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Off The Bow - April 20, 2009

posted Jun 18, 2012, 1:01 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 5:40 PM ]

The Official TOSCA Newsletter

April 20, 2009

TOSCA event charts course for the 2009 
June 14-16 Rendezvous at Two Harbors.

The TOSCA dinner program on Sunday 19 April was a huge success. Those in attendance were Frank and Patty Conner, Sandy Mills, Paul Ryan and crew Miriam, Olga and Simon Shapiro, Patty Smiley and Bill Solberg, Martha and Sussi Thomas, Karen and Keith Wilson. Invited guests were Dea Allen (Tartan C&C Yachts dealer, San Diego), and Anita and Dave Robertson. The event took place in the rich party quarters of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, with sun bathing the guests as they tipped a drink on the balcony. After a luscious buffet meal incorporating the Chef�s famous fish tacos, we heard from Dave Robertson, who offered us many nuggets on crossing to Catalina. Dave's decades of experience as a helmsman, outfitter and installation consultant gave a lot of weight to his sage advice.

A heap of thanks goes out to Sandy Mills, who sponsored TOSCA at the Club. We were sorry that Doug Mills was unable to attend owing to illness. We wish him a speedy recovery and return to the helm of TOSCA. Sandy made an observation that bears repeating: join a sailing organization like a yacht club because this is a way to network and get the most out of recreational sailing. Bill warmly thanked Keith Wilson for his ongoing stewardship of the Web site, Our TOSCA portraitist, none other than Patty Conner �took photos of the event. Enjoy!

Doug Mills
Tartan 3500 "Elan"
Bill Solberg
Tartan 3800 "Wind Dancer"