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SouthEast Alaska Sailing: About the group, its activities

Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009

SouthEast Alaska Sailing was started by a group of sailors in March to promote sailing and sailing education in Juneau and Southeast Alaska.

"We felt there wasn't enough of an organized effort in Juneau to show the great opportunities we have around here to sail and be out in the wilderness," said SEAS Commodore Brian Lieb. "As stated, our mission is to promote sailing and sailing education in Southeast Alaska, and that includes teaching an appreciation of where we live and ways to get out there."

SEAS sponsors include Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaska Boat and Marine, Alaska Club, Gustavus Taxi, Jerries Tile, Nugget Alaska Outfitters and Uk Halsey Sail makers.

Visit seasailing.us for more information.

Summer events

SEAS invites boats that have sat too long on their trailers or at their moorage to join these excursions which run through the summer. Also, captains are always looking for crew; so those interested in sailing should visit seasailing.us.

• SEAS Cup - SEAS will conclude its first race, the SEAS Cup, today in Round 3, called the Admiralty Cove Rendezvous.

The SEAS Cup is a competitive racing series that has been underway since May. Round 3 started Saturday from Marmion Island on a two-day race to Admiralty Cove and back.

The race visits many Juneau harbors, from Taku Harbor and Funter Bay to Admiralty Cove. There are also day races for those just wanting to get out for a day but might not be able to commit an entire weekend to racing.

• Get Out the Boat campaign - Sailors looking for a mid-week escape from the burdens of shore life participate in weekly barrel-can races on Wednesday nights off Douglas Island. During the races, sailors can work out the kinks in their rigging and hone their racing skills.

• Auke-Ward Regatta - These cruises set out from Auke Bay on Fridays. They provide a time for skippers and crew alike to trade sailing knowledge and learn from each other.



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