We took the week of Labor Day off to go sailing. Weather and various life events conspired to keep us from embarking on any grand sailing adventures, but we still spent a lot of time on the water.Continue Reading "Labor Day Week"
I’m not sure that the sun was up when we left the house. There are very few things that will get me out of bed early enough to see that electric blue pre-dawn sky, but sailing is one of them, and we were racing in the Jet Star Regatta.Continue Reading "Jet Star Regatta"
After several weather-related delays, our club finally had the last race of the Summer Solstice Regatta.Continue Reading "Summer Solstice Roundup"
The racing will continue until morale improves.Continue Reading "The Racing Will Continue"
Friday marked the start of the Windjammers’ new Summer Solstice Race Series.Continue Reading "Friday Night, Saturday Morning"
The first impact didn’t seem that bad, but when the jib backwinded and pushed us off a wave into the other boat, the whole rig shuddered.Continue Reading "Tall Oaks 2016"
I arrived at the marina ten minutes before the captains’ meeting for Saturday’s Windjammer race, unsure if the foreshadowing was indicating that things were going unusually well or just that the world was out of order. Our Race Committee had incorporated our race into the Summer Sailstice, which is an annual celebration of sailing on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.Continue Reading "Non Sequitur"
It’s October. I should have mowed my lawn a month ago, and now there are so many leaves jammed down into the gnarled thatch that I don’t know if I should mow it, blow it, or just walk away. I had to let it go one more week though, because the wind was up and there was racing going on.Continue Reading "Last Weekend of Racing"
As the rival sailing clubs prepared for this year’s Tall Oaks-Windjammers Challenge Cup Race, the main concern for everyone was the weather.Continue Reading "Tall Oaks Challenge 2015"