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!
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
It takes an (international) village… Zippey’s 2016 haul out
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!
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!
Zippey’s bottom is slowly cleaning up!
Zippey’s bottom side is slowly cleaning up. Sanding off the old junk has taken a fair amount longer than I had anticipated, however my new buddy Ben Matthewson, who I met sailboat racing, is in between college quarters and has been immensely helpful in getting Zippey ready. Thus far I have been pleasantly surprised at