Can you feel it?

•June 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Can you feel it? It’s getting closer that’s right the Big Kahuna Kup is almost here! We are hoping for a huge turn out this year so register now! Email Art at artvegaii@yahoo.com today with your intent to race include your boat type & sail number. Hope to see you there!

Thanks!
Floyd

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Big Kahuna Kup NOR!

•May 20, 2012 • 2 Comments

It’s on again the date is locked for Saturday July 14, 2012 so get registered for the Big Kahuna Kup today! Its 15 mile race along Galveston island starts at the infamous Cat Alley and ends at Porretto Beach the best beach on the island! It’s completely free to join just send your intent to race to Art Vega via email to artvegaii@yahoo.com please include you boat make (H16, Prindle 16, F18 ect..) and sail number. This year the award ceremony and celebration will be held on Porretto beach and we will be using sailwave to speed up the scoring. Everyone had a blast last year all beach cats are welcome to join. You can download the flyer from the right hand side of www.hobiefleet33.com we had 30 boats register last year hopefully we can beat that!!

Thanks,
Floyd

Learn to sail clinic May 5 & 6.

•April 15, 2012 • 2 Comments

The TCDYC sailing clinic will be a two day event held on the 5th and 6th of May at the Texas City Dike. We will have a camping permit and a fire permit. Last years event was a big hit. We hope this years event will be even better. (Possibly with a bit less wind.)

The purpose of the clinic is twofold. First is to help people who are new to cat sailing improve their rigging and sailing skill and second to get new people involved in the sport. To do this the clinic will have several aspects.

  • A lecture on the basics of catamaran safety, rigging, and sailing given but the TCDYC’s own Chris Green
  • Pair up an experienced sailor with a new one in similar boats to go over basic rigging and sail trim. For instance pair up an experienced H16 sailor with a new H16 sailor
  • Have experienced sailors take new people for rides.
  • Ad hoc coaching and advice on the beach and on the water

These are the basic ideas but we would like to solicit any other suggestions and ideas you might have.

I ask all the TCDYC members to to talk the clinic up with anyone who might be interested in sailing. Tell them it is not necessary to have a boat. They can just come down for ride to see what it is like. The more people we get interested in the sport the better it will be for all of us.

There will be a nominal fee of $10 dollars to cover the cost of the class. A registration form will be posted shortly. If you have not been to the dike there is a $5/car entry fee (covers you trailer) unless you are a Texas City resident.

The clinic weekend is Cinco de Mayo so remember to get there early as it will be crowded. We will b setting up Friday evening. Any help in that regard will be greatly appreciated.

Asher

I attended this clinic last year and it was a great refresher! If your like me you probably learned to sail from trial & error and things you have read in books or online,  I can say Chris really does a great lecture on the beach he illustrates both on a white board and then walks over to a boat and shows you what he is talking about. After the lecture they set up some markers and did some practice drills with a chase boat close by in case someone needed some help. As with last year some of the best sailors in our group will be on hand to help you with set up and sailing questions so dont miss this clinic!  

Thanks!
Floyd

 

KO Sailing Grand Opening Celebration!

•April 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Join KO Sailing Saturday April 14 (9am-3pm)  2321 Nasa Parkway Seabrook, TX for  the Grand Opening Celebration!

  • Complimentary BBQ catered by Classic Cafe
  • Raffles & giveaways all day long (Enter to win a $500 KO Sailing shopping Spree!)
  • Dunk Tank & Music
  • Check out the new inventory and meet other sailing enthusiast!
  • 10% discount on merchandise some exclusion apply.

Make sure you check them out on Facebook & kosailing.com

KO Sailing has a new owner, new location and an inventory bigger than ever!

Personal Location Beacon $214

•April 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Personal Location Beacons are the best way to let the coast gaurd where you are if you get in trouble sailing. I looked into these last season and could not find one for less than $300 I opted for the Spot tracker due to a few more options available on the spot device and price.

Spot vs PLB

The PLB uses 406 Mhz EPIRB signal that is much stronger than the SPOT products on the market. The signal EPIRB’s use is transmitted on 406 Mhz, a lower frequency than the SPOT Satellite Messenger and other SPOT products. This enables the signal to penetrate cloud cover better. Also, true 406 Mhz EPIRB’s use a full 5 watts of power, compared to only 4 milliwatts used by SPOT products. This higher wattage, combined with a lower frequency, means that 406 EPIRB’s can penetrate heavy cloud cover. This means that for emergency situations, you’ll be better served by a real EPIRB. The trade off in emergency functionality of an EPIRB vs. the message capability of the SPOT tracker. 

Anyway West Marine has the Fast Find PLB for $214 with free shipping click here to check it out. I also found a great review on the Fast Find PLB click here to read it. 

Thanks,
Floyd

Baja Adventure

•March 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Another sailing adventure story Jeff found click here to read a Baja adventure http://www.hobiehawk.com/BajaAdv.html 

Thanks,
Floyd

 

2012 Dash news!

•March 18, 2012 • 4 Comments

I got this email posted below from Terri of the GT300 committee tonight. (photo was taken on P18-2 @ 10 mile)

Hey all you Dashers!  We would like to announce that Michael Wilson
has graciously agreed to be our 2012 Dash Lead!  Michael and myself
have been discussing the event, our goals, and plans for 2012.
Michael will have the support of the GT officers, but will certainly
be the lead person to contact.

Volunteers remain to be an integral part of the event.  Please contact
Michael if you will be able to assist in any way.  I very much look
forward to having Michael as a part of the team and am excited that
the Dash will take place again this year.

Welcome Michael!!!
 www.GT300.com