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NOTICE TO SKIPPERS Oct. 2, 2001
WE RECEIVED THIS NOTICE WITH ATTACHMENTS FROM PICYA REGARDING RESTRICTIONS ON RECREATIONAL BOATING IN LIGHT OF THE EVENTS SEPT. 11, 2001:
The attached Notice to Skippers and Safety Article were provided by our Safety Chairman, Randy Trudeau. Please give this information as wide a dissemination as possible within your particular boating groups.. The information is timely and is therefore being furnished in advance of the next PICYA Log Newspaper. Thanks,
John A. Chalfant, Editor & Publisher,
PICYA Log Newspaper Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association
530 Alameda del Prado, PMB200,
Novato, CA 94949
VM (415) 823-6633 Fax (415) 883-4215
Notice to Skippers
PICYA Log Article
TALL SHIP CHALLENGE SF 2002
Fundraising Sail - Friday, March 16th
Sail San Francisco is having an inaugural sunset sail & mock battle between the square-riggers The Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington on Friday March 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., $125 per person ($95 of it is tax deductible). There will be seafaring music, hors d'oeuvres, libations, and action (cannons fired!) & a special nautical gift. Advance reservations only.
Please call (415) 447-9822, sailingangel(at)hotmail.com
Space is limited, and time is near, so please call right away if interested. Remember to dress warmly.
RACE NOTICE ~ Ventura
"The McNish Classic" is scheduled for Saturday, August 4th, location: Channel Islands Harbor. The race is about 17 miles 3 miles of weather work, a great reach to Ventura about 7 miles, then the return leg is a reach and about 3 miles of Spinnaker work. The Proudfoot's made it a couple of years ago and had a good time. We sure would like to see some boats from the bay area down for the race.
Regards, Dick McNish, email: dmcnish(at)gte.net
FOR SALE: PEARL - 28’ Gaff Sloop 1932
I have a 28’ (length overall) gaff sloop named PEARL for sale. Currently berthed at the Emery Cove Marina (Berth C-28). Built by the DeVries-Lentch Company in Amsterdam in 1932. Carvel construction with teak planks on oak frames. The hull is in good shape, the sails are fair, 6 HP outboard runs well, the autohelm runs well, the interior woodwork is in good shape and the deck needs work. 6'-6" beam and draws about 3'-4". I have owned her for 10 years. Hauled out, bottom painted this winter. I may be moving from the USA in a few months and would like to find a good home for PEARL. If you know anyone in your organization that might be interested in buying her please contact me. I would sell PEARL to a good home for $5,000 as is. I can email a photo to you. GLENN DIONNE, (510) 263-0366, email: Gadsf(at)aol.com
WOOD BOAT INTER-CLUB CRUISE-IN:
The Aeolian Yacht Club & Thursday Night Rowing & Dining Society is putting on a "Celebration of Wood Boats" on September 29th & 30th at the Aeolian YC in Alameda. It will be a group gathering of all sorts of wooden boats, power, sail, small craft. It will not be open to the public. The AYC expects to have berthing available for 25 to 40 boats, and plenty of car parking. They will have a guide boat at Jack London Square at appx. 11:30 am for a parade down the estuary under the bridges. Boats with drafts of over 8’ are not recommended to attend. For additional information, please contact:
Barbara Ohler, AYC
TALL SHIP SEMESTER FOR GIRLS
Caitlin Schwarzman’s successful program, that was run out of Mercy High School in 1999 and 2000, is expanding. She will be broadening the scope to include students from other Bay Area high schools, and the program is now affiliated with Dawn Riley’s America True organization. This year is a transitional year, but fund raising efforts continue. The program will continue to be run on traditional tall ships. For more information contact: (415) 433-4CUP, caitlin(at)infinex.com
Jim Shubin is an MMBA member who previously owned two Farallone Clippers, first Mistress and then #7 Stella Z. He has been using soy diesel in his boats for years. First with Stella Z, which had a Perkins engine, and now with his new boat which has a Volvo engine. Jim notes that "Boat US" did an article on soy a while back that talked about soy use in boats. Dr. Rudolf Diesel promoted the benefits of agricultural fuel. In a speech given at a technical institute in Germany in 1911 he said, "The Diesel engine can be fed with vegetable oils and would help considerably in the development of agriculture and the countries which use it." According to Joshua Tickell, www.veggievan.org, "Biodiesel fuel is very lubricating, which makes it better for Diesel engines than diesel fuel. The best part about biodiesel is that it requires absolutely no engine modifications. To use it, you just pour it into the fuel tank."
Jim has not had any problems with this alternative diesel, and would be happy to discuss his experience, and answer any questions, with anyone who has an interest in making the switch. Please contact him at:
FOR SALE: Fortuna 66 - Ft. on Deck, 1923 English Ketch ~ A lovely classic yacht. Shoal draft, copper riveted mahogany on oak, teak decks. Perkins diesel, Onan genset, radar. Traditional English interior. Asking $249,000. Call (415) 479-7128 in the United States.
ALSO FOR SALE:
Martin Eden - through Kensington Yachts
Nightwatcher - contact Ken Godshalk
Irolita - contact Michael Freinberg at Sutter Sails
Mistress II (FC) - contact SF Maritime Museum
rumor about an Angleman for sale by Corinthian YC ... and other unsubstantiated rumors, and ads seen in both Latitude 38 and WoodenBoat Magazine - check them out and tell your friends that are looking for a wood boat, large or small.
WANTED: small wooden sail boat, under 30', that needs work, and is for sale at a low price. Please call Michael Freinberg (415) 332-2510