Monday, September 29, 2014

Housing Needed

One more thing: Some of the teams need housing this weekend.  Let me know if you have floor space that some kids could sleep on.  When hosting kids you don't need to provide much.  Just floor space and a shower is nice.  The kids bring sleeping bags and pads and are used to sleeping on floors.  Food is provided at the regatta so you don't need to feed them.

Let me know if you have space,


Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

NW Singlehanded Qualifiers

I heard good things about this weekends regatta down at SSP.  I will want to hear more at practice tomorrow. Not sure how everyone finished but I heard 4th place by Shea and Karina! 

This weekend is the NW singlehanded qualifiers which we are hosting here in Bellingham.  There will be two fleets, Laser Full Rig and Laser Radial Rig.  Anyone is welcome to race in this one if you can find a boat to sail.  So far I have heard that Jeffrey, Liam, Benj, Shea, and Jacob are racing. 

Entry fee is $35 per person. Additional meal tickets are $15 each for parents.

Since we are hosting this event we will need help with food.  Shawn Walker is taking the lead organizing food for this weekend but she could use help from other parents.  Please contact her if you are available to help. (

Sailors not racing should come help run races if you are available.  Everyone should arrive at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Let me know if you have questions.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Octoberfest Regatta Details

Who's Going: Will, Karina, Liam, Cameron, Nick, Peyton, Benj, Maia, Chase, Shea, Hannah, Cailin, Sophia, Jeffrey, Jacob, Mallory. 

Jeffrey and Jacob are sailing lasers.  Everyone else in FJs.

Driver list for Octoberfest:

  1. Will's dad, Ray Schaefer (and maybe mom Liz): 3 or 4 sailors; and lots of gear with cover on back of truck  
  2. Peyton's dad, Phil Neinaber: 3 or 4 sailors
  3. Shea's parents, Shawn and Scott Walker: up to 5 sailors
  4. Liam and Mallory's dad, Steve Hood: up to 4 sailors. Steve will tow the three-boat trailer (FJs) with Jeff's car.
  5. Jacob's dad, Alan Finston: 1 sailor (Jacob). Alan will tow Jacob's Laser.
  • The Werner's will tow Jeff's Laser and leave from Lake Samish.

Notice of Race:

Registration and waiver attached.

Directions: To Sail Sand Point


Be at Sehome Haggen parking lot by 8am on Saturday morning. Have your registration form and waiver filled out and $35 fee to give to Steve Hood. We'll leave as a group by 8:15am (or as soon as possible).  Bring money for breakfast on Sunday morning (typically stop at grocery store for sailors to buy what they want).


Overnight stay at Liam and Mallory's grandpa's house (Bill Hood). You can contact Steve Hood at 360-306-1022 if you need to contact a sailor during the day (when they are out on the water and not near their cell phones). For new sailors, it's best to pack overnight clothes/toiletries/sleeping pad and bag separately from sailing gear. Bring a plastic bag to contain wet gear in your separate sail bag. At night, sailors do their best to hang stuff to dry in limited space, but you'll have you overnight bag with you near where you're sleeping. Questions? Ask a returning sailor.  Parents are welcome to sleep at Bill's house (carpeted floor or couch).

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Octoberfest Regatta

Great job this weekend at DJOD.  You all did very well on Saturday in the strong winds.  

Next weekend is Octoberfest down at Sail Sand Point in Seattle.  I have the following going, please correct me if this is wrong:  Will, Karina, Liam, Cameron, Nick, Peyton, Benj, Maia, Chase, Shea, Hannah, Cailin, Sophia, Jeffrey, Jacob.  Jeffrey and Jacob will be sailing their lasers, the rest in Fjs.  Andrea Hood will be sending driving information.  We will be staying at Liams grandpas house.  A sleeping bag, pad, and pillow will be needed for everyone including drivers.  Pairs for this weekend will be determined at Tuesdays practice.  Registration will be taken care of on Saturday morning.  Costs will be $35 per person.  Please bring money Saturday morning.  $35 covers a regatta t-shirt, lunches saturday and sunday, dinner saturday night.  Racing will be 12-5ish on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday.   We will get back to Bellingham between 5 and 7 Sunday night. 

A waiver is also needed to be signed by everyone. The waiver is attached.  Bring your signed copy Saturday morning with $35 dollars.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rig boats today @ 5:15

Just a reminder that we need to rig up the FJs for this weekends regatta.  We are meeting down at the Squalicum Marina boat launch at 5:15pm.  This is the main boat launch next to Anthony's.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DJOD Details


Details for this weekend:

Bring money for entry fee Saturday morning unless you paid online with registration, $30 if you are sailing an FJ, $40 if you are sailing a Laser.  Make checks payable to BYC.  T-shirts are $12.

On Thursday we will load 3 FJs after practice and all masts.  On Friday we will meet at 5:15 at the marina boat launch to unload boats and get them rigged.  Saturday morning meet in front of BYC at 8:30 am.. 

Bring a watch with timer.  The starts are 5 minute starts, so without a watch you will be lost.

Here is who is sailing with whom:

Will Peyton 
Hannah Cameron
Nick Sophia
Colin Maia
Liam Shea
Chase Jack
Benj Shea

Jeffrey Laser
Jacob Laser

Cailin, Karina, Alex are alternates.  If I can get you a boat I will let you know.

The regatta is both Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee includes dinner Saturday and Sunday nights. You will need to bring your own lunch and water. 

What to bring:  All your normal gear: Life Jacket, Wet Suit, spray pants and top, hat, gloves, booties, warm base layers, etc.  Also, lunches both days, sunscreen, watch for timing the start. Pack a small bag with everything and be ready for any weather.  Remember it is often colder on the bay, and you can always take clothes off if you are too hot.

Here is a schedule of events:

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Friday, September 12, 2014

Car Wash Tomorrow


Our car wash fundraiser is tomorrow at The Public Market on Cornwall (1530 Cornwall) from 10:00am-4:00pm.   Everyone please bring sponges, wash clothes squeegies, soap, buckets, etc. Please also make signs, make sure they are clear and legible from long distance.  We will be doing the fundraiser rain or shine, so come prepared for either.  Fundraising events are an important and mandatory part of being on the sailing team. We need these funds to be able to go to regattas!  Parents are encouraged to come as well.  And be sure to pass on to friends and family to come by and have their cars washed.  

See you tomorrow,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c