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Celebrating over 40 YEARS of sailing in Idaho!

 
 SISA 2015 Annual Business Meeting, January 16, 2015  

The SISA Board would like to invite all members, associates and interested sailors to our 2015 Annual Business meeting to be held on January 16, 2015.  The location is still up in the air, but please reserve the date.

 2014 SISA Holiday Party!!!!!! 

Hey Sailors!

2014 season is now history and we had a lot of good sailing (and a floater or two).  Now it's time to get ready for the holidays and for us that means the SISA Holiday Party.  So save the date:  Saturday, December 6th.  Plans are not yet set in stone but we're tentatively planning to be at the Englefield Greens Clubhouse where we've held the party the past few years.  

We look forward to seeing all of you!  Watch e-mail for updates on the plans.

Commodore Keith

 What a great year of sailing!!! 

Fellow sailors,

The last event of the year was a lot of fun.  It also included some racing (two races on Saturday).

The fun part included a fantastic pot luck supper, including the Roast Pig Entrees brought by the participants in the "Leftover Roast Pig Throwdown".  There were a lot of creative dishes and all were FANTASTIC!  A vote was held to see which was the best, but as there was no winner, a first place tie was declared by our Commodore.  John G. then ran a fun "Jinga/Scrabble" event that went well into the night. 

If you like weather, there was plenty to be had.  A cold front moved through early Saturday evening that reaked havoc on the tent campers.  One poor tent was completly flattened.  As I was not sleeping well in my flattened tent, I decided to check the boats at 3:00 or so in the morning.  Twas  a strange site seeing some fellows fishing at the end of the dock in this storm.  Finding one of the boats had torn away from its bow line, I was able to get it back and secured before the winds picked up again (which they did with full gusto). 

Sunday morning dawned bright, but with significant winds.  Some of the club's more experienced sailors called it a race and stayed on shore while the rest of the fleet went out.  Steve C. in his Laser seemed to be having the most fun as he was surfing his boat at about 10-12 Knots.  That is until he took a cold bath or two.  After about a half hour or so, the fleet came back in.  The committee had called the racing on the account of too much wind.

Stay tuned for information about the upcoming Christmas Party.

Thank you everyone for making this a terrific year!

 Like our Facebook page 

Sailors,

Just a reminder that we have a great Facebook page (search for Southern Idaho Sailing Association).  If you haven't liked it yet, make sure to go and do that so you get all the latest info.

 Idaho Invasive Species Announcement 

Sailors,

In Idaho we are lucky to have waters that are relatively free from invasive species (there are some, but compared to some other states, our waters are still pristine).  Dick Armstrong has forwarded this important update about the Idaho Invasive Species program.  Please take the time to reveiw the information in this link and understand the implications.

http://n.b5z.net/i/u/10001081/f/Idaho_Invasive_Species_Announcement.pdf

Good Sailing,

Your SISA Board

 2014 Race Results, Photos and Videos 

Sailors,

Check out our links on the left hand side of this page.  Race results are posted for all regattas to date and great photos of all season events are featured in the photo gallery.  We also have some interesting videos for your enjoyment.

Sailors,  The SISA 2014 membership form is ready for your use.  Just click on the blue link above. 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.

 Check out our Classified Ads 

Hey Sailors, or potiential new Sailors,

Check out our classified ads section.  There are now six boats recently posted that look to be good deals.  Check them out and see if you can upgrade your ride.

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!

 

http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm

 

 
SISA 2014 Sailing Instructions

Attention Racers.  Click the above link for the SISA 2014 Sailing Instructions 

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 SISA would like to thank Stampede Dodge for their 2014 sponsorship of Southern Idaho Sailing Association.  Thank you to Mike Moore and everyone at Stampede Dodge.

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