Category Archives: Mountaineers Sailing

Sailing in Seattle on the Schooner Adventuress

Last fall I had a chance to sail on the Schooner Adventuress when the Mountaineers Sailing Group chartered it for an evening sail and potluck in Elliot Bay. Here are some of my observations and a few pictures from that … Continue reading

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Mountaineers Sailing Crew Class Resources – Spring 2012

Here are a few links to help the students in the Mountaineers Spring Sailing Crew Class that I helped teach. These links are also good starting point for any recreational boater. Links are provided to Nav. Problems, handouts,  additional information … Continue reading

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Coiling line using the Ballantine Coil on the Adventuress

On a recent evening sail with the Mountaineers Sailing Group aboard the Schooner Adventuress (Wikipedia, Adventuress Web Site) I saw the crew using the Ballantine Coil to coil the halyards when a sail is raised. With masts that rise over 100 … Continue reading

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Mountaineers Aug 10 2003

Pictures from the Archive Nice afternoon Has been moved to: http://captnmikephotos.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/mountaineers-aug-10-2003/

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Mountaineers July 25 2010

Great group – 8 to 12 knots of wind, 3 inch chop, sun, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier were both out, fine food – one big hole in the wind right in the shipping / VTS lane we had to … Continue reading

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Mountaineers June 05 2010

Started with light wind and filled in to 8 to 10 knots for most of the afternoon, sun was out, good company and good food, everybody did a good job.  A few pictures, at least one good one for every … Continue reading

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