Utah Sailing

Better known for its skiing, Park City, Utah, has been the site of a recent upsurge in sailing activity on the Jordanelle Reservoir—elevation 6,200 feet—about five miles outside town.The Park City Sailing Association (PCSA) got its start in 2008 when a bunch of transplants decided they wanted to do some Laser sailing. The group went on to buy a small fleet of boats and organize training
Author:
Publish date:
utahsailing.interior

Better known for its skiing, Park City, Utah, has been the site of a recent upsurge in sailing activity on the Jordanelle Reservoir—elevation 6,200 feet—about five miles outside town.

The Park City Sailing Association (PCSA) got its start in 2008 when a bunch of transplants decided they wanted to do some Laser sailing. The group went on to buy a small fleet of boats and organize training sessions for newcomers to the sport.

This year PCSA began a new junior sailing program, with about a dozen Optis and a 13ft Boston Whaler to serve as chase boat. There are now about 50 Lasers in the Park City area, and a couple of dozen boats typically show up for racing on Tuesday evenings.

This past spring US Sailing recognized the group’s success by presenting PCSA President Geoff Hurwitch with its 2009 One-Design Leadership Award. Those looking for a way to grow sailing take note. If sailing can take hold here, it can take hold just about anywhere! For more on the PCSA, click here.

Related

arc18-3981

Stories from the Cruisers of the ARC

Each December, the docks at Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia are abuzz as the fleet of the ARC—the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers—arrives to much fanfare. No matter what time of day or night, the staff of the World Cruising Club, organizers of the 33-year-old rally, are there to ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell. Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.com A sign from outside the box  Rev counters on modern engines are driven electronically from a terminal on the alternator. If all is well, as soon as the engine fires up the revs will read true. If, ...read more

emSelf-tacking-jib

Ask Sail: Are Self-trackers Worth It?

Q: I’m seeing more and more self-tacking jibs out on the water (and in the pages of SAIL) these days. I can’t help thinking these boats are all hopelessly underpowered, especially off the wind, when compared to boats with even slightly overlapping headsails. But I could be ...read more

01-LEAD-hose-leak-CREDIT-BoatUS

Know how: Is Your Bilge Pump up to the Job?

Without much reflection, I recently replaced my broken bilge pump with a slightly larger model. After all, I thought, surely an 800 gallon-per-hour (gph) pump will outperform the previous 500gph unit? Well, yes, but that’s no reason to feel much safer, as I soon discovered. The ...read more

190314-viddy

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

The tagline for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is "serious sailing, serious fun." However, for the inhabitants of St. Maarten, the event is more than just a festival of great music and some of the best sailing around. Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains the impact the race ...read more

SPOTX-1500x1500_front

Gear: SPOT-X Satellite

Hits the SPOT The SPOT-X two-way satellite messenger is an economical way of staying connected to the outside world via text or e-mail when you’re at sea. As well as the messaging service, it has a distress function that not only alerts authorities if you’re in trouble, but lets ...read more

_8105684

A Kid’s Take on the Northwest Passage

Going North—and West Crack! Crunch! I woke with a start to the sound of ice scraping the hull of our 60ft sailboat, Dogbark. In a drowsy daze, I hobbled out of the small cabin I was sharing with my little sister. As I emerged into the cockpit, I swiveled my head, searching for ...read more