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2015 Fall Newsletter

Summer of 2015 started off on the rainy side but the skies cleared in early June. A group of local sailors enjoyed dry flats and very warm water through most of the balance of summer. This sailor had very good luck with smaller gear on numerous occasions. Every summer we have gained more members enjoying summer sailing. The kiting community has recently added a few more regulars for summer sessions. Over the course of the summer we were able to have 3 separate bonfire events. Lots of great food and libations are shared by all. Lively conversation and star gazing by a blazing fire make summer a magical time. Join us next summer. -Leo-

Our sailing resource and opportunity to sail every day is precious and should not be taken for granted. As I get older my sailing sessions are getting to be a little shorter, but I appreciate them more. Injuries have kept me off the water this spring for most of May and June but I was fortunate to sail 21 days in July, 7 of those days 6.2 or smaller and only 2 days were light wind freestyle. Lots of days this summer that I like to call "Harvesting Gusts" kind of days or "Quick to Trick" days. No reaching forever to the Intercoastal. If you want to do a planning transitions, do it soon because the gust will not last long. I like those days, it gives me the chance to do both planning and non-planning tricks in the same session. I also love the light wind freestyle only days, with a sail attached to my SUP and no footstraps to trip over while practicing transitions and it's a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. -Brad Willis-

Fall Fajita Feast

Plan to attend the Fall Fajita dinner at the Isla Blanca Park cabanas. Same place as the last few years. This years event will be held 11/6/15 at 6PM. The cost for this wonderful meal will be $10, additional donations are encouraged. Hope to see you all there.

Swap Meets:

Starting 9AM 10/24/15 and continuing thru 11/28/15, at the south end of the Louie's parking lot, get rid of your old stuff and help someone new get into the sport.

Renewal Time:

Decal and wristbands for 2016 will be available November 1 2015. You may have more than one name on the registration form. Annual Pass per person will be $30, you will receive decal and a removable wristband, which should be worn at all times while at the North Flats. Monthly Pass per person will be $20, monthly passes will only be available on the Island, and you will receive a non-removable wristband (like you get at hospitals) and are non-transferable and must be worn while at the North Flats.

Passes are available at:

Air Padre Kiteboarding
5709 A Padre Blvd

Windsurf the Boatyard (Jibber)
At the flats

Sailboards South (Herman)
204 W Dolphin

Any questions regarding passes should be emailed to "sbsso@sbcglobal.net" with SPIW as the title.

Have fun and hope to see you soon.

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