Tag: Sailing

Snipes

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Had a chance to look at a Snipe. Its a two person 15 1/2 foot long racing sailboat. The class started in 1931 and it is a nice one to race and hang out with. The folks at “Snipe444”:http://snipe444.org are great and there is a “boat”:http://www.snipe444.org/classifieds.html for sale. It is boat 26752, I guess they…

Chart Reading

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Well, sometimes when you are reading a navigational chart, all those little symbols are so mysterious. NOAA used to print something called Chart 1 which explains what is going on. “Chart 1”:http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/chart1hr.htm is now available online so you can figure out mysterious, but important things like obstructions and wrecks when you are tooling around. Powered…

Virtual Skipper Skins

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Virtual Skipper has a bunch of European sites that have a huge number of boats that are designed for it. The skinning work is amazing, so check out and you put them in c:\program files\Virtual Skipper 4\Templates\ and create a file which is the name of the boat: * “Virtual Winds”:http://www.virtual-winds.com/modules/mydownloads/viewcat.php?op=&cid=48 * “VSK-Aus.com”:http://www.vsk-aus.com. These are…

Windworks is Great!

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Windworks Sailing Center. Connie and I just did the second round of classes on sailing over there. They have a really great series called “Adventure”:http://www.windworkssailing.com/adventure_lessons.htm Lessons where you don’t have to sit a class room and have the instructor say, please say “PORT” class, and you say, “PORT”. Instead, you read the book at home…