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Sail Savvy! Celestial Navigation Class Coming Soon!!

Jim pointed to the mainsail and said it was fully battened with a large roach. A large roach? Yeech! But Jim wasn't talking about vermin. What is the roach of a sail?

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This Thursday (February 9)  Bill Colombo from Doyle Sailmakers, will be flying in from San Francisco to share valuable information on sails. Bring your questions about replacement, care and repair, and get the latest on sail technology from these "Made in the USA" sail lofts. You will also have the opportunity to receive free estimates for top of the line sails at competative prices.

Next week (February 16th) Tim Adams will share tips, secrets, and facts on How to Make Your Sailboat Fly!   A past lecturer with Bonneville, Sailor's World Instructor and Ocean Racer, Tim is going to explain the fascinating world of aerodynamics, as applied to sailboat airfoils moving in a fluid environment. If you want to understand how your boats works, Tim will introduce you to some fascinating functions of sails, keels and rudders.

The seminars will be held at the Utah Lake State Park Visitor's Center.
Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30 PM
No registration required.
Seminar Information and Schedule

Celestial Navigation
February 24, March 2, 9, 16
Have you ever gazed up into the evening sky wondering how ancient mariners used the stars for navigation on the open ocean?  Join us to discover the secrets of the night sky and a navigation skill that remains valuable to today's sailors.  Learn how to use a sextant, read printed tables and almanacs, and much, much more!
  $50.00 Registration due by February 10th.
For those who have taken this class before, you are welcome to join us again at a
Refresher Rate of $75.00.

Offshore Passage Making
April 6, 13, 20
$200.00 deposit required to hold your space.
Please call 801.636.5204 to register.

Trivia answer:  The roach is the outward curve in the after edge of a fore-and-aft sail. This curved portion of a sail increases the sail area and is often supported by battens, or slats sewn into the sail to keep it from sagging.

Bonneville School of Sailing

Contact Us
    •   (801) 636.5204
    •  Utah Lake State Park
       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
        •  M-Sat: 8am - 9pm