Wind Orchid Call for Crew

From: Jon J.
Sent on: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:59 AM
Hello Everyone;

I sail "Wind Orchid," a Catalina 350 out of Paradise Marina in Deale, Maryland. If you would like to sail with us, let me know by the ?Respond By? date for that particular outing. Sailing experience is not required. Just looking for friendly people that want to sail.
Here is how it works: You let me know by the ?Respond By? date if you want to sail on any of the dates offered below. I collect the names of those interested. On or shortly after the respond by date, I?ll announce the manifest (i.e. the list of those selected to go). If you make the manifest, I will send you a sailing instruction for the outing.

We have started the Wednesday night Herrington Harbor Race Series. We cast of at 6 PM and are back to the dock before 10 PM. For the series so far, we are in fifth place. Am looking for three deck crew and one tactition/navigator for the races. Again, no experience is required to sign on for this. Last Wednesday, we did well considering the light winds, but the race was called since no one finished in time.
Had a great time this weekend sailing over to Tilghman?s for the seafood fest, but it was seriously hot. Fortunately, the winds were higher than forecast and we managed to sail quite a bit. We did, however, had a no show for the weekend. Not sure what happened to her, but wish I?d known so we could have replaced her with someone else that wanted to go.
Will be conducted an American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) class from on the weekend of 24-25 July. Am planning on doing a combination ASA 101 / ASA 103 class from Aug 20-22. Costs for these courses is $200 plus $39 for ASA membership (if required) and around $20 for the course book. I can only accept six students and I can only accept two for sleeping aboard. Currently, Bob Rossi, Cheryl, and Pam are signed on for the July class. Only three slots remain so hurry in your confirmation to secure your berth for this training.
Upcoming opportunities:

June 30 HHSA Race Series, race 4. Manifest: Alan Grubb, Debbie Grubb, Constance C., Vickery Brower, Linda Hall, Lori Jones.
July 7 HHSA Race Series, race 5. Manifest: Lori Jones, Nancy Mitchell, Katie Ruth, Cori Perrella, Erik Reedholm.

July 10: We will sail from Deale to the West River for a multi sailing organization crab feast taking place Saturday, July 10th. Manifest: Anita Hulo, Linda Hall and her dad.

July 14 HHSA Race Series, race 6. Respond by July 6. Have heard from Laura K. and Sandy W., Vickery, Nancy Mitchell, Cori Perrella, E.J., Katie Ruth, Louise Offit, Ed Johnson, John-Michael.
July 17. Will be working on the boat until 4:30 PM. The more the merrier and I give preferential treatment to those who come to these work days.
July 21 HHSA Race Series, race 1. Respond by July 12. Have heard from Laura K., Scott F., Sandy W., Nancy Mitchell, E.J., Pam Ray, Katie Ruth, John-Michael.
July 24-25 American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Sailing Course (ASA 101). Cost is $200. There are six spots. Three are taken so the next three to pay for the course will get to participate. Have had to consolidate this into just Saturday and Sunday. That means a pretty packed schedule with up to 10 hours of course work each day depending on how many students we have.
July 28 HHSA Race Series, race 2. Respond by July 19. Have heard from Laura K, Scott F., Nancy Mitchell, E.J., Linda Hall, Katie Ruth, John-Michael.
August 4 HHSA Race Series, race 3. Respond by July 26. Have heard from Laura K., LaVonda Like, Nancy Mitchell, Sandy Webster, E.J., Linda Hall, Katie Ruth, Harriet Deutsch.
August 5-8, Governor?s Cup Regatta. This is an overnight race from Annapolis to St. Mary?s. We will deliver the boat from Deale to Annapolis on the 5th. We?ll hang out in Annapolis the day of the 6th and start the race at 1830 that evening. I expect that we will arrive in St. Mary?s between 0630 and 1530 on Saturday the 7th. There are events all day and into the evening on Saturday (provided we get there in time!). On Sunday the 8th, we will return to Deale. Expect the return passage will take about seven hours, so plan on getting off the boat just before dark on Sunday. The race should last no more than 21 hours (otherwise we will be scored as ?Did Not Finish?). Also, understand that we are going to be in very cramped quarters for the race. I?d like to have a crew of seven which means we?ll be hot-bunking while underway and sleeping on every available berth while at anchor. More information can be found at https://www.smcm.edu/govcup/index.html. You may still submit your name for the stand-by list.
Manifest for the Governor?s Cup:
First Watch: Ben Jones, Kelly Bell, LaVonda Like.
Second Watch: Ellen Rosenberg, Todd Okray, Anita Hull
Stand-by list: Teresa Hunt, Michelle Christensen, Darrel In Del., Laura K., Ashley Jewell, Nancy Mitchell.
August 11 HHSA Race Series, race 4. Respond by 26 July. Have heard from Laura K., Nancy Mitchell, Cori Perrella, E.J., Linda Hall, Katie Ruth, Harriet Deutsch.
August 13-15 Pirate?s Weekend at Rock Hall. I?ve got some family coming into town for this trip so I have to limit the Manifest to just Anita Hulo and Kelly Bell. I?ll keep all the rest of you in mind should spaces open up.
August 18 HHSA Race Series, race 5. Respond by August 9. Have heard from Laura K., Nancy Mitchell, E.J., Linda Hall, Katie Ruth, Harriet Deutsch, John-Michael.
August 20-22 American Sailing Association Basic Sailing/Cruising Course (ASA 101and 103). Cost is $250. The first six to pay for the course will get to participate. Am offering a combined ASA 101/103 course. It will take the full three days and there are two written tests at the end of the course. If you already have ASA 101, you can take this course just for the ASA 103 for $200.
August 25 HHSA Race Series, race 6. Respond by August 16. Have heard from Laura K., Nancy Mitchell, E.J., Linda Hall, Katie Ruth, John-Michael.
August 28-29. Am planning on doing a short haul this weekend with the associated maintenance. Will take any hands willing to help.
September 4-6. Cruise to Leonardwood and Hudson Creeks. Respond by August 16. Have heard from Anita Hulo, Nancy Mitchell, Katie Ruth.
September 12. Will be working on the boat until 4:30 PM. The more the merrier and I give preferential treatment to those who come to these work days.
October 2-3. Overnighter to Annapolis. Respond by September 13. Have heard from Anita Hulo, Nancy Mitchell, Sandy Webster, Ashley Jewell, Katie Ruth, Harriet Deutsch.
October 9th is another scheduled work day.
October 16-17. Overnighter to Mill Creek. Respond September 27.
Hope you can make it out. Email me if you have any questions.

--Jon Jones, S/V Wind Orchid

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