Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
If you haven't been following the race, here is a picture of their current positions (Passepartout in the top track and Seeker in the lower one) - with both being approximately 1700 miles from the finish.
If you want to track their progess and that of the rest of the fleet you can use this link. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We will be monitoring VHF channel 72 in case you get lost! If you have been following the news, this may very well be the last big show in Anacortes due to the difficulties associated with large fireworks into the country...
See you there...
Monday, June 23, 2008
The Adventuress was scheduled to participate in the Victoria, B.C., Tall Ships festival Thursday through Sunday and the Tacoma Tall Ships Festival July 3-7, where it would also celebrate its 95th birthday.
Vessel Assist was able to free the vessel a couple of hours later on a rising tide. It then motored under its own power to Friday Harbor for inspection.
47 35’ 59.96 N
125 14’ 20.04 W
From Pete & the rest of the crew of Passepartout by satellite e-mail -
"The aft head failed a few minutes before the start (heads only fail when they are full). We had good wind (20 to 30 knots from the west) for the first day. We found two holes in our #2 jib caused by a stanchion. Worse we suffered a 4 ft tear in the leach of our main. There was so much water flying around we couldn't get tape to stick to the sail very well so we hand stitched it. It seems to be holding but it makes us nervous. Both of our dorade vents (fwd and aft) were turned forward and we did not think about the effect. Three bunks took a lot of seawater before we discovered the problem.
We followed Turicum all day. We could stay with them but we couldn't pass them without our main. We rounded Duntz Rock about 9:30 PM at the start of the ebb. Seeker and Blackwatch are behind us (we could see them most of the day yesterday but we could only see Turicum this morning.
Right now we are about 32 miles west of Destruction Island with our #2 Symetrical spinnaker up (the largest we have - our #1 is not legal for racing so it is not on board) We have 2.8 kts of wind from the west. We are thinking of auditioning for "The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner."
Passepartout needs 15 kts of wind to be competitive. We are searching the weather charts for a gale."
You can track the progess of Passepartout and the rest of the fleet by using this link. We hope to have some on-board reports posted later this week from Pete and his crew!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Our very own Passepartout is participating the the 2308 mile 2008 Victoria to Maui race. The race starts this morning at 1000 off Victoria and finishes some 12-15 days later off Maui.
The crew for Passepartout consists of the following intrepid mariners:
Pete Shainin - Skipper, Navigator
You can track the progess of Passepartout and the rest of the fleet by using this link. The entire club wishes Pete Shainin and the entire crew of Passepartout a safe and successful journey.
Friday, June 20, 2008
This picture is of the MV Alpha Action and MV Wan Hai 307 - both of their bridge crews swore they were keeping a vigilant watch and could relate with precision what they were doing when the vessels were five miles apart.
It would seem their vigilance turned into monotony which likely explains this disaster!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
If you have a chance when you are visiting Alaska, be sure to check out Seward and the Kenai Fjords National Park - most certainly a national treasure.
Cassiopeia in Seward
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Many thanks to the photographers who submitted pictures, especially Dick Smith and Linda Walz...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
- In the Windermere section of the website
- Under general racing results
Congratulations to all for a great couple of days racing, plus many thanks to the volunteers who helped put the event on!
Training is by Len Riggs Co. and class 12 mixologist permits will be issued at the end of the class. The fee is $40 per AYC member and it will be paid by the club. Len Riggs will advertise this training so some non-members may also attend. Non-AYC members will pay their own way.
Friday, June 13, 2008
So now you have it - it is not just the Wednesday night racers who have trouble keeping their vessels apart!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
You can access the pictures directly here.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Based on this it would seem that there aren't many parts of our planet which remain untouched!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
We still have room for on the water volunteers both days and chili dog cookers Sunday.
Don't forget there is also a cruiser division; this is a great way to get started if you have never raced or haven't raced in a while and want to get back into it. Ratings will be assigned for those that don't currently have one. Likely the course will be there and back around a buoy or an island. Racers are signed up from as far away as Montana. Each skipper will qualify for a free haulout and pressure wash, five donated so far! Also bottles of wine for best broach, most sportsmanlike, best looking foredeck, and so on. Come join the fun!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Thanks so much to the AYC members that signed up to help out with Windermere last Friday night. The Hemmes will be photo boat. Warren and Linda Walz are committee boat, Jenkins are VIP boat with Captain Dick Britton. All kinds of members new and old volunteered to help cook , set up clean up bartend, and cook.
Please don't just see this as a "race " thing all are welcome and last year we generated over 3,5oo.oo dollars for the club. All proceeds go to AYC general fund. We need on the water help and would like to see all kinds of AYC members for Karaoke Friday night, Skits Saturday, and Trophies and chili dogs Sunday. Contact dave Thomson, Chuck T or Andy Schwenk or visit details on website to get involved...