Annual Sailing Symposium Oct 8
This is a required event for all Ship 11 crew members, either as participants or Sea Base Host, or possibly as Trawler Safety Crew. Atttendance will heavily weigh towards your training and general participation record.
San Fernando Valley Yacht Club, in cooperation with the WLACC, is again is sponsoring their annual Sailing Symposium, which we traditionally participate in each year. This event is especially important this year, with us being at the Sea Base with our trawler Tsunami, which will give us an opportunity to highlight it, and possibly function as a committee or safety boat.
Many Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, Mariner and Sea Scouts from around the area take advantage of this excellant training from experienced cruising and racing skippers, as well as the exciting afternoon yacht racing opportunity, where each boat pits their skill and training against the other participants to claim the trophy and bragging rights.
In addition to the comaraderie, this is a great educational and fun opportunity for new crew members, it is a valuable refresher for the "experienced" crew members, and the opportunity to share your knowledge with the rookies.
It is expected that all crew members will be participating in some capacity, whether it be as a student participant, Sea base Host, or possibly as Tsunami Safety Boat Crew. If Tsunami is utilized, this will be a working safety vessel and a small contingent of crew members will be selected accordingly to staff this specific activity.
Remember, this will also fullfill the Ordinary advancement requirement for participation in an official yacht race.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: Depart Ave S (Westside) Park and Ride at 0630 SHARP. Program starts 0845.
Location: Marina del Rey Sea Base
Meals: Eat a light breakfast and bring a morning snack and a light sack lunch. BBQ dinner is included at the end of the day.
Uniform of the Day: To leave the park and ride, all crew must have the following:
- Utility Uniform
- Blue Shirt
- Blue Dickies
- Web Belt
- Crew Cap
- Crew T-Shirt (or plain white t-shirt)
- Note: Utility Shirt may be omitted during classroom and training activities, only if proper crew or plain white t-shirt is worn.
- Crew Sweatshirts (if distributed)
- Deck Shoes, non-marring, non-skid
- Complete change of clothes
Other: Bring Sunscreen and Bottled Water. Take motion sickness medication, if you are so prone. When the boat goes out, it stays out until the races are completed. Be advised, we cannot dispense medication without written authorization from a parent or an adult guardian.
Cost: $30 Youth, $12 Adult (Crew fund can cover up to $10/Crew Member)
$5.00 fuel/transportation fee (not applicable to regular participating family drivers)
Registration is first-come basis, and after 30 registants, the rest are on the waiting list, depending on the number of available boats. We need your fee now if you want to sail. If not sailing, you will assist as Base Host Staff
Morning is a classroom briefing and boat assignments, followed by on the water instruction by SFVYC instructors aboard their yachts.
Afternoon will be around the bouy yacht racing.
Early evening festivities will include a hosted BBQ and the awards ceremony.
Note: Youth and training crew have priority for placement on boats, and based on space availability, adults may or may not be assigned a boat.