Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago
July and August are filled with opportunities for you to join the fleet for a sail, a dinner, a drink and just plain fun! If youíre unsure how an event works or what you should do to participate, call your harbor captain or the Commodore. There is no general meeting in July. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 21, at Burnham Park Yacht Club. The featured speaker is Jane Parker, teak expert extraordinaire. Sheíll tell and show you how to
make your teak look like new again! (Iíd just let it go until you hear Jane speak---thatís a good excuse isnít it?)
This month enjoy sailing and take in as many of the following events as you can:
July 13 Ė 15 LMCA Rendezvous in Holland, Michigan (many people drive up)
July 15 Pete Duerr Memorial Pickle Race at LMCA Rendezvous
July 21 DuSable Delights New!ódetails in this newsletter
July 28 Chicago Venetian Night
August 3 Catalina 30 Nationals
August 11 Jackson Park Jazz Fest
August 18 Cruise to Northpoint **details in this newsletter
August 18 & 19 Chicago Air and Water Show
August 24&25 Leukemia Cup
Sept. 1 Labor Day Cruise to Michigan City
Sept. 15 Montrose Septoberfest New!
Need more information on an outing or need to find a buddy boat? Call Lois Bretall 708-974-4932,
Robin Green 219-406-2954, the outing sponsor, your Harbor Master or the Commodore
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMODORE
Happy July. Hope everybody had a safe and fun Fourth. I know we did. Deborah and I spent the afternoon sailing with Gwen and Leon Anderson. A perfect day in the face of predicted scattered showers. I donít know if itís just me, but it seems that we are having to sail in long sleeves and pants even though itís July. We went sailing with the DeAres, Shereyks and Laureitisí this past Sunday the 1st. Deborah was actually in flannel lined pants.
June was another successful month for our club. We started out with the Chili-Fest on June 9th. Chuck and Marybeth Cybul and Barry and Marilyn Garr did a wonderful job putting the event together. We had 40+ members in attendance. Again we had some new members. Welcome to Bob Peters and Kris Watson of Porto Belo. They had some difficulty finding the outing because of the last minute change of location but had a good time once they got there. We can only blame Ron Shereyk for the mix up. Not that it was his fault but we can blame him anyway.
Dave and Carolyn DeAre did a great job putting together the New Buffalo outing the weekend of June 23rd. They had 6 boats sail over in the face of not the best weather forecast. Again the weather cooperated. It was raining cats and dogs in Chicago but they only had a light drizzle at the outing. The dinner at Hannahís had 26 attendees.
Finally, the month of June had Amy Seeley of the National Weather Service as our presenter at the June meeting. Amy gave us an interactive presentation about the pinpoint forecasts you can get on the internet. You can actually get a marine forecast within 5 miles of the point you pick. For those of you who missed the presentation you can go to www.weather.gov and work your way to the Chicago Maritime forecast. Itís not that hard. If you have any questions you can call any of the forecasters at the Romeoville office and ask questions. They are glad to hear from you. You can find their number at the bottom of the Chicago page.
Couple of other items. Donít forget that we have beach towels for sale. You can find them on the website or call Mickie Thompson. An order form is also included in this newsletter. July is kind of an off month for the Club. Many people are off on extended adventures. That said, things are always in the works. Pay attention to the website for updates. If anything does develop we will try to get the word out.
Enjoy the warm weather. Stay in touch with each other and invite a friend sailing.
WHATíS YOUR NAME?
Tell the story behind the name of your boat. Iíd like to feature one boat each month. Whatís your boat name and why? Does it reflect a hobby, a girl friend, a memory? It doesnít have to be long. Send your story to the Fleet Sheet Editor at email@example.com. Include a picture if possible.