For those times when you can't go sailboat racing or wish you could crew on some of the most well known big budget boats, there's Virtual Eye. VE is a 3D program used at sporting events around the world and with it, you can 'sail' through their race archives including the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, the Audi MedCup, Louis Vuitton trophy, etc. VE allows you to zoom up to a boat and watch its sail and course changes, zoom out and see how that boat is doing against the rest of the fleet, track how fast they're moving, among other things.
To promote the appreciation of sailing and foster a community and culture committed to advancing both sailing and sailing education in the Juneau area.
The SEAS BBQ and nautical treasures sale was a success. In true southeast Alaska spring fashion we all huddled under the protection of a Sandy Beach Shelter, and had food and drinks around a fire, defying wind and rain. Bargains were had (should have seen the “Free” table!), stories told, and plans made for the upcoming sailing season. About 35 or so attendees came and went, in spite of the weather.
As a part of their continuing educational series called 'Sailors Talk', SEAS, the SouthEast Alaska Sailors, are being given a tour of the Juneau Coast Guard Communications Center on April 5th.
Starting at 10:00 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark, the boats will sail ONE of these courses:
A. North into Taku Inlet rounding the buoy off Jaw Point on a starboard tack , returning and crossing an imaginary line bearing 020 magnetic to Sheep Creek Light in Gastineau Channel (line up the Light with the middle of the Sheep Creek Bridge).