Sailors, The SISA 2014 membership form is ready for your use. Just click on the blue link above. This form is set up to be filled out on your computer and printed. If you want to fill it out by hand, just print as usual.
First Regatta of the Year, April 26-27, 2014
Rust Remover Regatta April 26-27, 2014
Yep, It's time to drag the boat out of storage, dust it off, and get ready for the first SISA regatta of the year, the aptly named Rust Remover on April 26 & 27, just 2 1/2 weeks away. If you don't have a boat, come out anyway, we'll put you on board as crew. As always, we can leave our boats set up in the parking lot over Saturday night with one person staying to keep an eye on them, so no early season camping is required. Skippers' meeting is 11:00 am, with first start around noon, wind permitting, and the potluck dinner will be around 6:00pm. We expect a great turnout and lots of fun...see you all there!
Important Notice About CJ Strike Dam Bridge
Fellow Sailors and Boaters:
We have received important information about the bridge below C.J. Strike Dam. It will be closed for updates from April 21st to July 31st for necessary renovations. There will be no, zero, zip, nada, "forget about it" access across the bridge during this work. If you want to stay at airbase launch area and eat at Black Sands Resort, best way will be to sail across, lest it is about a really long drive to go west to the Grand View bridge and then back.
New Race Start Sequence Training, SATURDAY March 29th
About 20 members showed up for the New Starting Sequence Training Event. It was moved indoors due to the showers on Saturday. The training went well and we are looking forward to a great season of SISA events.
Keith Sander, Commodore
2014 Schedule Is Now Posted
The board has set the schedule for 2014. Check it out under our schedule link to the left. There are a lot of events for everybody to participate in. We also need race committees, so pick your date and contact John Gabiola to let him know which Regatta you would like to run (This is an important function that all members need to participate in. Please volunteer early.)
Check out our Classified Ads
Hey Sailors, or potiential new Sailors,
Check out our classified ads section. There are four boats recently posted that look to be good deals. Check them out and see if you can upgrade your ride.
SISA 2014 Spring Banquet was held Saturday March 15, 2014
An awesome Spring Banquet was held on Saturday, March 15, 2014. It was a packed house for the first SISA membership event of the year. During cocktail hour the revelers were treated to the stylings of Enzo Santarone's Band. The food was great as always. After dinner the Feichter's gave an exciting presention of their family's year on the water (including photos and video of half sunk boats, great sunsets, colorful fish and heavy weather sailing). Tina Klamt was given a Lifetime Membership Award for her long time service to our club. Check out our photo gallery and new web site feature, our VIDEOS page for additional pictures and a video of this event.
2014 Idaho Department of Recreation Passes and Lake Cascade Camping
As a reminder, day passes to the Lucky Peak, Lake Cascade and McCall events cost $5.00 per day. Season passes are available for $10 with your car registration which are good for 2014 unlimited use at all of Idaho's 30 parks and a $5 camping discount per night.
As you know, Hobie Beach is now a fee camping area and in many ways has become a “kinder gentler place”. It’s certainly less crowded. SISA has had good luck sharing camper and tent space in single sites w/impromptu pot luck breakfasts before sailing. Typically member’s beach wheels are available for cat transport.
Sites are available for $23 - $27 per night all with water and some with electricity. They will accommodate up to 8 tents. Double sites are $35. (Again there is a $5 discount with a pass.) You can reserve 9 months in advance.
Our Cascade events this year are 6/21-22, 7/12-13, 7/26-27 & 8/9-10. Suggest reserving early especially for the Cascade Cup. The even number sites are beach frontage.
KNOW THE RULES!
Do you know who has room at the mark? Do you know the right of way rules? SISA subscribes to US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 for all events. The Racing Rules of Sailing are published by the International Sailing Federation, the international authority for the sport (http://www.sailing.org/rrs) . One of the the most important functions of rules is safety as well as promoting good sportsmanship. If you have questions about sailing conduct on the water or just want to test your knowledge, we have a fun link for you. The link below has three levels of difficulty. In each one you are asked to respond to a particular situation on the water. After you answer, you are given an explanation of the correct response along with the applicable rule. Give it a try!
Attention Racers. The 2014 information is still in the oven. We will post here when complete. Click the link for the SISA 2013 Handicaps and Handicap Pull Out Guide (But its old and outdated, so please be patient and we will have the new stuff up soon).
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
showers in the evening. Then rain showers likely after midnight. Chance of showers 60 percent. Lows 43 to 48. Windy. Northeast
winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the evening. Increasing to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph after