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Please come and support the team at our annual fundraiser!!

Thursday May 14th, 5.30PM:

High School Sailing Team Fundraiser
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This evening will be a catered fundraiser for the High School Sailing Team. This is the primary event we use to fund the team for the season so please come along and help the team. You'll get an opportunity to meet the team, have dinner catered by Gib Black, a Foiling Moth World Championships video, a silent auction and dessert auction. This year we have pretty significant fund raising needs due to the change of boats mandated by the North West Schools sailing association so please come along and help make the next few years success! Please contact a member of the sailing team, the Sailing Foundation board or myself for tickets. More information will follow but here are the core details: Doors Open 5.30PM at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Adults $25, Students $16. 5.30 PM Doors Open, Sailing Team Slide Show 6.00 Welcome 6.15 Foiling Moth Video 6.30 Dinner (details to follow) 7.30 Dessert Please invite anyone else interested to the event!

2 weeks ago

High School Sailing Team Fundraiser

May 14, 2015, 5:30pm

San Juan Island Yacht Club

This evening will be a catered fundraiser for the High School Sailing Team. This is the primary event we use to fund the team for the season so please come along and help the team. You'll get an opportunity to meet the team, have dinner catered by Gib Black, a Foiling Moth World Championships video, a silent auction and dessert auction. This year we have pretty significant fund raising needs due to the change of boats mandated by the North West Schools sailing association so please come along and help make the next few years success! Please contact a member of the sailing team, the Sailing Foundation board or myself for tickets. More information will follow but here are the core details: Doors Open 5.30PM at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Adults $25, Students $16. 5.30 PM Doors Open, Sailing Team Slide Show 6.00 Welcome 6.15 Foiling Moth Video 6.30 Dinner (details to follow) 7.30 Dessert Please invite anyone else interested to the event!

Report from coach Angela Gossom on Islands Cup Inter-District Regatta held at Anacortes April 11-12:

"Last weekend's Islands Cup was an exciting regatta for FH sailors. Saturday was heavy winds and all our sailors capsized, but still came off the water with the excitement of plaining. Conrad and Rowan especially had some great downwind legs. Per and Alanna ended A fleet with 100 points even securing them 10th place! This was their goal so congratulations! This was Austins first regatta to skipper in and he and April sailed hard all day. Rachel and Robby did better each race finishing out the day with a 13th!"
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3 weeks ago

Report from coach Angela Gossom on Orcas Regatta April 4, 2015:

6 Friday Harbor Sailors had a great Saturday racing on Orcas Island. The conditions were sunny with consistent wind. Because we only had one day to race the regatta was a one division non-rotational event. This proved challenging as the kids had to stay in the game all day without break. Per Black and Conrad Borman sailed well all day winning second place. Rachel, Uma, Diego and Rowan all also sailed very well getting experience sailing with the fast Orcas and Oak Harbor sailors and coming out with experience sailing the new FJ's.
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4 weeks ago

Inauguration Sailing of the new FJes
Rounding the mark
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1 month ago

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March 29, 2015 Inauguration sail of 3 new FJs. Coaches Todd Roberts and Angela Gossom ran the sailors through short legged figure 8's and races in light winds. Perfect for breaking in the new boats. ... See MoreSee Less

March 29, 2015 Inauguration sail of 3 new FJs. Coaches Todd Roberts and Angela Gossom ran the sailors through short legged figure 8's and races in light winds. Perfect for breaking in the new boats.

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March 28, 2015

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Videos of some of our sailors in the new FJs ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to our terrific parents and sailors for a great turnout unloading our new FJes and loading up our V-15es for the regatta tomorrow. Thanks to Angela Gossom our assistant coach for helping, too. And thanks to Coach Todd, Jenny, and Nick for hauling the new vessels up from Portland! ... See MoreSee Less

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2015 Sailing Team photo taken by Wendy Wood ... See MoreSee Less

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March 18, 2015 practice ... See MoreSee Less

March 18, 2015 practice

2 months ago

Sittin' on the dock of the bay (Seattle Yacht Club)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxLaHmOaYM&t=8s">Otis Redding</a>
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2 months ago

March 14th 2015
Bellingham Regatta update from Coach Roberts:

I think everyone who attended the Bellingham Regatta would agree that sailing on Lake Whatcom is challenging.

To start with, we were warned to send out only experienced sailors as the winds were ferocious! Of course as soon as the sailors headed out for the first race, the wind evaporated. All the races thereafter were sailed in winds ranging from 0 to 8 knots, varying up to 180 degrees in a single race. Shifty, streaky, and at times very wet pretty well describes Lake Whatcom sailing on Saturday.

Friday Harbor did well though, finishing 8th and 15th in the 19 boat fleet. Per continued his strong showing from the first regatta, finishing 5th in his division. Conrad, Rachel, Alanna and Echo all had good races as well. Our cast of crew members, Olin, Uma, Melanie, Rowan, April, Robby and Diego made themselves at times heavy and at other times small, always trimmed the jibs to perfection, kept the bilges dry and their skippers out of trouble - mostly.

It was a fun regatta to watch as there was continuous movement in the fleet. No one’s position was guaranteed at any time. To keep from being passed, the teams couldn’t let their guard down for a second.

The Bellingham regatta was a qualifier for the next regatta in Seattle. Friday Harbor 1 team qualified for the Gold fleet and Friday Harbor 2 will be sailing in the Silver fleet. This will be another exciting regatta with over 30 boats racing in each fleet.

Let’s go sailing!

Todd
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2 months ago

Photos from Regatta at Seattle Yacht Club (March 7th) ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Update from Coach Roberts about Bellingham Regatta:

I think everyone who attended the Bellingham Regatta would agree that sailing on Lake Whatcom is challenging.

To start with, we were warned to send out only experienced sailors as the winds were ferocious! Of course as soon as the sailors headed out for the first race, the wind evaporated. All the races thereafter were sailed in winds ranging from 0 to 8 knots, varying up to 180 degrees in a single race. Shifty, streaky, and at times very wet pretty well describes Lake Whatcom sailing on Saturday.

Friday Harbor did well though, finishing 8th and 15th in the 19 boat fleet. Per continued his strong showing from the first regatta, finishing 5th in his division. Conrad, Rachel, Alanna and Echo all had good races as well. Our cast of crew members, Olin, Uma, Melanie, Rowan, April, Robby and Diego made themselves at times heavy and at other times small, always trimmed the jibs to perfection, kept the bilges dry and their skippers out of trouble - mostly.

It was a fun regatta to watch as there was continuous movement in the fleet. No one’s position was guaranteed at any time. To keep from being passed, the teams couldn’t let their guard down for a second.

The Bellingham regatta was a qualifier for the next regatta in Seattle. Friday Harbor 1 team qualified for the Gold fleet and Friday Harbor 2 will be sailing in the Silver fleet. This will be another exciting regatta with over 30 boats racing in each fleet.

Let’s go sailing!
Todd
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2 months ago

Great photos of one of last week's practices taken by Max's dad Eric Kessler. Thanks Eric! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Great day of sailing with the Orcas team in their new boats.
Per, Conrad and Olin got some FJ time. Sun, wind and burkers (burgers made by Burke), who could ask for more.
Thank you Orcas Sailing team for the opportunity to sail with you all, hope to do it again soon!
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2 months ago

This was the first full week of sailing team practice. Looking forward to a great season! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

STFYC seems to have more than enough boats for it's jr program...maybe we should see if they want to sell some FJ's? Won't show you the herd of crash boats; it gets a little depressing ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

It is that time of the year....sailing season!!! Reminder: Registration tomorrow night (Tuesday, Feb. 3rd) 6pm at the Yacht Club. Sailors please bring a parent as we will be completing registration forms. Looking forward to seeing you there!!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Happy new year!!

As most of you know from our recent letter, the NWISA has mandated a change of boats from the Vanguard 15s we currently have to Flying Juniors that are used in college sailing teams. This will be a good thing for the sailors as they will have a more seamless transition to college sailing when they graduate, but it is a fundraising challenge for us right now. We have ordered two FJs already out of current foundation funds but really need four boats to team race and practice effectively. We are hoping to fund those two extra boats through donations and selling some of our current Vanguard 15s.

We have received a very generous offer from Anne and Ron Collins, long time supporters of the High School Sailing Team and Foundation. They have offered a donation match up to the the price of a new Flying Junior ($8,465) so this is a great opportunity to double the value of any donation that you can make and might give us a realistic opportunity of having a 4 boat fleet in 2015!

Donations are tax deductible. You will receive an official receipt and money can be sent via check to SJISF, PO Box 2464, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or by credit card or paypal on our site:

www.sanjuansailing.org/donate

Also, if you are interested in purchasing a Vanguard 15 to get you on the water, please get in touch.

Thank you and please feel free to share with anyone else who may be interesting in supporting!
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4 months ago

I hope everyone is ready for the holidays! For those of you who did not receive our letter through the mail, check it out here, we have had a great year but do need help with the fleet changes that are coming up - thanks!

www.dropbox.com/s/dmjqslr2qo64ckj/SJISF%20Appeal%20Letter.pdf?dl=0
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4 months ago

Stand by for boat storage...planning to put a few boats away on Sunday 11/23 at 1pm. Please come help if you are around. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Congratulations to our High School Sailors Per Black and Alanna Halliday who competed this past weekend in the Cascadia Cup regatta at Sail Sand Point in Seattle. There were 33 teams present from NW High Schools AND Colleges including UBC, UW, UVic and WWU.

Over two days Per and Alanna sailed 14 races in a 33 boat fleet. Here's a shot of Per and Alanna sailing boat #4 in shifty conditions, rounding the weather mark in second place in the third race on Sunday. They finished that race in 3rd! They finished the regatta in 20th place overall. We'll have more comprehensive results soon but they sailed very well, even leading the fleet at times. Well done!
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7 months ago

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Jill StewartGlad you got the logistics figured out! Come stay with us sometime!7 months ago

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Coach Mars sailing to San Francisco, caught 3 albacore, sushi for dinner last night! ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

Hey Everyone, just making an official announcement that we have now ended the summer tuesday evening racing program. It was a great success and we will plan on doing the same next summer. Thanks to everyone who raced! ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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