Live in AZ? Want to Get Out of the Heat?
The Arizona Yacht Club is starting to put on a series of cruises, the first being July 15-17, to Catalina Island, CA to reinvigorate the Cruising Fleet. You can join them and even maybe get your ASA Certifications at the same time! Flotilla sailing is loads more fun than just soloing it. Check out the... Continue Reading →
Cool Anchoring Trick!
This Anchoring Trick, presented by NauticEd, is a great way to steady the motion of the boat when the waves and the wind aren't inline when on anchor. https://sailing-blog.nauticed.org/anchoring-with-side-waves/ Interested in learning how to sail? NauticEd is a great way to gain an in depth education and allows you to rank up by logging your... Continue Reading →
Sailing Still a Pandemic Option
As much as we've all been "hunkered down" (some more than others) to avoid contracting COVID 19, I wanted to share that there is still sailing to be had! Much like RV'ing, sailing is something done off by yourself with a (very) small group of people. Wife, Kim, and Daughter, Hailey, on the bow of... Continue Reading →
I ran across this video and thought it was fun and informative...hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/c9cgczaqQPA
Laser 4.7 Rig – The Laser Progression
If you aren't familiar with the Laser, it is a great boat for Juniors all the way up to Octogenarians. There are three sail sizes...4.7, Radial, and Full. All that is required to change between them is the sail, and a different length lower mast. In most major regattas, if you register for the full,... Continue Reading →
Sailing World – Life in the Passing Lane
Came across this little gem of an article on Sailing World's website. I've always said I prefer to be in the "Back of the front than the front of the back" and here are some good ideas on how to do it... SAILING WORLD - Life in the Passing Lane
Growing into Lasers
One of my favorite things about the Laser sailboat is the range of sails you can outfit it with. My son had been racing the O'pen Bic (rebranded O'Pen Skiff recently) but he's grown up over the summer (+30 lbs!). Got him a Laser and the small 4.7 rig and now he and his friend... Continue Reading →
SpotX Upgrade – Troubleshooting Tip
https://youtu.be/fOExLb_7MOo Recently upgraded from the Spot Gen3 to the SpotX. Initially, texts weren't sending...this is what I did to fix it...
Cinco de Mayo Safety Briefing!
Safety Briefing on inflatable PFDs recorded from live event by Chuck Hawley. https://youtu.be/vhUgr9PR6HI