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!

Austin Lake Regatta Update

Just a few reminders about the regatta next weekend:  If you are not sailing but still want to attend the dinner, it’s $10 per person, and includes barbeque from Barrett’s Smokehouse, potato salad and coleslaw from Daanes, baked beans, and Latitude 42 beer!  Sounds wonderful!  Also we are asking fleet members to provide a dessert to pass, and lawn chairs if you have them.  If you haven’t already registered for the regatta, and know you will not be sailing, please let us know if you intend on coming to dinner, we need a headcount at the beginning of this week.  Dinner is at Win and Margaret Larsens’.
Also, it’s not too late to sign up to sail!  We have about 26 boats right now, which is awesome!  Thank you to all of you who are being a host house for boats – this is what’s making this regatta happen.  If you haven’t volunteered as a host house but would like to, please let Dave or Cesar know, as additional sites would be helpful for last minute sign-ups.  Dave’s e-mail is; and Cesar’s,

Austin Lake Regatta Welcome Dinner

Just a reminder to everyone: we could not put together a welcome dinner at Latitude 42 for Friday evening (5/29/15). Instead, we are gathering at the Larsens’ place. It’s BYOB at this time, and we will distribute a list of restaurants that will deliver pizza and other casual types of food. Come on over and meet your fellow sailors!