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Celebrating our 42nd year in 2016!

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Half Moon Bay

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Here's a great fun weekend to enjoy your Islander 36 with friends and family, and to practice your sailing skills along the way.
Departure 1000 hours off South side of Treasure Island near Coast Guard Base ( Start Boat?) with a point to point course to be determined for a FUN race/cruise for all levels of sailors!
Bring friends to introduce them to help celebrate the South Bay. There will be prizes for contestants on a win, place and last show!
There are spaces to be reserved on the guest dock for 10-12 Islanders (or more) with Guest Services! There will be an open bar and food available for the evening, with prior happy hour and pot luck on the docks!
Sunday sail away to your homeport with favorable winds again!
Get your reservations in early at Coyote Point Cruie Details.

Nationals Regatta at GGYC Saturday, October 1, 2016
Our Nationals Regatta is coming up on October 1st. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and join the fleet for a really fun racing event to wrap up the season. Here's a chance for all of you who haven't raced this year to get in one last day of racing against the best in our fleet. This year we'll have the party all to ourselves at the fun and fabulous Golden Gate Yacht Club. Here's your chance to show that - even though you've missed racing all summer - you can sail as fast as anybody out there. Everyone is invited to join in the Nibbles & Celebration at Golden Gate after the finish. A no host bar and buffet ($12.00 per person) will be available. A minimum of 5-6 boats and 24 food reservations are required for the regatta, so get your reservations in quickly. Additional participants obviously welcomed and encouraged! So mark that calendar and make it a date - October 1st, the Nationals Regatta at Golden Gate YC. All racers need to register for this event: Nationals Regatta Info and Registration Form.

Big Bob!
Labor Day Half Moon Bay Cruise 9/2-5
We started out with seven intending to participate, but the weather report did some in, so we wound up with just four. Half Moon Bay Story and Pictures.

Pretty Picture
Islander 36s in Pacific Cup
It was a beautiful day for the start of the 2,070 nautical mile Pacific Cup from San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii. On Monday, July 11th two of our Islander 36 Association members were in the first class to start in this year's race to Hawaii. Measurer Kit Wiegman's Cassiopeia, and Race Chair Eric Mueller's Serenity enjoyed ideal I-36 weather as they beat out the Gate in a section of seven boats and headed off in northwest winds down the race course. Nine hours after the start, Serenity was shown directly on the rhumbline, making 6 knots. Cassiopeia was ahead and to leeward clocked at 6.4 knots. Our web page has pictures of the start: Islanders Start Pacific Cup.
You can follow the tracks of the Islanders at http://pcup.org/track.html .
The Pacific Cup Home page, with links to all the details, is https://pacificcup.org/

Festive 4th
July 4th Benicia Cruise
It was a fun gathering with 8 Islanders represented for the weekend. Warm but not hot weather was a delight, with plenty of wind blasting through Carquniz Strait to keep it comfortable. Benicia Story and Pictures.

Racers: Inter Club # 6, Sept 10th
It's Oakland Yacht Club's turn to host the InterClub series. Come out and join the fun. Any questions? Email Race Chair Eric Mueller, or Measurer Kit Wiegman.

Festive 4th
July 4th Benicia Cruise
It was a fun gathering with 8 Islanders represented for the weekend. Warm but not hot weather was a delight, with plenty of wind blasting through Carquniz Strait to keep it comfortable. Benicia Story and Pictures.

AC Presentation
Summer Sailstice at Encinal Saturday June 18th
Encinal Yacht Club did a fabulous job of celebrating Summer Sailstice Day.
Lots of stuff to do and see for the whole family. Wooden ships, Coast Guard rescue Demo, "Jump in the Pool with your PFD"', live music all day, food, drink, Gosling's Rum is the sponsor, longest weekend day of the year. Summer Sailstice at Encinal Pictures!

Bella Luna
Treasure Island Flea Market Cruise April 23rd
It was a cold and stormy day..... no, wait, that was yesterday! Saturday was great fun. Treasure Island Cruise Story & Pictures!

Spring Meeting
Spring Meeting, March 19th, Golden Gate Yacht Club
It was a great way to officially start the 2016 Islander 36 season. 58 people, representing 27 boats gathered at Golden Gate Yacht Club for the event. The weekend started with 7 boats arriving at Golden Gate Yacht Club by Friday evening. Early birds had light winds and an ebb current while later arrivals had 25 knots on the nose and a flood tide to fight. Saturday's Spring Meeting kicked off the season with updates on racing and crusing for the year and a great presentation by Andrew Vik on "Eight Seasons in The Med - Europe's Summer Playground." Here's your link to the Spring Meeting Story & Pictures.

I-36 June 2016 Newsletter!
Enjoy Newsletter Editor Phillip Seaman's informative June 2016 Newsletter: http://islander36.org/pdf/i36June16.pdf

3 Bridge Fiasco
3 Bridge Fiasco, January 30, 2016
A typical winter mix of weather greeted the 369 entrants in this year's 3 Bridge Fiasco race sponsored by the Singlehanded Sailing Society on Saturday, January 30th. 309 boats crossed the line and there were 9 Islanders signed up. Tall-rig Califia had perfect light to moderate reaching conditions, and with a big 150% genoa powered away from the Islander fleet to a commanding lead, despite wind holes along the way. Congratulations to Commodore Tim Bussiek with Vice Commodore Nina Riehs aboard as crew for this double-handed event. See more pictures and comments from the racers at: 3 Bridge Fiasco.

'Round Alameda, January 1, 2016
'Round Alameda Parade, January 1, 2016
Neither bright sun, blue skies, light wind nor a low tide kept your intrepid Islander 36 sailors from kicking off a New Year of sailing on San Francisco Bay. It sure looked like your Islander fleet, with five boats represented, was still the largest fleet at Aeolian for the traditional noon gathering for delicious chili and libations. The low tide kept many away, and the many empty slips attested to the dearth of boats venturing to Aeolian. But a good time was had by all, so follow the link to: 'Round Alamdea Event.

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors 2015
The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors is an incredible group that promotes and teaches sailing to disabled individuals. They are based out of Pier 40/South Beach Marina and their keelboat fleet includes five keelboats, including the Islander 36 Orion, and all are specially rigged and equipped with adaptive features to make sailing San Francisco Bay possible for people with disabilities. Additionally, they have 23 Access Dinghies, ranging in size from 8 to 14 feet, all of which are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Some of these are equipped with servo motors so that people with severe physical disabilities can sail solo. BAADS is an Honorary member of your I-36 Association and you can follow and support them at: BAADS Home Page; or BAADS Blog Pictures or BAADS on Facebook.

Remember Our Maintenance Section:
Though it's right there in the middle of our Menu, don't overlook our Maintenance section with over 70 links to ideas and fixes. Maintenance Section.

Changing email address? Moving? Other member information changing? Use the Member Info Update form to speed the changes directly to our Treasurer, Membership Chairman, Newsletter Editor and List Administrator. Thanks! When you see another Islander around your marina or cruising waters, point them to our home page, and the convenient New Member Application form.

In addition to the wealth of information on our Maintenance and Clothing menus above, visit our Archived pages for lots of memories, cruise stories and other great Islander moments.

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Here's How to send your boat's picture:

We would like pictures under full sail, that are clear and crisp, and most often show the whole boat, but, hey, if you like the picture, the rest of our members probably will too. They don't have to be any special size or type.

They can be attached to an e-mail. Just highlight and copy the block of text below, click "Send Email to I-36 Webmaster", paste the text into the message area, fill in your data, then attach your picture file and send it!

Boat Name:
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Sailing Waters:

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You can also snail mail them to:

Rick Van Mell, I-36 Webmaster
1629 Begen Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

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