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Busy Weekend at Milltown!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 12:08 PM by Mark Wilkins

SPRING REGATTA ON SATURDAY, LIFESLING CLASS ON SUNDAY

Come join the racing fun on Saturday, April 21, as Milltown Sailing Association hosts their Spring Regatta!
Grant Albert and the Mei Li crew will be our Race Committee.  See the Notice of Race on page 14 of the 2018 Racing Booklet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fok3rbEh0lAJqkvNPQPUOXYtFN9QaqCa/view?usp=sharing . 
Skippers' Meeting in the Clubhouse at 10 am with races beginning at noon.  Racing will consist of three round-the-buoy races followed by awards, food & drink, and friendly camaraderie in the Clubhouse.

Then on Sunday, April 22, 1:00-2:30 pm, bring all your crew to learn about saving lives with the LifeSling!
Ever have someone fall overboard?  Getting them back on board can be quite a challenge!  Come "learn the ropes" about this lifesaving tool for boaters.

Find Your Treasure at Milltown's Marine Swap Meet This Saturday, April 14

posted Apr 9, 2018, 1:30 PM by Mark Wilkins   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 1:31 PM ]




THIS SATURDAY


Marine Swap Meet         Hosted by Milltown Sailing  Association  of Everett 

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            Saturday,  April 14, 2018, 7am-2pm   (gates open @ 6 am  for sellers)


        Everett Marina  Central Docks,  410- 14th Street, Everett, WA 98201

                                 MSA  Clubhouse and  parking lot 


Find that PERFECT fitting, engine part, gizmo, or go-fast at the Swap Meet!

                                                 OR

Empty  your  lazarette and come to this sale at the largest public marina on West Coast.

Sellers:  Reserve  your  spot  today –

-$10- outdoor  lot 

-$20 - indoor  space  ( table + chairs  included)

 Parking included for all sellers


Open and Free for the public to attend!


Registration  for sellers  and  information

Vaughn  425-985-7795

The Racing Booklet

posted Mar 23, 2018, 9:00 PM by Thomas Hunter   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 9:00 PM ]

Yay, we have one comprehensive "book" that has all the notice of race and sailing instructions.  You can find the link here at the 2018 Racing Booklet. (Thanks to CYC Seattle for the idea!) I have the booklet linked in several area including the racing page as well as the racing resources page if you lose track of this post.   The race captain and I will work on working the link into the series pages but that may take some time.  Stay tuned.  If you ever have a  correction (like last years results / NOR that are still on the site), email me at msa_admin<at>milltownsailing.org  (Note the spam bot preventer)

Marine Swap Meet - Save the Date!

posted Mar 9, 2018, 10:55 PM by Mark Wilkins   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 11:08 PM ]


Save the Date! Marine Swap Meet


Marine Swap Meet         Hosted by Milltown Sailing  Association  of Everett 


Date- Apr 14, 2018, Saturday     7am-2pm   (gates open @ 6 am  for sellers)


Place –Everett Marina  Central Docks,  410- 14th Street, Everett, WA 98201

MSA  Clubhouse and  parking lot 

Empty  your  lazarette and come to largest public marina on West Coast.

Reserve  your  spot  today –

-$10- outdoor  lot 

-$20 - indoor  space  ( table + chairs  included)

 Parking included for all sellers


Open and Free for the public to attend!


Registration  for sellers  and  information

Vaughn  425-985-7795

swapmeet@milltownsailing.org

Sydney Hobart 2017

posted Jan 3, 2018, 7:29 PM by Thomas Hunter   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 8:42 PM ]

On Boxing Day in Australia, I had luckily found the livestream for the start of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Ocean race (Don't want lawyers coming after me!).  I took time out of Xmas meal preparation and watched the start.  Quite intense!  Anyway once Black Jack and Commanche rounded the first mark, I got busy making dinner for my daughters. (after that the action is done and it's just a long slog to Hobart.)  Low and behold, we kept it runnning and I hear all sorts of commotion from the announcers. Wow, who knew the pros would get into an interesting rules infraction on an ocean race!.  Here is a  link to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart courtesy of Channel 7 (more cya, also too likely only works on a PC) Courtesy of sailing anarchy.  I wanted to point out the cool calm collected Jimmy Spithill who you can hear on the audio.  He is 30 seconds ahead of life.  Before the cross, you will first hear him say we will have an "evasive event", next comes the call of Starboard (likely for the audio!) and then his commentary to his tactician, "likely protest here",  then after he yells protest, he talks calmly to his tactician, do you "want me to bail out or hold". Darn!  That is good seamanship!

While out on the sailing anarchy site, I also wanted to point out to the club members  and other interested to another awesome post from sailing anarchy on the true chevy of boats, the T-bird!  (And no that does not involve giving hand gestures!),  Check out the link on the Thunderbirds here!  Per the post, 

It’s hard to find a boat that can race fast and cruise comfortably without breaking the bank, but 60 years and over 1200 sailors and their families have shown the Thunderbird to be a badass and versatile solution.


There is a great video showing the boats racing at Port Townsend and discussing the history of the class.  Hope you enjoy and happy new year!

Moorage Special Offer from Port of South Whidbey at Langley

posted Sep 17, 2017, 9:35 PM by Mark Wilkins


 Duncan McPhee, the Harbormaster at the South Whidbey Harbor in Langley, contacted us with the following generous offer for guest moorage:

  • "I would like to pass along a mooring special that our facility is offering in hopes that you will share with your Club Members. We will be offering a complimentary Wednesday night's moorage when a guest stays with us on Monday and Tuesday."

To arrange moorage, call Duncan at 360-221-1120 or email harbormaster@portofsouthwhidbey.com .
You can also submit a reservation request online at http://portofsouthwhidbey.com/facilities/south-whidbey-harbor-at-langley/

Pursuit Series Results

posted Sep 15, 2017, 7:33 PM by Thomas Hunter

The Pursuit series results can be found here: Link to Pursuit Results Page

Milltown Sailing's Fall Regatta Saturday, Sept 9

posted Sep 6, 2017, 6:24 PM by Mark Wilkins   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 6:29 PM ]


Transparent fall leaves clipart 0Milltown Sailing Association's Fall Regatta will be held this Saturday, September 9!

  • The SKIPPERS' MEETING will convene in the clubhouse promptly at 10 am.  
  • Racing is scheduled to start at noon.  
  • The regatta consists of 3 races using our temporary and permanent marks.  
  • A great big THANK YOU to Joe Geck and the crew of BoB for providing the Race Committee for this event.

 Make plans to hang around after racing.  While the race results are calculated, there will be food, drink, and live music. It promises to be a rousing good time.

Guest Speaker at August 9 Meeting

posted Aug 6, 2017, 10:13 PM by Mark Wilkins   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 10:27 PM ]

Please come meet Mary Trimble at our General Meeting, August 9th at 7PM.  She will have her books to sell and autograph.  Bring a snack or dessert, along with your favorite summer sea stories.

         MARY E. TRIMBLE

  Award-winning freelance writer

Mary Trimble’s recently published memoir, Sailing with Impunity: Adventure in the South Pacific is about their 14-month sailing adventure, from magical sights and scents of their first island landfall to the bustling, colorful Tahitian markets. From sudden midnight squalls and weathering a cyclone in Samoa to pristine anchorages in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Trimble lives on Camano Island with her husband, Bruce.

www.MaryTrimbleBooks.com

 

Fuel Dock Closed Wednesday, July 5

posted Jun 29, 2017, 1:25 PM by Mark Wilkins

Due to upland construction, the Fuel Dock at Everett Marina will be closed on Wednesday, July 5.
It is scheduled to re-open on July 6.

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