Alaska –SouthEast Alaska Sailing (SEAS) will be hosting the Funter Bay Rendezvous, including three race legs from 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 18 to Monday, July 20th.
This race will start out of Auke Bay at 9:30 am on the line between the Committee boat and the north light on Portland island. Racers will head north, passing Strauss Rock on the starboard side, around Point Retreat and then south, finishing the first leg in Funter Bay within a half mile of Clear Point.
Celebrate the return of Juneau’s amazing migratory birds. A songbird banding demonstration will be ongoing between 8:00 and 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the large pavilion. There will be concurrent bird-related activities for youth, also in the large pavilion. Heavy rain will cancel bird capture, but experts will still be on hand for bird viewing and kid’s birding activities. This event is an opportunity to see these travelers up close, and learn how scientists study them. Morning events will be held at the Juneau Community Garden (off Montana Creek Road).
SouthEast Alaska Sailing will be at the Maritime Festival at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015. There will be buoy races between club boats in the morning, then the boats will be tied up at the Goldbelt dock for public viewing and tours for the rest of the afternoon.
May 8, 2015—Southeast Alaska Sailing will be hosting their Spring Party from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Savikko Park shelter on Sandy beach. Come to the Spring BBQ and get to know your fellow sailors. This is a great opportunity for skippers to meet crew and crew to meet skippers for the upcoming race season, to share sailing stories, and to meet new friends in the sailing community. Bring something to grill or share. There will also be a gear swap during the BBQ. Members can sell or trade used or extra boating gear.
SEAS Cup race #1--Skipper's Choice is at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015. The first race of the season will be Skipper's choice, and will be decided on the morning of the race. The race will be out and back, and start at a line between the Marmion Island Day Mark and the Committee boat. The race route will be selected from one of three possibilities: north into Taku Inlet to Jaw Point, south into Stephen's passage and around Grand Island, or west into Stephen's Passage to Point Hilda.
SEAS Sailor Talk--Safety and Seamanship from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 at Northwind Architects. This month’s talk will feature a conversation about Safety and Seamanship. Basic safety features and safety gear common to most boats will be considered, and there will be a discussion about the safety requirements specific to racing. Seamanship as it relates to safe boating will also be covered. There will be some safety gear on hand for viewing, and sailors will have a chance to discuss the various safety systems in use on SEAS boats.