Rules of Racing Seminar

AYC is proud to host US sailing certified judge and accomplished Northwest sailor Eric Rimkus. Eric is engaging and entertaining as well as being a stickler for the rules. If you ever wanted to be able to better understand what is happening on the race course and what your responsibilities are this is your chance. Eric will present a series of Friday night seminars:

  • January 27th 19:30 = start & weather leg (time permitting since start is the bulk and weather leg is very straight forward)
  • February 3rd 19:00 = approaching the weather mark, rounding, exiting
  • February 17th 19:00 = downwind leg (mostly rule 17 stuff since it is by far the MOST misunderstood) and leeward mark
  • February 24th 19:30 = leeward mark and finish and random questions.
All members are welcome!

Boat Show Time!

My ever lovin father and I didn’t agree on much but one place we found common ground was the Seattle Boat Show. Each year we would make the annual pilgrimage and then head over to FX MCRory’s for the obligatory cup of chowder. Much of the hijinks and antics that took place inside of the old Kingdom are gone put much fun remains. Hop the train in Mt Vernon and ride it straight to King St. station, walk across the parking lot and you are there. Hourly shuttles to the in the water show. Well known secret is that your favorite sailmaker or rigging shop that you patronize will be happy to leave you tickets at the “will call” window:) Goto the website for all the seminar details, job fair, special events and the like. Best prices you will see all year on most items and the seminars are entertaining and educational.

BTW

Sign up for PHRF-NW, sign up for ‘Round Shaw Winter Classic, sign up for Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race!
Save some money for chowder though:)

Get in the Know!

AYC is proud to host US sailing certified judge and accomplished Northwest sailor Eric Rimkus. Eric has had a series of yachts from 24′-42′ named Gladiator. His success on the race course throughout the PNW is enviable. Eric is engaging and entertaining as well as being a stickler for the rules. If you ever wanted to be able to better understand what is happening on the race course and what your responsibilities are this is your chance. Eric will present a series of Friday night seminars starting at about 7pm on Jan 27th, Feb. 3rd, 17th and 24th. Jan 27th and Feb 24th we will wait until the 5 buck nighters have their meal and are seated.
From Eric:
  • 1st night = start & weather leg (time permitting since start is the bulk and weather leg is very straight forward)
  • 2nd night = approaching the weather mark, rounding, exiting
  • 3rd night = downwind leg (mostly rule 17 stuff since it is by far the MOST misunderstood) and leeward mark
  • 4th night = leeward mark and finish and random questions.
Eric’s presentations will last about an hour and then he will field questions from the audience. He will use our AV system to present everything you need to know about the new US sailing rules for 2017-2020 Thanks to one of terrific and generous AYC members admission is free. Of course we will put a seminar jar on the bar so Eric and his lovely wife Kim can maybe have a “night out” on us:)
In other news:
Seattle Boat Show jan 27th-Feb 4th Quest Events Center, save a dime take the train to King Street station it’s just across the parking lot and shuttle to lake Union
Rumor has it there maybe a new BANGARANG in town
Errant Belle crew still expanding
Mikey crew headed South again to do battle in Florida
No Tomorrows looking racy for 2017