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Friday, September 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Cruising Under Sail: Notches in the Tiller

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One way to make cruising more "sporting" is to collect "notches in the tiller." Instead of gunfights won, the notches represent sailing challenges, often in tight quarters, met successfully. What might count for each cruiser is highly personal. For some it may be leaving a dock or anchor only under sail, then returning. For others, a pass or narrows may count. In The San Juans are Cattle Pass, Fisherman's Bay, Mosquito Pass from the north and on into Garrison Bay, and so on. In the Gulf Islands are Dodd and False Narrows, plus multiple other interesting places. North are challenges like Malibu Rapids. South are the Port Townsend Canal and the sinuous entrance to Kilisut Bay. Those are some of the presentor's notches. The idea will be for those attending to identify ones for themselves and hearing about those of other attendees. Co-presenters will be Cody and Beth Harris, off 30' wooden cutter RABANNAH.


Cody & Beth Allen Harris

I'm an engineless sailing aficionado, and with my husband have spent the last two summers cruising the Salish Sea in our home designed, home built, mostly enginless 29 foot cutter rigged sailboat.

David Patterson

David is a retired 66 year old who has been sailing in the San Juans and Gulf Islands since 2012. An intermediate sailor, he took up sailing in 2007, and then cruising 9 months a year since 2012. His challenge to himself has become cruising as much as possible under sail alone, single-handing on his CD25D sloop, CLOUD GIRL.

Friday September 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room

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