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If you're a sailor and a skier,
Harken Derm has possibly the best sun screen on the market.
And it's actually good for your skin.
We're happy to ship.
Catalina Cruise coming up fast
February 12 - 14
Deadline for reserving your stateroom, January 14.
A "blue water" experience to a magical place.
If you've never been, now's a great time.
But if you've been,
you already know why we return year after year. This is just a very special place.
Learn the systems of a "big boat".
Hands on experience to get you ready to charter in the Caribbean.
Our "Classic Valentines Day" special.
Everyone on board was so great!! Todd & Dale were the best!
And the other couples were so cool. A great experience overall!! James
Great experience with great people. Just what I envisioned! Jessica
Nice boats for sale
Sailing Science Center
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Center for Wooden Boats
USS Constitution Museum
The Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame
Tahoe Maritime Museum
But wait...there's more:
Here's a great list of Maritime Museums if your out "Road Tripping" .
Winter Sailing Seminars to begin January 23, 7 - 8:30 PM
Mike Harmer will be presenting a seminar on Chartering in Tahiti, February 20.
If you've ever been to one of Mikes first hand knowledge seminars,
recounting his sailing in some far flung location,
you know you're in for a treat.
January 23, State of the Lake, Eric Ellis, Director, Utah Lake Commission.
January 30, Principles of Celestial Navigation, Emery George.
February 6, Boat Electronics, Dewitt Smith. Marine Solar, Chad Chorniak.
February 13, Boat safety equipment, Peter Jorgensen.
February 20, Chartering in Tahiti, Mike Harmer.
February 27, Chartering in the Canadian Gulf Islands, Todd Frye.
Sailors love a good fish recipe.
The hardest part of learning to sail is terminology.
Cape Horn Passage.
Lee Force Brace
Cicely Fox Smith
There was ten men hauling on the lee fore brace
In the rain an' the drivin' hail,
Wi' the mile-long graybeards chargin' by,
In the thunderin' Cape Horn gale.
That dark it was, you scarce could see
Your hand before your face;
That cold it was, our fingers froze
Stiff as they gripped the brace.
"My Stars"! says Dan, "for a night in port
An' a Dago fiddler's tune,
An' just one whiff o' the drinks again
In a warm Callao saloon!"
There was ten men haulin' on the lee fore brace
When the big seas broke aboard;
Like a stream in spate, a foaming flood
Right fore an' aft it poured.
The ship, she staggered an' then lay still —
So deep, so dead lay she,
You'd think she could not rise again
From such a weight of sea.
There was ten men haulin' on the lee fore brace . . .
Seven when she rose at last;
The rest was gone to the pitch-dark night,
An' the sea, an' the ice-cold blast.
An' one of 'em was Dago Pete,
An' one was Lars the Dane,
An' the third was the lad whose like on earth
I shall not find again.
An' I'll heave an' haul an' stand my wheel,
An' reef an' furl wi' the rest . . .
For winds an' seas go on the same,
When they've took an' drowned the best.
An' it ain't no use to curse the Lord,
Nor it ain't no sense to moan,
For a man must live his life the same,
An' keep his grief his own.
An' I'll drink my drink an' sing my song,
An' nobody'll know but me
A lump o' my heart went down with Dan,
That night in the wild Horn sea!
Lost at Sea
Louise lost her Great Great Grandfather,
aboard the ill-fated Acton, in 1870, to Sable Island in a fierce Atlantic Winter Gale.
350 vessels are believed to have fallen victim to the sand bars, currents and fog of Sable Island.
Bonneville School of Sailing