Some members of Liberty Yacht Club had an opportunity to travel to Newport, RI to watch the in-port race and the next leg’s race start of the iconic Volvo Ocean Race. And, they were not disappointed. Two days of watching these thoroughbred boats race around a course so close to shore was a great experience!
Racing season is almost here, but after what seemed like such a long winter season, how is your memory of the Racing Rules of Sailing? Pop quiz, when does rule 18 apply at a mark? What rules apply before the start? How long do you have to raise a protest flag after you’ve been fouled?
It was definitely the Dog Days of Summer, with the temperature hitting 95 degrees at the dock and the heat index registering 110° Fahrenheit. Oppressive is too kind a word to describe the heat onshore! Fortunately, it was a different story out on the water. Despite the sweltering heat, there was a nice wind, and that helped to keep the racers relatively cool. A cooler full of ice-cold water was also a big help. It was also a day when biminis on boats were much appreciated, even if they made trimming sails more of a challenge.
On Sunday, August 14th, Osprey Maritime Services hosted the Dog Days of Summer Regatta. Kudos to Jim Chambers, Michelle and JP Purinton for putting on a great event. We would also like to thank Port Supply for graciously donating a handheld VHF radio as a prize for the winner on corrected time. The Regatta was a resounding success, with wind, sunny skies and a number of club members taking part! Read more