Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More 2009 Icebreaker Photos

More photos here. No on the water racing action this time, but plenty of harbor shots, plus a special "first solo sail". Click on the slideshow box to go to Picasa and download any you want copies of.

Photo credits - Paul Willing

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 Icebreaker Photos

Photos from the Icebreaker Regatta:

Photo credits Dawn Aumann.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Captain Dan Heath shows what he's made of by showing his girl's bottom! The RL gave her heart and soul today and everyone got to enjoy the show. The International beard and moustache competitor, Ray, played w/ his GPS and kept us on course!
Don't you just want to hug the Montgomery? She's so darn sweet! Her captain, Bruce and crew of 2, were enjoying the bob in the sun. Even bobbing along can land one in 2nd place! Congrats!
The Bucs sneak up like silent sharks ready to devour anything in their path...

2nd Vice Commodore Tom Harrison, gives the low down on some racing rules of the water!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

2009 Icebreaker Regatta

Live from Big Lake, it's the Icebreaker Regatta. Standby for "live" racing updates and results here.

The ice is gone, the sun is out and the racers are preparing their boats. We're hoping the forecast holds for afternoon wind.

But... as it turned out, Race 1 was a drifter until the last mark when the wind filled in. Race 2 had steady wind ~8 mph throughout.

Sunday brought sunny skies in the morning... and a dead calm lake. Race 3 went on as scheduled at 2:00 pm, but it was so calm many boats were towed to the start area. It was another drifter, but excellent for working on your tan.

With a nice 10 - 12 mph wind filling in around 4:30 pm we mobilized for a 5:00 pm start. Now this is some real racing! This reporter had to return to the dock for a quick batten repair - hence a very late start - but it was worth it just to scoot around the course, fly a hull and let out a hearty yeeee haaa! Big Lake sailing doesn't get much better.

Fellow racers don't be shy - post comments to this or post your own story.

Day 1 Results

Final Results

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ASC Web Site Updated with New Logo

Check it out at - Alaska Sailing Club.

With racing just around the corner this weekend, check out some real RL racing in the photo below. Note reef in mainsail. Photo from our Aussie brethren from the RL website

While down under on the RL website, if you visit this page you may spy some familiar photos.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009 Ice Breaker Regatta

The Alaska Sailing Club's
2009 Ice Breaker Regatta

Big Lake, Alaska
May 23rd & 24th

Races are scheduled for 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 and 4:00 pm on Sunday. Come early and enjoy a pre-race potluck at 1:00 pm on Saturday. The theme of the Potluck is “your favorite comfort food”. Not a cook? We can always use chips and drinks to share. Hope to see everyone there!
Contact Jay or Chris at 696-3450. Thank you.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ice Breaker Regatta - Notice to Competitors

The following start times are scheduled for the 2009 Ice Breaker Regatta:

Sat 23 May - 4 pm & 6 pm; Sun 24 May - 2 pm & 4 pm.

As in previous years - if the wind is holding following a race,
another race may quickly follow on the heals to take advantage of

Race Committee Team Training

To better facilitate Hands-On Race Committee Team Training - Training
has been rescheduled to take place on the first day of the Iceberg
Regatta at 2 pm at the Club facilities on Big Lake. This is a great
opportunity to de-mystify what it takes to put on and record a race.
It's a lot of fun (especially now with the pontoon boat) and really
helps support the Club's race program. Novice and experience sailors
are strongly encouraged to play a part!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First 2009 Work Party

Check out all these great folks working hard to get the club ready for the 2009 season!

Our resident chimney sweep

Paul found thousands of great items in the tool shed
Ray was everywhere!!
We are going to post this pile on Craigslist and Ebay First offer over $1000 can have this bit of history.

Bruce and Tim work out the plan for camper parking

The sailing clubs first ever fire and rescue squad. Captain Jay at the helm

Jay with his able bodied fire and rescue crew