Sailing Foundation News

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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San Juan Island Sailing Foundation added 20 new photos to the album: Sailing practice March 25, 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

March 21 - 22, 2015 at Sail Sand Point ... See MoreSee Less

March 21 - 22, 2015 at Sail Sand Point

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

March 18, 2015 practice ... See MoreSee Less

March 18, 2015 practice

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

2 weeks 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 weeks ago

great winds and waves ... See MoreSee Less

great winds and waves

2 weeks ago

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

3 weeks 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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4 weeks ago

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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

2 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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3 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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3 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

5 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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5 months ago

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

7 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

7 months ago

Despite our special crew from MIT, SOLO was third at the halfway mark but DNF which was what happened to most of the other boats in the " Shaw no wind Classic" ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Lucky 13 is the number of our new donated boat SOLO. Thanks to Peter Risser and Mars Le Baron we were able to get SOLO in the water a few hours before the start of The Shaw 'no wind" Classic race. The plan is to use SOLO to give the team some spinnaker experience. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Last night's results. Mars and Nicki took the win again from Per and Conrad. We also had two new race winners, in Jason and Arvid in a 3 way tie for third (we don't do tie breakers here…) with Alaina and Melanie - well done!

Thanks again to coach Todd Roberts for running the races!
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8 months ago

Sorry these are so late - results from last tuesday evening with Nicki and Mars showing the way!

Dont forgot the coming tuesday is the last of our summer racing series so please come down for the racing and pot luck. Jackson's beach, 5.30PM!
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8 months ago

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