Don't forget your Harken Derm before you leave home.
It's reef safe and actually good for your skin.
Utah Lake water level inching closer to 100% full.
Currently 92% full.
Winter Sailing Seminars to begin.
Hosted by Lindon Marina,
located in the Lindon Marina General Store.
January 23, 2020. 7-8:30 PM
State of the Lake
Eric Ellis, Director, Utah Lake Commission.
Winter Sailing Seminars Hosted by Lindon Marina
Every Thursday, 7 - 8:30 PM
January 23, State of the Lake, Eric Ellis, Director, Utah Lake Commission.
January 30, Principles of Celestial Navigation, Emery George.
February 6, Boat Electrical Systems, Dewitt Smith. Marine Solar, Chad Chorniak.
February 13, Boat Safety Equipment, Peter Jorgensen.
February 20, Chartering in Tahiti, Mike Harmer.
February 27, TBA.
Ice Sailing in Siberia
March 5, Chartering in the Canadian Gulf Islands, Todd Frye.
(Watch full screen)
Hey wait a minute!
If iceboats go "sailing" along, typically at 40 MPH (top speeds have hit 124 MPH), they seem lots more dangerous than sail/sail boats.
How come iceboat operators aren't required to obtain an operators permit/license?
I'll take the safety of a sail/sailboat any day.
We will be safely sailing to Catalina...
On a large and very safe Jeanneau 44' monohull
Sail to Catalina on a safe and stable...
very very large and spacious, (and safe), 42' Catamaran.
I woke up at 6 AM this Saturday morning
with Neil Young's Harvest Moon playing in my head.
I'm sure I haven't heard it for a year or so.
Then putting a few finishing touches on the newsletter,
I noticed an intriguing comment left about Waterlust,
after the "Ice Sailing in Siberia" feature in this newsletter.
Hitting "play" on the R2AK film,
something familiar starts going through my mind at 11:52.
Maybe I need to start getting Wyewacket ready for a trip to Port Townsend.
Interestingly, Wyewacket is a PNW boat, competing in the Swiftsure,
Whidbey Island Race, Olson 30 Nationals, and weekend races out of Shilshole Bay Marina.
R2AK Race start June 8, 2020.
We sailed some of these same waters during our recent Canadian Gulf Islands cruise.
A beautiful experience with an incredible crew.
Our evening "after dinner discussions" at anchor were magical.
We laughed 'til we cried.
I really (strongly) recommend you take along a copy of one of Patrick McManus's books
to read out loud while at anchor, somewhere out in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.
The first folks to fill a boat for a "Learn to Sail" class in 2020,
will receive their very own Patrick McManus book
(to read at anchor somewhere out there).
Bonneville School of Sailing