To promote the appreciation of sailing and foster a community and culture committed to advancing both sailing and sailing education in the Juneau area.
We have a two part program starting at 6pm.
Subjects to be covered are:
- Local experiences/ trips (examples by a few members, with plenty of discussion by all).
- Spring maintenance projects, again examples by members – probably including a downtown haul-out experience, and a few yard repairs, possibly discussion on rigging.
A fun way to find out more about what sailing opportunities there are around here.
In any case, the event is hosted down town at NorthWind, 126 Seward Street.
SEAS Skippers and Crew -
I am going out to the firing range out by Montana Creek on Saturday, 4/7/12, to shoot off a number of expired flares - to get the family accustom to shooting a flare gun. If anyone wants to join in, or bring a few of their own, we would welcome the company. A good opportunity to see this critical and required element of safety equipment is operational. This is an informal event - just putting it out there for the curious.
The final series of SEAS Cup races took place over the Labor Day weekend. With Toison D’Or acting as committee boat, leg one found Lyric WR, Surprise, Haiku, Tango, Optiminium and Loa’a Nalu on the line at Mayflower Island. Under heavy rain and low visibility the fleet clawed its way down the channel, sailing a course which has been being raced for more than 20 years. With a variable head wind for most of the race, it was a long day of wet challenging sailing. Haiku and Surprise kept close quarters for most of the race. About half a mile north of Pt. Aden, Surprise was able to take the lead when a 20 knot breeze forced Haiku to make a sail change and Surprise just rolled in some of her jib and hung on.