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Fall Meeting, Saturday, November 5th at ISLAND YACHT CLUB - Note Change of Venue
It's the I-36 Fall Meeting at Island Yacht Club on Saturday, November 5th.
We'll celebrate this year's racers and cruisers, Kit Wiegman will be our guest speaker, highlighting his race to Hawaii this year, we will talk about our 2017 plans for cruising and racing and we'll elect the 2017 officers.
Cocktails and appetizers start at 1700 hours, with dinner, speaker and meeting starting at 1800. Entrée choices are Pork Tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes or Salmon with Rice Pilaf.
Sign-Up for the Fall Meeting.

Annual Crew Award Nominations!
Also, it's time to nominate someone for the Annual Crew Award. We have all seen many examples of outstanding crew members. They have sailed for a considerable length of time on one or more boats. They are dependable, they continue to learn sailing skills, they support fleet activities, they have a strong sense of fair play and a sense of humor, and they evolve to help the skippers and crews on other boats enjoy a safer, more skilled and more successful sailing experience. Now you can nominate one of your crew who best fits this description. All Nominees will be recognized at the Fall Meeting and the winner announced. Nominate your Crew here.

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Nationals Regatta at GGYC Saturday, October 1, 2016
Our Nationals Regatta was terrific with 8 boats on the line, 13 represented, and about 50 people participating. Congratulations to winner Zenith which Commodore Susan Nork and Secretary Bill Nork sailed to victory in both races. Nationals Regatta Story & Pictures.

Great Islanders!
Coyote Point Destination Cruise and Mini Challenge, Saturday, Sunday, September 24-25, 2016
Three cheers for Fleet Captain Eric Mueller who pulled together a really fun Coyote Point Destination Cruise. On a rare very hot, light wind Saturday, it looked like we not not have any wind to sail, but by waitng for both Serenity and Bella Luna to make it to the starting area south of Yerba Buena Island, the wind filled in for a great start at 12:45. Now this wasn't a hard core race, but an invitation for racers and cruisers alike to have a fun sail ll.8 miles down the South Bay to end off the Coyote Point Harbor and Yacht Club. Here's how it all came together:

Coyote Point Story & Pictures.

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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You can also snail mail them to:

Rick Van Mell, I-36 Webmaster
1629 Begen Avenue
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