Admiralty Cove Race - SUCCESS!

It was a great weekend of sail boat racing in Juneau. The Marmion Island starting line turnout was impressive with 10 boats.  A group of 5 boats from Auke Bay joined the racers in Admiralty Cove bringing the total number of boats to 15, and the 50 or so sailors proceeded to have a lot of fun barbequing and conversing on the beach.  Brand new members of SEAS joined the crew and skippers in ignoring the bugs well into the evening.  

The racing on Saturday was great with a southerly breeze pushing the fleet down the west coast of Douglas to the finish line just off Admiralty Cove.  (Saturday Results)  The return leg of the racing was plagued with light winds and contrary tides which moved most skippers to douse their sails early and motor home. (Sunday Results)

Seas Cup Continues with Admiralty Cove Rendezvous

The Seas Cup is off to a great first season of racing. Round 3 June 13-14 will find a group of sailors ready to take on the challenging , fickle air of the south side of Douglas Island to gather in Admiralty Cove. This race often brings out a large number of boats because of the great beach party and skippers have finally got it together with boat repairs and finding a crew. Another notable aspect of this round of the SEAS Cup is the advantage for slower boats to keep up if a south wind develops on leg one.  Take a moment and review the course and race description here and plan on a Skippers meeting Friday June 12th 5:00 pm at the Squire's Rest.

Memorial Day Taku Harbor Rendezvous

Taku Harbor RevelryMemorial Day Weekend, the beginning of summer, and the first SEAS cup overnight set of races.  Traditionally, one of the best attended races, it has something for everyone.  The first of three races begins 10:15 at Marmion Island, and proceeds up the channel, into Stephen's Passage and finishes at Graves Point.  This race is generally and upwind battle up the channel, with a close reach past Pt Arden, finishing with some tacking to Graves Point.


The boats then tie up in Taku Harbor, for a night of revelry. 


The start time for Sunday's race is to be determined by the skippers and crew based on exactly how much revelry was had the night before.  The fun-o-meter can be read by determining how late the Sunday race begins. 


Jaw Point - The Drifter


Well, the SEAS cup started a little slow, with four boats: Lyric, Mess Around, Smoke and Haiku.  The weather cooperated, with one slight problem.  NO WIND!  


The boats motored to the starting line at Marmion Island, to start at around 11:00 AM (it seems that 10:30 is just a little too early for all but one of the boats, no need to mention which).  Conquest II, owned by Tom and Tish Satre, agreed to be the committee boat.  It became evident that there was going to be a lot of current, and very little wind, but the countdown began at 10:55.


As the boats jockeyed the pre-start, the wind gradually diminished as the tide reached its peak flood filling the nearly 18 foot tide.  It became very difficult for the sailboats to even cross the start line, but when they did, what a treat!  The fleet was joined by an uninvited, but not unwelcome pod of Orcas!



The Inaugural SEAS CUP race - May 9, 2009

JoySpring at Jaw Point The first race in the first SEAS Cup starts this Saturday at 10:30 AM, at Marmion Island.  So to be at the start on time, you should probably leave your slip at about 8:30 or 9:00 AM.


The Jaw Point race will begin between the committee boat, and the day mark on Marmion Island, proceeding to Jaw Point, and the back down the channel to finish at Sheep Creek.


Before all of our SEAS Races, there is a mandatory skippers meeting.  The Skippers meeting for the Jaw Point race will be held Friday, May 8, 2009 at 5:30 PM at the Breakwater Bar.   If you cannot make the Skipper's meeting, then you must notify the commodore that you are going to participate, and you must pay the entry fees.