Recent Sailing News:

Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night
Wed, 1st Jun 2016
It was a great night out sailing Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night during the CRA Beer Can Series.  Thank you all that participated.  Do not forget about Ullman Sails CRA Halloween Regatta in Oc
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Seattle POD Regatta
Thu, 26th May 2016
May 21-22 2016 The Second Annual POD Regatta (Puget Sound One Design) was a great success with 54 boats over 8 classes.  Winds were 5-10 on Saturday with some large shifts coming thr
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T-Shirt Wednesday
Wed, 25th May 2016
Wednesday June 1st is Ullman Sails night at the CRA Beer Can Series.  The Ullman Sails Team members will be out photographing and the pictures will be posted here immediately after the ra
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Oregon Offshore 2016
Tue, 17th May 2016
The 2016 Oregon Offshore from Astoria Oregon to Victoria BC is an annual event that has seen some growth in the last few years.  This year it was a great event with wind from the start and lot
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Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp to Manage Ullman Sails PV
Fri, 13th May 2016
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Ullman Sails Offshore Cruising

Here is a letter from a satisfied cruiser.

Wed, 19th Aug 2015
By Chuck Skewes

 Ullman Sails Offshore Cruising Here is a letter from a satisfied cruiser.

Dear Chuck, Kathy, Charlie, and Andrew,

I am in American Samoa now, I came here non-stop from San Diego. It was a wonderful shake-down - both for the boot and for me. I saw one shale, one shark, many dolphin, flying fish, and birds. The trip took 58 days and I traveled about 5000 miles. I changes my plan to stop in Tahiti because I was in a gale when I was close to Tahiti and needed to thru unto wind to get there, so I decided to sur with the gale and stop here instead, when I got close to American Samoa, I had to leave to nearby and wait 5 days for one gale and many rain squalls (or Live Squalls) to pass so I could see the  entrance, My Out boat motor wouldn’t start so I sailed into the anchorage and dropped my anchor for the first time.

 Your sails performed very well for me I spent only about 7 days with both sails fully up. I used the reefed jif for about 80% of the trip, and the single - reefed main and the double reefed main about 50% of the time each. There were 8 gales with winds over 40 and 5 of them lasted 3 days each. It seemed I was always trying to slow the boat down, It is partly due to an easily Driven hull, and partly due to my old age and dislike of adrenaline rushes.

               

  Thanks to you all for helping me.

                                                                                           Steven Andersons

                                                                                           stevand@yahoo.com


 

                                                                                   



This article was posted on Wed, 19th Aug 2015