Monday, December 01, 2014

Northern Sailing Culture

This Friday the 5th of December @ 1800hrs the AYC will host representatives from Bellingham, Orcas, Bellingham CYC, Oak Harbor and hopefully FHSC and Lopez. Each of these clubs as well as AYC hosts terrific regattas and the point of this gathering is to possibly put together a championship series and promote attendance at each of the club's premiere regattas.The model may be based on the Southern Sound Sailing Series, this series is hosted one race a month Dec, Jan, Feb, and March Tacoma, Des Moines, Olympia, and Gig Harbor YC's. If you have an interest in doing some sailboat racing in 2015 come join the conversation or just listen in and find out about a bunch of terrific regattas.
In other news if you've ever felt like a knucklehead for contacting terra firma in your yacht, you have just been joined by some exclusive company. There is currently a race taking place with 70' fully crewed boats racing 'round the world and Team Vestas just parked up on a reef, the crew is ok the boat is a mess. Surf on over to for all the details.
Mark your calendars for Jan 23rd-Feb !st @ Century Link Field, the largest boatshow on the West Coast.
Check your docklines and consider lowering your furling headsail if you are not sailing for few weeks. It's much healthier for those expensive rags to be living in a nice dry garage or V-berth than out battling the elements all winter long.(Some sailmaker is gonna kill me:)