Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter.
Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and
practical information for sailors. The July issue
is about summer fun. We hope to
provide something for everyone from the casual dingy
sailor to the serious offshore racer.
As always, we look forward to your comments and
suggestions. We are also interested in what topics
you would like to see. Email theTorresen
Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you
Not Enough Sailing?
by John Schumacher
Not enough sailing? Enough fun you say? Check us
out on Tuesday nights at the Muskegon Yacht Club
around 5:30 from now until September. This group of
JY15 and Laser sailors has been turning the buoys for
some time now.
They generally get in four races an evening so you
can see how someone might hone their starting skills
or just figure out how to keep the mast out of the
water. In just over an hour you'll see it all; tight little
courses for quick racing, grilled dinners waiting at the
dock, and a general fun time had by all.
What's so fun about sailing???
by Gordon Torresen
Ask any sailor what they like about sailing and you
usually get a different answer. There are those who
enjoy the excitement and those who cherish the
serenity. Some like a small boat close to the water
and others would prefer a very large boat that is
usually high and dry. Some go for racing in tight
quarters and some take pleasure in distance racing.
Many sailors relish cruising and make short hops from
port to port whilst others leave on a cruise and
prefer to anchor out, not setting foot on land for
weeks and there are those who sail around the world
solo and a small group who do it non-stop.
With the peak of summer sailing season upon us,
Queens Cup, Mac's etc. let's not forget not all race.
Some folks like to cruise and explore. For these folks
here's a list of nautical attractions they can take in
while ashore. They range from a German Submarine
in Chicago to a Frensel Lenses on the shores of Bay
de Noc. Racing or cruising may the winds be at your
back, or in lieu may your diesel be strong!
by Judi Shedd
Maybe you sailed as a child but have not sailed in
years. Maybe you've never sailed before but have
always longed to learn. Maybe you sail on a regular
basis but would like to be certified. It is time to go
to sailing school.