Sunday, March 25, 2007

Want to Learn How to Sail?

It’s not hard and it sure is fun being on the water during our Alaskan summer.

The Alaska Sailing Club is once again offering its annual adult sailing class and the dates are as follows:

Saturday, May 19th, from 1 to 4 PM, at Big Lake.
Monday, June 11th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the Barlett High School pool.
Tuesday, June 12th, from 6:30 to 9PM, at the BP Energy Center building,
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th & 17th, from 10 AM to 6 PM, at Big Lake.

The cost to attend is $450 for a family (2 people in the class) and $350 for a single person. In addition to the class, you also become a member of the Alaska Sailing Club and will have unlimited free access to 6 different sail boats all summer long.

The class is limited to 12 people so do not delay, also you must be 16 or older and be able to swim. Visit our ASC web site to see our beautiful lake front site.

Contact Dave Johnson at:

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2007 Summer Race Schedule

Hi Everyone,

We've come up with the 2007 race schedule for this summer's race series. Here's what we've got planned for this season.

May 26-27: Icebreaker Regatta (hopefully the ice is out!)

May 28: Memorial Day

July 7-8: Firecracker Regatta

Aug. 1: First Midweek Race

Aug. 8: Second Midweek Race

Aug. 15: Third Midweek Race

Aug. 18-19: Fireweed Regatta

Sept. 1-3: Governor's Cup Regatta (Labor Day weekend)

In addition to the usual races and regattas, I have instituted a midweek race series in August. These races will be held at 7:30 on the first three Wednesdays in August, ending with the Fireweed Regatta the third weekend of the month. The "Hot August Nights" series will be a points series much like the Dave Johnson cup. Points will be tallied up from all of the races including the Fireweed race results and trophies will be awarded accordingly at the end of the Fireweed Regatta.

Also, I am looking for volunteers to serve on the Race committee. If anyone is interested in helping out with the races, whether it be helping time a race or running the committee boat, please contact me and I will be glad to make you an honorary member of the prestigious Race Committee.

I hope everybody is as excited to hang out at the lake and get some racing in as I am!
Have a great spring,

Troy Aumann

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tacticat - Online Sailing Tactical Training

While pursuing the latest from sailing blog meister Tillerman I came across an outlet for us sailors confined in the hardwater months of Alaska. It’s called Tacticat and I’ve signed up to try it out (it’s Free).

It’s a virtual sailing race with hundreds of online sailors. It has all the elements of a real race, except of course the wind in your hair and the sun on your face (also no water balloons). Tillerman offers 14 postings with plenty of tips to get you going.

Look out Tim we’re gaining on you!

Tillerman just retuned from some wild Laser sailing in the Carribean at the Laser Caribbean Midwinters.

Monday, March 12, 2007

ASC visits the Kona Sailing Club

Last Harrah tries to close the gap on the last leg of the race.

Last minute instructions from First Mate Fred

Launching the Holua Kai

Leaving Kona small boat harbor.

Here is the crew of the Holua Kai. Captain Tom at the helm. Robbie on the hatch cover working on his sunburn. Fred and Kurt taking a break after a great race with Holua Kai edging out Last Harrah right at the finish. We crossed the line second overall but after the adjusted times came in we were paced 5th. But our main goal was achieved by beating Last Harrah. Both boats are Hobie 33 mono hulls built in the 1980's.


This is the only club owned boat at the KSC. After the sails gave out they turned it into one of the most useful items at the club.

Here are some of the other burgees that hang in the KSC clubhouse.

The ASC Burgee hangs in the KSC clubhouse