World Cruising Club - Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club
Date: Thursday January 26, 2017
Main Speakers: Paul and Sheryl Shard
Transatlantic Crossing Part 4: Storms and Sargasso
Final leg of our ocean crossing sailing from the Canary Islands by Cabo Verde Islands to St. Lucia in the Caribbean, an area of frequent squalls and stormy weather. As we approached the Caribbean we demonstrate how to deal with the sudden increase and drop in winds to maintain a good pace to reach our destination. This area is also part of the Sargasso Sea, where large floating rafts of golden sargasso weed can ensnare a sailing vessel. We fought with weeds wrapped in the propellers and large clumps hooked on the rudder. We have a method to easily dislodge them.
The World Cruising Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month September, October, November, January, February, and March.
18:30 Sailors’ Dinner
19:30 Tech Speaker
20:00 Main Speaker
All welcome in a network for cruising info and experiences; free parking.
World Cruising Club
338 Howland Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5R 3B9
Note: Due to using email, year membership is $20/single, $25/couple. Single meeting is $5.00. The funds are for the speakers’ dinner.
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