No Racing This Week (6/30/15)

Just a reminder that there is no racing tomorrow (6/30/15), as it is the week between Spring and Summer Series. I did reserve a table at Latitude 42 at 7 pm for 12-14 and there are around 8 pf us going, so still room for a few more if anyone would like to join us. Otherwise, have a very safe and Happy 4th of July and see you on July 7th!

Week 8 Spring Series (6/23/15)

This is the LAST week of the Spring racing series.
Looks like a good one!
Date to remember is the year end party, which the party committee has scheduled for Saturday October 3rd.
We have a week off next week, and Summer Series begins on July 7th.

The after racing venue for tonight is Brewster’s.

2015 Pontoon Float Party

UPDATE:  After a vote after sailing on 6/16/15, the 2015 ALCA Pontoon Boat Party  will be on Sunday, July 19th at Jim & Kathy Kuk’s house.  Further notices will be put up regarding details once we get closer to the actual date.

Week Between Spring & Summer Series

Hi, Me again!

We have a week with no racing between the Spring and Summer series (June 30th) , and were wondering if there was an interest in getting together at Latitude 42.  Depending on the number, we could reserve a large table.  If there’s a huge response, we could try to get the room where we had the year-end party.  We’d need to know relatively soon since it’s coming up fast.  Let us know as soon as you can, so we could make some plans.
See many of you tomorrow!

Congratulations to Dave Stiemsma

Dave Stiemsma competed in the 2015 Hobie North American 17 Championships June 8-12, 2015 in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Out of 24 boats, Dave had (2) 2nd place, (2) 3rd place, (1) 4th place and (1) 5th place finish out of 19 total races, to end up 7th overall!  Congratulation Dave, you did our fleet proud.

Dave Stiemsma and fellow Div 10 sailor, John Bauldry.
Dave Stiemsma and fellow Div 10 sailor, John Bauldry.

Week 7 Spring Series (6/16/15)

Three major items on the agenda for this week’s e-mail:

  1. You all should have received another invite for the committee boat sign-up page.  We have been fortunate to have Dave D, Steve C. and Jeff D. provide a pontoon boat for the Spring Series, thanks guys!  However, we only have a single 2 week slot signed up for summer, and that’s by Dave S. in August (thanks Dave!). WE NEED BOATS FOR JULY, or we will not be able to start the summer series!  You can forward your invite to anyone else you may think is interested – including non-fleet members who live on the lake.
  2. After sailing results this week is at the Taproom at the Airway Fun Center at 5626 Portage Rd. Portage, MI (see map below for trailer parking areas).  Next week and July 7th we go back to Brewster’s.  I think everyone enjoyed Brewster’s last week – I really appreciated their huge menu selection!  We will try to secure more Tuesday’s at Brewster’s if everyone likes it, but there is another group who has the room on alternate weeks, and we may need an alternate site.  The parking situation at Latitude 42 remains an issue, since even at 8 :45 pm on a Tuesday night, the parking lot is packed!
  3. 2015 ALCA Pontoon Boat Party:  We have a volunteer host location for the post float dinner, for July 18th or July 19th. (Thanks Jim and Kathy Kuk!).  During announcements this Tuesday, we will vote on these dates.  If anyone cannot attend either the July 18th or 19th (but would if it were on a different date) please let us know!

    Tap Room at Airway Lanes & Trailer Parking - Click on Pic for larger version.
    Tap Room at Airway Lanes & Trailer Parking – Click on Pic for larger version.

Week 6 Spring Series (6/9/15)

This Tuesday looks like a beautiful day coming up – Partly Cloudy, 79 degrees, with WNW winds at 10-15 shifting to the SW at 5-10 mph in the night.  The most important part of this message is that we meet at Brewster’s Junction (5135 Portage Rd) after sailing!  It’s by I-94 so should be convenient for most.
Next week is still in the works, we’re hoping to work out a reserved space for us somewhere (maybe Latitude 42?).  However,  June 9th and June 23rd, we are at Brewster’s!

ALCA Partnering with Med-Mates for 6/28/15 Event

Fleet member Steve Weatherford is organizing another sailing promotion event with the local MedMates (which is an organization for ALL resident physicians and medical students, their spouses/significant others and their families) organization.  We did this with the group 2 years ago, and with the beautiful weather and moderate winds, both sailors and MedMates had a great time.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th.  Steve is asking for 3-4 skippers to volunteer themselves and their boat to take MedMate members for short sailing runs.  Expected time is from 11 AM to 2 PM.   Contact Steve Weatherford.

Week 5 Spring Series (6/2/15)

We’re at week 5 and just coming off a great regatta at our home lake, we got several races in despite the rainy weather on Saturday with no wind and despite the chilly early spring temps on Sunday and strong winds. Nice job Cesar, Jesse, Win, Dave, and everyone else!

Tuesday looks like a very pleasant sunny day, with light east wind, 5-10 mph. We have a considerable amount of food left over (Lori, Margaret and Julie were the food guru’s) and would like to share it with everyone.  We are meeting at Jeff Daane’s after or instead of racing.  His address is 9918 East Shore Dr., Portage, 49002 (for those who want to enter it into your nav. apps).  THE KEG IS DEAD……SO BYOB!  Jeff said he doesn’t remember ever seeing a keg so empty!