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  • Phelps Hobart
    If you like sail as well as steam, this is good news. Hope to see you aboard. Phelps PS Let me know if you care to keep up to date on NLUS Pacific Central
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      If you like sail as well as steam, this is good news. Hope to see you aboard.
      PS Let me know if you care to keep up to date on NLUS Pacific Central Region news. I will add your name to the Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCR-NLUS
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      Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 5:29 AM
      Subject: Fw: Festival of Sail July News | August 2, 2008 USCGC EAGLE dinner

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:10 AM
      Subject: Festival of Sail July News

      Issue Number 6 - July 10, 200812 Days Until Festival of Sail!

      VOLUNTEERS for the 2008 Festival of Sail are greatly appreciated, and we couldn't do this event without your valued help! Please help us make this event a huge success by asking your family, friends and colleagues to volunteer also.


      If you are already registered as a volunteer, please review the categories below, and proceed to the signup page to select your positions. You will also be asked to choose a training date and time. Trainings are 90 minutes and held afternoons and evenings on July 15, 16, and 17.

      If you are not yet registered, please go to the volunteer page first to register, then you may select your categories and shifts.

      There are five categories of volunteer positions for you to choose from: Sales, Beverage Service, Light Security, Customer Service and Waterside. Descriptions of all the volunteer areas are listed here .

      Food and Beverage Tickets
      Timed Boarding Tickets
      Wristband and Box Office Tickets

      Beer Server (Must be 21)
      Wine Server (Must be 21)
      Soda Server
      ID Check

      Ship Liaison
      Ship Liaison Assistant
      Bike Check
      Back Pack / Stroller Check
      Timed Ticket Line Manager
      Exit Guard
      Parking Guard
      Volunteer Placement
      Ticket Taker

      Volunteer Check In
      Information Booth
      Kid's Area
      "Ask Me" Roaming Information
      Disabled Viewing


      The Executive Producer is looking for a Shadow to assist during the Festival of Sail! This person will be with the Executive Producer during the course of the event and will be tasked with responding to the myriad of multiple items that come her way. This is a really unique and a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

      It will require five days of shadowing from Wednesday July 23rd – Sunday July 27th. It will be long days – from as early as 7am until 8 or 9 pm at night. This person must be able to manage high levels of stress and pressure and be able to multi-task and communicate clearly.

      This person will see the Festival of Sail from a very unique vantage point and while they won’t be able to take time to tour the ships or go on an excursion, they will have the ultimate back stage pass because they will go with the Exectuive Producer everywhere. They need to be energetic and organized and a quick study. The Festival of Sail will only have their very deepest thanks to provide as this is a volunteer position.

      Ultimately there are two positions; one to shadow the Executive Producer and one to shadow the Maritime Coordinator.

      If you are interested please email Joanne Fedeyko at jfedeyko@....

      The Festival of Sail invites you to join us for our Black Tie Captains' Dinner on Saturday July 26th at the Argonaut Hotel. Tickets are $200 per person for the dinner and Reservations can be made by contacting the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association's office at (415) 451-6661. Tickets allow guests to enjoy our reception beginning at 6:30 pm and our formal black tie dinner at 7:30 pm.

      The Captains' Dinner will include all Captains of the visiting Tall Ships and will honor the current and past commanding officers of the Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE. Please note that the ticket price does not include the opportunity to sail on the EAGLE or ride on a Coast Guard Patrol Boat during the Parade of Sail. The Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE will be located at Pier 30/32 throughout the duration of the Festival of Sail and as a US military service vessel is free for the public to tour. Additionally free access also applies for the visiting HMCS ORIOLE from Canada.

      The Festival of Sail will provide timed tickets for boarding times to reduce typical long wait times. Visitors at the Festival of Sail are welcome to pick up a timed ticket for the EAGLE, HMCS ORIOLE, or any other vessel, to the side of the participating ship within each Village and enjoy our Village areas before having to return for your scheduled tour.

      For further information on vessel tours please visit http://festivalofsail.org/boarding.asp.

      Watch a special Eye on the Bay on CBS Thursday, July 17th at 7:00pm. Brian Hackney gives a behind the scenes look at the nautical celebration in San Francisco, July 23rd-27th.

      Sponsorship Update
      As always, we would like to thank our current Sponsors:

      Click here to find out about sponsorship opportunities

      Partners & Media
      The Festival of Sail would like to once again thank you media partners.

      Want to learn more about the Festival of Sail?

      Keep you eyes open at www.MyBart.org for special give-aways. Tune in to 96.5 KOIT, 102.1 KDFC, and 95.7 The Wolf for event and ticket information. Watch for special advertisements in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Examiner, Marina Times, Latitude 38, Bay Crossings, Marin IJ and Northside San Francisco, to name a few. And look for our ads on MUNI in San Francisco!

      The Festival of Sail along with MUNI would also like to encourage you to take public transportation throughout our event.

      As always, we would like to thank our current Partners.

      Click here for the Partners page

      Contact Info

      Questions? 1-877-SAIL-577 (1-877-724-5577)

      For Hospitality, Food, Beverage and Vendor Booths, Media, Public Relations, Interactive, Experiential and Sponsorship Marketing Opportunities

      Please contact:

      The Wilkinson Group
      Eric Trautmann
      Vice President
      (650) 375-0001

      For General Festival Information Including General Event Information, Ticketing, Volunteer Recruitment, Transportation and Vessel Participation

      Please contact:

      Festival of Sail San Francisco
      Joanne Fedeyko
      Executive Producer
      (415) 307-1382

      330 Primrose Road, Suite 209 | Burlingame, CA 94010 | Fax: (415) 358-9997

      Festival of Sail
      PO Box 470310
      San Francisco, California 94147-0310


      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:10 PM
      Subject: August 2, 2008 USCGC EAGLE dinner

      Santa Barbara Navy League
      SBNL, SBYC and  SB Maritime Museum members and friends
      You are invited to  Fiesta in San Pedro!
      Come join the Fun!
      FIRST stop off at Terminal Island  to tour
      the Coast Guard Facility
      THEN meet the crew of  a great US Coast Guard
      old square rig Tall Ship: USCGC EAGLE
      and join us for an
      Onboard Dinner and
      SAT August 2, 2008
      Berth  87,  San Pedro,  California
      Ladies: Pant Suit and flat shoes only
      Men: Cocktail attire - Sports Coat  only
      Children 5 years old and above are welcomed
      Tri Tip BBQ  -  beer and wine
      Music by: The Rusty Steel Drum Band
      Contact Edith today to reserve your spot.  
      sbnl@... or 805-879-1598
      Bus will leave Santa Barbara from a location to be determined.
      at 2:00 PM and will return around 10:45 PM.
       USCGC Eagle
      To maneuver EAGLE under sail, the crew must handle more than 22,000 square feet of sail and five miles of rigging. Over 200 lines control the sails and yards, and every crew-member, cadet and officer candidate, must become intimately familiar with the name and function of each line.
       Cost: $100 per person, which includes food, transportation and sponsorship 

      Make Checks Payable to: 
      Santa Barbara Navy League
      402 East Gutierrez
      Santa Barbara, CA 93101
      Due to Security - No Refunds after Friday, July,25th     
      Payment reserves your place.

      Refund Policy: 
        Cancelation or Refund Requests must be made in writing to
      sbnl@... by Friday, July 25th.
       Cancelation or Refund requests cannot be accepted after this date.
       To reserve your spot, contact Edith at the SBNL office 
      sbnl@... or 805-879-1598

      Cutter History:

      The Eagle is a three-masted sailing barque with 21,350 square feet of sail. It is home ported at the CG Academy, New London, Connecticut.  It is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services.  She is one of five such training barques in world.  Remarkably, her surviving sister ships include the Mircea of Romania, Sagres II of Portugal, Gorch Fock of Germany, and Tovarich of Russia.
      Today's Eagle, the seventh in a long line of proud cutters to bear the name, was built in 1936 by the Blohm & Voss Shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, as a training vessel for German Navy cadets.  It was commissioned Horst Wessel and served as a training ship for the Kriegsmarine throughout World War II.  Click here to read a translated-diary from a German naval cadet who trained aboard the Horst Wessel in 1937. 
      Following World War II, the Horst Wessel, in the age-old custom of capture and seizure, was taken as a war prize by the United States.   Initially, the Soviet Union selected Horst Wessel during the division of Nazi vessels by the victorious Allies.  The four available sailing ships had been divided into three lots--two large merchant ships being grouped together.  The Soviets drew number 1, Great Britain number 2, and the U.S. number 3.  Before the results of the draw were officially announced, the U.S representative, through quiet diplomacy, convinced the Soviets to trade draws.
      And so, on May 15, 1946, the German barque was commissioned into U.S. Coast Guard service as the Eagle and sailed from Bremerhaven, Germany to New London, Connecticut.  On her voyage to the United States she followed Columbus's route across the mid-Atlantic.  She rode out a hurricane during her trip and arrived in New London safely.  She weathered another hurricane in September 1954 while enroute to Bermuda.  She hosted OpSail in New York as part of the World's Fair in 1964.  She again hosted OpSail in 1976 during the United States' Bicentennial celebration.  She hosted the centennial celebration for the Statue of Liberty in 1986 as well.
      One of the major controversies regarding the cutter was generated when the Coast Guard decided to add the "racing stripe" to her otherwise unadorned hull in mid-1976.  She was the last cutter so painted and many in the sailing community decried the new paint job.

      Bring a Friend! 

      Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
      5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

      The Bay Café 
      131 Anacapa Street
       1 1/2 blocks up from the beach

      Future Mixer Dates

      August 26th 
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