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Week 3 Newsletter
July 12, 2013

Dear Pleon Parents and Sailors,

It has been another wonderful week at Pleon! The weather has been up and down but there have been no shortages of good times sailing in Marblehead harbor!  Some of the highlights from this week include:

Manchester Green Fleet Regatta was on Tuesday at Manchester Sailing Association in Manchester, MA. Pleon sent a whopping 14 Opti 1 sailors and had quite a showing!! Pleon swiped 2nd through 5th place, all of them winning trophies. 2nd place went to Reed Cole, 3rd went to Abi Borggaard, 4th went to Eliza Jevon and 5th went to Magdelaina Putnam! Congrats to all the Pleon sailors who participated.

80s Day! We tried out a new Terrific Tuesday theme this week. Sorry if there was confusion between the email and the calendar. We are working on updating the calendar so that there is less confusion! We think 80s day was a success - plenty of neon, leg warmers, side ponies and cut off sweat shirts! Spectacular showing out of the girls in the Beginner class! Pictures can be seen on the facebook page here.

Wednesday Series July 10: Opti 1, 2  and Race, Laser 1 and Race, and 420 2 and Race hit the water on Wednesday ready to compete.  There was a beautiful 10-15 kt easterly Breeze which made for an amazing day of racing. CLICK for 420 Results. Click for Laser Results. Click for Opti Green results. Stay tuned for Opti 2/Race results - they seem to have skipped off to the Hingham Junior Regatta with the Opti 2 coach. We will update the website with those results on Monday!

Hingham Junior Regatta: Thursday and Friday of this week Pleon sent 4 Laser sailors, 4 420 sailors, and 13 Opti sailors to the Hingham Junior Regatta in Hingham, MA.  A fantastic showing by Team Pleon! Click for RESULTS.

Next week should be another lovely week. It seems the heat and humidity will be back to join us! Here's a look at what's coming up next week:


Free Sail: Sunday July 14th Pleon will host free sail from 9-12. Please review ourFREE SAIL POLICY HERE.

Sail with or against your parents night: Monday July 15th at 6:30 feel free to come down to Pleon and sail with or against your parents!

Vintage Tee Shirt Day, Terrific Tuesday: Tuesday July 16th is Vintage t-shirt day so come to Pleon wearing and old tee! Prizes will go out to the best vintage tee!

Linda Wieditz Opti Regatta: Wednesday July 17th is the Linda Wieditz regatta at Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport, MA (NOTE: this event was supposed to be on Friday July 12 but was rescheduled). Opti 1 and 2 sailors should definitely consider doing this event. It is loads of fun and free for everyone! Information on this event can be found HERE. We will postpone Wednesday Series racing to Thursday afternoon for Optis so that kids that sail the regatta don't miss out.

Wednesday Series: 420s and Lasers will still hold racing on Wednesday from 1-4:30. The optis will have their racing on Thursday because of the Linda Wieditz regatta. Grill will be fired up at 4 for Pleon members to enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers!

Carlton Trophy: We have rescheduled the Carlton Trophy for Wednesday July 17th at 5PM at Pleon. After racing on Wednesday, we will hold our annual single handed match race in 420s. The racing is bracket knock out style, 1 boat verses another boat until there is a victor! Come down and show us your single handed 420 sailing skills!

End of Session 1: Friday July 19th is the last day of first session L Summer is passing too quickly!

Keep in mind that Marblehead Junior Race Week is July 22-24 and Marblehead NOOD starts on July 25th so THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES DURING THAT WEEK. If your sailor is not sailing during race week but wants to be around we can always use help with dollies and race committee. Have your sailors talk to Commodore Aidan if they want to be involved. If parents would like to volunteer to help out with MJRW please email There is a lot to do!!

As always please email Aidan or I if you have questions or concerns! Have a wonderful weekend!


Erin & Aidan