Message from the Commodore concerning January Series Race results

Dear SPSA Racers,

I have some unfortunate information to tell you all regarding our race last month. We have been unable to locate the paper work that contains the finishing times form the race. There was apparently some misunderstanding of where it would be placed and it has not been found despite a very through search. While your board was not happy about this we do not have many options for correction. We have decided that the January race will not be counted and will not be scored. I apologize for this occurring and as the commodore take the blame for this. We have decided that to prevent this from occurring again we are going to change the record keeping process. Beginning this Saturday Race Committee is instructed to take a picture of the results and email it to the race chairman. Race Committee will also give the original paper results to the race chairman or, if he/she is not available, then to a board member. We are striving to keep mistakes to a minimum but they will occur.  If you have any thoughts or comments on this please direct them to me.

Thank for your understanding. 

Remember our next race is this Saturday.


Fair Winds

Jody Abrams

SPSA Commodore 

Sent by  Rich Treinen SPSA Secretary

February Series Race and King of Bay sightings

Hello Sailors,

Our next Series Race is just around the corner.  Here’s our list of upcoming events and other bits of information.

  • February 23rd  Saturday 11 AM  Series Race No 6.  The February winds have been great for sailing!  Get your crew lined up.  Our post race party will be at Courigans.  Here’s an inside tip – we cleaned the SPSA locker out, threw out a whole bunch of junk, however we found some good stuff we will be giving away.

  • Reminder:  The Chili Cook-Off originally scheduled for January will be held after Series Race 8 on April 20th.  Put a great Chili together.  We can’t let “what’s her name” win again.  

  • King of the Bay Activity:  Four boats were seen this past Saturday running the King of the Bay course and dodging the numerous Valentine’s Regatta participants  – 285 Optis and Lasers, what a great thing to see.  Out running the 3 mark course were Charles Archer’s Surge (Compass 47), Richard Carlson’s Because (32 Sharpie Catboat), Dan Dawsons Last Tango (Hunter 33.5) and Joe Toth’s Abeona (Morgan 36-5).  The wind was great that day!  The February King of the Bay Flag will be awarded in March.  Give it a shot.

Lets Go Sailing!

Rich Treinen
SPSA Secretary

Announcements for SPSA Series Race on January 19th

Hello Sailors,

  • The Chili Cook-Off scheduled to follow our Series Race on 19 January has been rescheduled to 20 April.  Sorry about this, the Sailing Center will be filled with hundreds of young sailors in town for the USODA National Team Championship.  

  • NO PARKING allowed in the Sailing Center on 19 January.  Boats kept in the Sailing Center lot will be allowed to launch.  

Let’s Go Sailing!

Rich Treinen

January SPSA Events

Hella Sailors,

Here’s a quick list of the SPSA January events.

Tuesday January 1st at 1 PM  Pursuit Race:
  • No Registration required
  • No fee required
  • First boat to start will be at 1 PM
  • All SPSA boats will have a start time.
  • Coarse and your start time will be posted on the SPSA Bulletin Board by noon Jan 1st
  • You will find the SPSA Bulletin Board above the Sailing Center drinking fountain
  • POST RACE Party and Awards at Courigans

Saturday January 19th at 11 AM   Series Race #5

Saturday January 19th around 4 PM (post race) Chili Cook-Off

Lets’ Go Sailing!

Rich Treinen
SPSA Secretary