A few years ago, my friend Nikki at Tikkido.com held a wonderfully styled “Raingutter Regatta” for her kids in the backyard. It was totally charming! Loved it! The idea of using rain gutters for racing has stuck with me, and I’ve used the idea for several school activities. What is really wonderful about this activity ...continue reading
Sailboat Races - Metal Wall Sculpture
Metaverse Art Sailboats Race During Yacht Club Cruise Framed Canvas Wall Art, Multicolor
I love this as I love sailing. Though I don't get much of an opportunity to do so nowadays. I find there is something very clean and cleansing about sailing on a day like the one in the picture. Just setting the sails, watching them in the wind and on the horizon, feeling the wind in your face on deck. I love racing too, and all the ropes and charts that go along with sailing off-shore. I do, however, get seasick sometimes below deck in rough weather and prefer to stay topside in choppy…
Shifting gears on a boat is one of the most difficult aspects of sailboat racing and requires a knowledge of your boat, the conditions, and plenty of practice. Greg Fisher breaks down how to find the baseline, and then shift gears to get your boat going fast in all conditions. From the SW Archives, our June 1998 issue.