Sailors, The SISA 2014 membership form is ready for your use. This form is set up to be filled out on your computer and printed. If you want to fill it out by hand, just print as usual.
2014 Shedule Is Now Posted
The board has set the schedule for 2014. Check it out under our schedule link to the left. There are a lot of events for everybody to participate in. We also need race committees, so pick your date and contact John Gabiola to let him know which Regatta you would like to run (This is an important function that all members need to participate in. Please volunteer early.)
SISA 2014 Spring Banquet, Saturday March 15, 2014
The SISA 2014 Spring Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 15th. Use this special Membership Form to sign up for the Banquet and your 2014 membership.
We will be introducing the 2014 Board of Directors, conducting a class on the new starting flag sequence (not that new actually, most of the rest of the sailing world has been using it for over 10 years), having a fantastic catered meal, and enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow sailors. Also, our commodore has sent me the following message for your perusal:
SISA's first event of the 2014 season, the Spring Banquet, will be on the 15th of March, so plan now to be there! Once again we'll be at the Power House Events Center in Boise, the perfect venue for our annual big do. We'll have catered food and a no-host bar with the program provided by Mark and Christine Fiechter. They'll be doing a show-and-tell of their year spent cruising in the Caribbean with their two boys, both the fun times and the challenges...it should be a great presentation. Drinks and mingling will start at 6:00, with dinner around 7:00. The price is $30 per person, all inclusive (except the bar, of course!). Don't miss the chance to join all your sailing friends, tell a few tall tales, and enjoy a great evening!
Be sure to get your banquet payment in right away, along with your 2014 SISA registration (if you haven't already). Same as last year, all those who get their banquet payment in to SISA Treasurer J.T. More by March 7th will be entered in a drawing for a free dinner in the form of a $30 refund check, so do it now!
First Sail of the New Year. Happy 2014!!!
Check out this group of intrepid sailors going out for the first sail of 2014. I'm sure they had their 2014 stickers already.
More images of their outing can be seen in the SISA Photo Gallery.
2014 Idaho Department of Recreation Passes and Lake Cascade Camping
As a reminder, day passes to the Lucky Peak, Lake Cascade and McCall events cost $5.00 per day. Season passes are available for $10 with your car registration which are good for 2014 unlimited use at all of Idaho's 30 parks and a $5 camping discount per night.
As you know, Hobie Beach is now a fee camping area and in many ways has become a “kinder gentler place”. It’s certainly less crowded. SISA has had good luck sharing camper and tent space in single sites w/impromptu pot luck breakfasts before sailing. Typically member’s beach wheels are available for cat transport.
Sites are available for $23 - $27 per night all with water and some with electricity. They will accommodate up to 8 tents. Double sites are $35. (Again there is a $5 discount with a pass.) You can reserve 9 months in advance.
Our Cascade events this year are 6/21-22, 7/12-13, 7/26-27 & 8/9-10. Suggest reserving early especially for the Cascade Cup. The even number sites are beach frontage.
KNOW THE RULES!
Do you know who has room at the mark? Do you know the right of way rules? SISA subscribes to US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 for all events. The Racing Rules of Sailing are published by the International Sailing Federation, the international authority for the sport (http://www.sailing.org/rrs) . One of the the most important functions of rules is safety as well as promoting good sportsmanship. If you have questions about sailing conduct on the water or just want to test your knowledge, we have a fun link for you. The link below has three levels of difficulty. In each one you are asked to respond to a particular situation on the water. After you answer, you are given an explanation of the correct response along with the applicable rule. Give it a try!