Recent Sailing News:

Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night
Wed, 20th Jun 2018
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
T-Shirt Wednesday
Thu, 31st May 2018
Wednesday June 20th 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 r
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
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
Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp to Manage Ullman Sails PV
Fri, 13th May 2016
Ullman Sails excitedly announces the opening of Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta.  The full service loft on Mexico’s west coast offers new sails, canvas and sail service to the local sailing

Winter Vashon 2009

The count down begins

Thu, 26th Nov 2009
By Jon Thompson

Winter Vashon 2009 The count down begins

Its one week to go until Winter Vashon and the Tacoma Yacht Club race committee has been working hard to make the necessary adjustments to make this years race a huge success. Because of confusion during the start sequence in the 2008 race, the committee has been working all year to improve all aspects of the race and to bring it to a new higher level event from this point forward.  As you may know historically the start was off of the deck of the club house with the Vashon ferry dock just a few yards to the west.  This made the starts in light air when the ferry was running very difficult.

Here are a few things that the Tacoma Yacht Club race committee has done to improve this years race.
1.       Start the race from a committee boat about 200 yards east of the original starting area this will solve two problems remove the disconnect the fleet feels when the committee starts the race of the yacht club deck and takes the problems encountered with the Vashon ferry out of the equation by moving the starting area far enough away.
2.       One of the concerns last year was not being able to see the flags or hear the sound signals so we bought larger flags and a black powder cannon this along with starting from an RC boat should solve these issues
3.       We will announce the start count down over the radio along with any other information that the competitors may need, the goal of this committee will be communication. Now just pray for wind.

This years event is Sponsored by Ullman Sails Seattle.  Get there early for free tee-Shirts!!!

This article was posted on Thu, 26th Nov 2009