Why We Sail – A New Waterlust Video

First Race of the Spring Whitecap Series Friday

It’s been a long winter but PTSA’s 2013 racing season starts tomorrow when the gun goes off around 6 PM for the first Spring Whitecap Series race of the year.

Where The Friday, April 5th start will be a dock start off City Dock.

Starts At Friday’s race there will be one start for […]

Getting Handicap Racing On Par

A post from Sailing World by Ken Read on rating the boat and the crew rather than just the boat.

Another day on the greens gives the author time to ponder the subject of handicapping the PHRF stalwarts. Photo by IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Handicap racing needs a jolt. We’ve got systems like ORR […]

Passing at the Leeward Mark

A good race tip from Sailing World

1. As he approaches the leeward mark, Lindberg intentionally slows in order to exit the mark in the high lane—a textbook wide-then-tight rounding. Presti, meanwhile, knowing he wants to tack around the mark, doesn’t worry about having his bow below the transom of Lindberg. Presti’s […]

Ken Read, VOR Leg 6, Day 16

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Battles on the ocean are hard. Especially in super light air like what we have had out here the last few days. The chess match is long and painful and very often has stops and starts that stretch out the agony.

We are amongst it with CAMPER […]

22 Ways to Improve Your Performance

After watching their fleet for a number of years the author finds 22 ways that the “good guys” always seem to finish in the top of their fleet. From the September, 20001 issue of Sailing World.

There were always other guys, a few years older and a bit more serious, who consistently finished at the […]

Wooden boat owners come play with us!

Saturday was the first race in the new Sirens’ Wooden Boat Series which takes place on various Saturdays throughout the season. The next race is on Opening Day – Saturday, May 7th. See below for the results of Race One. Six lucky woodies enjoyed epic conditions: Plenty of sunshine and great breeze!

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5o5 Action at the SAP Worlds in Oz

2011 SAP 5o5 Worlds