Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago
Banquet Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Burnham
Park Yacht Club
Strictly Sail Show
January 27-30, 2011
SAIL LOFT PRESENTATION
Let’s face it, without sails, we’d all be power boaters! Learn all you need to
know about the most important part of your boat as the Fleet holds its October
General Meeting at Doyle Sailmakers on Thursday, October 14.
Doyle is a full production and repair facility located at 401 N. Damon. Our
private tour of their facilities will include a walk through of the entire
process of making a sail. You’ll learn about the latest sail fabrics, how to
evaluate your sails, when you should replace your sails, and repair and
replacement options. Cleaning of sails and how you can install a stackpack on a
Catalina will also be discussed. Since you are coming to a sail loft, feel free
to bring along any sail you would like to leave for later evaluation. Doyle can
work on any make of sail—Catalina, UK, North.—and can give you a recommendation
of what your sail needs.
We’ll meet at the loft at 6:30 pm. There is plenty of safe, secure parking in
their lot. We’ll have wine, soda and a few appetizers. Bring a chair if you want
to sit. After our tour and a question and answer period, we’ll adjourn to
Connie’s Pizza for a group dinner. Connie’s is located at 2372 S. Archer Avenue.
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMODORE
October is always a month that makes me just a little bit depressed. With the
upcoming haul out of the boat, the fall decommissioning list and that little
touch of winter in the air, there doesn’t seem like there is much to look
forward to. On the bright side, our Bears have started out the season well so it
isn’t all bad. So as we begin our last month of the sailing season it’s a good
time to reflect on the season just past and to look forward to the next season.
In looking back I think Fleet 21 had a pretty good season this year. Our
membership has remained relatively stable even with a poor economy. All of the
outings and programs were well attended with our members enjoying the
activities. Looking forward, I am happy to announce that the slate of officers
was presented at the last general meeting and was voted on. The following are
the elected officers for 2011:
Commodore Nancy Bartlett
Vice-Commodore Pat Reynolds
Treasurer Ray Kalinsky
Secretary Mike Walsh
I hope you all will join me in congratulating them on their election and wishing
them the best of luck for their term. I know from past experience that Nancy
would welcome additional help in terms of committees and harbor captains so if
you think you may be able to help out please contact one of the members of the
board, your assistance would always be welcome.
Although our activities wind down somewhat in September from the torrid pace of
August, the club was still active. On September 18th the alumni from Hammond (Kuenzli,
Byrd, Bretal & Johnson) hosted a Glittery Masquerade Gala at their former
harbor. Black tie, glam and glitz were the order of the day, with a judged wine
tasting and Hors d’Oeuvre buffet dinner. Twenty members attended and spent a
wonderful evening on “P” dock. Thanks to Francine Kuenzli & Madalyn Duerr for
organizing this fun outing.
On September 21st we were honored to host Captain Ed Hoover from the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. Ed’s presentation, “Suddenly In Command”, was an informative review
of the procedures one should be familiar with in the event of an onboard
emergency. I thought this was a very good presentation with a great deal of
important information. Thanks to Captain Ed and to Lori Lauraitis for setting
this up for us. After Ed’s presentation we had a short general meeting in which
the 2011 slate of officers was presented and voted on.
We still have things going on in October also. Our next general meeting will be
held at the Doyle sail loft on October 14th. Details will be in this newsletter.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the final event of the season, the
Annual Banquet and awards presentation on November 20th. There will be more
information coming soon so watch your mailbox.
Bill Thompson, Commodore
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 or fax to 630-668-8950 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listings will run for 2 issues unless you notify me otherwise.
FOR SALE: 1989 Catalina 30: 'Bearoness' Wing Keel, New Sails w/Dutchman,
Full cockpit enclosure, Autopilot, 2-blade prop, Signet instruments. Many, many
extras. $32,000. Call Ted 773-517-1576
FOR SALE: Garhauer dingy davits. $900. Custom made solid Mahogany
Belaying Pins. $345. Fits a 34 or something with similar shroud spacing. Neither
the davits nor the Pins will fit on the new boat. Ben Holland @ 765-430-2095 or
E-mail at email@example.com
FOR SALE: 2003 Catalina 390 LE.
Purchased new in 2003 and used very little, several times a year. Catalina Yacht
manufactured several boats in LE, Luxury Elite. Looks new. White leatherette
interior, screens and pull out shades, A/C and heat, 2000w Inverter/50amp
charger and power monitor, another 40amp charger, roller Main and Jib, main and
a spare anchor and rope. Variable pitch feathering prop. VHF w/extra mike in
cockpit. Separate shower stall. Integrated instrument/computer system including
color GPS, wind, direction, depth, speed and Autohelm 6001. Micro-oven, AM/FM,
DVD, flat screen TV, bimini, dodger and side window panels, etc. Stoves little
used and oven was never used with original propane. Pump and head are on the
boat including gas BBQ, pwer cable, safety eqmt andgalley items are included
since I am leaving boating altogether for now. The boat has a 40 hp diesel (210
312-259- 4492, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details,
FOR SALE: Catalina 27' 1977,atomic 4 engine, roller furling, stereo,
original teak. $8,000.00 or best offer. Boat is in water at Montrose Harbor,
B58. Ed Kita 847-226- 5286 or Kathy/cell 847-644-8999 e-mail: email@example.com
FOR SALE: 2004 Catalina 350: Wing keel, furling main, autopilot, radar,
3-blade Max-Prop, full cockpit enclosure. Many extras.
One owner: Call Jen or Dick Bek 847-452-6364
Burnham Park Yacht Club
Our final event of the year is fast approaching. Official invitations will soon
be in the mail. If you’re new to the Fleet or have never been to the banquet
here are the answers to frequently asked questions:
*What do I wear? This is a dress-up event.
Guys wear suits or even tuxedos (if they own one). Gals wear short or long
dressy dresses or pantsuits. Not crazy about dressing up? Then don’t. Wear
What do you do at the banquet?
We start off with appetizers and drinks and everyone mingles. There’s lots of
rehashing of the summer sailing and talk of new boats.We sit down for a served
dinner at beautifully decorated tables. After dinner the Commodore presents the
year’s awards for the Racer of the Year, the Boat of the Year and the
Commodore’s Award. The new board of officers is introduced and they receive
their officer’s flags. After the awards, the dancing begins.
What kind of music do you have?
Live music by our favorite band Music Plus. Everyone who has attended in the
past agrees that they play great dance music. From old standards to new hits,
they take requests and make the evening special. And they are not too loud!
What is the cost? The price this year is $55 per person. That’s a bargain for
dinner, drinks, dancing in downtown Chicago on the lakefront!
What other expenses will there be? None! We’ll have an open bar before and after
dinner and wine with the meal. Parking should be available at the Club. You can
take a taxi to the Club, but you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you to
Michigan Avenue to get a cab home. They just don’t come to Burnham. You might
want to bring a bit of cash for raffle prizes….
Can I bring friends? Yes! We’d love to have a full house. Bring your crew,
What if I don’t know anyone? We’ll welcome you at the door, introduce you to
other members, and seat you with a great group of fellow sailors.
Do I bring anything? You can add to the Banquet fun and bring a raffle basket if
you want to. Put together a theme basket or just one item…it doesn’t have to be
in a basket.
Questions about the banquet? Call or email Carolyn: 630-469-6117;