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.

Beautiful sunset while cleaning our J24 sailboat


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 with 10 J/24 boats on the line. This should be a good preparation for the Canadian J/24 Championships at PCYC near Toronto 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 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

Championship Tactics by Gary Jobson

Manual Of Sail Trim by Stuart H Walker