Monday, October 21, 2013

Tacoma Women's Sailing Association Fun Sail

20 October 2013
The three Tacoma Yacht Club sailboats braved the chilly fall weather to have a fun sail today. Hira, with an old TWSA crew, Georgia, joined in on board Shatoosh with Pashmina on the cabin top to watch the sail -in and a chance to take some photos. This was my first TWSA boating event since re-joining the club last year.
The weather was gray-gray with a low ceiling, but no rain. The winds were light-light, but all the boats glided  nicely with well trimmed sails. We should expect this, as TWSA is the oldest women's sailing association in the USA and one thing they do best is teach sailing and racing.

The Catalina 47, Tusan Takk, with a large crew

The Erickson 27, Blue Tango

The Columbia 26 Second Wind

After docking we all gathered on board the Tusan Takk and shared the warm, large salon and all the goodies that were brought by the happy boaters. What a wonderful time the ladies and the 2 gentlemen had.  I must attend more "get togethers" as TWSA is lots of fun.

I took Georgia to the launching ramps at the ferry landing and I skooted back to my Foss slip just as the harbor lights were turning on. Five inbound ships were anchored or docked in the outer rim of the bay and I marveled looking at the emergency life boats. I just watched Captain Phillips, the movie and thought it would be a rough jettison as those boats hit the water.

Take a look at TWSA: