To promote the appreciation of sailing and foster a community and culture committed to advancing both sailing and sailing education in the Juneau area.
Leg 1 (Saturday) - Starting at 10:00 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark, proceed north into Stephens Passage, down the back side of Douglas Island, finishing within ½-mile of the small island just past Point Young in Admiralty Cove, on an imaginary line bearing 280 magnetic to Scull Island. Plan to anchor in Admiralty Cove overnight, with beach bonfire (weather permitting).
Summer is wrapping up here in Juneau, and the Juneau Youth Sailing club is looking for some volunteers to help store their boats and docks for the winter. Helpers will meet at the Youth Sailing club container at 13:00 on Saturday, August 29. This is a great opportunity to help out the local sailing community. For contact information, see their website: http://www.juneauyouthsailing.org/
Despite a gloomy forecast, the weather was actually pretty good for last Saturday's race. The fog lifted, the rain didn't happen, and the wind steadily built during the day. Shortly after the start (thanks to Thalia for acting as committee boat) the race became a downwind spinnaker run to Point Hilda. Haiku was first across the start line and led the fleet throughout the race, with High Noon running second. Asterix very slowly pulling ahead of Thalia on the downwind run and both boats were slowly catching up with Hi
The following race report is from Sean Boily: