Saturday, June 22, 2013
North Leschi Marina, Seattle
Registration $40 (Register Online)
- Registration includes breakfast, cool sporty t-shirt, use of a Thistle or similar 3-person dinghy, and on-the-water support boats.
- At 5p.m. participants will gather for an after-clinic dinner at BluWater Bistro at Leschi Marina (optional; cost of dinner not included in the registration fee).
The Seattle Thistle Fleet and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle will host a women’s sailing and racing clinic at the Leschi waterfront (north end of the marina) on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The clinic will focus on basic and intermediate sailing and racing skills that are useful in any boat. If you or a female sailor you know would like a chance to try skippering, learn how to crew, or improve existing boat handling skills, this is a perfect opportunity to learn and have fun.
The clinic will offer both on-shore and on-the-water instruction and drills as well as a review of basic racing rules and strategies.Coaching and dock support will be provided by dedicated volunteers who want to encourage more women to sail and race.
Cost is $40/person, which will include breakfast, a cool sporty t-shirt, the use of a Thistle or similar 3-person dinghy, and on-the-water support boats. Please join us and help spread the word!
Email or call Haley Lhamon for more information or if you have any questions: Haley.Lhamon@gmail.com / 206-799-0275
Please join us on our cruise to the waters surrounding Fox Island with a raft up on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Tides at the Tacoma Narrows favor southbound late Saturday afternoon passage with a Monday morning return.
Rendezvous at the protected anchorage in Tanglewood Bay on the north-central side of Fox Island just south of the bridge. Shore access at Paul Baker’s undeveloped family property for beach party, walking, dogs, wild children, and local store.
Plan for two nights of Beach Barbeque Pot-Luck! Summer Holiday Style! Think grilling, potato salad, jello salad (or any other salad), bonfire, hand cranked ice cream, watermelon, more!!! Bring your tastiest or most outrageous dish! Bring stories and songs!
Think a day sail to Cutts Island, Penrose Point (clamming?) or . . . !
Think kayaks and dinghies – explore by sail or ash breeze! (There will be adequate ferrying capacity for people without small craft.)
Think reading quietly on the hook. Let those pesky young pirates go raiding elsewhere!
Sunday’s itinerary to be decided then & there.
Group travel (if desired): there are different sub-groups, check with the cruise coordinator to see what appeals.
Hans Reinhardt email@example.com or 206-890-8256
Corinthian Yacht Club offers several ways to help you get started in sailboat racing or brush up on your skills. The Rookie Rally Educational series provides a solid foundation of racing skills via classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and on-the-water activities. Our educational committee members are also glad to meet with you to help you work towards your goals!
We expect to have at least one on-the-water practice session at Shilshole at the end of the series. We also will provide you with the opportunity to come out and help with the Race Committee on a weeknight race, which puts you in the center of the action! You need to have appropriate sailing gear, including a PFD, and basic sailing skills.
This series is a great opportunity to expand your skill base, move to another position on the boat, or start racing your own boat!
Location: CYC’s Shilshole clubhouse, 7755 Seaview Ave NW
Schedule: Classroom sessions will be held 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday nights in May and June 2013, as follows:
- May 13: “Welcome to the Racecourse”: Walk-through a typical race. Handicap racing, One Design, distance vs. buoy races. Paperwork / organizational requirements. Conduct of a race per RRS. Reading Sailing Instructions. Starting sequence and basic rules
- May 20: Starting & upwind legs: Rules during starting. Finding the favored end. Standard starting tactics. The advantaged side of the course vs. advantaged side of starting line. Rules when sailing to windward, and at the weather mark.
- June 3: Downwind angles, gybing on wind shifts: Rules when sailing downwind. Leeward mark rounding rules and tactics. Favored end of the finish line. Rules when finishing.
- June 10: Boatspeed Basics: Foils above and below water. Balance. Main, jib, and rig controls. Windward sail trim in light, medium, and heavy air. Downwind trim. How to read a tuning guide. Basic tuning for keelboats.
- Getting Started in Sailboat Racing by Adam Court and Richard Stearns
- Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing by Dave Perry
Chief Instructor: Bruce Van Deventer is an experienced keelboat and dinghy racer who has competed in everything from club races to international world championships. He is also an experienced race officer. He currently campaigns a 5O5 and a Melges 24.
To register: Contact the CYC Office at 206-789-1919
Friday, May 10th
5:30 to 9:30pm
7755 Seaview Ave NW
CYC is hosting an open house membership event during the regular Friday evening social with food, drinks, and info about CYC activities.
The club is not just for racing skippers: CYC is for members of the sailing community who want to take part in all kinds of events, hang out with other sailors, and create a fun environment for their friends and family. For those who would like to feel welcomed into the Corinthian family, and for those of you who would like to consider joining Corinthian so you can help welcome more people into the sailing community, come on down the clubhouse at the north end of Shilshole Marina on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 to 9:30.
Come to the Event. Bring and Welcome Potential Members.
- Have a family? Bring your kids.
- Personally invite a potential new member to come with you.
- Have a boat in the Shilshole Marina? Invite someone on your dock.
- Are you a skipper? Invite your crew.
- Racing, Cruising, Social, Educational and Junior Sailing Lessons information will be available
- Complimentary food and soft drinks, plus, one free drink ticket and no-host bar
- Door Prizes
- Kids are Welcome – Kid food and activities available
- Adult and Family Membership is only $35 per month
- No initiation fee
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ONLY 3 SEATS AVAILABLE
May 4-5, 2013
ISAF Certified Safety At Sea Course this weekend Saturday and Sunday May 4th & 5th. Predominantly oriented around the Van Isle 360 format, this is the certificate required for many open ocean races. The course includes:
- 2 full days of classroom training
- life raft training at the nearby Ballard pool.
Speakers include moderator Bruce Brown, Bob Schoonmaker, Ken Fabert, MD, and Jonathan McKee. Agenda available for review upon request.
Course fee $275. Includes course materials and lunch both days.