Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago Region
FleetSheet Newsletter

November 2005

Yes indeed! You’ll want to dance the night away on Saturday, November 19, as the Fleet celebrates at its annual Awards Banquet. Besides dancing to a great live band (Music Plus in an encore appearance), we’ll have a sumptuous dinner, an open bar, a great raffle prize, and of course—awards! The William Tell in Countryside is again offering discounted rooms at $89.00 (breakfast buffet included). For room reservations call 708-354-4200 and give the code C21 (as in Catalina Fleet 21).

Invitations to this event have been sent. If you did not receive an invitation or if you haven’t responded yet, call David Green at 219-988-2348 (Jack and Lois –our party planners—are in Hawaii). It’s not too late to add your name to the guest list. Don’t miss out on a wonderful event! The bigger the crowd; the more fun we’ll have!

There is no General Meeting nor Fleet Sheet in December. Our next event is a Pot Luck usually held the second or third Saturday in January. More details later in the January newsletter and on our website at

Strictly Sail returns to Navy Pier February 2 – 5. There is a flyer in this newsletter with all the details.


All things come to an end...

I can't believe this year is over already! It seems like just a few months ago we had our last Banquet, and I started my journey as your Commodore. Time flies when you are having fun, right?
Looking back, it has been a good year for many of us in Fleet 21. As a relatively newcomer in the Catalina Owners Organization, I had many more chances to meet more of you as Commodore which has been a great experience for Barb and me. I also believe our year was successful in many ways: the weather was excellent most the summer; we organized many outings so everyone had multiple opportunities to attend, and we got excellent response and turnout (even sailing) from you, the Fleet 21 membership. We even contributed to the sailing community with our sponsorship of three students at Uhlich Home who received lessons in swimming and sailing via our Mariner's Fund.

We also conducted our trial of rotating meetings at Columbia and Burnham yacht clubs per your request last year. However, I believe most of you now prefer a uniform date and place for our General Meetings. We also received a wide diversity of ideas on how we should organize educational and fun programs for our General Meetings; another positive outcome of the feedback survey we conducted with your help.

I want to especially thank my fellow Fleet 21 Officers and the Board of Directors for their cooperation, support, and mentoring throughout the year. This fleet's success is the outcome of a considerable team effort from everyone, not just the few officers. Our committee members organizing the outings, events and Fleet 21 communications are the real backbone of this organization. Thank you all for a job well done!

I hope most of you will be able to join us at our final event; the banquet at William Tell Hotel on the 19th. Join us for the fine dinner, dancing, and just plain fun and camaraderie at our last outing for the year. I hope to see you all there in my final dance as Commodore.

Your Commodore
Terry Ries


Condolences to Phil Byrd on the death of his mother.

Welcome aboard to the following new members:
Skipper: Craig Horton
First Mate: Liz Horton
Chicago, IL 60626
Boat Info: Name TiTae Size: 30
Harbor DuSable Mooring: H5
Sail #:1111

And add this late renewal to your directory:
Skipper: Phillip Klein
First Mate: Maryjane
Evanston, IL 60203
Boat Info Name Easy II Size: 380 Sail #:314 Harbor: Montrose
Mooring: F-37

Ghosts and goblins and sinking ships were all well presented at the Catalina Fleet 21 Halloween party, co-sponsored by the Corinthian Yacht Club. Taking first place in the Couples category for Best Costume was Hugh Hefner & Bunny aka Bob & Cheryl Kuba. Going with a nautical theme and winning 2nd Place Couples category were Captain of the Titanic & The Unsinkable Molly Brown aka Terry & Barb Ries. Warde Pierson was a little German Nome Elf who definitely could have used a little dental work. Dressed to the scary nines in wild outfits were fleet members,
Lydia & Don Giuliano
Barry & Marilyn Garr
Wally & Dorothy Hartmann
Joe & Helen Richart
Terry & Barb Reis
John & Lori Lauraitis
Shawn & Bernadette Kim
Bob & Cheryl Kuba
Warde Pierson
Ed Kita & Kathy Cusimano
Marshall & Lin Fernholz
Oh yes, and dressed as a painter, Wally Hartmann offered to paint everyone's bottom!

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: 1998 Catalina 400. Our treasured 400 is for sale, we are moving out of state. Original owners asking $165,000. For a spec sheet, please contact Bill Hoffman at 773-208-9089 or In the water at North Point Marine, Winthrop Harbor, IL till end of October, 2005.

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: 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: 8' folding boat, with sail kit. Folds to 4" X 24" X 8' ; I had it strapped to the forward lifelines of my Catalina 30. Can be sailed, rowed, or powered with a small outboard. Includes paddle, rudder/tiller, leeboards, all rigging, mainsail, and added jib for easier tacking. $1400. Call Mike Levine at 847-475-4249; email: Pictures at

FOR SALE: 1981 Catalina 25. Adios. Ready to Sail! Cruising accommodations for six people with the standard Catalina 25 layout. Lots of extra headroom, light and ventilation with the Pop Top companionway. 2001 Johnson electric start
9.9 HP outboard engine (used only in 2002 and 2003 seasons). Autohelm ST 1000 Tiller Pilot. Blaupunkt stereo, All original manuals. $8,000.
Currently at Crowley's Yacht Yard. Please contact Ray Cesca at 630-789-3717
Email: or Bruce Rosenzweig and George Gaw at 312-225-2046 Email:

FOR SALE: 1982 Catalina 27. Tall rig w/Universal 5411 diesel, wheel, autopilot, Harken furler. Doyle main full batten sail w/2 reefs, Doyle 150% genoa, storm jib (never used), spinnaker (used 3 times). Signet SL250 electronics. Princess gimbaled LPG stove (needs LPG bottle hook up). Re-covered blue corduroy upholstered cabin cushions. Catalina curtains. Interior lights (hi-intensity-low wattage, most have two levels). Bottom painted spring 2004.
Boat in Chicago. $12, 500. Contact Richard Roberts 312-749-1144 or


We at CLR Marine would like to invite all those members that have a boat for sale to please feel free to list it on our website also.
You may also place one picture on the site at no cost. We are happy to announce that we are now a Universal, Westerbeke and Hurth dealer.
Remember that you get a 6% discount off of all purchases over $100.00.
You will not find products from Garhauer Marine or Universal engine parts at a better price.
Have a Great Thanksgiving and see you at the Prom

Chuck & Linda Reed
Silent Dream
1983 Cat-36 Hull # 91