Let the Mini Boat Regatta boat building begin! And now for the racing!
http://www.sailleduc.com/files/north_sails_-_north_u_fast_course1.pdf Download the North U. Fast Course [PDF 11.5MB] Guide to sail trimming, rig tuning, and crew work.
2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum Archives
Spinnaker Sheet, March 2014
Matthew Coale generously spoke on the subtleties of nautical lines, line handling, and knots. Matthew took us through the world of polyester and explored the slippery UV tolerant Spectra, the durable Dacron, and the joys of high-angle double weave sheathing. His in depth look at both structure and function of many widely available products even … Read More
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I am surprised downtown Chicago is so beautiful. But like Baltimore you go a few blocks outside of the “downtown” and you find a soft, seedy, underbelly of bloodstained, chalk body markings. Riding the “L” as it is called, the metro, into town from the airport can’t be easier, but you don’t want to get off too early. … Read More
Check out scyc.org/cruising to see the cruising calendar, including the 2014 event updates. Or Download the PDF schedule HERE.
We had another great wine tasting this week! The winner was Jan Olivieri with their Plymouth Court wine. Second place was Tyler Karaszewski with a 2011 Robert Hall. And, first place in the runner up category was a 2012 Mont Pellier brought by Mary Jane Slade.
With race-day winds delivered from every compass point, the most excitement of the February midwinters was the late-day hoist wrangling. The competition was fierce. Dozens of boats queued along the hoist-dock, their trailers at the ready as each wrangler gripped the dock lines and took hold of 4000 pounds of flying fiberglass moving at just one speed, forward. … Read More
This Wednesday we enjoyed a double header seminar exploring the the possibility of implementing a consumer grade America’s Cup LiveLine system with GPS engineer Frank vanDiggelen and the wide-world of rating systems, including PHRF, with boat builder Bill Lee. Frank explored the finer points of the 32 geo-synchronous satellites and the plethora of receivers, sensors, and software that … Read More
Lovely calm provided the ideal environment for focus and collaboration. Good thing it was raining, else we may have had to do our meeting on the slopes.. or was it? Seems like we found excuses to get outside anyway.
Wine Tasting 2014
University of California researcher and veteran sea bird photographer, Abe Borker entertained to a full house on Wednesday with a lecture on sea birds common, and uncommon, to Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. In case you missed it… Abe kept the audience enthralled with eloquence, personality, and fantastic photographs of “Tube Noses” (the order … Read More