Revised Sailing Seminar Schedule Released


The seminars actually look and feel nothing like this.

The upcoming Monday, January 25th seminar has been canceled, but the good news is that the revised seminar schedule has been confirmed. We got off to a late start organizing the talks this year, but the February dates and subjects are firm!

Folks can attend one class, two, or all three. Simply show up at 6 pm at the Maritime Center upper floor classrooms and pay $5 to cover the cost of the room.

Feb. 8 – Stig Osterberg will lead a discussion loosely based on David Dellenbaugh’s most recent issue of Speed and Smarts (Issue #136). It can be purchased at Dave’s website – Most of the PTSA racers subscribe to this excellent publication.

Feb 22 – Dale Dunning will give a talk about running a regatta from the perspective of the Race Committee. He is a US Sailing certified PRO (Primary Race Officer) who lives in Sequim.

Mar 7 – TBD. Either Dick Rose’s famous presentation on the Racing Rules of Sailing or another discussion based on Speed and Smarts, this time Issue #135.

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Coast Guard Coming to Town to Answer Questions

Calling all boaters: sailors, paddlers, rowers, cruisers, racers, and fishermen. The boating season is about to officially begin and the Coast Guard is coming to town.

Lieutenant Commander Robert Walls, Chief, Joint Harbor Operations Command (JHOC) Seattle will speak at 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 19 at the Port Townsend Yacht Club, sponsored by the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron. He will speak about areas of interest to all whether out on the water, or watching from shore. Topics will include search and rescue, transit of large vessels through the sound, submarines and security, and tsunami response.

The JHOC is the home for USCG Sector Seattle’s Command Center, Communications Center and Vessel Traffic Center. The JHOC is the premiere state-of-the-art maritime Command Center for the Pacific Northwest partnering Coast Guard with Navy, Washington State Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, various agencies of the Department of Homeland Security and State of Washington and local first responder agencies. Come and have the questions you’ve always wondered about answered. Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron is an informal group of sailors, rowers, fishermen, and cruisers dedicated to public education, improving member boating skills and enjoying social activities.

Members of the public are invited to bring a dish and attend their monthly potluck, 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 19, at Port Townsend Yacht Club, across from West Marine. Those just interested in the program should come at 7:00 pm. For more information, please call Bob Miller, 385-9585.

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Dan Newland Boat Design Seminar, March 28th

This talk is being offered FREE of charge to P.T.S.A. members and students.

All others only $5.00.

NOTE NEW PRICE - Free for PTSA members and students, only $5 for anyone else

What makes a boat fast? What can be retrofitted to improve speed on an existing boat? Learn all this and more at Dan Newland’s

Basics and Structures
How to Make Your Boat Faster

Monday, March 28th, 6:30 PM
Northwest Maritime Center

Don’t miss this seminar. Dan knows how to make your boat faster. Among his other accomplishments, Dan has won the Single-Handed Transpac four times, three times in PEGASUS XIV, the boat he designed and built himself.

This talk is FREE of charge to P.T.S.A. members and students. All others only $5.00. At Dan’s request, all funds raised will go to support programs that get our local kids on the water – the PT High School Sailing Team and our active Sea Scout Troop.

A guaranteed interesting seminar no matter what kind of boat you own, an unbeatable price, and a great cause.

See you there.

By |2011-03-26T07:18:26-07:00March 26th, 2011|Club News|0 Comments

Dan Builds Some Models for His Talk, Alden Gets Some Missing Lines

Dan Newland On
Boat Design, Basics & Structures
NW Maritime Center, March 28th

6:30 PM

By Dan Newland
Here are some pictures of a project I did to support the 2 classes in boat design I’m giving in the next few weeks. One talk is at the NW School of Wooden Boat building next Tue. the other is for the Port Townsend Sailing Association at the NW Maritime Center March 28, 6:30 PM.

I built 3 boat models, all of the same scale and with similar WL length to illustrate the effects of overhang and waterplane area on boat motion and real vs. calculated hull speed.

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This  Thursday,  March 10th at 6:30pm, the PTSA Superheroes return to give you the insider’s edge on how to start kicking butt and taking names.

If you’ve been thinking you’d like to join in the fun and start racing your boat in the full schedule of PTSA sponsored weekly races, or if you already race and want to move up in the standings, here’s your chance to learn some of the secrets from the PTSA Superheros, the folks who know the Bay and how to get around it the fastest – Stig Osterberg, Piper Dunlap, Joe Daubenberger and Daubie Daubenberger.

Northwest Maritimer Center, Thursday, March 10th, 6:30 PM. General Admission $20, PTSA members $15, Students free. For more information call Kathy Grace at 301-4938.

By |2011-03-08T07:47:47-08:00March 7th, 2011|Club News, Meeting Announcement|0 Comments