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C34 Fleet Forums => Fleet 5 => Topic started by: Jack Hutteball on March 22, 2007, 06:32:27 PM

Title: Fleet forming
Post by: Jack Hutteball on March 22, 2007, 06:32:27 PM
Greetings Fellow C34 Sailors,
There is interest in forming a C34 fleet in the area ranging from Olympia to Bellingham Washington.  Craig Illman (Seattle, with Espresso #1150 in Anacortes) has agreed to assist in this effort.
From responses to a fleet survey it appears that the group would like to:
  Attend 2-4 raft ups/year
  Attend 1 cruise - depending on location
  No racing
  Attend 2-4 meetings/year
Most of the boats are located in the Seattle Area (Tacoma to Everett), with four of us located in Anacortes and Bellingham.  With that in mind, we would like to have a general organizational meeting in Seattle where we could all get to know each other and set a direction for the fleet.  Craig has kindly offered his house in the University District for the first meeting on April 27, 2007.
Assuming we move ahead with the formation of the fleet, we also would like to propose a first raft up for the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2007 at a location decided at the meeting.  This date has been tentatively selected as some may have the opportunity for a long weekend with July 4th being close.
With the wide location of our boats, we see the opportunity to have meetings and raft ups both in the north and south locations.
We would welcome any comments and suggestions you have prior to the meeting on April 27, especially those new C34 owners who may not have received the fleet survey.  Please also let us know if you can attend the meeting.
We look forward to meeting all of you.
Jack & Ruth Hutteball.
Mariah III # 1555
Title: Re: Fleet forming
Post by: Jack Hutteball on April 07, 2007, 10:24:30 PM
Greetings Fellow C34 Sailors,

Our first fleet organizational meeting for a Greater Puget Sound C34 Fleet will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:00 P.M. at the home of Craig Illman.  If you are interested in joining us and have not already received an email with the location, please RSVP to so that we can provide directions.

We will provide pizza and soft drinks to keep the hungaries away while we get to know each other.  At this time the owners of eight boats have indicated they will be in attendance.  This is outstanding for our first get together. 

Bring all your thoughts and ideas as to what you expect this fleet to provide and what you want it to be.  We look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you so that we can enjoy our great boats together!

Jack & Ruth Hutteball, Mariah III #1555, Anacortes

Craig Illman, Espresso #1150, Seattle

Title: Re: Fleet forming
Post by: wind dancer on April 27, 2007, 09:21:07 AM
Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it tonight.  I would like to be updated (via this forum or thread) about what is decided at the meeting.  Thanks!