Safe and fun water sports start with solid basics about water craft operation and safety both on and off of the water. We offer America's Boating Course, seminars, training for the beginning through the advanced mariner.
Feb 19 7:00-8:00 PM
“A kayak trip covering preparations, specific launch sites and places to camp at various locations on Vancouver Island will be the topic for the monthly meeting of the Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm. The public is welcome to come for the presentation which will be held at the Port Townsend Yacht Club at 2503 Washington St., Port Townsend.”
Sponsoring a free series of public seminars:
Who: All Recreational Boating Enthusiasts and Fisherman
By Whom: Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron Instructors/Members
What: More in depth seamanship. There will also be an on the water component.
Where: West Marine, 2428 Washington St, Port Townsend
Feb 26, 6-8pm Sail Trim and Rig Tuning by Dan Newland To teach how to look at a
sail, set them properly, getting the proper halyard tension, outhaul and fullness. We will also
cover how to get the mainsail and jib/genoa to work together. The last time I taught the class, I
drew up a sail and plotted it in a large format then had the students assemble the pieces in
order to understand the larger concept. How to tune your mast so that it performs well and
doesn’t break from improper setup. Or if you hire someone else to tune the rig, to make
certain they did it correctly. Tuning also might require a bit of explanation. Tuning is how you
tighten the wires (shrouds for side support and stays for fore and aft support) so that the mast
stays straight under sail. How it looks at the dock may be FAR DIFFERENT than how it sets
under sail. Severely bad tune can cause dismasting, however the process is simple. Don’t be
afraid to learn how to tune a mast or at least know when you have a problem.
Mar 26, 7-9pm Anchoring generally and locally by Linda Newland (includes
examples of actual anchors and their proposed best uses for the type and size of boat and
Apr 23, 7-9pm Buying and Selling Your Boat and Preserving Your Investment by Rob
Sanderson, PT Boat Co.
How: Contact Gordan Lacey for more information. Cell 425 785 6673.
Space is limited to 12, so sign up early.
We are your friends and neighbors living in East Jefferson county who are members of an organization which encourages and promotes safe, skilled handling and navigation of sail and power boats. We are a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, a voluntary, non-profit fraternal boating organization that has the objectives of education and civic service. We end up being life-long friends enjoying the wonders of Puget Sound together.
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