Sailing Foundation News

We had 12 sailors out this evening for our first Summer Sailing session. Conditions where a perfect sunny and 8-12kts of breeze. Technical issues meant we had to race around crab pots but we ran three good races and had some close racing at the front between Per/Leah Black and Dave/Timmie Mountford.

Results from the Evening:

1. Dave/Timmie
2. Per/Leah
3. Alana
4. Zack/Jacob
5. Gib/Erika
6. Austin

And we'll do it all again next Tuesday!
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1 week ago

Sailors. The boat shed needs organizing after the sailing team's Spring season. Peter will be guiding a 1 hour organizing effort before the Community Sailing which starts this Tuesday. If any of you can show up an hour early (4 - 4:30PM) to help get the boat shed squared away that would be most appreciated! We need at least 4 able bodied sailors to make quick work of it. Thanks, Gray ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The San Juan Sailing Foundation is organizing our third year of Summer Sailing.
Its informal and everyone is welcome, we’ll have Laser’s, Vanguards and for team members experienced with them, FJ’s to race and this year we will be keeping score through the series!

Starts Tuesday July 19th, ends Tuesday August 30th (7 Evenings)
Aim to arrive between 5 and 5.30 to get rigged up.
Skippers meeting at 5.30
First start at 6pm
4 or 5 short races per evening
Lasers and vanguards, depending on how many participants we have.
You need to be a member of the sailing foundation (Youth $10, Adult $20, Family $35)
$40 for the season
$10 for drop in races

Please feel free to pass this onto anyone else who may be interested and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Nige (ioi.nige@gmail.com)
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3 weeks ago

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Steve MajorWish I was there for it! :D3 weeks ago

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San Juan Island Sailing Foundation shared Africa Foundation's post. ... See MoreSee Less

The fabulous Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp & Bateleur Camp team recently joined Africa Foundation in the local community to do a clean-up of the increasing litter problem at a nearby shopping mall. The ever-growing rubbish is posing an immediate threat to the local parks, wildlife and the safety of young children. Thank you team for keeping the Mara clean! #EmpoweringCommunities #EnablingConservation #CareoftheLand #CareoftheWildlife #CareofthePeople

2 months ago

If you know anyone, please get in touch asap!!

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Island Rec is currently looking for a Sailing Instructor for our summer programs. If you are interested in this fun and enriching summer job please visit www.islandrec.org or stop by our office (580 Guard) to learn more. Thanks!

2 months ago

SJISF Youth Sailing Team photos taken April 7, 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

San Juan Island Sailing Foundation added an Team photo shoot. ... See MoreSee Less

We've had a request to retake the team photo and see if we can get the 2 missing sailors (the entire team) in the photo. This can be challenging to achieve, but we will try once more. Sailors, if you aren't planning on sailing tomorrow (Thursday), but have time to come for the team photo just before setting sail please come get your photo taken with the team. I'd also like to see if I can get some of our sailors around the new FJes with the Community Foundation and Collins boat side names for the newsletter. Probably on their dollies before being put in the water. Make sure your teammates know we are taking photos in case they don't get this event notice. Thanks! Gray

4 months ago

Team photo shoot

April 7, 2016, 3:15pm

Boat shed @ Jackson's Beach

We've had a request to retake the team photo and see if we can get the 2 missing sailors (the entire team) in the photo. This can be challenging to achieve, but we will try once more. Sailors, if you aren't planning on sailing tomorrow (Thursday), but have time to come for the team photo just before setting sail please come get your photo taken with the team. I'd also like to see if I can get some of our sailors around the new FJes with the Community Foundation and Collins boat side names for the newsletter. Probably on their dollies before being put in the water. Make sure your teammates know we are taking photos in case they don't get this event notice. Thanks! Gray

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4 months ago

Orcas Regional sailing regatta Saturday March 26, 2016

Congrats to Per and Leah on grabbing the gold medals!

17 points in seven races in 7 races. Sehome finished with 24 points to take home the silver.

Full regatta results can be found at scores.hssailing.org/s16/orcas-regional/

Photo by Charles Foster showing (from left to right) San Juan Island Youth Sailing Team (Leah & Perham Black) wearing the gold medals, Sehome High School Team with silver medals, Sehome alternate sailor, North Kitsap High School Team with bronze medals, Sehome alternate sailor.
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4 months ago

San Juan Island Sailing Foundation added 19 new photos to the album: SJISF Youth Sailing Team @ Seattle Yacht Club — at Seattle Yacht Club. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Team photo today before setting sail. All team sailors please show up to get included in the photo! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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The 2016 High School Sailing team fundraiser is on May the 5th this year. We are lucky enough to have Jake Beattie, the creator and lead instigator of the Race to Alaska presenting for us. If you haven't heard Jake talk or read his writings (the R2AK entry Bio's for example), he is great fun to listen to and its going to be an interesting topic.

Please share this event with anyone else you know who may be interested in the R2AK or supporting the high school sailing team.

Thank you!!

Race to Alaska Presentation - High School Sailing Team Fundraiser
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May the 5th will be the 2016 High School Sailing Team fundraiser. This year we'll have Jake Beattie, the creator of the Race To Alaska (www.r2ak.com) presenting. Its going to be interesting and entertaining in Jake's unique style. This is the primary event we use to fund the team for the season so please come along and help the team. You'll also get an opportunity to meet the team, have dinner catered by Gib Black, and a silent auction. Again 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. You can also get tickets by emailing donate@sanjuansailing.org and we will have a team sailor contact you to sell you a ticket. More information will follow but here are the core details: Doors Open 5.30PM at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Adults $35, Students $20. Prelimary Schedule: 5.30 PM Doors Open, Sailing Team Slide Show, Open bar 6.15 Welcome 6.35 Sailing Team Update 6.40 R2AK Presentation (Jake Beattie) 7.20 Fund a Need 7:30 Dessert (Auctioned) 8:00 Check out. Please feel free to invite anyone else interested to the event!

4 months ago

Race to Alaska Presentation - High School Sailing Team Fundraiser

May 5, 2016, 6:00pm

San Juan Island Yacht Club

May the 5th will be the 2016 High School Sailing Team fundraiser. This year we'll have Jake Beattie, the creator of the Race To Alaska (www.r2ak.com) presenting. Its going to be interesting and entertaining in Jake's unique style. This is the primary event we use to fund the team for the season so please come along and help the team. You'll also get an opportunity to meet the team, have dinner catered by Gib Black, and a silent auction. Again 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. You can also get tickets by emailing donate@sanjuansailing.org and we will have a team sailor contact you to sell you a ticket. More information will follow but here are the core details: Doors Open 5.30PM at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Adults $35, Students $20. Prelimary Schedule: 5.30 PM Doors Open, Sailing Team Slide Show, Open bar 6.15 Welcome 6.35 Sailing Team Update 6.40 R2AK Presentation (Jake Beattie) 7.20 Fund a Need 7:30 Dessert (Auctioned) 8:00 Check out. Please feel free to invite anyone else interested to the event!

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San Juan Island Sailing FoundationJust over a week until the annual fundraiser. The team now has tickets and the interest seems high so let us know if you'd like to reserve a spot!3 months ago

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Many thanks and gratitude to Charlie and Kate Foster for their generous donation that allowed us to purchase an FJ sailboat, rigging and dolly for our Youth Sailing Team. They have decided to let the sailing team name the new boat. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Paul Le BaronAwesome...thank you Charlie and Kate!1   ·  4 months ago

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Photos taken by Gib Black at Oak Harbor Regatta this last weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

San Juan Island Sailing Foundation added an San Juan Island Sailing Foundation School Team Starutp Meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

Ahoy Sailors! Prospective and returning high school team sailors should attend this meeting intended to inform them and their parents about our sailing team program that starts this February. Meet the coach, get answers to your questions, learn about having fun on the team and attending regattas. Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Time: 4 to 6PM, drop in anytime between 4 and 5:45PM Place: San Juan Island Yacht Club

6 months ago

San Juan Island Sailing Foundation School Team Starutp Meeting

February 2, 2016, 4:00pm

San Juan Island Yacht Club

Ahoy Sailors! Prospective and returning high school team sailors should attend this meeting intended to inform them and their parents about our sailing team program that starts this February. Meet the coach, get answers to your questions, learn about having fun on the team and attending regattas. Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Time: 4 to 6PM, drop in anytime between 4 and 5:45PM Place: San Juan Island Yacht Club

Many thanks and gratitude to Ron and Anne Collins for their generous donation that allowed us to purchase an FJ sailboat, rigging and dolly for our Youth Sailing Team. They named the boat "Bellwether V" ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

Friday Harbor is going to nationals!

This past weekend Perham Black qualified for the 2015 Cressy ISSA Singlehanded Championships in the Gorge. 12 races were completed over Saturday and Sunday.

Wind Saturday built throughout the day, with a tough westerly in the high teens by the end. 8 races were completed. This was a challenging day of racing for Per, as he ended the day in third, seven points behind his main competition, Sean. Blake, his familiar foe from Bainbridge was comfortably ahead in first place. Micheal from Orcas and Matthew from Willamette were separated by only a point for 4th and 5th. Per knew he would have to do better the next day in order to qualify, as the top two boats in the fleet would go on to Nationals.

Conditions promised to be lighter Sunday, which had Per hopeful to make up the points in order to get to second. At first there was no wind at all though, which was rather depressing. Per knew it would be tough to come back 7 points, because I'm only a 5 boat fleet point separations were never high. As the competitors shivered on shore, a light westerly set down on the river. The reaction was mostly a collective groan from most of the fleet, but for Per it was nervous anticipation of the possibility of making back the hole he had dug for himself the day before.

The first race Per shot out on the start, looking good and having good speed. For reasons still unknown he lost boat after boat on the next legs, getting a fourth (or second to last). This widened Sean's lead to 8- a seemingly insurmountable amount. Over the next two races Per turned up the heat, getting a first and a second. He got good starts and played the wind ( which was coming from the sides of the course in sustained puffs) and the fleet and narrowed the gap on second. In the next race, Per and Michael enjoyed a certain amount of good luck as Blake and Sean were over early and Matthew went back to clear himself just to be sure. This gave the island boys a rather large lead to work with. They exchanged tacks up the right side of the course and Per rounded second behind Michael. Per gained the lead over the next legs and finished first in what would prove to be the final race of the day. The fleet waited for wind until 3:00 came and racing was called. Per, with the help of the final bullet, had gotten into second by one point!
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11 months ago

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Ali Kershner NelsenCongratulations Per, and good luck!! Peter and I are proud of you! Peter thinks you should hang a fishing pole over the side as you are racing. :)9 months ago

Eleanor CortezWell done!11 months ago

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This weekend Per Black traveled to Shilshole with the Orcas Sailing Team to compete in a regatta there.

Wind on Saturday started around 3-4 at the first start at noon and rose gradually to perhaps 8-10 the last race. Per started his first race a little late due to a timing confusion, but because the race was so incredibly long (almost an hour and a half) he was able to get a third. The next race Per also got a bad start due to a late wind shift. He came back as well in this race, getting a fifth. The next three races Per found his groove, getting good starts, covering the fleet, hitting the wind shifts and working on his up and downwind kinetics. He got a first, a second, and another first- enough to to tie him for first place in the fleet. The second day was a little lighter, and only three races were sailed. He started the first two races well, getting a first and a second- enough for a one place lead over Blake Bentzen. Going into the last race he knew there was enough of a buffer between himself and the third place boat to be able to afford a little wiggle room to match race Blake. At the start, after some maneuvering, he pushed his competitor over the line, and got going cleanly. The situation changed though, as Blake worked himself back up next to Per on the beat. They banged the left corner, and due to a wind shift rounded the top mark almost dead last. They both worked themselves up the fleet over the many legs of the race and by the finish Blake led in 4th and Per trailed in 5th. This tied their points- the tiebreaker was number of high place finishes. Over the course of the regatta they had both accumulated 3 bullets, but Per had two seconds to Blake's one. This put him in gold medal position for the 2015 Junior Olympic Festival Laser Full Rig Fleet.
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11 months ago

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Susan Quinn Keck MazzarellaWoo Hoo Way to Sail!!!11 months ago

Jennifer Carlson BlackYou rock Per!!!!!!!11 months ago

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Sorry for the really late notice - we are racing as normal this evening but no pot luck after. See you at Jacksons Beach around 5! ... See MoreSee Less

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