Free Sailing Seminar and Upcoming Navigation Class
BONNEVILLE’S WINTER SAILING SEMINAR SERIES
THE GREAT SALT LAKE YACHT CLUB
Jerry Harwood, Commodore
and GSLYC Officers
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Introduction and brief review of the GSLYC’s history as one of the oldest yacht clubs in the U.S. Details of the club's purpose and scope of activities, including latest updates on threats to the Great Salt Lake's environment. Overview of club programs including: Racing, Cruising, Women’s and Junior’s programs, Seminars, Sail Fest, and Social Calendar. We’ll be sharing photos of all of our various activities throughout program and offering raffle prizes of GSLYC logo merchandise.
PILOTING / COASTAL NAVIGATION CLASS
is taking on a new dimension!
After designing the visuals for this course, spreading out my old nav charts of Croatia, the idea of creating a “virtual class” with actual DVD footage of our 8-day adventure, would make the perfect platform to teach coastal navigation. Using our charts of the Dalmatian Coast, we’ll leave Dubrovnik on board the impressive, German flagged 40’ Bavaria, Nepomuk. We’ll compute ETA to our first stop-over on the island of Miljet, using D/S/T formulas. As the journey continues northward, plotting our course in real-time, brings us to Korcula, Marco Polo’s birthplace. We’ll explore this ancient port on foot to listen to a street quartet sing Croatian ballads, then discover a huge luxury sailing yacht belonging to a Turkish Princess. Back on the water, we will need to course correct for a safe harbor, as legendary Bora winds force us off course, requiring set and drift calculations. Land mass recognition from charts will establish our triangulated position with the help of our three-legged Station Plotter. Traditional nav tools (parallel rules, dividers, pelorus, hand held compass will be demonstrated). Visit our web page for dates, times and course fee.