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August 2019 
"I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail."
- Ricky Skaggs

Wow, what an August it has been! Now September is peeking around the corner and summer seems to be slipping away. Kids are back in school and the lake seems to be settling down. Well, except during that momentous Thursday night race when sails started tearing, boats hit the rocks and Pam went flying into the water. Pam, if you haven't heard, there is no swimming allowed on Lake Dillon!

September typically brings some of the most beautiful sailing and boating of the season, and as the leaves start to change there is no better vantage point to capture the magic than from a boat.

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Photo Credit: Elaine Collins.

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The Office Just Got an Upgrade!

You know the face...
You know the voice...

But have you heard the news?

Karlee Ferris
is taking on the role of Marina Office Manager! I know! I'm super excited too! Mainly because I know you'll all be in good hands with Karlee here! Well, Craig is alright  too, I guess! Oh, and then there is our awesome crew! You won't even know I'm gone!

Karlee has been with the marina as our Office Lead for the last three summers and is more than qualified to take the wheel and steer this ship forward.  She's your gal for all things related to slips and storage, yearly renewals and wait lists, invoices and receipts, service documents...and if you need a hug. Actually, Craig is probably your best bet for that! But don't count me out quite yet! I'm here until Labor Day and I have a lot of hugs left to give!

To reach Karlee (for congratulations or anything else), email her at and eventually at extension 105. 

Congrats Karlee! Let the adventures begin!  

From the Crow's Nest 

Hi Everybody,

What an August! I hope you have all enjoyed the marina this month as much as I have. A huge thanks to the Dillon Yacht Club for another amazing Dillon Open. It's a pleasure to work with such a great organization and be able to host such a fun event. As we round the mark and head toward September, I am looking forward to what I'm sure will be the best sailing conditions of the season. September winds are normally the most consistent of the season as the intense thermal energy in the surrounding areas cools down a bit.

The times they are a changin'. Throughout my careers, I have always had the opportunity to build and support some great teams. The quandary I always find myself in is when you work with amazing people it means that they have amazing potential and talent. When you find yourself surrounded by these amazing people, it is inevitable that their talents will take them to other places where they will flourish and hopefully build their own teams of amazing and talented people. we go again.

Our Sailing School Director, Jenn Fortin, is off to Spain for graduate school. The moment that I met Jenn I knew that her contributions to this place would be nothing short of amazing and that she was way too smart to be here for long. Jenn, thank you for all of your hard work and everything you have done for our fleet, our Sailing School and for being exactly who you are. Our Service Manager/Mechanic, Philip Mancuso, is moving to Denver. Philip is a great example of someone who is so talented across the spectrum (have you heard him play guitar?) that deciding which path to follow is difficult. Phil is hoping to open his own garage on the Front Range and continue wrenching and pursuing his musical talent in the big city. Last, but certainly not least, is our Office Manager, Shannon Jakoby, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her family. Shannon is one of the most talented people I have ever known and the driving force behind the success of the Dillon Marina. So, to all of you, I wish you the best of luck and my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to work alongside you. Go get um!!

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose".   -Dr. Seuss

Fortunately, when you work with such amazing people it works like a magnet for other amazing people to walk through the door. If you haven't already heard, Karlee Ferris has accepted the position of Office Manager. Karlee has been working alongside Shannon for three years and now steps up to the big show with some big shoes to fill.

Evan Meyers is our new Service Manager / Mechanic. Evan comes to us from North Carolina with years of marine mechanic experience. Evan started at the Dillon Marina a couple of weeks ago and is a great fit with our team. Out of all the things I do, I must do one of them right to have such qualified people to replace such qualified people. My thanks to the Universe for having our back.

Remember......sail the boat you're on!

Craig Simson    
Marina Manager

Back Office News!
By Karlee Ferris

Fall Work Orders: 
It feels like just yesterday we were getting all our boats into the water and now it is time for us to start preparing for winter.   The haul out deadline isn't until Sunday, October 20th, but it's important for the marina to plan ahead, especially when it comes to having the staff and supplies needed to accommodate your service needs. 

Keep a lookout in your email and in your marina portal account for the 2019 fall work order.

Access the portal from our website here.

*IF YOU DO NOT NEED ANY SERVICES, simply click the link to the document and  "Reject" the work order. This will eliminate it from the system & ensure you do not get continued reminders to complete it.

*IF YOU DO NEED SERVICES (including winter storage), please complete the document with the services you need and a rough date services may begin. You can always edit the date later. 

All boats will need to be out of the water no later than Sunday, October 20th. For boats over 26' or boats that need to be hauled with the crane, mark your calendar for "Crane Day" on Wednesday, October 16th. 

Upcoming Events

The Annual Marina Mutt Show for LAPS!
Monday, September 2nd @ 2pm

It's Mutt Show time! Can I get an arf arf?!  For those of you who are new to the Buzz or the marina, the Marina Mutt Show is a  charity event we host each year to support our friends at L.A.P.S. (League for Animals and People of the Summit.) Grab your favorite furry friend (both canines and harry humans welcome) and trot on down to the marina this Labor Day. Enter your pooch into  a contest to win fun prizes or browse our silent auction tables for the chance to pick up some amazing items donated by our local sponsors. Registration begins at 12 pm and  contests and silent auction runs from 2-4pm. It's sure to be a howling good time!

The Dillon Amphitheater 

Have you had the opportunity to catch a show at the Dillon Amphitheater this summer? If not, you've missed some amazing talent, but there is still time to redeem yourself. For the first summer, in my history, the music is playing through the middle of September. You can never have too much of a good thing! Check out the lineup still to come @       
Boats For Sale 

 The Dillon Marina in no way represents the items posted in this section, nor has any knowledge of the condition of such items. All correspondence shall be kept between the listing and interested parties. No additional information will be provided by the marina. 

Have something "boat-related" to sell? Email your flyer (complete with item descriptions, prices, and all contact information- and less than 5MB file size) to

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Marina Fall Hours

7 Days a week
Now - September 1st: 8:00am-7:00pm
September 2nd - September 30th: 9:00am-5:00pm 

Marina Office   
970-468-5100 x-0

Marina Contacts

Craig Simson- Marina Manager
Karlee Ferris- Marina Office Manager
Jared Hammond- (Rigging/service)  

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