ISAF World Cup & AC PRO John Craig Speaks next week


General Meeting: Thurs., Jan 24, 1900 HRS
“Ch. 78 Question: When it comes to anchors, what’s your best advice, trick or worst moment?”

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Come out and join the fun for our monthly General Meeting. It’s great to see so many veteran members in the audience these days.

We’re giving away prizes, drinks and calling on our members to share their latest sailing tales. Perhaps most importantly, they always end within an hour.

This month’s Channel 78 question: “When it comes to anchors, what’s your best advice, trick or worst moment?”

Prospective members: Check the CGSC bulletin board to see if the Membership Committee has recommended you for a membership vote at the Jan. 24 meeting. Be sure to attend!

DURATION: 41 minutes

Channel 78 winner: Richard Etkin. The question was to share that moment on a racecourse when you said: “Uh-oh.” Etkin told a tale of getting “fired” from race committee by an exacting PRO for having the windward mark off a hair. Richard won the coveted CGSC Tumbler. You can’t buy one. You have to win it!

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Live Music Fridays
Groves Nest Happenings

January 25th 2013
The 18 Wheeler’s


Happy Hour Drink Specials
Tuesday – Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
2 for 1 Well Drinks
(Vodka, Gin, Rum and Bourbon)
2 for 1 House Cabernet or Chardonnay
20oz Draft Beers for the Price of 14oz

January’s Featured Wine:

Social Night:
Tuesday January 22th
$3 Menu Selection will be Hot Dog & Chips

Marathon Road Closures Affecting Our Area on Sunday January 27th, 2013
between 6:50am and 11:45am.

* Tigertail Ave Southbound
* Grand ave Southbound to 32nd St.
* Main Hwy Northbound Charles to MacFarland
* Bayshore Drive Northbound

For details on the event, and a full race map please go to:

The Olympic Classes Regatta
has been renamed. It’s now the
ISAF World Cup
CGSC once again hosts the
RS:X windsurfers
Mon., Jan. 28 through Fri., March 1

WindsurfersThe ISAF Olympics Committee (International Sailing Federation) has decided to keep the Sailboarders back in the fleets to compete for the Rio Olympics 2016. And with that announcement a few months ago, the CGSC will again be hosting the the RS:X Men’s & Women’s windsurfing event with our very much welcomed back Principle Race Officer, John Craig (now, PRO for the America’s Cup, and formerly PRO from St. Francis Yacht Club), at the helm once again calling the race course dynamics (see speaker’s notice below).

Come on by and watch these outstanding athletes on the water if you can, along with all the other Olympic fleets, or just stop by and see how committed every sailor is to this event, restarting this “quad” – 4 years till the 2016 Rio Olympics selections – to competing on their way to in the final selection process. You won’t miss them laying their boards on the lawn and manually launching as they come and go from the CGSC.

DO NOT FORGET the speaking engagement of John Craig, as mentioned in the article block below, for his update on the America’s Cup! Lots of great stories to hear at this event!
Meet John Craig
Principal Race Officer of the AC 2013
January 29, 2013 @ 1900 hrs. – Upstairs Rm.

America’s Cup – San FranciscoJohn Craig – America’s Cup PRO
John Craig has come to the CGSC every January for many years to be the PRO for the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta Windsurfers circle, which CGSC runs every year.

John was hired by the America’s Cup in 2011 to become their Principal Race Officer for the 2012/2013 America’s Cup Series. He comes back this January during a break of AC racing to run our the newly renamed, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by US Sailing event once again.

We welcome John back, and we are fortunate that he has agreed to speak to our members about the behind-the-
America’s Cup Logo
scenes activities and where the competition stands at this mid-point in the AC Regatta Series. There are many stories to tell of these new and exciting boats and teams on the 45′ and 72′ Catamarans flying high and FAST! Who’s in the game, and who’s out? Come join us and listen in to some of the exciting stories John will share with us.

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