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May 16 and 23 are "tune-up" nights. Our summer race series begins May 30. We will sail every Thursday through August 29.
New! Two all day events, starting at 10 AM. There will be sailing, fun games, races, & picnic food. Mark your calendars and stay tuned.
but would love to sail, there are opportunities to crew, or ride with someone more experienced. Our focus is fun.
Get your boat ready and wet. Shakedown sailing. (No buoys set.) Goal: Boats on the water by 6:30.
Summer Racing Season: May 31 through August 30. Races start 6:30 PM. Fall Season: Sept 9 til we can sail no more.
Meet other small boat sailors and
Young or old, experienced or brand new. Whatever your boat—everyone welcome.
Be nice. Be helpful. Share what you know.
We've over 120 members on our mailing list; 6 to 25 boats sail any given race day. Interested others watch from a point on shore, where our volunteer committee runs the race sequence. Generally, two to four races are held each race day.
Sailing a course gives purpose to your steering, and opportunity to practice trimming your sail/s for optimum speed/control. All participants win, because Creekfleet is all about learning to sail better—while having fun.
Because Creekfleet is growing, and members are enthusiastic and appreciative, some very kind (and experienced) sailors are donating time to help newer members rig —and/or give pointers. Sometimes they'll hop on your boat, sometimes they'll come out on our course and (gently) coach. These altruistic sailors have been instrumental in our growth —and we thank you!
Season started just before Memorial Day and we sailed through October. Good sailing weather—and sunshine, our first three weeks. Nine boats participated. Mid-late June, up to 19 boats on our course. July: 3 rainy Thursdays in a row, but great weather after, and we had 29 boats sailing one Thursday evening, beating our last year's record attendance of 25 boats. Yeeha! (Must be our smiles.)
Good weather? We make our own! It's Always good sailing with Creekfleet. 10 boats showed with skippers/crews dressed for the conditions —and we got wind by 7 PM—so we're sailing!
when the little skunk lowers her head, looks up at the fawn and says, "You can call me Flower if you want to." Well, you can call a Creekmeet ANYthing you want to. We call it FUN!
Yee Ha! We're averaging 20 boats a meet. People are come come coming. All with smiling faces —and boats! We've got Lasers, Laser II, Sunfish, Hobies: Tiger, H-16s, H-14s, Waves, Islands; Catalinas: 16.5s, 14.2 Expos; Buccanners, Mutineers, Daggar, Wayfarer, Pintail, Sea Snarks, Sunflowers, Rascal, Rebel, Interlakes, Lightning, Snipes, Whistler, Shearwater, Dart, windsurfers—man, I can't even keep track anymore! Come see what we're all about.
We've few rules: Be nice, be friendly, be helpful. And share what you know, whatever that might be. Everybody knows SOMEthing/s valuable and unique.
Weather: sunny. People: happy, friendly. Wind: light-lighter—but enough.Course: Olympic Triangle. Committee: Powerboat and Official.
Boats that sailed: 22 Sailboats: Catalina 16.5s, Expo 14.2, Hobie 16's, Dart Catamaran, Hobie Wave, Mutineer, Sunfish, Snipes, Laser, Buccaneers, Daggar, Wayfarer, Interlakes, Pintail, Sunflower
Results: Fun sailing! (paddles came in handy afterward)
Weather: sun at Stony: beautiful, peaceful. (Raining in suburbs. People: Yes! Wind: light-moderate
Boats that sailed: 12 Sailboats
Results: SUCH a Wonderful, romantic night.
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Weather: perfect. People: B R O A D smiles. Wind: light-moderate
Boats that sailed: 12 Sailboats: Catalina 16.5s, Hobie 16's, Mutineer, Laser, Buccaneer, Daggar, Wayfarer, Interlakes, Pintail, Sea Snark
Results: Great sailing!
Weather: overcast & cool. People: dressed for it. Wind Absolutely—even during the 4 minutes of raindrops.
Boats that sailed: 9 Sailboats: Catalina 16.5, Expo 14.2, Hobie 16's, Mutineer, Island, Buccaneer, Daggar, Wayfarer
Results: "Good sailing—even with this weather. Is this July?"
Weather: rain. People: 4 skippers present (one new; maintained optimism). Wind: Nope--but a rainbow!
Boats that sailed: none
Results: "Here's to good weather next Thursday!"
Weather: warm and sunny. People: happy and enthusiastic. Wind Light—but enough!
Boats that sailed: 13 Sailboats: Catalina 16.5, Expo 14.2, Sunfish, Hobie 16's, Mutineer, Pintail, Interlake, 470, Rascal, Sea Snark
Results: "Anybody hungry? I brought snacks."
Weather: Overcast and raining. People: Hopeful. Wind: non-existent.
Results: Jake wins by default.
Way to go, Jake!
Weather: warm and sunny. People: happy and enthusiastic.
Wind Just right.
Boats that sailed: 11 Sailboats: Sunfish, Hobie 16's, Buccaneers, Mutineer, Pintail, Interlakes, Sea Snark
Results: "I can't wait til next Thursday!"
Weather: cold and overcast. People: warm and friendly.
Wind Just right.
Boats that sailed: Sunfish, Hobie 16, Pintail, Sea Snark.
Results: "Nice to meet you too! See you next Thursday!"
to include in your email any additional info that might help us to know you, your wants, needs, interest better. If you don't own a sailboat but would like to participate in some way, email us too. Thanks!
Your welcome message contains info to help you participate.
Need more information or help? Call or visit lindy at the shop.
If you're an experienced small boat sailor willing to donate time one Thursday this summer helping others, please let lindy know.
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