The mission of the Duluth-Superior Sailing Association is to offer the joy of sailing to the entire Duluth-Superior community, regardless of skill level, physical disability, or financial means. Our experienced, A.S.A. and U.S. Sailing certified staff provide sailing classes for children and adults of all experience levels, including beginning sailing lessons, A.S.A. certification courses, and racing clinics. We provide programs for group sailing, adaptive sailing, and special topic sailing clinics and courses. Our open sailing hours are noon-dusk most days in our June-September season, providing many opportunities to get out on the water with our Day Sailer fleet, which includes everything from from 8-foot Optis for kids to racing boats and our cruise boats for experienced sailors. Become a DSSA member today, and join us for a fantastic summer experience!
News & Events2016-07-20 10:21:40
So this Friday (7/22) evening looks sunny, warm with 8-10 mph winds…perfect night for sailing. Lets gather and see how many boats we can get out on the water this Friday again. We had a lot of fun last week, with 8 boats competing in racing and a couple others just out for a sail. Heck, I’ll even bring my bocce ball set down if you just want to hang out.
BTW…for those wondering, of those who raced last week, about half had never competed in a race before, and a couple just started sailing this summer. This is intended to be a low stress racing opportunity…a change to learn new skills and practice what you’ve learned. With the Interlakes in the mix, there is the opportunity to get on board with someone with more experience and see what racing is all about.
As always, bring food to throw on the grill…I can’t afford to feed you all each week, but the grill is there!! : )
As boats are donated, I’m often curious to compare them by the numbers against boats that I’ve sailed before. If you’re one of those people who likes to dig into this kind of stuff, here are a couple of good resources for the numbers.
One place that makes it really easy to compare one boat against another is Tom Dove’s Sail Calculator: I like this one because it’s simple, no ads or other stuff to sort through. It also includes some numbers like Capsize Ratio and Motion Comfort ratings:
Tom Dove’s Sail Calculator
Here’s another that that a larger database and may have links to other related boat owner forums and reviews.
Finally, If you want to know what all those numbers mean : ), Ted Brewer’s design site gives good descriptions of each of the terms used.
Ted Brewer Yacht Design