Starting at 10:00 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark ( an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the mark), the boats will sail ONE of these courses:
A. North into Taku Inlet, crossing an imaginary line bearing 60 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of Jaw Point, returning and crossing an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the Marmion Island Day mark.
The opening race of the 2015 season started at 10 am at Marmion Island with Asterix as the Committee Boat. It was sunny and clear, and the breeze was light, but forecasted to pick up in the afternoon. High Noon and Optiminium were fast across the start line, followed by Thalia, Surprise, Loa’a Nalu, Cetus, and Tango in a cluster. Haiku took the opportunity to change headsails early on and was passed off the line by most of the boats. High Noon never looked back, Thalia moved into second flying her Code 1 sail, and the rest of the boats spread out between the start line and Pt Arden.
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) was in town April 25-26, conducting Emergency Drill Conductor training for SEAS. AMSEA’s “Fog Fury 1000” smoke machine made for spooky drills aboard Optiminium and Thalia. Before drilling, the class worked through drill scenarios in “Beating Odds on Northern Waters,” including crew overboard, fire, flooding, and abandon ship. (http://www.amazon.com/Beating-Odds-Northern-Waters-Fishing/dp/1566120780)