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The Skips Blog chronicles the races of the J24 "Gray Jay" . This is the second year racing her. Notes, diagrams, links and research posts are included that will hopefully lead to many first place finishes for "Gray Jay" and other competitive racers.
2016-03-19 18:53
I have been caught up in the business of making money to support my sailing habit. Welcome to the off-season...Where all I can do is look at other websites and think of those who are still o… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Worked radio crew for haul out this past weekend. Winds gusting to 90 kmh. Made for some very tense moments when the large power and sailboats were in the air. My main concern was making sur… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Our office is laden with movie posters. The decor my partner and I agreed upon because at the time we started the company it was the cheapest way of bringing some life to the walls. In my of… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Heading out on Sunday for a final season sail with the crew, bit of practice and then take the mast down. Weather looks a little crappy but any change to get on the water is a good one. Even… Read More
2006-10-16 00:59
Past weekend was spent at the club fulfilling my club hours obligations as cradle crew member. I had a chance to talk to a number of excellent sailors that I only get a chance to see twice a… Read More
2006-10-12 22:51
Practice on Tuesday went well. Winds were much stronger than I had anticipated. We managed to get a good deal of brisk wind tacks and gybes in. I noticed that on both the tack and the gybe t… Read More
2006-10-09 13:54
One thing that will be discussed and sorted out over the off-season is crew position responsibilities. Now that we have a fixed crew repetitive tasks can now be assigned. This should make th… Read More
2006-10-05 16:34
I recently commented that we did better in overall standings last year and that I was not going to get hung up on standings because it was a big year for change. I felt that we had improved… Read More
2006-10-04 14:46
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it is that makes the boat a team and what it needs to do that. The first season my primary role on the boat was teacher. A 100% new crew had to b… Read More
2006-10-03 02:12
The topic of getting a professional on-board next year was discussed a number of times and I think we are about ready to have someone aboard to help evaluate overall performance and formulat… Read More

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