A Midday Sailing Lesson for Three
1 June 2013 – 12:00 p.m.
Wind: 1-4 knots
Weather: 65 degrees, Sunny with some clouds
We had a great day on the water this afternoon with this lesson for a group of three. They all did great, even with the light, shifting winds!
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30 May 2013 – 8:15 p.m.
Wind:S 10-15 knots
Weather: 61 degrees, Mostly cloudy
This evening’s sail was a sunset cruise that covered most of Lake Union. We enjoyed some beautiful twilight views of the city – the center of the lake is one the best places in town to see the lights of Seattle!
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19 May 2013
Wind: N 2.5 knots
Weather: 63 degrees, Sunny with some clouds
After months of planning, the day finally came! The couple walked down the dock, and the gentleman was able to surprise his lady with a date night sailboat ride! This was the first of several surprises through the evening, but not the biggest one. After getting settled in, we set out sailing into nice, light winds and a clear sky. We sailed past Gasworks Park and past the floating homes, and as we turned back to face Gasworks (location marked on below map), the gentleman took to one knee, and asked the Big Question. She said, “YES!” That kicked off the rest of the celebration, and we dropped them off for a dinner at Ivar’s Salmon House where an engagement party awaited them, and they celebrated this special milestone in their lives.
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A Birthday Ladies’ Night Out
A Very Special Date Night
15 May 2013- 7:30 pm
Wind: SSW 2-5 knots
Weather: 68 degrees, Light Rain/Mist
It was a quiet spring evening on the lake tonight, and even though there was a light rain, it was barely enough to wet the ground, and certainly not enough to dampen tonight’s special date night! We picked the couple up dockside at McCormick & Schmick’s, and sailed the length of the lake. The wind was on the beam, so it was easy to sail all the way to Gasworks park and back with only two tacks. The couple really enjoyed the sail, as they were cuddling and laughing on the front of the boat the whole time. As we reached Gasworks and turned around to face downtown, that’s when the gentleman took to one knee and asked his lady to marry him. It was a lovely occasion, and I feel honored to have witnessed this magical moment, and to have been the first to congratulate them!
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Back to other adventures
11 May 2013- 10:00 am
Wind: NSEW! 1-5 knots
Weather: 68 degrees, Partly Cloudy
This morning’s winds were all over the place, but it was a great intro lesson, even with that added complexity! It was a great crew of four people, and all did great trimming sails and driving the boat.
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6 May 2013- 3:00 pm
Wind: N 7-12 knots
Weather: 79 degrees, Clear and Sunny
We had another great lesson this afternoon, and this couple picked it up really quickly. They had a great feel for the boat, too! We did several laps around Lake Union, did a lot of tacking and gybing, and event had time to practice stopping.
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A Teamwork Sailing Lesson
5 May 2013- 4:00 pm
Wind: N 12-20 knots
Weather: 80 degrees, Sunny and Awesome
We had a spectacular lesson this afternoon, with a couple demonstrating great teamwork covering points of sail, and stopping at a mark/buoy. We also covered steering with the sails.
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A Family Afternoon on the Lake