Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Dear ASC Friends, I want to thank each and every one of you who helped me get to this special place in my development as a sailor. In addition, special thanks goes to Sailing, Inc in Seward. I LOVE our 'sport' and am thankful every day for the opportunity to participate.

Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Wet Wednesday - Series 1

Let the racing begin!

Get a copy of the results here in html or here in pdf.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 Class Members

"Spring" class of 2012... from back row left to right: Alex, Tamara, Rena, Jamie, Mike, Rod, Jo, Rob and front row left to right: teacher Cheryl, Jim, Kay & Marilyn

June 23 ASC Summer Sailstice and Open House

Be sure to attend our Open House on June 23, 2012. The Alaska Sailing Club will also be celebrating Summer Sailstice. We will be joining more than 16,000 sailors in a global celebration of sailing. We will celebrate both events with a Cookout and free sails for guest on the member owned big boats. Be sure to bring your family and friends. The more sailors, the more fun for everyone.

Cheryl's 2012 Sailing Class at the ASC June 9

These are pictures of Cheryl and the Sailing Class preparing to take their first sail.

More Shoreline Restoration Pictures

These are more pictures of the volunteer and club members in action to restore our shoreline.
Getting Started
Working Together
Bobcat that was run by TL to move rock and soil
 Rock that was removed from lake
Stagging area
 Working in stagging area
Putting up the containment material for work area
Marching of the willows

 Willows in the water
 Soil and Sand used in restoration moved by buckets 
 Adding soil and sand to the rocks
 Adding more sand and soil
 Placing the cori logs
 A closer look at the cori log
Taking the hammer to pound rocks into place
Burlap material to be used to secure the willows and other plants
Placing the burlap into the water
 Getting the burlap into place
Soil left to fill in the bobcat tracks

Got it all done
The finished shoreline

ASC Shoreline Restoration Project

On 6 June, 2012, Amber Bethe, from Fish and Game, brought out about 30 volunteers, and along with Bruce Lee, Jim Aumann, TL Stanbro and Bruce Lalonde, the Shoreline Restoration was completed. The following pictures were taken. I hope the pictures give you an idea of the great amount of planning, money, and manual labor that was required to reach the final result...The new and improved ASC SHORELINE.
Original Shoreline
 Bruce Lee
 Amber Bethe from Fish and Game
 Getting Started
 Working behind the containment wall
 Rocks begining the new shoreline
 Placing willows in the water
 Checking the depth of the area for  restoration
 Placing the burlap to protect the willows and other plants
 The new shoreline
 View of the new shoreline from the docks

There is a lot of soil that will be re-seed to have grass in front of the sauna and down to the shoreline. Unfortunately, rain was coming down during the restoration and overnight, so the ground is very wet. It is roped off. Please be sure to avoid that area at all times. Once the grass starts growing, it will be beautiful. Thanks to everyone that helped to accomplish the grand project.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Yes - The Time Has Finally Come

Starting Pistol Sounds the 5 Minute Countdown at 7:15 pm on Wed, 13 June 2012
(that means on the water behind the start line jockeying for position)

Questions?  Read the 2012 ASC Standing Sailing Instructions
(Note - Wed Wed are Small Boat Class Races)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Capsize Drill, 6/2/12, Dimond High School

Day One of the 'Learn to Sail' Spring Class is now Complete! Yesterday 12 new members practiced the capsize drill in the Dimond High Pool with great success! Special thanks go to Bruce Lee (prepping the laser!), Robin Lee (demonstrating the 1st capsize!) and Jim Aumann (laser delivery and class support!). Congratulations to our newest club members and class participants!