Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Intro to Sailboat Racing Presentation

For those who missed Intro To Sailboat Racing - The Basics Wednesday night 4/29/09 at the Snowgoose, here's Tom Harrison's most excellent presentation - minus Tom's insightful live lecture, of course.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tillerman's Proper Course Blog - again

Who is Tillerman?
I am a grandfather who sails a Laser. Even though I am over 60, I suffer under the delusion that it is not too late to discover how to sail smarter and faster.In this blog I write mainly about sailing and my endless pursuit to become a better sailor. Read this blog if you want to learn from my mistakes -- there are plenty -- and to share in the fun of Laser racing Tillerman style.

Yes, I've mentioned Proper Course before, but here's yet another plug. It's worthy of checking out, if only occasionally, to see what other sailors are talking about around the world.

Tillerman is into Lasers big time and often provides links to other Laser resources. Granted, some of his posts have absolutely nothing to do with sailing, but end up being entertaining or informative, or both.

Recent worthy posts:

Alaska Sailing Club Calendar - Full Screen Version

Click here for a Full Screen Version of our ASC Calendar. I've also added a permanent link in our right hand link bar. Get ready to SAIL!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Intro To Sailboat Racing - The Basics

                                                    How's Our Transom Look?

    Anyone Interested in Sailboat Racing

When:   29th of April - 5:30 pm

Where:  Snow Goose Restaurant & Sleeping Lady Brewery - Upstairs

What:      The Basic Fundamentals of Sailboat Racing to get you to be able to safely negotiate the course.
Why:       To expose you to one of the more satisfying and challenging experiences you can encounter while rapidly building your ability to handle or crew a boat in close quarters with other boats.

"Once you race, every fault is pointed out in the way other boats sail away from you, and when you do anything well this too is revealed as you start sailing away from the rest of the fleet."  Uffa Fox   

Seating is limited to space available (but you'll be able to order food/beverage).
Please email:  and put "Intro To Sailboat Racing - The Basics" in the subject line if you plan to attend.  I will confirm with a reply email.