The whole story is fascinating and takes a little while, but let's let the pictures and results speak for themselves. Our JIB SET sailing club rescued the legendary local race boat HARWAR on JULY 2 and in not long over a single month, transformed her back to her winning ways.
Thanks to all the community members who have been part of this adventure so far. We're excited to report that on her second race with the JIB SET crew, HARWAR was back with both line honours a first place finish on corrected time again.
beautiful flowers growing from cockpit drains
a deck only a mother could love
after our community rescue efforts - & many pounds of sealife removed!
back sailing - 5 weeks afer project began
back winning - in only her second race in 8 years!
Come to Granville Island and join the fun rolling unfolding with this great boat. Remember our core philosophy: BOATS ARE PEOPLE TOO!
But, check her out with her cousin "Cheekee Monkee" - Kim Alfreds' carbon fibre machine. It could be appropriate that ours is facing Cheekee's stern - will be hard to stay in front of this magnificent creation.
For interest sake, Kim Alfreds was a big part of the original JIB SET, his father Les having founded the great organization that set so much of our North American training systems in motion.
There is a certain irony meeting Kim for the first time in the Philippines last year - both boats are destined for Vancouver!
More than we asked for! A band of merry mentorors and mentorees set off yesterday afternoon for a sail to polish those skills and blow off a few cobwebs.
Conditions were near perfect... starting off in windier conditions that moderated, there were opportunities to sail the boat and get the most out of it. Then it got better - while coming in, a humpback whale was spotted off the bow. Using newly freshened skills, the crew worked to sail closer to their great whale - which moved strategically upwind!
So, we've all heard about humpday -- but with us you can experience humpback day! Want to be part of the fun... our community connects via Meetup site.