News Blog

Westsail News Blog

The News Blog is for news of the WOA site and happenings in the community.  Members can add posts and comments.

  • May 21, 2011 06:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I have started using images and blog/site links as a feature on the home page.  If you would like to have your vessel featured -- send or point me to your images - otherwise I browse our members listing and pick from the list.

    This week Steve Waterman and Heron have the honors as he sent me the images on Saturday morning when I tend to make the changes.

    Fair Winds

    Jay

  • May 15, 2011 07:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kirk Brown - Stores and Terry Shoup - Treasurer have been busy pulling together the items for the WOA Store.  We will be adding a WOA Burgee and WS 28 and WS 32 decals to the store soon.

    The WOA offers these items as a service to our members at cost including shipping and handling.

    I'd like to thank Kirk and Terry for work on this project. Please read the the top of the page for details on purchasing items.

    Jay

  • May 06, 2011 12:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chesapeke Rendesvous Face Book page  is ready for friends.

    Jay

  • May 04, 2011 18:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Baja Ha-Ha is a big event starting October 24 in San Diego and ending in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Would love to have a WOA member on the cruise and report back to the group.

    Jay

  • April 15, 2011 08:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pam and I are having a great time at the show.  We were able to meet Kurt Lorenz W39 Raven and shared a seminar on cruising the Pacific North West.

    We also ran into Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer of W32 Om Shanti and owners of Blue Latitude Press.  They have published two guides Pacific Mexico and Sea of Cortez.

    Hope to see more Westsailors today and other sailing friends.

    Jay

  • April 05, 2011 18:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Latitude 38 lists our very own Michael and Susn Beelan and W 43 Infini as leaving Hawaii in May for the South Pacific ...2011 Pacific Puddle Jump site  for the list of boats.

    Jay

  • March 06, 2011 07:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are changing broad band service form ATT DSL to ATT Uverse so we can drop an extra phone line at the house. 

    I'm using my Verizon HTC Eris sell phone's data service as a tether to the computer to read and post on the forum.  I must say that this connection is quite good.  Of course viewing the video is not possible and images are slow but the rest seems to work very well. 

    Of course ATT can't drop the DSL on one day and install the Uverse the next!! so we wait a week for the new parts etc... hopefully Thrusday 3/10 I'll be back up again.

  • March 01, 2011 05:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You can see sneak previews of the articles for the Spring Windblown on the windblown blog
    on this site.  You must be logged in as a member to see that blog or to add comments.

    From now on, new articles for windblown will be posted almost immediately as drafts.
    They will lack the proof reading and formatting of Windblown (especially the placement
    of pictures).  If you prefer to wait for the full Windblown instead of taking sneak peeks, by
    all means do so.

    Every three months, the editor will collect these articles, plus any particularly interesting member
    comments, and assemble the next issue of Windblown.  It will be sent out by email or snail mail
    as in the past.

    The benefit of the blog is immediacy plus the ability to gather comments. 
    However, there is some concern that sneak previews may reduce readership of the newsletter.  Feel free to comment on this procedure as comments to this forum post.

    Enjoy

  • February 26, 2011 08:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I've heard that there is a video of raising the mast on a Westsail w/o a crane.

    I'd like to post on our YouTube site and link to this site if it is for public release.

    I'll need the content.

    Jay

  • February 23, 2011 20:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New page from Bud Taplin articles about Westsail Corporation.

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