2013 Northern California Rendezvous + other stuff.

  • August 26, 2013 6:21 PM
    Message # 1374677
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. The planning is amost 100% done - please sign  up if you are planning on attending.

    2.  Bud has expressed an interest in being on a boat for the AC Cup - if you are going out and can take Bud during the mid week - please email him.  Bud has Rendezvous commitments on the weekend...

    3.  Westsailors in the SF Bay area - are invited to Randy's BBQ on D dock Pier 39. 

    Ahoy Fellow Westsailors!

    Team Tortuga is extending an invitation to come and watch the first of the America's Cup match race series at Pier 39 on September 7th & 8th. 

    If you haven't seen these incredible racing machines yet, you need to come and watch them literally fly across the water at over 40 knots! 

    These boats are so fast that they are literally always sailing upwind. (Think about that for a second!)


    Tortuga is docked right along the sea wall on G dock at Pier 39 and we can see about 90% of the race course right from our slip!  

    The races are scheduled to be at 13:10 and 14:10 each day.



    You can either come by boat and get a guest berth at Pier 39 marina, or just come as a land lubber. 


    By sea:





    By land:





    Be sure to bring binoculars for best viewing and wear something warm if it happens to be a windy weekend. 

    Also feel free to bring anything you'd like to throw on the BBQ etc.


    Let us know if you'll be able to make it out!



    Randy & Danielle

    W32 Tortuga



    Last modified: August 26, 2013 6:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • October 15, 2013 4:24 PM
    Reply # 1413534 on 1374677
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thanks to all those who attended and tried to attend -- we had great time.  I've started posting images to Picasa album from Julie, Dennis, Javier and our camera... I will be slowly adding information to the slides -- like names. 

    Special thanks to: 
    Terry Shoup - for handling the WOA Store, 
    Bud Taplin - for being Bud! 
    Rich Gross - for driving in from Nevada with Solterette W32" 
    Bob Knobloch - for the Westsail 32" SOLTERETTE sailing demonstration, 
    Randy Leasure - for all the great raffle prizes
    Doug Lamb - for the great home made apple juice and the super Saturday noon nibbles 
    Pam Bietz - for the 4 kinds of cookies for Saturday's snack.

    Dave King - now know as Bad Dude Superman for his Mid Pacific free dive to cut away a fishing net on Rhino W32 during her delivery and coming all the way from Portland, Oregon

    Julie Focha, Dennis Hogan and Javier Kim for taking all those pictures

    James and Rebecca Lasseter - flying in from Topica Kansas
    Dick Peek and Laura Ritter - drove from Park City, Utah
    Steve and Carmen VanTuyl - drove from Pleasant Harbor Marina, Washington
    Rick and Connie Hedrick - s/v Rhino heading home to Dana Point,CA  from the North Pacific took the longest sail "award"
    Norman Pennington - Commodore San Leandro Yacht Club
    DelMarie Snodgrass - San Leandro Marina manager and event Chef  

    Jay Bietz

    Last modified: October 15, 2013 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • October 16, 2013 2:44 PM
    Reply # 1414330 on 1374677
    Deleted user

    Jay, I think I can safely speak for all Westsailors that you're the one who should be thanked. As always you did an excellent job which resulted in a great turn out. I've spoken to others and the're very grateful for your efforts.  We're already looking forward to next year. I urge all of you to make plans to attend next year's event, you'll be glade you did



    Last modified: October 16, 2013 2:44 PM | Deleted user