Marine Water and Waste Systems

Marine Water and Waste Systems

It goes without saying, boats are not connected to the sewer or water system like we experience at home. Instead, boats store, collect, and take in water for important onboard amenities. Boats have three types or “water systems”, fresh water, grey water, and black...
San Diego Wind Conditions

San Diego Wind Conditions

One of the many reasons San Diego is such a pleasurable place to sail, is our predictable wind direction and speed. When checking the weather forecast, you’ll likely see 8-10 knots from the northwest, this is known as the prevailing wind (most common). That said, San...
How Do Furling Mainsails Work?

How Do Furling Mainsails Work?

Furling mainsails are far more common on new boats compared to classic mainsails because of their many benefits and ease of use, but we need to learn some key skills to use them properly and efficiently. The main benefit of a furling main is the easy deployment and...
BVI Club Flotilla Is Back!

BVI Club Flotilla Is Back!

After several canceled flotillas over the last 15 months, we are excited to announced the rebooking of the club’s annual flotilla! We’re heading to the BVI’s this fall for eight amazing days of sailing.   Each year the club picks...
San Diego Bay Hazards

San Diego Bay Hazards

The season is here with warmer weather and the bay is full of boats! Last weekend, we took a little time to enjoy the start of the season ourselves and noticed some rusty skippers and witnessed four boats aground (none of them from HS thankfully). So, let us review...
Lee Shores- Recognizing and Avoiding

Lee Shores- Recognizing and Avoiding

A lee shore is a one of the everyday dangers of a sailor and skippers should always be aware of the presence of a lee shore. A lee shore is exactly as it sounds; a shore (object, obstructions, etc.) to leeward of a boat. Lee shores are dangerous because if a boat were...

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