Update on the Fleet
Aside from the maintenance on the Club's boats, there are several other ways to stay connected to the water. There are numerous interesting podcasts available on your favorite podcast app. I would encourage you to listen to the "Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast" by Jeffrey Wettig. Jeffrey is from the Northern Bay and covers local, national, and international sailing. His podcast is professionally produced and high quality. I have been in touch with Jeffrey over the past several months; he may join us or produce an episode about the 2019 VA Governor's Cup. He was gracious enough to mention WRYC in the introduction to his 100th episode – quite an honor.
Some other notable podcasts are "On the Wind Sailing" and "How I think About Sailing" by Andy Schell, "Single-handed Sailing" by Matt Rutherford, "The Bonnie Boat Sailing Podcast," and "Around the Bay with Scott and Sharon." On YouTube, there are several entertaining channels including "Adventures of an Old Seadog," "The Adventures of Tarka," "Drake Paragon," and "59 North Sailing." Finally, there are dozens of wonderful sailing books. Anything by John Kretschmer is worth reading. The classic authors such as Moitessier, Knox-Johnston, and Slocum are must reads. One of my favorites is Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi.
With that, fair weather is right around the corner. In a few short months the Sunday Sailing Series, Adult Sailing Lessons, the Junior Sailing Program, and the VA Governor's Cup will be upon us. Until then, stay connected to the water. Listen, read, meditate, ponder...oh yeah, and come help work on the boats.