As I talk to new sailors, instructing them on how to use their new boats, or future new boats. I get one comment repeatedly… “I don’t know the vocabulary.” Some people feel that’s important. I for one, being self-taught, did not know sailing vocabulary for many years after learning to sail. Let alone the racing […]
We have closer to 200 years of sailing knowledge in this building. While we hate to give unsolicited advice, you don’t have to read it. We write blogs on general topics, day sailing topics and racing topics here.
Whether you’re racing or daysailing, sailing is a sport in the sense that it’s a skill in which you’re only aiming to improve. That’s part of the fun that’s often overlooked. When I first got into sailing, I did not know about racing, but I wanted to improve my boating skills. Sailing was clearly a […]
It’s almost time! We are ready to move from winter to spring here in the Appalachian Mountains. The snow has melted and the buds are starting to peek out from under the covers after their winter sleep. The robins are hopping around the yard and even though my children and pets remain resistant, the arrival […]
What an adventure! What a weekend! I wanted to go sailing in Tampa, and Carrie (my wife) couldn’t make it, so I took the opportunity to invite an old friend to join in on the fun. RJ and I had not seen each other in ten years, but it was like no time had passed […]
Again, I’m not one for giving unsolicited advice, but you don’t have to read this. I’m just trying to add value to our website. If you asked me what one thing can be done to best improve my results sailing I would tell you stretching. Stretching before sailing not only prevents injuries, but it gets […]
Whether you day sail or race there’s a good possibility that your tiller won’t last forever. Unless you bought your boat new and listened to us when we told you to keep it on the bow bag, and resting on the centerboard drum off the floor in the bow. As well as keep Vaseline on […]
Two posts in two days. This is a new record. However, I’ve been hit with a premonition that must be shared. We have not been able to get many videos done this year. The drone quit working and the cameras are out dated. Furthermore, a good production takes time, planning and good weather. Twice this […]
As promised in my post from Mid Winters, here is the short blooper video. If this works, then should we start start video blogging?
Thanks to Boston Sails for donating this tea party trophy, probably back in 1960. Carrie and I won it last year and Bill and I won it this year, despite our best efforts. We were winning the regatta several times in the last race. Let me start from the beginning. Leaving home was bitter sweet […]
I am going to make this quick, because I want to check our website stats before leaving for the weekend. I’m interested to see if anybody even reads these blogs. Obviously they do, thank you very much. Mid Winters was a great time. It left me wanting more, and I think that all of the […]