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Monica was taking pictures for the Classic Workboat Show at South Lake Union and took a couple of pictures of myself and some others on the Virginia V. So turnabout is fair play I thought, so I took four … Continue reading
Had a bit of a weather hold while the thunder and lightning went by and the rain stopped, after that a nice time was had by all
Nice weather, everyone got a chance to do all the jobs several times. Nice company and great potluck when we got back to the slip.
Here are a few pictures from the open water session of the kayak class I am taking. Was at Lake Sammamish and was an open water session. Strap us in a kayak then the kayak is flipped upside down and … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 860 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading
Nice day – sun – wind a bit light but my boat moves nice in light wind. Nice group and nice company. Sailed out around West Point and into Elliot Bay until the wind go light, then ghosted out and … Continue reading
Wind started not too bad, bit more that I wanted so just put up the main. Then sailed into the hole north of Meadow Point, took us a bit of time to get out of it. Mariam & Kathleen took … Continue reading
No wind but nice food. Went off Shilshole Marina and raised the main to make us a sailboat and to make the crew think we were really sailing. Maybe two knots of wind for a couple of minutes. Kami came … Continue reading
Wind was up a bit and the sound lumpy, reefed at the dock. Still had a bit more power than what I wanted for beginners, but did some tacks and jibes and everyone caught on quickly. Bree did a nice … Continue reading
Started out light – then filled in from the north in the afternoon and we got some good sailing in.
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Both 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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
Pictures of cockpit
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 … Continue reading
Nice evening sail with a potluck at the dock with great conversation.
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 … Continue reading
The 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 … Continue reading
Wind 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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Nice wind for the first sail of the season. Nice crew.
Nice wind (well part of the day) sunny – nice trip up to Richmond Beach.
Great sailing day – nice wind, great company, good food, sunny weather
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.
A few pictures of the Masthead
SuJ’n in charge
Connie, Sonu, Lori
Patti at the helm
Just an empty test post
A quick trip down to Blake Island and lunch on the boat. c/m
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.
Nice wind, flat water, view of a race, nice crew and food
Nice group and good weather – warm in May !