Catalina 25 layout. Lots of extra headroom, light and ventilation with the Pop Top companionway. New 2001 Johnson electric start 7.5 HP outboard engine (used only in 2002 and 2003 seasons). Relax with the Autohelm ST 1000 Tiller Pilot. Listen to the Blaupunkt stereo. All original manuals are still available. $8,800. Please contact Bruce Rosenzweig or George Gaw at 312- 225-2046 or Ray Cesca at 630-789-3717. Email: