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”: are great and there is a “boat”: for sale. It is boat 26752, I guess they […]

Chart Reading

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”: 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

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”: * “”: These are […]

Windworks is Great!

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”: 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 […]

Landing School 26 Weekender

The Landing School: Boats For Sale – LS 26 Weekender. What a beautiful boat that “Lewis”: told me about. He’s looking for one that he can use in Maine. Also a nice one for around here. Also he finally explained to me why a sailboat actually moves forward. Let me short circuit this by saying […]

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