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2016 Olympic Sailing, Pre-Sailing Class, Idaho Regatta, OPM Photos

Sailing Olympics starts tomorrow!

Follow the U.S. Sailing Team as they battle for medals in the 2016 Olympics

An invitation from Joel at Ruddercraft
(Joel sends us those beautiful tiller handles we give away at our Winter Sailing Seminars)

Hi Todd,
I wanted to remind you guys that the Southern Idaho Sailing Association has four more regattas this year, in case some of your club members would like to drive a little and sail with us?
We're having a great, 1st annual event at Magic Reservoir on Aug 13th and 14th, along with three more regattas at CJ Strike reservoir in Sept and October (along with the end-of-season party, not to be missed).
Is there any way that you could blast this out to your sailing club? All boats welcome and we have good fleets in Catamarans, monos and trimarans, so run-what-ya-brung. (Portsmouth handicap)
I thought that maybe since Utah Lake was closed we could get some cross-club participation going.
At the Magic event there is both free camping and improved with an RV camp and the wind there is terrific and dependable.
Here's a link to the club's site.

I've attached a flyer for the Magic regatta and a SISA schedule, please note that the Payette Lake regatta on Sept 9th and 10th has been changed to CJ Strike reservoir on the the same weekend (better wind).
 Anything you can do to get the word out would be great, should be a great time, there is contact info on the flyer, but feel free to have interested parties call or email me as well.
Fair winds,

Thanks for the invitation Joel!

Before you "run-what-ya-brung"
Make sure you check, repack or replace, your trailers wheel bearings.
You don't want fried wheel bearings somewhere between Tremonton and Malad

Get your wheels up off the ground and give them a spin.
If they sound at all "growly", you will likely need to replace bearings and races.
It's a messy job, so be prepared to get funky.

Best Deal Spring in Payson
has never failed to locate obscure wheel bearing sets and seals.

Auto Zone actually has "Marine Grease".

When you stop for gas on your way to Idaho, take a few minutes to actually put your hand on the wheel hub to check for heat. Good bearings should not be hot to the touch.

Harbor Freight has magnetized trailer lights that can be easily removed before you back down the ramp.

Just in-case  you forgot...

We're sailing a comfy Jeanneau 42 to the Channel Islands
September 14 - 17
Get your sailing resume pumped up for your next chartering get-away.

Land Based Pre-Sailing Class
a great way to prepare yourself for on-the-water training
Fudge brownies included

Doug and Jay return from  Bonneville's
Offshore Passagemaking Course

Magical snorkeling in Bahamian waters.

Jay training Iguana to come to a whistle.
Tail up posturing means what?

More impressive snorkeling.

E-mail from Captain Doug:
Jay and I have now completed the OPM trip.  We sailed approximately one thousand miles (from Puerto Rico to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas) taking two weeks to do it.  We encountered some squalls early in the journey but then had beautiful weather after that.  We had the trade winds at our back the entire trip which made for very easy and pleasant sailing. We stopped at several islands along the way and enjoyed some fantastic snorkeling.

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