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Celebrating our 42nd year in 2016!

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Bella Luna

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Racers: Inter Club # 2, May 14
It's Encinal's turn to host the InterClub series. Come out and join the fun. Any questions? Email Race Chair Eric Mueller, or Measurer Kit Wiegman.

Warning Gun: Summer Sailstice at Encinal Saturday June 18th
Encinal Yacht Club has it wired! Cruisers, Racers and interested Islander owners are invited to Encinal YC for this celebration of the longest sailing day of the year.
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.
Free berthing for Friday and Saturday!
This will be a popular event, and Coordinator Bill Nork may be able to reserve some dock space for Islanders if we sign up early: Sailstice Details and sign-Up.

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 February 2016 Newsletter!
Three cheers for our Newsletter Editor Phillip Seaman who has produced our first 2016 Newsletter: http://islander36.org/pdf/i36feb16.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.

May Picture of the Month: Bella Luna at Treasure Island.
It was great fun at the Treasure Islander Flae Market for those that attented. Story & Pictures.

We always need more pictures, so limber up your digital camera for some great Islander pictures, here's how.

'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
Mountain View, CA 94040

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