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.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Upcoming Meeting- February 21, 2008

Our first meeting for the year will be on Thursday, February 21st at the Florida Gun & Tackle Club located on San Jose Blvd. We will have a short social at 5:45pm with the meeting starting at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
We will be meeting around back on their screened in porch area.
Our meeting topics this month will include:Calendar Schedule: Workshops on the water/sailing dates/boats, Monthly meeting dates, Adventure Sail, Adopt A Racer.
We will also discuss program topics for the year and have some fun with Testing Your Knowledge. How much do we really know about a sailboat? An opportunity to win a Bottle of Rum- Mt. Gay, no less. So batten down the hatches, and come on out to the first meeting of the year!


Award winners for the 2007 Women's Sailing Series were announced last night at the First Coast Sailing Association's Annual Meeting at Epping Forest Yacht Club.
In First Place in the Mixed Cruiser Class was Joan Rogers on "Whisper". From L to R: Joan Rogers- Skipper, Neena Guidi, Crew: Suzy Veal, Barb Ebers, and Gloria DeVall. Not pictured: Denise Smith, Kimberly Beatson and Tom Bell.

In Second Place in the Mixed Cruiser Class was Roseanne Vernon on "Liberty Call".
From L to R: Joan Rogers, Neena Guidi, and Roseanne Vernon-Skipper. Not pictured: Crew.

In Third Place in the Mixed Cruiser Class was Linda Jones on "Bernoulli". From L to R: Joan Rogers, Neena Guidi, Linda Jones-Skipper, Geri Price, and Mary Refeldt. Not pictured: Other crew members.

In First Place in the Non-Spinnaker Class was Neena Guidi on "Keep The Faith". From L to R: Joan Rogers, Neena Guidi-Skipper, and Crew.
In Second Place in the Non-Spinnaker Class was Lynne Currie on "White Lightnin".

Pictures by David Kyser. Thanks.

Make your plans now for the 2008 Women's Sailing Series. The 1st race is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at the Navy Jax Yacht Club. Look for the Notice of Race and Sailing Instruction at www.sailjax.com, NFWSN, and at your local sailing club.

The North Florida Cruising Club is hosting an "Adopt A Racer" Event scheduled for Saturday, March 8th. This event is for all sailors who are interested in racing and are new to the area and/or are not familar with the Rules of Racing. This is the event not too be missed. A great opportunity to learn the rules with an experience racer on your boat before an actual race. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Women's Series Results for 2007

1st Place- Neena Guidi, Keep The Faith
2nd Place- Lynne Currie, White Lightnin'

Mixed Cruiser
1st Place- Joan Rogers, Whisper
2nd Place- Roseanne Vernon, Liberty Call
3rd Place - Linda Jones, Bernoulli

Congratulations to all of the winners this year. We had a total of 14 boats participating throughout the series for 2007.

Make plans to attend the First Coast Sailing Association Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Epping Forest Yacht Club to receive your award. Invite your crew and join everyone for an evening of celebrations!