SISA 2015 Annual Business Meeting, January 16, 2015
The SISA Board would like to invite all members, associates and interested sailors to our 2015 Annual Business meeting to be held on January 16, 2015. The location is still up in the air, but please reserve the date.
2014 SISA Holiday Party!!!!!!
It's time for the annual SISA Holiday party on Saturday, December 6th, and you won't want to miss it! Once again, we will be holding the party at the Englefield Greens clubhouse, and the format will be the same as always: SISA will provide ham and pies, and you guys do the rest...your best holiday side dish for the potluck. It's BYOB, except for bottled water, which we'll have on hand. The gift exchange will be the same as last year...bring one wrapped sailing-themed gift per couple, and if your kids are coming, bring one suitable gift per child, since they probably don't need the Cap'n Morgans. ;-)
NOTE: The one thing that is different this year is the time...we will start an hour earlier with cocktail hour beginning at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, and the festivities will begin once everyone is properly stuffed. This change is due to the fact that BSU will probably be hosting the MTW Championship game at 8:15 that night (unless they lay an egg against Utah State this weekend), and a few folks may want to be there...this way they can bail and the rest of us will party on!
So plan on dressing 'festive casual' (ugly Christmas sweaters?!) and come out and celebrate with all your sailing friends....see you there!
What a great year of sailing!!!
The last event of the year was a lot of fun. It also included some racing (two races on Saturday).
The fun part included a fantastic pot luck supper, including the Roast Pig Entrees brought by the participants in the "Leftover Roast Pig Throwdown". There were a lot of creative dishes and all were FANTASTIC! A vote was held to see which was the best, but as there was no winner, a first place tie was declared by our Commodore. John G. then ran a fun "Jinga/Scrabble" event that went well into the night.
If you like weather, there was plenty to be had. A cold front moved through early Saturday evening that reaked havoc on the tent campers. One poor tent was completly flattened. As I was not sleeping well in my flattened tent, I decided to check the boats at 3:00 or so in the morning. Twas a strange site seeing some fellows fishing at the end of the dock in this storm. Finding one of the boats had torn away from its bow line, I was able to get it back and secured before the winds picked up again (which they did with full gusto).
Sunday morning dawned bright, but with significant winds. Some of the club's more experienced sailors called it a race and stayed on shore while the rest of the fleet went out. Steve C. in his Laser seemed to be having the most fun as he was surfing his boat at about 10-12 Knots. That is until he took a cold bath or two. After about a half hour or so, the fleet came back in. The committee had called the racing on the account of too much wind.
Stay tuned for information about the upcoming Christmas Party.
Thank you everyone for making this a terrific year!
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Idaho Invasive Species Announcement
In Idaho we are lucky to have waters that are relatively free from invasive species (there are some, but compared to some other states, our waters are still pristine). Dick Armstrong has forwarded this important update about the Idaho Invasive Species program. Please take the time to reveiw the information in this link and understand the implications.
Check out our links on the left hand side of this page.Race results are posted for all regattas to date and great photos of all season events are featured in the photo gallery. We also have some interesting videos for your enjoyment.
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.
Check out our Classified Ads
Hey Sailors, or potiential new Sailors,
Check out our classified ads section. There are now six boats recently posted that look to be good deals. Check them out and see if you can upgrade your ride.
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!