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Comodore's Corner

Comodore's Corner

Ahoy and Happy New Year sailors! 

January is a busy month for the club. January 1st saw another Fly Boy's Regatta in honor of past VSS member Jack Hildebrand. The race course, just off shore was raced on with the newly purchased and recently set marks. The latest course is available on the VSS site Thanks to all the members who volunteered their time and expertise with this joint VYC project. Our "permanent" ocean marks and the plan to maintain them distinguish us among sailing clubs.

In an effort to get more people comfortable sailing and racing their boats, a new event is being added to the calendar. The event called Race Clinic will introduce VSS skippers and their crew to the VSS race course with on the water training in their own boats. The more skippers who participate in this racing simulation, the more realistic and fun it is for all participating. The Race Clinic will go over race course basics, such as gps and compass headings,  provide assistance with the PHRF handicapping system that gives boats a start time, and a review of saling rules as they pertain to right away on the water. The class is tentatively planed for Feb 17 interested VSS skippers and those looking to crew should send me a note about what you are looking for out of  this Intro to racing event.

Commodore's Corner

Commodore's Corner

Greetings Sailors!

As we begin our sailing season, we do so with an uneasy trepidation about the waters in which we sail. Luckily for us, we sail offshore and not be inside in the bays. Nonetheless we a have a responsibility to what US Sailing calls environmental awareness and a stewardship relationship to the ocean. The stewardship principal is one of the four pillars of US Sailing's mission.  We've seen how delicate our local waters are and know all too well why our national sailing organization puts such a high priority in taking responsibility for the environments we sail in.

Commodore's Corner

Commodore's Corner

This watch started last May on the North Jetty. with a focus on our roots as a sailing club.  From that point, we’ve seen the continuation and expansion of  VSS programs with a focus on our defined mission to encourage sailing, promote seamanship, foster a spirit of good sportsmanship, hold races, sponsor cruises, give instruction and sponsor entertainment for the members and their guests. We've expanded the calendar with self funding Summer events like with kayak trips, picnics and the August Crab Feast.