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    Hampton Roads Fleet 30 is a sailing club offering members the opportunity to join fellow sailors on scheduled cruises, local nautical events, and races. Cruise destinations cover the lower and upper Chesapeake Bay. Fleet 30 offers group sailing events with emphasis on boating together for safety and fun! Cruises and events are scheduled around navigating the different tributaries and waterways of the great Chesapeake Bay. Fleet 30 participates in local events in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton and Smithfield. If you're interested in joining us for "Cruising for Fun" please complete the printable membership form and mail it back to us or fill in an online application here

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Fleet 30 Notes

Greetings Fleet 30 sailors and friends of sailing. What an unusual year and a half

we have had!  Covid 19 restrictions have cut back on our group activities, and even

now, as life seems to be coming back to normal,we have to continue to keep a

weather eye on the emergence of the delta variant of the virus. Part of the idea

of cruising for fun is that we try to minimize the risk of our activities to the

health and lives of our members. We move forward towards the restart of full

sailing activities and get-togethers with some degree of caution because we care.


We generally have a lull in activities during the hot summer months of July and

August in any case, but may have some short trips as the weather permits.

Let's start some more formal planning for events in September and October. Get

your ideas and suggestions in to me and I will put them out for the club to review.

We still encourage the informal group trips that may be initiated by one boat of

the club planning a local trip and inviting other boats to join in. In order to

facilitate this I would encourage anyone planning a trip in the near future to let

me know about it and I will send out an invitation through this e-mail list. Send

me information or details on my main contact email: ariel1@msn.com, or give

me a call at home: 757 483-9956. Leave a message if I am not home and I will call

you back.

Stephen Lapinel







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Educational Series Notes

From Andy Shanks: Don't know if you've seen this, but it may be a way to beat the winter blues.  It's an online game to practice docking various boats in different conditions. 

Boats of the Fleet- The Catalina 30

Tim Leighton has written about an excellent knot-tying site, http://www.animatedknots.com/. Take a look!!

Anthony Bavuso has written about an interesting new web site for sailors: "I have stumbled upon a really neat sailing site that I thought others in the club might appreciate.  It is called furled sails and it is located at http://www.furledsails.com.  They have a weekly podcast about sailing.  If you donít already know a podcast is an audio recording in a format for your ipod or mp3 player, and it is like a regular radio show.  Itís pretty neat. "

Here's a great sail trim guide

Take a racing rules quiz

Check the Members Page - The Fleet 30 Roster is now available online!

Finn's Dream Great pictures of Jonathan Trunz sailing a Catalina 30 from Newport, RI to the Bahamas

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Still more about GPS: Sam Wormley's Global Positioning System (GPS) Resources

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