Saturday, October 23, 2010

November TSCA mtg

The regular monthly meeting will be held on Olympia at Penn's Landing. RSVP so i can get a head count.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oars Shipped

picnic on the river

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Out Rowing

Friday, October 15, 2010


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Pete Peters gave a good talk on sailing tactics. I nominated Ted for Pres, Frank for VP. Pul for Treas. Bill will con't as sec. Next mtg at the Dragon. Elections.

Presentation: “Efficient Catboat Sailing Skills”, by Pete Peters (Lecture 1 of 2)

- Key parameters:

o Length

§ Hull speed = (Length in Feet) x 1.34

§ Disproportionate energy needed to exceed hull speed

§ “make boat as long as possible”

o Weight

§ Lighten as much as possible

§ Inertia hinders acceleration

§ Greater wetted surface = drag

§ Center as much as possible

§ Remove water in the boat – bail!

o Lift

§ Bernoulli’s principle – air moving over curved surfaces

§ Lift off wind

§ Lift found in sail, centerboard, rudder

§ Rudder – a little weather helm generates lift

o Balance

§ Center weight in boat

§ Maximize waterline, maintain level (fore/aft and port/starboard) by shifting crew and content weight.