|Tuesday, 18 January 2011 23:00|
Sailing Education Adventures presents the first of our 2011 Workshops/Talks Series
Sailing Solo - the Bay and Out the Gate at your Glove Tips
Max Crittenden of the Singlehanded Sailing Society will lead a conversation on 'Sailing Solo - the Bay and Out the Gate at your Glove Tips'
He has successfully completed a challenge of a lifetime -- The Singlehanded Transpac to Hawaii -- we will have a chance to chat with this reluctant hero about the experience...
When: Monday, January 24 at 1900
Where: BVBC in San Francisco
Cost: Free Members, $5 Non-members
You may not feel ready for it yet but sailing solo is a terrific learning experience. Sail a Santana 525 or Catalina 16.5 on your own and you really sharpen your skills. Sail your 22' or 42' solo and you discover so much about yourself! Max Crittenden will talk about the singlehanding experience and what great opportunities lie ahead of you, whether it be a daysail, Three Bridge Fiasco or Farallon Islands - and, yes, Beyond!
I started sailing at age 11, when my dad got the bug and bought an 11-ft plywood dinghy. The whole family learned together, sailing on South Bay and various lakes and reservoirs. Bigger boats and sailing vacations followed, plus cruising with my father after he retired, mostly in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. After becoming a mechanical engineer and the distraction of many years of SCCA amateur auto racing, I bought my first sailboat in 1996.
Navigation: Navman chartplotter, a couple of handheld GPS as backup.Solar Wind
Photos of Max's Journey:
Max and his trusty companion, Hanno
The light air "Miami Vice" chute that rarely sees the light of day on the SF Bay
The whisker pole working its magic
I wonder what THAT noise was...
The heavy air chute
The heavy air chute after a squall
Solar Wind safely at anchor in Hanalei Bay, 4th boat to finish after 16 days and change.
Back at the slip in South Beach
Award for first displacement monohull to finish!