[Sloop Scoop 2008] #2, May 21 - May 28

Sloop John B sloopscoop@jewellgems.com
Wed, 21 May 2008 15:45:32 -0500

Ahoy again--=20

We're officially a sailboat!  Thanks to Gordon, Chas, Arleigh, and Arne, th=
e mast went up on Friday (a smooth and uneventful process)=20
and now the boat is rigged, the sails are on, and we're kinda tuned, needin=
g a bit more sailing time to get it all right.  We tried a=20
shakedown on Sunday morning, but the winds were 15-20 kts and the waves wer=
e 2-4 feet and building and I decided it wasn't going=20
to be fun and it wasn't necessary.  So we headed back to the harbor, and Go=
rdon had the idea to raise the main and sail in the fairly=20
empty harbor so we did get a chance to yell "We're sailing!"  Now we need t=
o sail on the lake with two sails.  I hope to do that tonight.

It looks like a beautiful sailing night, so if you want to come tonight, ca=
ll me and let me know.  I'm going to try to get to the harbor by=20
6:00, but no later than 6:30. =20

I'm planning on sailing Saturday and Monday of this Memorial Day weekend.  =
The schedule is below.  If we don't go on Saturday, I may=20
be open to sailing on Sunday (which I avoided b/c it is opening day at the =
yacht club and kind of crowded), so let me know if you are=20
interested in sailing Sunday, and if I change my mind I'll let you know.=20

Beyond that, count on Wednesday nights (sometimes racing, but everyone is w=
elcome) with rain/wind dates on Thursday night (not=20
racing) and I'll send another Sloop Scoop out covering the following weeken=
d soon.

The general information (what to do and bring) and directions to the harbor=
 (long-winded but interesting and accurate) can always be=20
found on the Sloop Scoop site at=20

Hope to hear from you all and see you soon, and thanks again for all=20
your good wishes and support.=20

Skipper Schuy/Lisa=20

SCHEDULE (many things permitting . . .)=20

___Wednesday 5/21=20
Evening sail. Be at the harbor at 1830 hours. They won't have food=20
at the harbor yet, so bring something to eat. We should be back by=20
2130 hours at the latest.=20

___Saturday 5/24=20
Midday lunch cruise. We'll inaugurate the grill for the season. Be at the h=
arbor at 1200 hours. Bring something to grill and something=20
to share.=20

___Monday 5/26=20
Memorial day cruise. Time TBA=20

___Wednesday 5/28=20
Evening sail. Be at the harbor at 1830 hours. They probably will start sell=
ing burgers, etc., at the harbor tonight. We should be back by=20
2130 hours at the latest.=20

A great sailing season!=20