I really hate this time of year.
It’s time to haul boats from mooring fields and slips. Some say it’s the best time of the year to sail, with some odd six weeks left till it really gets cold. They may be right, but I’m playing it safe this year.
WIth Wonky tides, and a definite chill in the air this morning, I figured better to be out early and prepped for winter, before it actually gets here. I may change my mind for next year, once I’m at the club working on the boat and seeing half of everyone else out enjoying themselves, but for now I’m comfortable with the boat up on the hard, and preparing to enjoy myself at the Annapolis Sailboat Show.
Last year I stopped by the Quantum Sails booth for a very informative seminar by Captain Jack, who is also featured on some video’s from Seafaring.com.
This year he is back, as well as is, Brad Van Liew, who, “sailed Le Pingouin to victory in the Velux 5 Oceans race around the world, winning every ocean sprint of the 30,000 mile race and becoming the first American to ever officially complete three solo races around the globe.”
So, according to an email sent by Quantum Sails, here is the schedule for seminars to be held at the Quantam Sails booth.
We’re giving away a Tide Marine high-performance, low friction mainsail track and slide system along with installation and sail modification to one lucky winner. Be sure to stop in and register!
Quantum Seminar Schedule
30-minute presentations followed by Q & A
Location: Quantum Booth, Land 66, at the intersection of Docks S and A.
Thursday, October 6
11:00 am Jack Klang/Jason Currie – Learn All About Sails
4:30 pm Jack Klang/Dave Flynn – Sail Trim for Cruisers
Friday, October 7
11:00 am Brad Van Liew – Winner, Velux 5 Oceans Race
2:00 pm Jack Klang/Tad Hutchin – Learn All About Sails
4:30 pm Jack Klang /Jason Currie – Sail Trim for Cruisers
6:00 pm Brad Van Liew – Winner, Velux 5 Oceans Race
Saturday, October 8
10:00 am Jack Klang/ Dave Flynn – Sail Trim for Cruisers
12:30 pm Brad Van Liew – Winner, Velux 5 Oceans Race
3:00 pm Brad Van Liew – Winner, Velux 5 Oceans Race
6:00 pm Jack Klang/Tad Hutchins – Learn All About Sails
Sunday, October 9
2:00 pm Jack Klang/Jason Currie – Sail Trim for Cruisers
4:00 pm Jack Klang /Dave Flynn – Learn All About Sails
Monday, October 10
12:30 pm Jack Klang/Tad Hutchins – Learn All About Sails
3:00 pm Jack Klang/Dave Flynn – Sail Trim for Cruisers
Brad Van Liew will also be discussing his ocean racing experiences on Friday afternoon from 4-5:30 pm in the ballroom of the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Sponsored by Quantum Sail Design Group.”
See you all at the show!