Thursday, October 18, 2007

Winners of Hands on the Helm Regatta

The 3rd race of the Women's Series was the Hands on the Helm Regatta.
Winners are as follows:
Spinnaker Class
  • 1st Place- Jodi Weinbecker- Cheetah
Non-Spinnaker Class
  • 1st Place- Nicola Nichol- Skimmer
  • 2nd Place- Neena Guid- Keep The Faith
  • 3rd Place- Lynne Currie- White Lightning

Cruiser A Class

  • 1st Place- Joan Rogers- Whisper
  • 2nd Place- Linda Jones- Bernoulli
  • 3rd Place- Jacqui Welti- Big Time

Cruiser B Class

  • 1st Place- Roseanne Vernon- Liberty Call
  • 2nd Place- Leslie Carter - Francisco Sea Warrior
  • 3rd Place- Karen Weimar - Zaida

Congratulations to all winners!

Don't forget the upcoming 4th race of the Women's Series on Saturday, November 3rd at the Rudder Club. Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race can be found on

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saturday Sail and Workshop

Come join us as we sail out onto the St. Johns River on a Freedom 40 on Saturday, October 20th. We will meet with Jacqui at the Ortega Yacht Club at 12 noon. Her boat "Kara Vela" is located at the end of "B" dock. A workshop on the river will include "How to be a Tactician" during a race. What to look for at the start of a race- pin end versus committee boat end; currents; wind direction, etc. Our guest for this sail is David Parrish who has a lot of knowledge sailing and racing on the St. Johns River. We will be out on the river until about 4pm. Questions- email at

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Captain's Course

Anyone interested in getting a Captain's License?

Contact the Sea School at 1-800-237-8663 and join fellow sailors who will be taking this course in November. Ask for Nelli.
It is a 3 week program:
Starts November 3rd, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday for 3 weekends.
There is also a 1 weekend, then 5 evenings, then 1 weekend program.
The Sea School is located at 8252 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming NFWSN Meeting

Join us for our next NFWSN meeting coming up on October 18th. We will have a short social at 5:45 pm and the meeting will start at 6:00pm. We are meeting at the North Florida Gun & Tackle Club located on San Jose Blvd.
Topics of discussion will include the Hands on the Helm Regatta (3rd race)event; First Coast Sailing Association, 4th and final race of the Women's Series, Saturday's workshop and sailing...
Questions? Send an email to