Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon- a website for the Northeast Florida Women's Sailing Network.
Stay tuned!

March Meeting 2008

Our March meeting is coming up on Thursday, March 20th. We will be meeting at the Florida Gun & Tackle Club (back porch area) located just south of Hooters on Goodby's Creek on San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.
Meeting starts at 6:00pm
Our topics of discussion this evening include upcoming programs, workshop/boats, program committee, renewals for 2008, Adopt-A-Racer Seminar, upcoming Racing Series. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Women on the Water Sail and Workshops

Mark your calendars now for these dates for the Women on the Water Sail and Workshops:
March 29- Adopt-A-Racer Seminar, Ortega Landing
April 19- TBA
May 18th- TBA
June 7- TBA
July 19- TBA
August 9- TBA
September 13-TBA
October 18- TBA
November 22-TBA

We are looking for boats and a few good sailors for the sail & workshop event for each month. If you know someone who would like to lend us a hand for one of these dates, please email nfwsn@earthlink.net.
Some ideas for the workshops include- Man Overboard, Diesel for Dummies, Knot Tying, Docking, Mooring, Anchoring your boat, safety, going up the mast, gps, wind and sails, etc

Adopt-A-Racer/Cruiser Seminar

Rusty on the Rules of Racing? Forgot who has Right-Away at a mark? Don't remember what flags are used at the start of the race? Want to learn some new tactics?
In lieu of our regular Women on the Water Workshop and Sail, we will be attending the Adopt-A-Racer/Cruiser Seminar on Saturday, March 29th. This is a FREE seminar being sponsored by the NFCC. All sailors are invited to attend. This is a great refresher session for seasoned racers or for those new to racing, an opportunity to learn how to race in a non-threatening scenario. This seminar will be held at Ortega Landing, formerly known as Ortega River Boatyard (ORBY).
There were be a short shore-side seminar (about 45 min.) about racing rules and starting tactics, and then an opportunity to go out on the water with an experienced racer and do a few practice starts.
Registration at 9:30am. Seminar starts at 10:00am with a few practice starts on the water. If interested, stay and join the Spring Series #4-Blue Max Race to Green Cove Springs.
This is a great opportunity to get your crew out as the Women's Sailing Series will begin 6 weeks from this event.
For more information, contact davekyser@yahoo.com; Contact Stephanie McCann at 387-5538 or smccann@ortegalanding.com - Ortega Landing for Complimentary dockage for this event.