Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago
Air & Water Show
August 24 -29
Leukemia Cup Race
Labor Day Outing
Sept. 4 Ė 6
Burnham Park Yacht Club
Sail Days Are Here!
Have you been to a Fleet outing this year? Nowís the time! Several upcoming
events offer perfect opportunities for a day sail or an overnight adventure.
Hammond is an easy destination for many of our Fleet members. Take off early on
Friday, July 23 and take in the fun and fabulous Pierogi Fest. The Fest takes
place in Whiting, Indianaójust a short trolley ride away from Hammond Marina.
Mickie Thompson has made all the arrangements for a great evening of fun. Look
for the flyer in this newsletter.
Head north for our next eventóthe Shrimp Boil on August 7 at North Point Marina.
Make it a long weekend and sail up or drive up on Saturday. Just donít miss this
delicious event. Itís finger licking good! Along with the food enjoy the boat
parade and North Pointís Venetian Festival.
And everyone can enjoy the Leukemia Cup Race on August 28. Registering your boat
supports this worthy cause. Youíll be racing against other Catalina boats as we
have our own start. Someone wins, but itís not a cut throat race. Tie-up at the
Columbia Yacht Club after the race for food and drink. Summerís short. Donít
miss out on the Fleet Fun! No General Meeting in July. The August General
Meeting is at the Shrimp
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMODORE
Happy Fourth of July to all the members of Fleet 21. I hope your long weekend
was as enjoyable as mine was. The weather was as close to perfect as we get in
Chicago, a bit on the windy side, but overall great for a traditional July
Fourth. The season is rushing by very fast this year but we still have a lot of
fun outings on the schedule for the rest of the season.
If you were unable to attend the last general meeting on June 10th at BPYC you
missed an informative discussion by Patti Locke who represents the Tall Ships
organization. She described the upcoming visit to Chicago of 30 tall ships of
varying sizes and countries of origin. Not all of the ships will be staying in
Chicago, some will be moving on to other ports on Lake Michigan, but all 30 will
participate in a parade of boats into Chicago from Port Washington on August
24th. Mickie and I are looking forward to being out on the water that day to
view the ships as they arrive. If there is any interest in sailing as a group to
view the tall ships, Iím sure we could work something out. Please contact me via
email and we can try to put something together. Thanks to Lorelei Lauraitis for
arranging this meeting and to our hosts at Burnham Park Yacht Club for their
Our first sailing outing of the season was the annual Summer Sailstace to New
Buffalo, hosted by Dave and Carolyn DeAre on June 25-28. Three boats sailed over
from the Chicago harbors as well as two from Michigan City. A number of members
who couldnít work out the sailing trip drove over and joined the group for
dinner at Caseyís. The weather postponed the trip back for the fleet, but that
allowed them to enjoy New Buffalo for another day. Team Effort had some problems
with their diesel and spent a good part of the trip in the engine room. Hope
everything is working better now.
On next sailing trip will be a short but extremely fun event. We will be sailing
down to Hammond on Friday July 23rd to attend the Pierogi Fest and parade in
Whiting Indiana. Mickie and I have done this trip a number of times and each has
proven to be more fun than the last. We are working on determining the
transportation from the marina to the festival which is a couple of miles. In
past years there has been a trolley that runs from the marina to the parade
route. For more information check their web site at: http://www.pierogifest.net.
We are planning on sailing back to Chicago early on Saturday because that is the
start of the Chicago to Mac race. So this will be a short and sweet event.
We are still looking for officers for next yearís slate. If you would like to
volunteer for any of our positions or if you have questions about any of the
duties of the offices please contact Nancy Bartlett who is the chairman of the
I will keep looking for my fellow members as we sail around the Chicago
lakeshore and keep listening for you on channel 72. Fair winds and following
seas to all.
Bill Thompson, Commodore Fleet 21
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Battle Flags for Sale $45.00
Contact Ray Kalinsky.
Add the following new member to your 2010 Fleet Directory:
Skipper: Gregory Matz
First Mate: Anne Matz (his daughter)
Boat Name: Emeritus
Sail #: 1159
Catalina Fleet 21 has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Chicago Leukemia Cup
Regatta. This year we will again have our own Catalina jib & main section with
our own start; in addition the fleet will contribute $25 to each Fleet 21 boat
that participates! Itís not too late to register.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is possibly the easiest low key race that you can
participate in. Sign up now at: www.leukemia-lymphoma.org. Call Dave DeAre at:
630-842-8544 for more information.
Fleet sends warm wishes and healing breezes to:
Greg Tanzer, long-time Fleet 21 member who is battling a serious
Whitley Klingler (daughter of Deborah Ruxton) who continues
treatment for serious injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
Happy Birthday to Whitley as well. She turns 21 on August 1!