A sailing group spurred
on by Cindy Hallmark, is in the throes of organization on San Juan
Island (1979). A steering committee led by Cindy, Fred Krabbee,
Rob Moore and Fred Stevens is working on the problems of the directions
such a group would take and the decisions that need to be made in the
early stages of formation. There is definitely interest in the
idea of such a club. About 40 persons showed up last week for
a preliminary meeting and the group will meet again Tuesday, April 10th,
1979, possibly in the 'Turnagain' at 7:30 pm. The steering committee
will have questionnaires for all interested sailors regarding preferences
in the groups formation. Racing, cruising, youth programs are
all being considered and the more input from sailors, the better the
decisions will be.
One of the charms
of living in the islands is a slower pace, an escape from the cities
and frenetic activities that become less meaningful as they become compounded.
However one new organizer stated, "therefore I was personally disappointed
with the direction of the newly founded "Friday Harbor Sailing
Club" decided to go last week. A great group of enthusiastic
sailors have enthusiastically willed themselves into the beginnings
of an organized organization with goals, by-laws, dues and meetings.
I hope they reach their fine objectives -- the group has just become
more stuctured than I want to be -- but they certainly have my support
in what they do". However, these comments were not
alone, in visiting with some other sailing friends around the docks
I find I am not alone, so the Last Real Sailing Club with no rules,
no dues, let's cruise, may gain a few non-members at that."
Club Elects New Officers (1979)
Hallmark has been elected Commodore of the newly formed Friday Harbor
Sailing club on San Juan Island. Other officers, include Bob Nichols,
Vice Commodore, Doug Mattoon, Secretary, Jeff Iverson, Treasurer, and
Gary Boothman (pictured right), Fleet Captain. Elected to
the board of directors are Caroll DeBoer, Bob Ankersmit and Fred Krabbe.
The club plans to coordinate racing, cruising, educational and youth
programs for sailors on San Juan Island."
Blakely Crab Feed 1987
Sydney Cruise 1995