Tuesday, November 08, 2011

New Alaska Sailing Club Mugs !!!

Brand new etched Alaska Sailing Club mugs will be available at the annual meeting on Thursday. The Brecht Studio in Eagle River has again produced a beautiful mug. These 14oz mugs are available in solid colors of black, green and burgundy. They are in limited supply and will be on a first come first serve basis at the meeting. Priced very attractively $15.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Solo Bucc Racing

Hey Bucc Sailors - If you follow the Buccaneer 18 group you might have seen this.  He's beam reaching with the chute, solo in 5-10 kt.  I though it was worth a second look and a posting.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where's Waldo?

At the Lae Yacht Club, PNG.
Sorry, no burgees...
Paul Willing

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How and Why America's Cup Cats Fly

My Hobie may not fly for the Gov Cup (still stuck in PNG), but you mechanically minded and engineering types will find this article interesting.  It describes the hows and whys of the boat design and the winged sails used.

Fun Factoid - a winged sail puts less stress on the boat than a soft sail, while generating more power.  Thus you can make the boat lighter - hence FASTER!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Burgee Exchange with Royal Papua Yacht Club

Met the Commodore (check out his outfit!) and exchanged burgees.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


See the article at http://www.frontiersman.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Into the harbor...

Another fine day at ASC!

More Cat-Dog Adventures

More Cat-Dog...

2011 Firecracker Regatta

Coming this Saturday and Sunday -
Racing, potluck, and Family Fun Day!

Hobie 16 For Sale

John's Consignments, Big Lake Rd.
Asking $975. Has tramp, sails and rudders and trailer.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Get Ready for the Firecracker Regatta and Family Fun Day

Wooden Boats (pickup materials on Friday, July 1st)
We are going to have the wooden boat competition again this year. The boats will be similar to last years design; 12' x 3.5" piece of wood (we will supply the wood). It comes with a 3/16" dowel that is almost 12" tall for the mast.

You can make your own sail out of any material. The rules allow you to add a rudder, centerboard or whatever else might make your boat faster (no motors). You can also paint your boat.

This year we will be doing a few different heats so we don't put so many people on the docks at the same time. We will pass out the boat and mast on Friday, July 1st and the races will be start around 11:00 on the 2nd.

July 2nd Saturday
Races - 9:30 (little kids, big kids, adult, family)
Sack races (two people to a sack)
Kid water relay will be after the wooden boat races (inflatable boats, canoe, Laser, swimming).

Hay Scramble (each family should try to bring $3 in change per kid, if possible, if not, please join the fun anyway)
This might be in the afternoon after the Firecracker Regatta starts or in between racing. Additional change from other club members would be great. I will supply other prizes to sprinkle in the hay.

Depending on interest we could do some other games and or races (such as an adult water relay). These games are fun for everyone (whether you play or watch), bring your kids and your grandkids and join us for a great day of family fun.
We will have a BBQ in the evening; hot-dogs and hamburgers.  Please bring salads, appetizers, dessert or drinks. For questions, suggestions or to volunteer, use club email.

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 Summer Sailstice - Saturday June 18th

Get a pdf copy of the flyer here.

Oracle Racing Capsize

Practicing for the upcoming America's Cup, even former America's Cup Champions can have a rough day on the water!


Monday, June 06, 2011

Open House this Saturday - June 11th

Sail World Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of the Sail World Newsletter.  There's a good range of racing articles and some very interesting updates on the America's Cup and lead up series - many changes with new multihull format (and why!):

For 160 years, the America’s Cup has been contested in monohulls. The introduction of multihulls is intended to transform the event into a spectator friendly competition while also heightening the action with yachts that can sail more that twice the speed of the wind.

'The switch to multihulls has left the slow boats in the past,' added Russell Coutts, CEO of ORACLE Racing. 'The new boats are just one element of a total transformation of the America’s Cup. The excitement is higher, racing more physical and challenging and rules simpler. Best of all, here in the Bay, the action is right in front of the public.'

And if you don't know who Russell Coutts is....well, he used to race monohulls.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Great Effort

Another big Thank You, to all those that turned out for the second work party. We got the docks launched and connected to land. Grounds clean up and trash in a central location, waiting for someone with a trailer to remove.
For those of you that have time this week, the trash needs to be removed.
The Dock bumper project started by Geoff needs to be continued, look at the dock nearest the hoist and continue on.
We didn't get to setup the tents and tables which can be done next Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: Hazard to navigation, the end of the lakeward dock arm is tied to bouy #128. The rope is just under the surface. This is a temporary measure and will be rectified ASAP.

Once again thanks.

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Sailing Instructions

Get your copy of this season's sailing instructions here or on the RH menu.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

And More!

RC Boat Coming Together

Go team!
Bruce, Paul, Geoff, Taylor, Greg and Wayne

Sunday, May 08, 2011

First Work Party 2011

We got a good start on the on the grounds cleanup, Skipjack rigging and dock refurbishment. There are still some docks to do, plus launching them which we will do at the next work party.

A big "Thank You" to all those who participated. Hope to see as many at the next on on the 21st. We particularly need strong backs to get the docks in the water.

Once again, thank you all for yout time and efforts on behalf of the Club.


Friday, May 06, 2011

Jewel Lake is Open!

Typically, Big Lake is 2 weeks later.

Paul Willing

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring time

Star date: April 22nd. Lots of snow on the ground but its melting fast. There are still trucks driving on the lake but thats crazy. In about a month we'll be sailing.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

ASC Auction Action

Pirate Auctioneers.
Paul Willing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

ASC Fundraiser!! Sat Apr 2nd

Vice Commodore Jim says,
"Come to the fundraiser at 5:30pm or you will be keel hauled. Bring friends, family, coworkers, or anyone you know with MONEY!"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2011 Calendar of Events

Here ya go folks. You can click the photo and print it for your refrigerator.  Or use this Link to pdf version.  We'll get it entered in our Google Calendar soon too.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ice Boating!

Test post, using Blogger Insert Video toolbar button.


Go to YouTube.
Find video.
RH click in browser address bar and Copy link to video.
Back to Blogger.
Choose Insert a Video button.
In dialogue box select YouTube and then Paste video address from step above.
A list of video thumbnails will appear.
Choose the one you want.
Click Select.
Video is inserted.
Publish Post button.
Done as seen below.

Same video posted in another way:

Got to YouTube.
Find video.
Below viewer, look for Embed tab and click it.
Accept defaults, but choose Custom size - type 500 into width box. RH click and copy code.
In Blogger in New Post tab.
Type Title, etc.
Click Edit HTML tab.
Scroll to end of all visible text and Paste code.
Publish Post.
Check it out - Note selecting too large of a video size in YouTube may affect how the blog is shown, i.e. it should not be wider than other postings and thus encroach on RH menus or push menus to bottom of blog - hence the 500 width.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Wright Stripes

Live on stage in Anchorage!

Paul Willing

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hard Water

The other season of Sailing

Saturday, January 08, 2011

ASC article in the Bucc Class Association EOY newsletter

For those of you who are not members of the Buccaneer Class Associtaion, I thought you would like to read the great article submitted by Dave J. published in the Association newsletter. Thanks Dave!

I'm looking forward to Spring, ice free waters and fun sailing in 2011!