Why is this page here and not on the WOA website?Recently the Westsail Owners' Association website was moved to a new server that would allow the site to be more easily updated and maintained. While the basic content was successfuly transferred into the new site, a new Forum was started from scratch and the old Forum was converted to a collection of 41 PDF documents.
Most of the Westsails are somewhere around 35 years old. They were well-built boats and most of the boats that were built are still sailing today... many half way 'round the world. But like all classic sailboats, they will all have problems over time, and most of the problems are relatively similar from boat to boat. There's a fair degree of likelihood that any problem that might come up has already been tackled by another owner. It's also fairly likely that the solution is buried somewhere in the archives of the Forum.
Long ago, I started downloading and archiving the entire Westsail.org website, with periodic refreshes. I did this mainly because I wanted a localized version of the site that I could access while cruising remote corners of the world, with limited access to the Internet. Perhaps the biggest benefit, however, has been the major improvement in my ability to search more than 11,000 posts efficiently.
It's likely that the old forum data could have been integrated with the new application, creating one contiguous and searchable source of information. But this would have required substantial programming and data manipulation and the decision was made by the WOA to take the current course. I therefore created this application as a means to preserve the seven years worth of resources that I consider to be incredibly valuable information for current and future Westsail owners. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
1975 Westsail 32, Hull #438
Thread: "The 2005 Northern California Rendezvous"
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The 2005 Northern California Rendezvous
MARK YOUR CALENDERS!!!
The 2005 Northern California Rendezvous
September 16 17 and 18
California Bay Area, San Leandro Marina
Details to Follow
Contact Terry Winckler for information and reservations (contact info available in the Membership Roster)
I am wondering if the Nor CA Rendezvous is still on -- my email to Terry Winckler bounced back today.
Yes, Bud just sent me the final details... here they are:
September 15, 16, 17 2005
San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro Marina
Contact Terry Winckler or Laura Oda for information and reservations:
Welcome! All Westsails, Westsailors and those who wannabe. Bring your boat or just yourself. We have dock space for all boats (but please LET US KNOW if you are bringing a boat). Cost is $10.00 per night. Early Birds can come Friday and stay through Sunday.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
Arrival of early birds
**Come by 6:30 pm and enjoy an early bird wine and beer slurping at the host boat (W42 Windlace). Bring your own barbecuables for a pot luck.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Morning: Westsails and wannabe-Westsailors arrive. Look for the Westsail flags fluttering from masts! Join us on the dock for Peet?s coffee and donuts/danishes/bagels.
Registration on the dock and/or at the yacht club.
9 am? noon: Boat visiting?West-tales?demonstrations
Noon: Lunch on the dock (bring yer own) or at one of the local restaurants
Noon? 5 pm: More visiting, dinghy sailing, plotting and planning and dreaming.
6:30 pm: Drinks and dinner at the San Leandro Yacht club. Cost per person: $15, not including drinks. Afterwards, a surprise program and giveaway of many prizes, courtesy of Randy Leasure.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Morning? Breakfast at the yacht club. Cost per person: $5.
Bon Voyage all day!
Coming and Going?
If by sea:
San Leandro Channel: The approach is pretty straightforward but remember: YOU MUST STAY INSIDE THE CHANNEL MARKERS. Unless you want to hang out in the mud until the next tidal change. The marina entrance is at 37 40.30 Lat, 122 13.29 Long. After entering the marina area, turn left into the marina itself. We will monitor channels 9 and 16.
If by land:
Exit the 880 Freeway at Marina Blvd. Exit west. Continue on Marina Blvd. And then bear left on Neptune Dr. Turn right on N. Dike Rd. for San Leandro Yacht Club or turn on S. Dike Rd. to find all the boats. There are gates at the dock so call Terry or wave us down and someone will let you in. For out-of-towners, the Oakland Airport is very close. The San Leandro Marina Inn is directly on the water next to everything. They can be reached at 800-786-7783.
The more boats, owners/crews and wanabees the better.
See you there !
The San Leandro Yacht Club is looking forward to seeing all our Westsail friends once again this year!
I think that the Marina has recently raised the overnight rate to $15.