July 10, 2017 Race practice and boat improvement notes

July 17, 2017

No race today to allow boats to participate in Whidbey Island Race Week. We were not part of the race week so a few of us got together to do some practice. Crew: Ben L, John P, Keith H Winds: N 15-20 knots Winds had been light and from the south all day. Right before

Pulled out the old asymmetrical spinnaker…flying pretty

July 9, 2017

Billabong has a huge sail locker. I was pulling stuff out a couple months ago and found a compact blue sail bag. To my surprise there was an asymmetrical sail all ready to fly inside of it! Went out with my buddy David and we tossed it up to see how she was. Sail is

June 19, 2017 Race Report – NBMBN

June 19, 2017

Race: Ballard Cup Series II Race 3. Course in Shilshole: NBMBN – Shortened to NBMB due to lack of wind Crew: Ben L, Robert K, Keith H, David S Winds: 1-10 knots (guesstimate) Average Speed: 5 knots Placement: 3rd in class 5th in series (Missed the first race and got a 7) 59th overall Results

Eagle Harbor – First cruise since motor rebuild!

June 18, 2017

Today I finally took my first cruise on Billabong! It was a small shakedown cruise from Shilshole Marina to the Eagle Harbor Public Park dock on Bainbridge Island. Took a couple good friends along as well as a new friend Jesse that I met right before he got on the boat. Motor fired up beautifully

June 12, 2017 Race Report – NMBN – Light, Gusty, and Swirly

June 13, 2017

After months in hiding Billabong has finally poked her nose back into the racing world! The rebuilt motor purrs like a kitten but what that boat really likes to do is sail and sail fast. Race: Ballard Cup Series II Race 2. Course in Shilshole: NMBN Crew: Ben L, Robert K, Keith H Winds: 0-8