What a great event! Desert Wind Sailing fielded 5 teams and chartered a fleet of Etchells 22s making it the first Etchells fleet race anyone is aware of at Lake Pleasant. The wind cooperated most of the weekend and Dave Perry didn't make too much fun of us at the video coaching session on Saturday... Continue Reading →
George Washington declared the first Thanksgiving Day Celebration in Nov of 1789, but it was Abraham Lincoln who created a standing national holiday in 1863 amidst a Civil War "...to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the... Continue Reading →
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Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta – our next event!
Desert Wind Sailing is fielding 3 or 4 Etchells for the AYC Birthday Regatta!
Upwind Speed Modes
Great article in Sailing World about begin able so sail upwind in all speed modes. What is a speed mode? Read on to find out!
Windless Sailing Practice
Well...whawhat do you do whwhen there is no wind? Practice kinetics of course!!
Bringing up the Next Generation
Had a really great time "racing" my Catalina 270 in PHRF NonSpin on Saturday with my son. He's 10 and wanted to crew! He did a great job for 2 races then he drove the last race...haven't gotten the results of the racing back yet, but the results of some quality Father & Son time... Continue Reading →
Check Under the Tape!
As you are doing seasonal checks of your boat, here is a gentle reminder to dig in a little. Remove the rigging tape and look for problems...like this one...When you turn the wire around that hard, it un-lays a bit and is one if the first places to look for failure.Happy sailing!