Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago
SHALL WE DANCE?
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 www.catfleet21.org.
Strictly Sail returns to Navy Pier February 2 – 5. There is a flyer in this
newsletter with all the details.
A MESSAGE FROM THE
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.
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
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
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
Lydia & Don Giuliano
Barry & Marilyn Garr
Wally & Dorothy Hartmann
Joe & Helen Richart
Terry & Barb Reis
John & Lori Lauraitis
Shawn & Bernadette Kim
Bob & Cheryl Kuba
Ed Kita & Kathy Cusimano
Marshall & Lin Fernholz
Oh yes, and dressed as a painter, Wally Hartmann offered to paint everyone's
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 email@example.com. 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
8 foot Eli Laminatic dingy. $100.00
2.5 hp Cruise & Carry motor. Like new, hardly used. $300. Call Joseph Richart
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures at http://tigger.uic.edu/~mikel/PortaBote/
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: email@example.com or Bruce Rosenzweig and George Gaw at 312-225-2046
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Have a Great Thanksgiving and see you at the Prom
Chuck & Linda Reed
1983 Cat-36 Hull # 91