Sailing

My composition, “Bluegreen Sea,” which our band recorded a few years back, has become pretty popular on youtube, with over 16,000 plays. The video is a photo montage of boats sailing the Salish Sea, the San Juan Islands, and Bellingham Bay. Here is that link:

 

Here is a short video of Jon and myself sailing in brisk winds—a very fun day on the water! My previous boat, “Galena,” a 1970 Alberg 37 weighed in at 19,000 pounds and was at her best when the winds got up into the twenties, or even thirties.

 

Nice sailing on the Salish Sea.

 

Galena, at Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, Washington.

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A junk rigged boat in Bellingham Bay.

 

 

 

 

Finding I was not using the boat as much, and with no plans of long offshore voyages, I sold Galena in 2015, downsizing to a much smaller and trailerable San Juan 21. After two months of work, repainting, and replacing nearly every metal fitting, I had a successful launch and sail just before winter weather arrived. I hope to really get out next summer and put the boat through her paces in 2019.

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