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Off The Bow - August 27, 2008

posted Jun 18, 2012, 12:58 PM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 5:43 PM ]


August 27, 2008

It has been a bit since you have heard from us. We have both had busy summers from the sailing perspective, and from other aspects of life as well. As you will see, we are planning further TOSCA activities, and we will be eager to see you again.

Save Saturday, October 11 for the First TOSCA Fall Event:

As we have mentioned in earlier communications, we are planning a fall gathering of TOSCANS in San Diego. Our June cruise in Catalina is a very long passage for those folks with boats in San Diego, and it will be great to have an event down south. We have selected October 11 as the date for this. So save this date and join us! While all the details are not yet in place, our plan is as follows. There is a very nice Pavillion associated with the marina near Southern California Yacht Sales. We plan a meeting with a presentation that you will find of interest, followed by a reception/ barbecue where you can bring your own main dish with trimmings provided. . We plan to arrange space so San Diego TOSCANS may bring their boats, and spend the weekend if they so desire. Perhaps some of us from the far North may come down with our boats as well. This would be a great occasion for some of us to spend a few days in San Diego, with the TOSCA event as part of it. Others can drive down and join the group. We will be back in contact with you when the full details are completed, so please mark down the date!

The TOSCA Roster

We want to circulate a roster among our members, so you can contact other fellow Tartan owners when you desire. Our database is not complete, and we will be enclosing notes in this newsletter to various people to request the information we do not have in hand at present. If you receive such a note, could you kindly respond to one of us by E mail, so we can assemble a complete roster? Thanks a lot! When this task is complete, we will circulate the final roster by E mail.

The 2009 San Diego Boat Show Reception

Another date to save is January 10, 2009. This is the Saturday evening of the 2009 San Diego Boat Show, and we will be planning another gathering on that date. For the last three years, we have had a very pleasant reception in the early evening period. You will be able to see some new Tartans, meet your Tartan colleagues and have a pleasant time of it. So mark the date down now!

The June 2009 Two Harbors Cruise

This is now history, of course, but this year�s cruise was another splendid event. Twelve Tartans showed up, and we had a delightful weekend, which included the Friday night barbecue, a mid day dinghy gathering, and then the Saturday night dinner at the Harbor Reef restaurant. As usual, Dorothy Allen showed up with all sorts of impressive prizes that were given out after the Saturday night dinner. It was just a very delightful event. We will plan to make this an annual TOSCA cruise, and we will plan to use the same weekend in June, which in 2009 will be from Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15. So once again, as you start to make plans for early summer 2009, add this to your list. It seems that Two Harbors in Catalina is a central location in our area, and it works out well as a consequence.

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

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