Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Leaning Towards San Diego

Researching and trying to hunt down a new spinnaker for the upcoming season. Have sidetracked from sailing for a bit but time to get my head back in the game.

I also joined the race committee and have first meeting tomorrow night. Hoping to get a bit more insight into regatta planning, course layout etc....Anything to keep feeding the knowledge machine.

Have a line on a San Diego spinnaker, and awaiting details on another North Sail spinnaker. I am starting to understand the difference between the San Diego and Newport Designs that are out there for the J/24. Found the North Sails had a nice concise explanation for the two different designs.

From what I have read so far I think I am leaning towards the San Diego spinnaker. Looks like it is a more versatile sail for the winds that I will encounter on the lake this year.


Blogger Tillerman said...

Welcome back - I thought for a while you had given up sailing, or at least given up on the blog.

8:43 AM  
Blogger the skip said...

Bite your tongue Tillerman...would never give up sailing. Would give up a lot of other things but never sailing. ;-)

Got sidetracked for a bit. Slowly getting my focus back on sailing and racing now. Should see regular posts start to emerge again!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

So what is a "real" race committee like? Our club is so small that we're lucky to get much of anyone to be race committee.

1:26 PM  
Blogger the skip said...

Pat, we have 3 clubs in the basin so we each meet independently then all together as a basin race committee.

My first meeting tonight, and first of season for the committee as a whole, and it went well. Covered rough course setup and structure for the race season, delegated some responsibilities and discussed issues that will be brought up in the basin meeting.

One item that did come up was focusing on having the on-water committee set the courses a little more challenging this year. Try to use the fixed marks on the course along with temporary marks to set courses that are true windward leeward races.

You can check out last season course set-ups in the race notes section of the sidebar.

I will keep you posted as the comittee meets.

9:12 PM  

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