July 28, 2016 Race Results for the Downtown Sailing Series

July 29, 2016

Tonight’s race was much better than last week! We started well and almost ended well. I am getting to know the course better. Shane and I tweaked and dialed Zippey’s settings, and added some new things. We wound up in 45th place out of 49 boats. Not as good as last week, however we were

Zippey’s first official race!

July 22, 2016

Lastnight was the first of what hopefully will be many races for me as the skipper. I decided for my first race I wanted something that was not going to be as competitive as the races I typically crew in. The Thursday night Downtown Sailing Series fit the bill perfectly. Zippey is moored in the

2016 Liberty Bay July 3rd raft up

July 4, 2016

Last year I went to Liberty Bay with the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) for the July 3rd raft up event. Liberty Bay is in Poulsbo, WA and is a large bay that allows overnight anchoring. Each year Poulsbo puts on a fireworks show for all the boaters. Last year’s event was so much fun that

It takes an (international) village… Zippey’s 2016 haul out

July 1, 2016

As I write this I am happily anchored in Liberty Bay with my yacht club. It was a hard push to get here but the effort, stress, and exhaustion of the past few weeks has been worth it. Zippey was far far far overdue for a haul to replace the bottom paint. Last time I

Zippey has a rudder!

June 29, 2016

Zippey is getting closer to splash down! Lastnight Josh and I macgyvered a rudder set up. I have been busy with Footloose and racing other people’s boats and poor Zippey has not had a rudder in almost 2 years!