Category: Sailing

  • C-Student


    Resurrected from our childhood, the C-15 is back in the water! Nice work Tripp.

  • 2016 Santana 22 Nationals

    2016 Santana 22 Nationals

    Put forward an entry in the 2016 Santana 22 Nationals this weekend. Didn’t bring a strong showing, but had fun racing and tuning the boat up all weekend. Next time we’ll do better… probably. More about the event here.

  • Recent Sailing Fun

    Recent Sailing Fun

    A few glimpses as sailing fun. Lost a rudder. Replaced a rudder. Raced a few times.

  • Sailing in January

    Sailing in January

    The racing was great. I published the review on

  • Sailing Texts

    Sailing Texts

    A couple of sailing books that are helpful reads. The Fast Course (89MB) The Smart Course (77MB) Performance Racing (32MB) Don’t forget to have a look at The Ashley Book of Knots too  

  • Santa Cruz One Design Santana 22 Win

    Santa Cruz One Design Santana 22 Win

    Howdy Popabob. I thought I’d share my recent race here in Santa Cruz. This Autumn, I left the team I have been racing with this last year and volunteered to work with the regatta organizers, helping them with timing, signaling and recording. A few weeks ago I got connected with a Schock Santana 22 and […]

  • Sunset Whale Watching with Kira

    Sunset Whale Watching with Kira

    We enjoyed calm seas, good wind, a beautiful sunset, and quite the show of whales in Monterey Bay, just outside of Santa Cruz this evening.

  • Airborne Over The America’s Cup

    Airborne Over The America’s Cup

    Howdy Poppabob, Working with the America’s Cup has been quite an interesting adventure this month and I imagine it is only going to get more intimate as August and September see more boats, teams, and racing. Today, I arrived a bit early to my shift at the America’s Cup Pavilion where I have spent all […]

  • Laser Nationals

    Laser Nationals

    Howdy PoppaBob, Saturday was my third day (of four) working with the regatta committee of the 2013 Laser National Sailing Championship, hosted by chance, here in Santa Cruz this year. As you may know and remember, lasers are a cat rigged dinghy, measuring almost 14′, sailed by youths and Olympians alike, and remembered fondly as […]

  • Santa Cruz 27 Nationals

    Santa Cruz 27 Nationals

    Howdy Poppabob, Last weekend I raced with my sailing team on a Santa Cruz 27′ call ‘Hanalei.’ I’ve been sailing and racing with the owner since the end of last summer and they’ve been very welcoming and encouraging. Because I had sailed with my dad since long ago and have been chartering my own boats […]