Check out our J24 boat cleaning technique! #det2011


Here’s a fun video we did while preparing our boat for next week’s regatta. Lovely sunset at Nepean Sailing Club. I’ve attached a couple of nice pics as well.
#det2011

Beautiful sunset while cleaning our J24 sailboat


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Preparation for our first regatta of the year #det2011


We are pulling the boat out tomorrow for it’s regular cleaning (every couple of weeks) and to make sure the keel is still attached to the boat ­čÖé Other than doing some fiberglass work and re-rigging the boat with the new Gottifredi Maffioli Dyneema┬« fibre lines, the boat just needs a good scrubbing. It has given me the time to read some great books as a way to prepare for our busy season. Our first one design regatta is coming up in two weekends from now at our home club http://nsc.ca/web2/nod/ with 10 J/24 boats on the line. This should be a good preparation for the Canadian J/24 Championships at PCYC near Toronto http://j24canadians2011.wordpress.com/ where we are expecting 30 boats. A bit of a bummer is the fact that we won’t be able to participate in the North Americans http://j24northamericans2011.wordpress.com/ in Halifax. Why is it a bummer? Well, I just learned that the last two world champions, Tim Healy and Mauricio Santa Cruz are expected to participate.

Advanced Racing Tactics by Stuart Walker
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0393303330

Championship Tactics by Gary Jobson
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0713633425

Manual Of Sail Trim by Stuart H Walker
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0393032965