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Seaspray Clinic weekend Aug 8 and 9th

posted Aug 8, 2020, 8:53 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 11, 2020, 10:11 AM ]
A nice turnout and lots of information exchanged and help with boat setups and repairs.  For many newer owners this has been a very helpful weekend.  On Saturday afternoon a half dozen short course races were completed.  On Friday night a general presentation and various topic discussion with Hamish Ferguson leading the talks helped to explain various on the water techniques in sailing a race course.  Safety and other topics were part of this Friday night open ended talk.  Saturday had the morning working on boats and help with setups and modifications.  Saturday afternoon highlighted 6 short course races aiming at improving your starting techniques.  Saturday night had a short after the days event talk.  A couple of pictures of the on the water starts shows a tighter group shortly after the start.  This fleet is improving!

Sunday update-After more work on repairs or upgrades a general discussion on capsize recovery.  Sailboat weight and the state of water tightness of the boat and mast affects ease of capsize recovery.  Capsize recovery technique was discussed.  Only two participants had not capsized their boats so far and after Sunday's strong winds one of the participants capsized and successfully recovered their boat in a timely fashion.  The club may plan another Sea Spray weekend in early September.  

The Osoyoos Sailing Club has cancelled their planned SeaSpray Canadian Nationals regatta planned for the weekend after the long September weekend due to the Covid 19 health crisis.

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