SSYC – June 9, 2013

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Laurie – Ben – Jhana

Started out light – then filled in from the north in the afternoon and we got some good sailing in.

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Mountaineers–May 14, 2013

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Craig – Janis – Allisa – Elaine

Nice wind for a training sail.  Some tense moments for some that had never been on a boat that tilted (heels) before but in the end all were able to drive the boat and do tacks.

Back at the dock we had a nice Potluck meal with great company with the food on my world renowned Table.

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Kari in Klass

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Kari in Klass

Kari had not been on a small boat nor sailing before.

She is thinking about a career in the Coast Guard so we got her out for some boat training and sail training.

Took a few practice throws but she got the catch a cleat thing down – she never quite looked comfortable stepping off the boat at the shrouds, just needs a bit more practice probably.  The throw a long dock line was like throwing a life ring that she had trained as.

For some reason she did not connect the “training day” with driving the boat so she was a bit surprised to find herself driving the boat, she had not expected to drive the boat the first trip out.  She did a good job.

There was  sail boat race going on that we got to watch a bit.


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Mountaineers–September 2, 2012

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Christy, Carol, Lynn

Sunny weather but light wind.

The crew also received a demo and lesson on how to mark a halyard or whip the end of a double braid line using Mike’s Quick Rope Whipping.

West Point never got over 5 knots, we sailed up to West Point then had a leisurely picnic downwind back to the marina.

Water was flat except for some large rollers from the freighters on the way to the freight terminals.  One of the crew had never seen a freighter close enough to get a feel for the speed (some run at 20 to 24 knots on the way in)


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Mountaineers–August 16 & 19, 2012

DSCN5240Both days had good sailing weather, Thursday was about as good as it gets, 8 to 10 knots of wind, flat water and a warm day.  On shore it was 80 some degrees and on the water it was shirt sleeve weather.

Sunday started out overcast with light winds from the south, after a while the wind filled in from the south and the sun peaked out from the clouds and some blue sky came out.

Sunday a big Sea Lion was working on their sun tan on the north mooring buoy, we also got an up close look at a freighter on it’s way the terminals.

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Three Blonds and a Guy – – July 31, 2012

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Alan – Lynn – Kristine – Carol

Carol had two friends in from London & France.

What is more Seattle than sailing?  Kristine had been on a sailboat before but had never driven.  Kristine and Alan’s son had taken a sailing class recently, she now  has some real sailing experience to share with her son.

Lynn has sailed with the Mountaineers before but not for a while.

The wind started a bit light but filled in nicely from the north, not much for waves, lots of sunshine.


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Mountaineers – July 29, 2012

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Steven – Susan – Monty – Mary

Not much wind – went out and sailed for a while then came back to the dock for a picnic.

Spent quite a bit of time going over sailing and boating basics.
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Mountaineers – July 15, 2012

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Kate – Jim – Carol – Tiffany

The wind was up and they sky was threatening.  Small craft advisory.  Some concern by one of the crew that lives in a rain zone when it was raining buckets at their place only a few miles north of the marina.

Decided not to reef the main when we started, the wind eased a bit and was not very lumpy given the wind speed.  That worked great, had lots of power and no rain.

Smiles all around and great company.

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Mountaineers – July 12, 2012

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Lori – Marcus – Demeree – Maurice

A nice evening sail, light wind, close-up view of the Laser racing fleet at the mark rounding.  Nice picnic, food and good company.

Got a up close view of a freighter and a while later a real roller coaster ride on the freighter wake, Epiphany sailed by with a fender down to entertain the crew.

Marcus got to practice his sail trim skills from his sailing class.

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Mountaineers–July 10, 2012

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Jenny – Rose – Jeff – Catherine

Nice evening sail off Shilshole in Seattle with a potluck at the dock with great conversation, nice sunset.

Could not resist putting in the funny face thing.


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Pictures of cockpitJ-92-Cockpit-01


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Jill In Command–July 7, 2012

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Jill in command having fun sailing in Seattle- First time on a sailboat – first time driving – note the smile.

This was Jill’s first time on a sail boat.  She wanted to learn how to sail.  She had studied the Basic Keelboat book but even that book is intimidating to people that have not been on a boat.

So we did the “immersion” method of just start driving and doing the other jobs.  Jill caught on quick and did a good job – but a bit of information overload and she was a bit tense at times – but did a good job.


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Mountaineers–June 20, 2012

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Steven – Susan – Rosemary – Jeff

Nice evening sail with a potluck at the dock with great conversation.


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Mountaineers–June 20, 2012

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Amy – Bob – Cindy

Nice medium wind – wind was a up a bit at the start so we left the reef in from Sunday.  The wind eased but left the reef in – turned out to be a good decision when a couple of the jibes were a bit rough and the boom came round in a hurry.  Everyone had a chance to do every job.


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Mountaineers–June 8, 2012

Mountaineers-Sailing-June-08The sun was out for the start of the trip – the rain came at the end.  Nice sunset when it was raining.  Nice wind, a Friday night group was out racing, bit of a challenge getting through the obstacle course, but some nice views of the other boats.  The other boats had better sense and were in the bar by the time the rain came.


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Mountaineers–June 3, 2012

Mountaineers–June 3, 2012Wind started light then got lighter.  Bit of a picnic while waiting for the wind to clock around and fill in.

Everybody got to do every job.  Did manage to get one picture of each person smiling and not growling at my camera.  Walked past a few other boats with way more waterline in the light stuff, and Nanook was out with the Fender Offender Shot.  Thanks Nanook for entertaining the crew.

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Mountaineers–May 16, 2012

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Nice crew – started with a reefed main but the wind did not fill in like the forecast so we took the reef out and things worked better.  CYC had their Wed night race going on and then there were several boats that looked like they were practicing for this weekend’s Regatta.  Bit of a lump but not too bad.  Did a bunch of tacks and jibes.  Nice food and company after we got back to the dock.

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Mountaineers–May 13, 2012

Bit wind and a bit of lump.  Good crew.  Went north – found an extra PATON (Private Aid to Navigation) so we got the Lat / Lon of the extra buoy – double checked the light list and the PMEL buoy was not in the system so called in a discrepancy to the CG.  Deputized the crew and made them Special Navigation Systems Deputies for their help.  A bit of GPS practice  for some of the crew also.  Sorry Patrick about only having the back of your head in the picture.  Also checked the position of the Richmond Beach Research Buoy – it was where it was supposed to be.

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Mountaineers–May 10, 2012

Nice wind for the first sail of the season.  Nice crew.

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Mountaineers–Sept 11, 2011

Nice wind (well part of the day) sunny – nice trip up to Richmond Beach.

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Captain Cheryl–Sept 7, 2011

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Captain Cheryl

Great sailing day – nice wind, great company, good food, sunny weather


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Mountaineers – Sept 3, 2011

15 – 18 knots of wind – bit lumpy but not too bad – up close with the Victoria Clipper and a container ship.  A nice time was had by all.

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Windex / Masthead

A few pictures of the Masthead

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Mountaineers July 28, 2011

SuJ’n in charge

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July 23–2011–Mountaineers

Connie, Sonu, Lori

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Captain Patti–July 8, 2011

Patti at the helm

 

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Just an empty test Post

Just an empty test post

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Mountaineers Oct 16 2010 – Blue Fin

A quick trip down to Blake Island and lunch on the boat.

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Mountaineers Sept 26 2010

The weatherman called it, clearing by 11am – then nice wind – went into Elliot Bay and the wind in the bay went light as normal -

But a nice time was had by all.

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Mountaineers Aug 27 2010

Nice wind, flat water, view of a race, nice crew and food

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Mountaineers May 30 2009

Nice group and good weather – warm in May !

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Red or Blue Two, Too, Tue??

Another color test in different light and dry concrete docks.

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Red or Blue

A test to see which color is better

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Cruising the Cars in Polson Montana

These were sent by a friend that now lives around Polson, they have an annual Crafts Fair and Car Show, It was held Saturday.  Several nice cars, my personal favorite is the “Rat Rod,” gotta love it.

Thanks John – they are nice.

2010 Cruisin the Bay Polson MT ( 1 mb PDF Download)

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Asorted Pictures 2002 to 2005

A few pictures from earlier years, the picture of my transom is from when I first got Heart of Gold and a skipper with 12 more feet of waterline tried to roll over us in light wind – no he was not successful.

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A few Sailing Pictures from 2008

A few pictures from 2008

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Maountaineers Sailing May 5 & 30 2009

Nice crew and great weather

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Sailing July 11 2009

Sailing this afternoon with some friends – nice wind gusted a bit high part of the trip but a good time was had by all – great company – Biz passed her knots – good food – sunshine – sort of warm – great smiles

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Sailing – July 02 2009

Sailing last night with some friends – thanks to Sharon and Allison for the pictures

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