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Week 2 Newsletter
July 8, 2011

Week 2 Newsletter

Dear Pleon Sailors and Parents,

We're just finishing up our second week of program, time flies! We had a pretty humid week with a couple days of no wind, which caused for some interesting alternate lessons i.e. a pentathlon, capsizing test, etc.

We started off the week with Rockstar Day where we had some interesting costumes.For photos from Terrific Tuesday and this week check out the url provided, http://www.pleon.org/page/photos.

I apologize for the late posting of the Wednesday Series results! Our Race Committee was held up because of the protests filed. Pictures from our first official Wednesday Series are available by clicking here, http://www.pleon.org/page/3340/2555/. For results go to http://www.pleon.org/page/sailing/wednesday_series.

Because of ongoing regattas our Opti fleet has been looking a little small. However, we had a great turn out for Manchester's Opti Green Fleet regatta(20+ ). We hadn't anticipated such a heavy turnout and had to send a second coach at the last minute. Today some of our Opti sailors will be making their way up to Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport for the Linda Wieditz Regatta.

Our Laser and 420 teams are headed to the New Bedford Junior Regatta this weekend. Good luck to all!!

Lastly, if your child wants a Pleon pinnie for regattas  have them talk see me. The cost is $25.

Up-Coming Events

  Marblehead Junior Race Week registration is live! If you have not yet done so, I suggest you register ASAP at http://www.pleon.org/page/regattas/2011jrw .FYI, $75 per person prior to June 30 at 11:59pm.  $100 per person July 1 - July 21 at 11:59pm. $150 per person July 22 - July 24 at 7:00pm.

- If you are interested in volunteering please contact Alison Becker or Bill Graves at jrwcochairs@pleon.org

- We are also having a t-shirt design competition! If your son or daughter wants to draw up a design for this years regatta t-shirt, we would love to see what they come up with!

Sunday July 10th- Free Sail. Come by the club at 9:00 am and take out a boat of your choice for the day!

Tuesday July 12th- Dress up in a grass skirt and your best Hawaiian shirt for Hawaiian Day! Prizes will be awarded to best costumes.

Wednesday July 13th- We will have our second official Wednesday Series followed by a BBQ on the porch with our brand-new Pleon Grill!

Thursday July 14th-   No classes! We will have an all day race from Pleon to Captain Dusty's in Salem for our first ever DUSTY CUP. Sailors can sail the boat of their choice in the race from Marblehead to Salem. Awards will be given to the first place finisher in each class. Kids are required to bring $5 to the door in exchange for a coupon for an ice-cream of their choice from Captain Dusty's.

For a full listing of all events in the month of July and August, check out the detailed calendar on the website, http://www.pleon.org/page/sailing/calendar

Enjoy the weekend!

If you have any questions, you can contact me at info@pleon.org

Commodore

Kyle Heffrin