Thursday, February 28, 2019

Anacortes Regatta Details

Sailors & Parents,

First, everyone made the team.  No tryout cuts this year.  Congrats!

Our first regatta is this weekend.  It is a one day regatta down in Anacortes on Saturday.  The following are going:

SAILORS: Margaret, Cole, Payton, Ian, Maks, Sedona, Mira, Natalie A, Bailey, Ella, Zac, Sammy, Max C, Cedric, Morgan, Leah, Nesta, Dillon, Michael, Emma, Maddie, Natalie S, Casey, Jack, Maya, Talia - 26

The entry fee is $5.  No food is provided, so bring some cash for lunch or bring a lunch.

DRIVERS: Knopp (5), Gallagher (4), Roberts (4), Aarstol (2), Seestrom (4), Feller (4), Scofidio (3) 
 
We will be meeting at the Sehome Haggens parking lot at 8:00am on Saturday morning.  Please be on time and bring all your normal sailing gear, life jackets, booties, gloves, hats, etc.  WARM CLOTHES! Bring a change of clothes also in case you get cold and wet.  Bring $5 dollars for entry fee and the waiver which you can find HERE.   Racing will go till 5 pm on Saturday, we will head home as soon as we are all loaded up after racing.

On Sunday we will meet at the Squalicum Boat Launch at 1:00pm to unload the boats.

Thank you, see you on Saturday morning.

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Friday, February 15, 2019

Boat Work Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 10am we will be doing work on the new FJs.  Please come and help us get ready for the season.  We have lots to do.  Meet at Zuanich dock.

Here is my list of what needs to be done.  If anyone wants to help with a specific item on this list let me know.

NEW FJS


  1. Reverse forestay and run jib halyard correctly and change shroud tension

  2. Secure mast step bolts

  3. Clean and apply hullcoat to all boats

  4. Remove excess bungee

  5. Organize tillers/rudders/sails in storage box

  6. Build rudder storage boxes.

  7. Build front supports for old boats

  8. Zip tie cradles to dock

  9. Apply bow numbers and stern numbers and byc decals

  10. Apply boat names

  11. Get better side boat tie downs.


OLD FJS


  1. Get remaining boats, sails, rudders, and tillers from Lakewood

  2. Repair bows and sterns and exposed fiberglass

  3. Organize sails and tillers and rudders



Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sailing Team Pre-Season Meeting

Sailors and Parents,

On Tuesday, Feb 19th, we will have our High School Sailing Pre-Season meeting, 6pm @ The Bellingham Yacht Club in the downstairs room.  This meeting is for both parents and students who plan to be on the team or are interested in learning more about it.  The team is open to all high schoolers in Whatcom County. 8th graders are also welcome if you have racing experience.  We have many important topics to cover at the meeting including practice and regatta schedules, expectations, and required paperwork. It will also be a good meeting to attend for new sailors interested in joining the team, so encourage anyone who might be interested to come.  

NEW CHANGES:
  • All teams will practice together on the bay this spring and operate out of Zuanich Park Dock.
  • We are adding a Varsity Team practice on Wednesdays 3:45 to 6:30.  Cost for this team will be an additional $100.  You will be notified soon if you are invited to be on the initial varsity team.
  • We will be incorporating "try outs" this season.  See attached try out expectations.  New sailors with no sailing experience are still welcome and will be evaluated more on personal attributes such as attitude.  Contact me if you have any questions.  Try outs will happen the first week of practice.
  • We will be having the swim test at Arne Hanna at 7pm on Feb 21st.  This is mandatory for everyone to attend.
Practice and Regatta schedule for the season are posted on the website: http://www.whatcomsailing.com/schedule.html

February 19 - Pre-Season Meeting at 6:00pm at BYC
February 21 - Concussion Baseline Test at Sehome after school for new sailors
February 21 - Mandatory Swim Test at Arne Hanna at 7:00pm
February 26 - First Practice @ 3:45 at Zuanich Dock
March 2 - First Regatta at Anacortes

FORMS / WAIVERS
Attached are the forms and waivers that NEW sailors need to fill out.  If you were on the team in the fall you do not need to fill these out, but you do need to confirm you are cleared with your AD secretary. New sailors, please complete these forms and bring to the meeting along with team dues which are $250 for JV and $350 for Varsity. Make check payable to Whatcom Community Sailing.   If you have been invited to the Varsity team please bring a check for $100.

All high school (not 8th gradesailors must do the required sports clearance with your school.  This is an online process now at your schools website.  Here are links to each schools athletic registration process:

A sports physical is also required, so get that scheduled ASAP.  

A concussion baseline test is required for everyone.  If you have not completed a baseline test in the last couple years there will be an opportunity on Thursday Feb 21 after school at Sehome. Please add this to your calendar.

All this paperwork is required before you can practice. For a list of everything that is required see the Join Page of our website.  

We will go over all this in more detail at the meeting, but feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sailing Team Survey - Please Respond

Parents and Sailors, please take a minute to fill out the survey below to help us plan the spring season.  This is really a survey for both parents and sailors to fill out together. If you need any more information before filling out the survey please let me know.


Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sailing Team Help Needed

Tomorrow I would like to put the masts on the boats, put covers on, and possibly take them for a sail. Please meet at the BYC at 1pm if you can help with this and bring sailing gear.

Other help needed:
1. We need to building 4 more cradles for the boats.  If you have extra lumber lying around let me know so we can build some.
2. We could use a truck or tow vehicle to move masts and booms tomorrow.
3. We would like to start the planning for the spring auction.  Please let me know if you are willing to be part of that planning committee.

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Re: FJ Moving on Saturday

Sounds good, I'll be there.


On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:25 PM Scott Wilson <whatcomsailing@gmail.com> wrote:
On Saturday I would like to move the FJs down to the Zuanich dock and get them put together.  It will take a lot of help and will go a lot faster if everyone can come help out.  Please meet at the boats (909 Squalicum Way, in back) at 10:00am on Saturday.  Bring a life jacket also for the sail between the boat launch and Zuanich.  

Please let me know if you can make it or not.

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

FJ Moving on Saturday

On Saturday I would like to move the FJs down to the Zuanich dock and get them put together.  It will take a lot of help and will go a lot faster if everyone can come help out.  Please meet at the boats (909 Squalicum Way, in back) at 10:00am on Saturday.  Bring a life jacket also for the sail between the boat launch and Zuanich.  

Please let me know if you can make it or not.

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c