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The Schooner RED WITCH

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The Schooner RED WITCH was named after the epic sea story "Wake of the RED WITCH" by Garland Roark. The spacious salon is decorated with original posters and pictures from the 1949 movie starring John Wayne and Gail Russell.

The Schooner RED WITCH was built expressly for chartering. The two cabin tops are at chair height and provide passengers with comfortable seating. Wide decks and safety rails allow for easy movement. The weight of the vessel along with the steadying effect of the wind in the sails make seasickness a rarity. Our trained crew will welcome you aboard and help make your cruise a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Passengers are encouraged to help set the sails, take the helm, or just relax and enjoy the magic of a Tall Ship.   more...

 



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MARK BRYAN WINS 2005 MELGES 24 LAKEFEST REGATTA

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19 APRIL 2005 • Mark Bryan on BARKING FISH won the Melges 24 class at the 2005 Lakefest Regatta at Lake Texoma this past weekend. It was a tight battle through out the three days. With light winds on Friday and Saturday, races were postponed until the evening breezes came in. Sunday offered one race that was held in 8-10 knots of wind which was more Melges 24 conditions compared to the previous two days. After day one, David Scruggs from Jackson, Mississippi onboard BRAVO ZULU had the lead with a 2, 1 score followed closely by Michael Sher from Dillon, Colorado on SHIRAZ with a 3, 2 score. BARKING FISH showed some inconsistency with a 1, 5 score.

On day two BRAVO ZULU still had the lead with a 2, 3 score. Bryan moved into second with a 1, 2 score, and Matt Mayo from Dallas, Texas onboard TRICK MONKEY moved into third place with an impressive 3, 1 score.    more...

 



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Understanding IRC Handicap Differences

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“ARE WE WINNING?”
 
Simplistically, each 0.001 of rating difference between two boats represents a corrected time difference of approximately 3.6 seconds per hour. This will however only be absolutely correct for boats rating very close to 1.000. So how can you be certain whether you are beating your rivals on the race course?
 
Starting with boat A rating 1.010 and boat B rating 0.995, if Boat A sails for one hour, her corrected time will be 1.010 hours which is 1:00:36 (1 hour 0 minutes 36 seconds). Boat B will beat Boat A if her corrected time is less than that. To find out what this means in terms of time, we want to find Boat B’s maximum elapsed time. To do this divide Boat A’s corrected time by Boat B’s rating - 1:0:36 / 0.995 = 1:00:54. In other words Boat B can sail for up to an extra 54 seconds before her corrected time is more than boat A's. An easier way of doing the same thing is to divide the rating of boat A by the rating of boat B – ie 1.010/0.995 = 1.015 and 1.015 hours is 1:00:54.    more...
 


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Young's US adventure

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A SAILOR who learnt his craft on the Manning heads to America this week to take up a three year position running one of the world's premier teams.

Anthony Young was in his own words, 'head hunted' by American billionaire Philippe Kahn to take charge of Pegasus Racing for the next three years. Young, his wife Sonya and 19 month old son will be based in Santa Cruze.

Now 40, Young started sailing on the Manning River as a young schoolboy in VJs.

He progressed to VS's, also on the Manning, before heading to Sydney where he raced in the 18 footers. He's since put together a lengthy CV that includes 13 Sydney to Hobart Races for three wins and five seconds. In more recent times he has run the Australian 18 Foot League, where he was made a life member in 2003.   more...


 



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MELGES 32 WINS LAKEFEST REGATTA!

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Story by Steve LeMay - Melges 32 "Sooner Magic"

The winds were marginal but the Melges 32 lived up to its reputation! The most recent owner, Garland Bell of Oklahoma City was gracious enough to invite a great team to the Texoma Lakefest regatta held in Dennison, Texas to race the new Melges 32. The team had never sailed together but felt right at home on the boat. Eric Hood, our factory rep met us at the marina on Thursday morning with the boat. Rigging and launching ws done in record time. The simplicity of the gin pole caught several eyes. We even beat a Hobie 33 ( deck stepped) to the water!

Racing started Friday after a 1 hour postponement due to no wind. The first race ws started in 3 kts true. The 32 was absolutely awesome in light air. We led wire to wire which was going to be a common occurance throughout the weekend. The second race gave us a little more wind ( 7kts) and the boat really streched its legs. We had the light jib up and used North's new Code 2a runner for the downwind. We beat our competitor, a Beneteau 40.7 sailed by another North rep ( Name withheld) by 10 minutes boat for boat! The boat switches gears easily with the mast ram. Shroud tension can be changed in about 10 seconds.
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Cruising at Last - A beautifully written memoir about sailing the East Coast

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Elliott Merrick had always wanted to cruise the East Coast. Not finding the boat he wanted, Merrick built his own boat when he was just a beginner. He acquired plans for the perfect boat, a twenty-foot sailboat, and went about building it on weekends, in anticipation of retirement and the cruise of his dreams with his wife and cherished companion, Kay. He describes building his boat, the challenges of navigating in fog with only a compass to steer by, learning how to anchor and set a spinnaker, meeting wonderful characters of every sort along the way. All the trials and all the triumphs join together to tell a spellbinding tale full of passion about the simple joy of cruising.

This is the stuff coastal sailing is made of. Merrick's turn of phrase is so lovely and his descriptions so perceptive that you can just feel the exhiliaration jumping off the pages into your own dreams. He recounts harrowing experiences from which they learned, and you easily progress through Merrick’s exciting journey from novice to accomplished sailor, even when he doubts his own abilities. Most of all, he captures the sheer delight of a good sail, a successful passage, and a rewarding experience. As the publisher points out, Merrick recounts “the unutterable joy of our good days, when the bow wave sparkled white, and the sky was so blue you lost yourself in it.”   more...



 



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Practice Racing - The good and the bad approach

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return to the home pageby Wally Cross

In all sports, practice is essential for success. While practicing we work on boat handling problems, speed issues and starting techniques. I am convinced poor practice is more harmful than not practicing at all.

Once the gun goes off many of us act much differently than we did during our last practice. The excitement of the start and other boats so close tends to make us more anxious than when we sail by ourselves. Usually the heart rate increases with all the excitement and based on the performance our minds play games.

Practice is important to control our emotions and clearly outline the responsibilities of each crew. In buoy racing there are three types of practices;

  • Boat Handling (one boat)
    • Tacking every 30 sec (roll and rock)
    • Gibing every 20 sec (roll and rock)
    • Sailing backwards
    • Staying stationary
    • Top and Bottom mark rounding
    • Hoisting and dousing spinnaker
    • Dropping and hoisting genoa/jib

It is important while practicing the boat handling drills the team is focused for an agreed period of time. Relax and discuss the practice before and after, yet when it is time to practice the focus should be like it was a real race.

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The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Presentation

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The 90' Super Maxi Nicorette Blasts off a wave on her way to Line Honors in the 2004 RaceThe 628 nautical mile course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world,  a challenge to everyone who takes part. Come hear the recap and review of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race by local Doyle Sailmaker and club member John Baxter who participated in the 2003 Race on the N/M-46 Quest finishing 2nd in class, and in 2004 winning his class on the IMX-40 Nips-N-Tux. The photos and video will leave you with a real feeling of what the race is like.

Following is the date and time of a presentation I am doing on the Sydney Hobart Race at Chicago Yacht Club.. It is very important to make a reservation. Hope to see you there

Regards,   John Baxter


When: April 26, 2005  Starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Chicago Yacht Club Monroe Station

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Key West, A Sailing Destination

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Lumbering beyond the breakwalls of historic Key West Seaport, with a frisky zodiac acting as a bow thruster, Captain George Smith eased the throttles and brought his vessel’s long bowsprit into the wind. As the schooner Western Union slowed, the 20 or so guests helped the crew haul up the gaff-headed main and foresail. I admit, most guests were more concerned about keeping their drinks on an even keel than putting their backs into the job at hand. As the first mate gave orders to ease the peak halyard a bit and take up on the throat, the onboard musician broke into the shanty "Hard Away Joe," accompanied by his hammered dulcimer.  more...



 



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The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005

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New York, NY, USA
May 21 - June 12, 2005
The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005 is for monohull sailboats 70 feet LOD (length on deck) and longer attempting to break the world' s oldest ocean-racing record, that of the three-masted schooner Atlantic. Organized by the New York Yacht Club, with the cooperation of the Royal Yacht Squadron, the 3,000-mile race starts in New York on May 21, 2005, and finishes off the Lizard in England, covering the same racecourse followed by the legendary Atlantic 100 years ago.
 
Two of the world's fastest racing monohulls are set to go head-to-head during the upcoming 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge. The race starts May 21st off New York and after passing through a gate off The Lizard, finishes at The Needles, on the Isle of Wight, UK.    more...

 


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GLSS - 2005 Spring Safety Seminar

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Great Lakes Singlehanded Society

North Star Sail Club
32041 South River Road
Harrison Township, Michigan
April 19th - Doors open at 6:30 PM
Presentations start at 7:00 PM

Why do all sailors need to know how to safely shorthand a vessel ……………..…… Tom Munson
When Freighter and sailboat meet, communication and protocol ……….………. Captain Bill Graham
Medications, hypothermia and sleep requirements for the solo sailor …………..……... Dr. Mike Garcia
GLSS events, EPIRB’s/PLB’s, mentoring, ……..…..… Dan Pavlat

Each Presentation will be followed by a Q & A session

GLSS members will be available for discussions or to answer questions from all potential solo skippers

Additional information is available from Dan Pavlat (248) 471-2420 or jdpavlat@peoplepc.com

Visit the GLSS web site at www.solosailor.org



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Volvo Ocean Racing at it Best.

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Check out this cool sailing Video. Not to be missedmore...

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MORE THAN 15 MINUTES OF FAME

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When Joe Schmidt took his Santana 22 out for yet another Saturday sail, he had no idea he was on the way to his 15 minutes as one of the most famous sailors in the world. Then, after his YachtSea had been rolled and dismasted by a breaking wave under the Golden Gate Bridge, he "knew we had made a splash, what with the Coast Guard boats and the helicopters and the fire trucks and police." But that was just the beginning.
 
Only later would he learn that photographer Wayne Lambright had been at Fort Point, at the San Francisco Bay entrance, with a Nikon D2h (with a 70-300mm lens) that shoots 8 frames per second. Lambright came away with one of the most startling photo sequences ever of a sailing disaster, and when the photos hit the Net, they made a sensation.    more...
 


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Sailing Instructors Wanted...

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Traverse Area Community SailingSAILING INSTRUCTORS (MI) -- Now Interviewing for Full-Time Summer Jobs; 8 - 5; M - F. Traverse Area Community Sailing teaches 300 kids to sail each year in beautiful Northwest Michigan. Instructor Certification Course available in early June. Contact TACS at: 231-922-5922; tacs@bigfoot.com; or www.tacsailing.com.


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Early Spring Scow Slants is on line

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