One of Brad Dellenbaugh's illustrations fromS peed And Smarts.

One of Brad Dellenbaugh’s illustrations from Speed And Smarts.

The quality of the racing on Port Townsend Bay continues to improve. To keep that trend going, the Port Townsend Sailing Association is sponsoring a Winter Sail Racing Seminar led by some of PT’s top racing sailors starting Monday, December 15th. The seminar will convene twice a month until we run out of topics. Dates are initially scheduled for December 15, 29, January 12, 26, February 9, 23 and March 9, 23. The seminar will be held in one of the NW Maritime Center upstairs classrooms. There will be a suggested $10 donation to cover the cost for the meeting room and the use of the audio visual equipment.

The plan is to use Speed and Smarts newsletter by David Dellenbaugh as the foundation of the meeting discussions. Participants will need to order copies of the issues to be discussed from the Speed and Smarts website. Plan to order issues #128,#129,#130,and #131. We also recommends that you subscribe to the newsletter. The newsletter is published bi-monthly and there is no better source of thoughtful educational materials to help you develop your racing skills. A sample copy of the newsletter is viewable here.

Participants should review issue #128 covering Starting Strategies and Tactics before the December 15th meeting. The format of the seminar will be one of open discussion of the various topics with some videos for illustration, etc. It should be an exciting extension of  our sail racing season.

See you all there!