To promote the appreciation of sailing and foster a community and culture committed to advancing both sailing and sailing education in the Juneau area.
Juneau Youth Sailing Commodore's Cup
Juneau Youth Sailing is looking for help, racers, and is holding another sailing seminar for SEAS members this Saturday (August 8) starting at 10:00 am and lasting until about 4:00 pm.
It is great to get as many SEAS members out there to show our support of Youth Sailing. They need help and encouragement, plus I guarantee there is some really good crew available at these events. So please, if you would like to sign-up send me a note.
Remember not only is this a great chance to support sailing, you can probably participate in the seminar that the JYS instructors will be having for SEAS members, so you should get to sail in the 420's as well.
The official invite for SEAS members to participate is below the fold....
Funter Bay Hooky not much sailing
The winds did not cooperate for the hardy few who manage to get out to Funter Bay for a round of 3 potential races.
The first leg on Saturday July 25th brought 5 boats to the starting line, Freebird, Sarah Jane, Loa’a Nalu, Lyric and RainDog. With light winds all but 2 boats managed to get around Pt. Retreat and had a pleasant spinnaker run to the Funter Bay finish line. Sarah Jane finished first in corrected time but Freebird the “big red boat” as we referred to her on the course, took line honors and showed that the she can really move in almost any condition.
Leg 2 the first running of the Hanus Reef race was cut short when the wind disappeared just after the fleet squeaked past Rocky Island. Loa’a Nalu was the first to scratch with the whales of Pt. Adolphus calling. A week of cruising planned and provisioned, the decision was made to just keep going west. Sarah Jane and Lyric drifted for a few more hours and opted to take time to fish and relax back at Funter Bay.
Light Air Makes for Slow Sailing and Slow Gun Running!
I am sorry for the delay in posting the account of what happened the weekend of July 11-12, but the results of the races were slowed as the SEAS Club Handicapper was galavanting about in Northern Southeast Alaska's hot springs.
Shoreless, Loaa Nalu, and Haiku came around Douglas Island to join High Noon from Auke Bay to Aaron Island and back on Saturday, but were might by light winds and fast currents. All of the boats eventually dropped out of the race with Shoreless making it the farthest down course by nearly passing Pt. Lena (1/4 of the way through the race).
But the SEAS sailors were not to be deterred, as the light winds made for a great beach party at Auke Rec. Aspiring, potential, and experienced sailors gathered at Auke Rec to enjoy the musical musings of Slow Gun Runner.
Aside from the great music, there was great food and IPA beer generously donated by The Alaska Brewing Company.
The author would like to take this moment and sign the praises of Alaskan IPA, but of course only to people over 21.
Many new members signed up and have already participated in club events, including the buoy racing on Sunday!