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2012 SEAS Cup - Skipper's Choice #2

07/07/2012 - 10:00 to 21:00

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).

2012 SEAS Cup - Admiralty Cove Race

06/09/2012 - 10:00 to 21:00

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).

2012 SEAS Cup - Jay Ginter Memorial Day Regatta

05/26/2012 - 09:30 to 05/28/2012 - 21:00

Leg 1 (Saturday) - Starting at 9:30 a.m. between the Committee Boat (or, for late arrivals, the last satellite earth station at the end of the Rock Dump) and the Mayflower Island Day Mark, proceed south down Gastineau Channel, then south across Taku Inlet, into Stephens Passage passing Grand Island to either port or starboard (Skipper’s choice), finishing ½-mile off the entrance to Taku Harbor on an imaginary line bearing 030 magnetic to the Graves Point marker. Boats will dock/anchor overnight in Taku Harbor.

In My 22 Years of Sailing by Sean Boily


In my 22 years of sailing, I’ve been active in three sailing organizations: the Homer Yacht Club, the Juneau Yacht Club, and Southeast Alaska Sailing (SEAS). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the friendships and associations I’ve made through these groups, but there have been days when membership asked more of me than I wanted to give… as happens whenever you join others in a common venture. On those few times I’ve asked myself “why am I a part of this and what am I getting in return?”
A traditional reason to be in a Yacht Club is the reciprocal benefits available at clubs throughout the world. But I don’t travel enough, nor am I enough of an extrovert to take advantage of this, so it’s not a draw for me. Others may find prestige with yacht club membership, but I just don’t see that connection in Alaska.
I’ve continued to join sailing clubs for the simple reason that I love sailing. I love the magic of harnessing the wind and overcoming natural fears of that awesome power. I love the technical study of perfecting that measure of control, and learning my personal limits.  Ownership of a sailing vessel is another pleasure – not so much the polishing of brass and teak, but the maintenance of systems and hardware that gives me the confidence that everything will function correctly when needed. But why join a group to do this? Sailing can be a solitary venture, if desired, and some people seek that out. But I have an anecdote that underscores why many mariners and sailors seek out like-minded comrades: