The days are getting shorter, fall is in the air, and there's termination dust on the mountains. Time for a party! SouthEast Alaska Sailing (SEAS) is celebrating the End of Summer 2015 at Rockwell's back room, Saturday September 26th from 6:00-10:00pm.
The last races of the season had the greatest turnout - 12 boats! Despite a gloomy forecast (mostly miserable, with occasional bouts of truly awful) Saturday actually surprised everyone. At the start, light winds prevailed as the fleet slowly tacked down the channel from the Mayflower Island starting line. By the time the fleet got to Marmion Island, the wind had picked up considerably.
Summer is wrapping up here in Juneau, and the Juneau Youth Sailing club is looking for some volunteers to help store their boats and docks for the winter. Helpers will meet at the Youth Sailing club container at 13:00 on Saturday, August 29. This is a great opportunity to help out the local sailing community. For contact information, see their website: http://www.juneauyouthsailing.org/
Despite a gloomy forecast, the weather was actually pretty good for last Saturday's race. The fog lifted, the rain didn't happen, and the wind steadily built during the day. Shortly after the start (thanks to Thalia for acting as committee boat) the race became a downwind spinnaker run to Point Hilda. Haiku was first across the start line and led the fleet throughout the race, with High Noon running second. Asterix very slowly pulling ahead of Thalia on the downwind run and