Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flying a Hobie 16 in a regatta!

This is an amazing video of what its like to sail a Hobie 16 in a regatta. So if you wonder what it would be like check out this video.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sailing News & Updates!

From Miles Moore, commodore (funtosail@gmail.com 208-704-4454):

Hello fellow sailors… please make sure to read all of this email! Good stuff and it’s a long email.

EMAIL LIST CHANGES

I need everyone on these email lists to email me back and confirm what type of sailboat you own/sail/want to sail. I am separating the email list into 4 categories… 1. Sea Scouts; 2. Hobie Cat/Island/Multihull Sailors, 3. disAbled/Accessible Sailors; and 4. Keelboat and all other sailors, or those that just want to be on the email list to get general sailing news and want to crew, etc. The deal is all of you will get most of the emails unless I have a specific message for the Sea Scouts, etc. The email list is getting quite big and I feel organizing it this way will help in the future when our club is even bigger.

HOBIE 14 ADDED TO THE PROGRAM

I was able to purchase a nice Hobie 14 sailboat for the Sea Scouts that will be placed on Cave Lake for the Sea Cats to use in that area. I wanted to get a boat there sooner but the budget just did not allow it to happen until now. I have spent a lot of money on the Scouts this summer… money well spent in helping our youth get away from their computers and mobile devices and get some fresh air and gain valuable healthful leisure skills.

SEA SCOUTS BI-WEEKLY MEETINGS

The Sea Cats will start to have 2 meetings each month on the first and last Thursdays of each month starting in October. Meeting location will be announced shortly. Actually we have some exciting news about our new meeting place that will be announced shortly.

DisABLED/ACCESSILBLE SAILING

Official Boat used for the S.A.I.L. Accesible
sailing program
Hobie has approved to sell to our accessible sailing program a Tandem Island at a reduced price. This
is a big savings. I and Skip are still trying to acquire funding for this first boat… the first of 4 boats. I have a trailer for these boats but just need to build a rack to carry them.

Related to accessible sailing I will be presenting about the program at the Spinal Cord Group at St. Luke’s Rehab next month. Anyone is welcome to attend if you are interested in this accessible program. I will have the exact time and place posted on the calendar shortly.

SEPTEMBER SAILING EVENT

Staring on the evening of September 19th we will sail down Lake Coeur d’Alene from 3rd Street Launch next to the CdA Resort and camp overnight and then sail back on Saturday. The forecast for September looks to be good weather for sailing. I and several other sailors will be using our Keelboats for this trip as well as some of the Sea Scouts will be sailing Hobie Cats. This is the last big sailing event for the 2014 season. I hope you all will join us. For more info contact Skip Morris at 801-367-7945 or email him at skippersteve@gmail.com

2014 SUCCESSES

I will be writing an article about our 2014 sailing club successes. It was a good year and I think you all will find the 2014 results quite interesting and hopefully motivate more sailors to participate.

EVENTS FOR 2015

For 2015 some events will remain and some will be added. For June of 2015 is the Deseret Regatta, then new for July is the Cat Attack (Hobie and Multihull event) at the Cascade Reservoir near McCall Idaho, then in August is our Jolly Rogers regatta and camp-out, in September will be our distance sailing event/cruise. In addition we will have some smaller events throughout the years. So some great events for 2015.

I (Miles Moore) will be primarily focusing on Hobie sailing for 2015 as I finally came to realize when it comes to sailing in our area Hobie Cat sailors make up the largest segment of sailors within the Inland NW followed by Keelboats. So to a lesser degree I will also still be involved with Keelboat sailing with my classes and some cruises.

BIG SEPTEMBER SALE!

I am going to have a big sail on new and used sailboat parts. If you want new Hobie parts items for your sailboat then give me a call and depending on the price of the item you could get anywhere from 10% up to 15% reduction on the price.

I have a sale on new and used sailboats: USED Hobie Bravo $2500; Hobie Getaway $6000; Turbo Hobie 14 $1200; Venture 22 Keelboat $2700; NEW: $500 off all new sailboats for the month of Sept. except the Bravo and Wave, which I am offering $300 off.

I have a ton of used sails and other sailboat parts and accessories I would like to clear out this month. The Sale starts this Tuesday the 9th and goes through September 30th. Since the store is on off season hours… meaning open by appointment please call before you come to the store.

STORE HOURS

The SAIL Marine store is now on off season hours meaning its open by appointment. I am at the store a lot during the winter so if you pass by the store its likely I will be there. During the winter I do more of my vocational counseling via my private practiced called MyJobWiz.com and also do a lot related to Health and Wellness… my wife is a nutritionist doing a lot of consulting to help people improve their health of course, along with reducing physical pain, etc. so I am her assistant and handle product sales.

A CHALLENGE

A lot of people say the sailing season ends at the end of summer… REALLY? I have sailed for many years, every month of the year. As a matter of fact some of the best sails I have had have been during the winter. So I want to challenge you all to sail every month all the way through the winter into next summer… who is up to this challenge? Email me if you are and let’s help each other stay motivated, and get together and sail. A few years back I ran a regatta called the “Frozen Butts Regatta.” It was just meant as a fun crazy get together and was well attended for 2 years but then it just fizzed out. It might be fun to reintroduce this event as a middle of winter social and sail to again keep us motivated.

LESSONS

The last small boat sailing lesson will take place October 11th and start again in May of 2015. The Keelboat Classes will continue into November and then start up again in February 2015. I do sell learn-to-sail gift certificates during the holidays for these classes.

Also new for 2015 I will be offering some coastal sailing classes on the coast of Washington state. I use to teach sailing on the coast before moving to Idaho and also ran some classes on the coast via the University of Idaho on the coast. So I am excited to be offering these classes again. If you want to truly learn to ocean sail then these classes are for you. In the past I tried to refer people to classes on the coast but they are only offered on the Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, or on the Columbia River near and around Portland… none of which is truly on the Ocean.

FLAGS

By the way do not forget to purchase your Inland NW Sailing club burgee/flag for $25. Its a great way to show your support for Inland NW sailing. We make nothing off these flags as $25 was our cost to get them made. Contact Skip Morris (801-367-7945 or email him at skippersteve@gmail.com ) to have one mailed or stop by the SAIL Marine store to pick one up.

END

Man was that a lot of information to post… I hope I did not lose anyone. Please if you would like to comment or help out send me an email or give me a call.

Hope to see you all at the September sailing cruise.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jolly Rogers Event, Sailing, & Lessons

Hello fellow sailors,

Jolly Rogers Sailing & Camping

This Friday evening and Saturday is our Sea Scout and Club Sailing event (some people are coming Sat. morning). Yes this event is a go. We will camp this evening (FRI) and then sail all day Sat. I will be bringing a Hobie Wave and Hobie Bravo (Hobie Bravo is for sale for $2700). I hope some of you will be coming with your boats. I know Mitch is bringing his Tandem Island. The only boats that can launch into Cave Lake are small boats such as Hobie’s, Lasers, etc. Keelboats cannot be launched into this lake.

To get to the event site simply take HWY 90 to HWY 3 exit (exit 34) to Harrison Idaho. Follow HWY 3 southwest toward Harrison. You will cross a bridge over the CdA River and after that keep an eye out for the S. Medimont Rd. Take this road right, follow this road across a small bridge and stay to the left all the way on this road which will turn into S. Ruddy Duck Rd. Again stay to the left until this road dead ends into a residence, this is the place.

I hope you all will come J

TWO HOBIE 14’s

I was offered two Hobie 14’s for our Sea Scout program for $1000. A person indicated they would donate $1000 to these boats but yesterday that offer was withdrawn. So now I have to come up with the funding as I do not want to lose these boats. So I am selling my Hobie Bravo for $2700 to cover the cost. So if any of you would like to purchase this really nice boat let me know. I need to come up with the $1000 by this Wednesday.

LESSONS

The next small boat sailing class is Sept. 6th. Also my new Keelboat class starts in Sept. Contact me (Miles) if you are interested at 208-704-4454 or funtosail@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Priest Lake Sailing and Camping Adventure... July 25-28, 2014

Priest Lake Sailing Adventure

Hello Sea Scouts and Inland NW Sailors!

This Friday at 6:PM I am leaving the SAIL Marine store (406 W Miles Ave., Hayden) with the Sea Scouts to go up to Priest Lake for our annual sailing and camping trip, and return sometime Monday. We will be camping on Forest Service land for free a short distance from the Lion Head S.P. beach. You are welcome to just come for the day or stay the whole time with us… or near us at various camping spots. If you are not bringing a boat I am not sure if there will be room for you on a boat but Sunday is a hike and slide day you can join us.

To help you find our camping spot and other details there is a map I have created below. In addition I have added yellow markers on the Google Map with even more detail. It’s not likely my cell phone will work up at Priest Lake so if you have questions please call me (Miles) before I leave on the trip Friday… 208-704-4454.

It costs $5 to enter the park to launch from either the launch or from the beach. Some of us will keep our boats on the beach or anchor right off the beach. I will launch my keelboat early morning on Saturday and then take her out of the water late Saturday and take the boat to my campsite.

On Saturday the plan is to sail all day and travel up the channel to Upper Priest Lake.

Sunday the plan is to drive and hike up to the slice rock natural slide and slide and swim all day. To slide the slick rock you will need to see the Google Map or come with us so you do not get lost trying to find it.


If you have any questions call me (Miles) 208-704-4454, again call before I leave Friday. 

If you are coming to this event please let me know via a return email or a call if you have not already.

Click on map to enlarge


To learn more about Priest Lake click on this link... http://boatingtheinlandnw.blogspot.com/2012/03/priest-lake-bonner-county-idaho.html

Friday, July 11, 2014

July Sailing News and Priest Lake Trip

Hello follow Inland NW Sailors!

We had a great float down the CdA River from just above the HWY 90 bridge to the Old
 
Mission. We had 4 adults and 6 scouts. We liked this adventure so much we are going to do it again soon… maybe next week on the North Fork of the CdA River.

Next on our agenda is our big sail and camp trip at Priest Lake. The plan is to sail off of Lion Head Beach… sail all day Sat. Then on Sunday is a hike up to the slick rock slide for a day of fun sliding and swimming. We are leaving Friday evening and some of us are coming back Sunday evening and others are coming back Monday morning or so. We are camping for free on Forest Service Land near Lion Head State Park and parking our boats on the Lion Head beach… cost $5/car to enter the park. Some sailors with Keelboats will be anchoring off Lion Head Beach. I hope you will join us as our Sea Scouts will be there, Some Hobie Sailors from the Tri-Cities will be there, the Lewiston and Clarkston Club members will be on the lake as well, and of course our Inland NW sailing members will be there… going to be a lot of sailors-sailboats present. Again if any of you would like to donate funding for food to the scouts, etc. we would appreciated it. I might add thanks for your donations thus far :). Learn more about this event and others at http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/cal.html

I want to remind everyone that our big Lake CdA regatta and pot-luck is August 9th not the 2nd. For more info visit http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/cal.html

It’s official SAIL Marine is now a Hunter Marine dealer. Hunter boat line related to trailer-able sailboats are the 15’ and 18’ sailing dinghies (no cabins) and a 22 foot keelboat. Hunter is doing away with their current 22 and announcing in October their new H226 Keelboat. This keelboat will be 22’ with a good sized cabin, with improved sailing performance and trailer-ability. I will have more info about the Hunter line on my www.funtosail.com site shortly.

Also check out the Super Snark on my site by clicking on the Snark tab. This is a 12’ sailing dinghies that weighs only 50 lbs, sails great, for only $1400 (including shipping). Great way to get a new inexpensive sailboat. Check this boat out at http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/snark-rc-model-keelboat.html



Hobie’s new T2 is a hot seller this year. It’s a new roto-molded racing cat for those that want better performance than the smaller Hobie’s and Getaway. Check it out on my site at http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/hobie-cats-kayaks.html

I hope you all are having a great sailing season this year… Hope to see you soon at one or more of our events :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Inland NW Sailing News!

Hello fellow Inland NW Sailors! 4 Items of business.

1. Starting this week I will put a fairly new Hunter 21 (212) Keelboat into rental service. You can see the boat and the rates, etc. at the rental tab above or click on this link http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/rentals.html

2. Event Date change! I am wondering if you all would be ok with changing the date of our annual regatta at Higgins Point from Aug 2 to the 9th. Aug 2nd is the same date as the Commodore Cup on Flathead Lake MT. Let me know if any of you disapprove of this date change. If I get no responses then I will assume the change is ok. Learn more about this and other events at the calendar tab above or clicking on this link http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/cal.html

3. I am hoping you all can help us find used sailboats for the Sea Scouts as a revenue source. The plan is to find used sailboats and then re-sell them to develop a budget for the scouts. So if you see any used sailboats parked in a field or drive way, etc. that looks like it’s not being used maybe you could ask the owner if they would like to donate it to the Sea Scouts. Also remember youth ages 14-20 male or female can join the Sea Scouts. Learn more about our Sea Scout Ship by clicking the Sea Scout tab above or clicking on this link http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/sea-scout.html

4. This July 10th is our float down the North Fork of the CdA River. It will just be a fun social get-together… so grab your floatees, pdf’s, and join us. July 12th is the next small boat sailing class, and July 25-28 is our Sailing Camping/Cruise on Priest Lake. Get more info about these events and others at the calendar tab above or click on this link http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/cal.html