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.