• CCS WHALE WATCHING SAIL 012019

    Shelter Island Public Dock

    Sorry folks but due to an unexpected requirement for my upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic to take delivery of my new boat, El Gato, I have to postpone the sails on 1/12 and 1/13 until the following weekend. I know this is going to be a PITA for you all but I've wiped out all of the RSVPs and everyone will have to review and re-signup all over again but it'll be the same place and times. Then, let's go find some whales! PICKUP LOCATION : SHELTER ISLAND PUBLIC GUEST DOCKS The boat will be there at 9:30 AM for boarding and will promptly leave at 10:00 AM. If you are late, you will literally miss the boat. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you show up no later than 9:30 AM and be ready to board on the docks. There will be a Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group once everyone arrives and we'll cast off as soon as the briefing is over. Most guests don't get seasick as my boat is a very stable catamaran but since we will be going outside of San Diego Bay and since wind/wave conditions are usually more noticeable in the ocean, if you are prone to seasickness, I urge you to take necessary precautions. If not, please feel free to barf over the side, not in or on the boat. WHAT TO WEAR: (This is VERY IMPORTANT) CARRY CLEAN/WASHED UNWORN, WHITE OR LIGHT SOLED SHOES THAT YOU WILL WEAR ON THE BOAT. Wear street shoes to the boat and plan to put your street shoes in a box on the boat. Dark soled or street shoes leave track marks as well as bring dirt onto the boat so will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do (or just wear your socks), just take off your shoes, put them into the box and step aboard! It can get cool especially if there is a strong breeze and the boat is zipping along, so it is best to dress in layers and bring a warm and preferably wind proof coat or jacket to wear. Also, if the wind slows, the Sun can be warm, so you can always peel off laye WHAT TO BRING Please bring something to eat/drink and share as it provides a festive atmoaphere to the sailI. I will also have two coolers filled with ice to keep any drinks that you want to keep cold. There is no restriction on what type and amount of alcohol you can bring and the boat is red wine friendly in the cockpit but NOT IN THE SALON. There is a head on the boat so you won't have to "hold" it the whole time and since it's an electric head, you won't have to pump a handle to flush either. From time to time, I get asked what food/drink items guests should bring so I've compiled a list of food/drink items that folks have brought in previous sails which all attendees enjoyed. I've posted this list in the files section of the meetup site at the following link: http://files.meetup.com/19862853/Foods%20to%20Impress%20110116.pdf ( http://files.meetup.com/19862853/Foods%20to%20Impress%20110116.pdf ) See attached photos for map of where to go for the pickup location. Please provide your cell phone number when you RSVP so that I can reach you if there is a change of plans or something unexpected happens. I will message you privately and provide my cell number to you once I get yours. Everybody will also be required to sign a liability waiver release form before the sail, which will also stipulate that this event is not a charter as well. As always, my sails are free but you are welcome to leave a donation if you wish. Captain Jack

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  • CCS WHALE WATCHING SAIL 011919

    Shelter Island Public Dock

    Sorry folks but due to an unexpected requirement for my upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic to take delivery of my new boat, El Gato, I have to postpone the sails on 1/12 and 1/13 until the following weekend. I know this is going to be a PITA for you all but I've wiped out all of the RSVPs and everyone will have to review and re-signup all over again but it'll be the same place and times. Then, let's go find some whales! PICKUP LOCATION : SHELTER ISLAND PUBLIC GUEST DOCKS The boat will be there at 9:30 AM for boarding and will promptly leave at 10:00 AM. If you are late, you will literally miss the boat. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you show up no later than 9:30 AM and be ready to board on the docks. There will be a Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group once everyone arrives and we'll cast off as soon as the briefing is over. Most guests don't get seasick as my boat is a very stable catamaran but since we will be going outside of San Diego Bay and since wind/wave conditions are usually more noticeable in the ocean, if you are prone to seasickness, I urge you to take necessary precautions. If not, please feel free to barf over the side, not in or on the boat. WHAT TO WEAR: (This is VERY IMPORTANT) CARRY CLEAN/WASHED UNWORN, WHITE OR LIGHT SOLED SHOES THAT YOU WILL WEAR ON THE BOAT. Wear street shoes to the boat and plan to put your street shoes in a box on the boat. Dark soled or street shoes leave track marks as well as bring dirt onto the boat so will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do (or just wear your socks), just take off your shoes, put them into the box and step aboard! It can get cool especially if there is a strong breeze and the boat is zipping along, so it is best to dress in layers and bring a warm and preferably wind proof coat or jacket to wear. Also, if the wind slows, the Sun can be warm, so you can always peel off laye WHAT TO BRING Please bring something to eat/drink and share as it provides a festive atmoaphere to the sailI. I will also have two coolers filled with ice to keep any drinks that you want to keep cold. There is no restriction on what type and amount of alcohol you can bring and the boat is red wine friendly in the cockpit but NOT IN THE SALON. There is a head on the boat so you won't have to "hold" it the whole time and since it's an electric head, you won't have to pump a handle to flush either. From time to time, I get asked what food/drink items guests should bring so I've compiled a list of food/drink items that folks have brought in previous sails which all attendees enjoyed. I've posted this list in the files section of the meetup site at the following link: http://files.meetup.com/19862853/Foods%20to%20Impress%20110116.pdf ( http://files.meetup.com/19862853/Foods%20to%20Impress%20110116.pdf ) See attached photos for map of where to go for the pickup location. Please provide your cell phone number when you RSVP so that I can reach you if there is a change of plans or something unexpected happens. I will message you privately and provide my cell number to you once I get yours. Everybody will also be required to sign a liability waiver release form before the sail, which will also stipulate that this event is not a charter as well. As always, my sails are free but you are welcome to leave a donation if you wish. Captain Jack

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  • CCS NEW YEARS DAY SAIL 010119

    Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp

    The slumber party has been canceled because it's just too darn cold! So, this event has been morphed to a New Years day sail! At this time, there are still 2 spots available but since the cutoff time for RSVPs have concluded, message me directly if you want to join us and I'll manually add you to the sail. Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely. Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops, to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes on the dock and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after boarding and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since it adds a festive air to the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun. All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be available should you wish to contribute to it. Captain Jack Please note that you will be asked to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail.

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  • CCS HOLIDAY PARTY AT CORONADO CAYS YACHT CLUB 12/14/18

    Coronado Cays Yacht Club

    Happy Holidays, fellow Catamaran Sailors! You are cordially invited to join the FREE Coronado Catamaran Sailing Holiday Party at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club (CCYC), located at 30 Caribe Cay Blvd N, Coronado, CA 92118. !!!!!!!!!!! NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS EVENT, I HAD REQUESTED A TABLE FOR A GROUP OF 25 PEEPS. HOWEVER DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS EVENT, WE ARE NOW OVER 40 PEEPS AND THE YACHT CLUB HAS ADVISED ME THAT THEY CANNOT ACCOMMODATE A GROUP OF OUR SIZE ON THAT DATE. THEREFORE, I HAVE HAD TO RELUCTANTLY CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE PARTY TO NOW BE DECEMBER 14TH. SORRY! If you’ve never been to the club before give yourself sufficient time to accommodate possible traffic delays or getting lost finding it. When you get to the yacht club, park on the angled parking on the street and then walk toward the end of the cul-de-sac to the club entrance and look for a large building with what looks like a lighthouse with blue windows on it. There is no cost to come to our holiday party but at the request of the yacht club, I have had to limit the amount of attendees and their guests to 40 and change the date of the party from November 30th to December 14th, 2 weeks later. Since we are currently at 43, any new signups will automatically go into the waitlist and if we get below 40,that will be added to the event. In addition, the party date had to be changed from November 30th to December 14th, (2 weeks later). It will be a very simple, "no-host bar and order off the menu" venue, where we will have a large table in the dining room of the club. At 5:30 PM we'll meet at the club where we can socialize, rekindle acquaintances, chat about past sailing activities and order food and drinks. At 6:00 PM, we'll start the SPEED gift exchange (bring a wrapped gift of at least $15 value). This year's gift exchange theme is SAILING OR BOATING RELATED. We'll be done by 7:30 PM when the band starts to play, where we will then step over to the bar and dance floor where we can dance the night away (or at least until they stop playing at 10:00 PM). Please note that this yacht club as well as every yacht club that I've been to, automatically adds the tax and 18% tip to every bill, so unless you really want to tip more than 18%, don't add any additional tip to your bill and the club does take credit cards. If you can't find a way to skip out of work early or just want to skip the social time and the gift exchange, then just come for the band and dancing! I just need you to let me know when you RSVP so I know how many seats to prepare for the social time in the dining room. You will really miss out on a fun time though! Captain Jack The following links show a detailed map of how to get to the club and where to park....

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  • CCS PARADE OF LIGHTS AND BBQ SAIL 120918

    Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp

    NOTE: RSVPs will open on 12/1 @ 06:00. The San Diego Parade of lights is Sunday, 12/09/18 and starts at 5 pm so let's go for a sail, anchor and barbecue on the boat and watch the parade from front row seats and avoid the traffic and parking congestion. Who wants to go? In order to make it fair for all who want to go, rather than whomever happens to be online and see this event. Therefore, the RSVPs will open on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 0600. In the past, some folks have set an alarm to remind themselves to RSVP. Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking btleoat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes on the dock and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after boarding and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since it adds a festive air ti the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun. All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be available should you wish to contribute to it. Captain Jack Please note that you will be asked to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail.

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  • CCS PARADE OF LIGHTS (AT CCYC) AND BBQ SAIL 120818

    Pepper Park Boat Launch Ramp

    The Coronado Cays Yacht Club is having their own Parade of lights on Saturday, 12/08/18 and starts at 5:30 pm so let's go for a sail, anchor and barbecue on the boat and watch the parade. I know it's not the SD Parade of Lights but, it'll still be a good time for a sail, watch the sunset, have a bbq and watch boats all lit up. Who wants to go? Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking btleoat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes on the dock and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after boarding and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since it adds a festive air ti the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it WILL be cooler after dark or if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun. All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be available should you wish to contribute to it. Captain Jack Please note that you will be asked to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail.

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  • CCS POST-THANKSGIVING SAIL 112518

    Pepper Park Boat Launch Ramp

    I know this is very short notice but the winds were in the 15 to 20 knot range and the temp was around 70 degrees yesterday. Ideal conditions for a post-Thanksgiving sail! And if your family has gone back to their homes on the East coast (along with the rain and cold) and you have any leftovers that are still edible, it's time to bring your leftovers and join us for a sail! And, if you want to burn off some Thanksgiving calories, we'll be exercising on the foredeck to some hoppin' tunes while under sail (JK)! It's also always a good idea to bring a bathing suit and towel because if the winds are steady and strong, we might anchor and fly the spinnaker! (I also have several wetsuits for those that might want to use them). Follow the directions to the map below to THE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP at Pepper Park in National City: https://www.portofsandiego.org/pepper-park.html Park in the vehicle parking spaces and not the long trailer spaces and bring all your stuff and walk toward the left side of the boat launch ramp (as viewed from land) and walk down the ramp to the floating dock, as shown on the picture as a yellow circle. The plan is to pick everyone up at Pepper Park in National City (Study and follow the instructions on the map). The boat will be there by 10:30 AM for boarding and if you plan to be there at 10:15, you won't be late and hold everyone else up that is on time. It's ok to be early but don't be late or you'll miss the boat! Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking boat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes in the bin and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after everyone is aboard and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since there will be time between training sessions to relax and enjoy the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be made available should you wish to contribute. Captain Jack Please note that you will be required to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail

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  • CCS TALL SHIP SAIL 111718

    Pepper Park

    The San Diego Maritime Museum is planning to take out their tall ships on Saturday so let's go see them. Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely. We will meet at Pepper Park at the posted meetup time and depart shortly thereafter. If you've never been to Pepper Park before, please review the directions, study the map and route and by all means, DO NOT GO TO PIER 32. Call me if you need directions. After you sign up on meetup, message me through meetup with your cell phone number if you haven't already. NO NUMBER, NO SAIL. Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking boat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a box kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marksii() and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes on the box and climb aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after everyone has boarded and we'll cast off after the briefing is over. It's ok to be early but don't be late or you'll miss the boat. If you haven't sailed with me recently, you must attend the safety/orientation briefing. Please bring something to eat, drink or share because it adds a festive air to the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a big cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it WILL be cooler if the wind picks up in the evening and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun. Please provide your cell phone number when you RSVP so that I can reach you if there is a change of plans or something unexpected happens. I will message you privately and provide my cell number to you once I get yours. Please note that you will be required to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this and future sails. All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be available should you wish to contribute. Captain Jack

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  • CCS NEWBIE TRAINING SAIL 110318

    Pepper Park Boat Launch Ramp

    This is another sail for newbies (members that have never sailed or have only sailed once or twice with me) that are interested in learning how to sail a catamaran. All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be left out should you wish to contribute. The sail format is geared toward non-certification instruction with 6 newbies and 2 seasoned instructor sailors (and me for a total of 9) to provide catamaran sailing instruction for my boat. The newbies would be divided into 2 groups of 3 and assigned to one seasoned instructor sailor each. These two teams with their seasoned instructors would take turns sailing the boat in 30 minute intervals through all points of sail as well as demonstrating good seamanship practices. Each student will be afforded to helm my little 34 foot boat, operate the jib stations and control the mainsheet. The training is not strenuous and the instruction is relatively simple and presented in a friendly, laid back manner. There's no consequences if you happen to goof up or make a mistake and any slip ups are just an opportunity to learn from, not to be ridiculed at and best of all, no one will yell at you if you do. To sign up, please specify your cell phone number (if I do not already have your number) so that I can reach you if there is a change of plans or something unexpected happens. I will message you privately and provide my cell number to you once I get yours. No number, No sail, No exceptions. After students have demonstrated their mastery of sailing (or the instructors are worn out - lol) , we will disband the teams and just have a fun sail to end up the day. Follow the directions to the map below to Pepper Park in National City. DO NOT GO TO PIER 32. https://www.portofsandiego.org/pepper-park.html Park in the vehicle parking spaces and not the long trailer spaces and bring all your stuff and walk toward the left side of the boat launch ramp (as viewed from land) and walk down the ramp to the floating dock, as shown on the picture as a yellow circle. The plan is to pick everyone up at Pepper Park in National City (Study and follow the instructions on the provided map). You need to be there by 10:30 AM for boarding. If you have never been to Pepper Park, plan to be there at 10:15 so you will not be late and hold everyone else up that is on time. It is ok to be early but do not be late or you will miss the boat! Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking boat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat so are not allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes on the dock (or in the bin) and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after everyone is aboard and we will depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since there will be time between training sessions to relax and enjoy the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be two coolers with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you do not have to hold it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun. Captain Jack Please note that you will be required to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail.

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  • CCS EXTREME RACES SAIL 101918

    Pepper Park Boat Launch Ramp

    The Extreme Races are coming BACK to San Diego! These are hydrofoil catamarans that race at high speed about 5 meters from the rip rap of Harbor Island. https://www.extremesailingseries.com/events/view/san-diego-usa-2018 Let's go sail over to Harbor Island and watch the races from the water. The races are from 2 to 5 pm so we should be able to get on station to see the races before other boats get there. Follow the directions to the map below to THE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP at Pepper Park in National City: https://www.portofsandiego.org/pepper-park.html Park in the vehicle parking spaces and not the long trailer spaces and bring all your stuff and walk toward the left side of the boat launch ramp (as viewed from land) and walk down the ramp to the floating dock, as shown on the picture as a yellow circle. The plan is to pick everyone up at Pepper Park in National City (Study and follow the instructions on the map). The boat will be there by 10:30 AM for boarding and if you plan to be there at 10:15, you won't be late and hold everyone else up that is on time. It's ok to be early but don't be late or you'll miss the boat! Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking boat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes in the bin and step aboard! Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after everyone is aboard and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail. Please bring something to eat, drink or share since there will be time between training sessions to relax and enjoy the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time. It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun All of my sails are free. Captain Jack Please note that you will be required to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail

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