Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Alaska Sailing Club Bistro Mugs !!!

Brand new Alaska Sailing Club Bistro Mugs are here just in time for that perfect Christmas gift. These are the same quality etched mugs created by the Brecht Studio who has made those great Sailing Club race trophys. The mugs are being sold nearly at cost, just $18 each. If you order by Friday evening we will make arrangements to have the mugs at the Alaska Sailing Club Holiday party on Friday (not Saturday as I had posted earlier). Email your orders to The mugs come in blue or burgundy as shown above. We have a limited stock on hand and we can't guarantee that we will have another order ready by Christmas.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Get on the Blog the Easy Way

Yo Sailors,

It's full on winter, complete with ice storms and freezing rain.  What better time to learn a new skill?

You've seen the blog posts by others and thought, "I'd like to do that, but it's too much trouble, what with all that weird blogger stuff, etc.", "Takes too long.", "I'll do it later"....

Well now, you can post to the blog directly via email.  You can even do it via smart phone email.  That's how I did these (complete with photos):

The email address to post is provided separately.

The email subject line becomes the blog post title.

And More Harken Highlights!!

And, of course, Harken's salute to the Hobie 16.

More Harken Highlights!!

Not to be outdone by Tom's Buc post below.... here's Harken's salute to the 505.

2010 ASC Annual Meeting

Good Evening Sailors

You have a mostly new group of officers-

Commodore- Bruce Lee

Sr. Vice Commodore- Jim Aumann

Education Vice Commodore- Cheryl Childers

Racing Vice Commodore- Tom Harrison

Secretary- Kevin Frank

Treasurer- TL Stanbro

Harbor Master- Wayne Kent

Past Commodore- Geoff Wright

Kevin and Jim are filling vacancies at mid term.
TL and Cheryl are carrying through.

This group is a fantastic back up to your new Commodore--
Who will impinge upon them greatly.

The members also pasted an update to our Club Rules--
We post these on the Web Site shortly.

Race results and trophies were presented by Tom Harrison.

PW - Here's a link to the last Wet Wednesday Race of the season (previously omitted from the blog).

PW - 2010 Sailing Season overall results for the Dave Johnson Cup and the Robar Cup are here.  Scoring format is high score wins, with points awarded to correspond with the number of boats in each regatta.  I.e. ten boats raced, winner gets 10 points, second place gets 9 points, etc.  Tie breaks are per Appendix A.

And Geoff presented the Above and Beyond awards.
The recipients were:

Cheryl Childers for her amazing work with Youth Groups.

George Tolly, Rick Gilmore and Keith Barton for keeping our club in one piece during the fall wind storm.

Wayne Kent for keeping the Racing fair and fast.

Teri Stanbro for filling all the vacant holes in our board.

And finally Jay and Melissa Brudzinski for there help on events and on the board.

Thanks to all that attended the Annual Meeting

Bruce Lee

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free Boating Safety Course

The Alaska Office of Boating Safety will be offering Alaska Water Wise, a boating course designed for Alaskans on December 11, 2010 from 9 - 6 in the Atwood Building on 550 West 7th Avenue in Anchorage. Segments include pre-departure preparation, boating operations, boating emergencies, cold-water survival, navigation/rules of the road, and legal requirements. Students who attend all sessions, and pass the written exam and skills will be issued a course completion certificate. The course is free but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704 or Megan Piersma at (907) 269-6042.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jay & Melissa's Going Away Party

Thank you for a wonderful party! Being members in the Alaska Sailing Club has been the greatest experience of our time in Alaska. Thank you so much for the friendship and good times. Fair winds and a following sea to you all and we hope to see you in Florida. Take care and sail safe...

Monday, October 04, 2010


Temporary Shoreline Hardening

Docks on Their Backs Await Future Repairs

Rock Gang

Monday, September 27, 2010


Everyone is so sorry to hear about the damage to Keith, Bruce & Tina, and George's boats. George lost his motor and has hull damage. Of course we have all heard that Keith's and the Lelonde's boats were severly damaged. Hopefully George will find his motor and repairs will allow everyone to sail next season.
The RL was damaged as well. It has a large area that will need to be removed. It is very soft and there is question if she is even worth fixing? Careful consideration will be given to the problem and no quick decisions will be made. The pontoon boat will need to have work as well. The most alarming problem is the severe shoreline erosion. I will post additional photos of that and the docks.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Frostbite Results

I gave Paul the wrong information. In the results of the Frostbite Regatta the skipper of 2838 was incorrectly identified as Dawn Aumann when in fact the skipper was Tom Harrison.

It should be noted in the scratch challenge held later in the day, involving Bucs 5262, 5263 and 2838. Dawn Auman did in fact skipper 2838 to second place ahead of 5263.

Monday, September 20, 2010

2010 Frostbite Regatta

Foggy and frostbitten....

Results now updated per Wayne's post above.

Final results here.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

2010 Governor's Cup Regatta

Final Results -

It was wet, it was windy, it was light wind, it was sprinkles.... patches of blue sky appeared as the fleet pulled the boats after the last race...

Elayne Hunter wins the 2010 Governor's Cup for small boats.

Tina Lalonde took the honors for big boats.

Get the detailed final results here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Congratulations to the New Pirate King and Queen

Congratulations to Cindy & Jeremy our newest Pirate King & Queen. Reed's Ravagers managed to amass a treasure of 103 gold coins, jewels & pirate ducks. A treasure of coins, jewels & ducks were amassed by the rest of the ASC Fleet as well:

Wylie Wright Crew - The bag of Blue Sapphires!
Raunchy Ray & The Monfore Crew - 75
The Arr-Gets - 69
The Crew of Adventure - 57
Black Bruce and his wench Red - 55
Capt. No Beard (and his dad) - 45
The Lone Seaman - 23

My pictures are slim so if anyone has some pictures of this years race throw them on the Blog.

Your favorite (former) Pirate King and Queen

August White Sail Pictures

I think we should have named this White Sail event the "What-A-Sail" event. Although it was a bit cloudy (and eventually did rain), the winds were great and the lake was full of ASC sailboats. Thanks Chris for getting this new event organized!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Former Pirate Queen Art

A certain Former Pirate Queen's art is currently on display at Cafe Felix (in Metro Books). Hurry, only one week left for display - photos don't really do justice.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Whale of a Tale

First reported by Ray via email and seen on NBC news last night -

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Boy Scouts at ASC

With the help of Bruce and Tina LaLonde, 2 scouts were able to complete the last steps needed for their Sailing Merit Badge. Both boys are very close to their Eagle Scout recognition. Even little Isaac LaLonde joined in the action for the capsize drill. It was great fun!

Friday, July 16, 2010