Windy, Wet, and Wild

2013 has been a summer to remember. As the SEAS cup enters the last third of the season, no Juneau sailor can remember a better summer for weather, wind, and sailing.

Making for a classic race, the final Admiralty Cove Rally of 2013 may not have had the sunny weather, but the wind more than made up for a little rain.  But the weekend did not start that way.

Grand Island Delivers

To follow up the incredible Funter Bay races, the skippers met at 7:30 am on Saturday to decide on a course that would provide the most exciting race for the final installment of the Skipper's Choice in 2013.  After looking at the National Weather Service's wind forecast, the choice was between Grand Island and Jaw Point.   The risky choice of the circumnavigation of Grand Island (the last 2-3 Grand Island races have ended with DNF's all around) was made.

Funter Bay Never Disappoints

Last weekend SEAS sponsored the Funter Bay regatta.  Six competitive boats with great crew took up the challenge of racing in the annual event.  Joined by a visiting cruiser on Saturday, the boats began the race with a downwind start in near perfect wind conditions.  The breeze filled the six spinnakers to Pt.

Beach Dogs and Sailors

Sailors of all ages gathered on a beach on Admiralty Island this past weekend during the annual SEAS Admiralty Cove Beach Party.  


All enjoyed good food, a moderate blaze and the company of old and new friends.One notable absents were the  bugs, they must have missed the invitation.





The Beautiful Race to Admiralty Cove

Lyric, Haiku, Tahlia, Optiminium, and L'oaa Nalu met at the starting line for the start of the first Admiralty Cove race of the 2013 SEAS Cup season.  As the countdown to the 10:15 start was proceeding, the breeze seemed to be filling in from the south.  Was it too early to be hopeful?  Finally, the starting horn was blown, and the boats took off towards Admiralty Cove in strengthening 5-10 knot breeze.