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An Evening Sail on the America’s Cup Yacht America

Last week I took an evening sail in Seattle on the Yacht America, a replica of the boat that won the trophy that would become know as the America’s Cup. The wind in Elliot Bay was nice with 8 to 10 … Continue reading

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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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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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