Category Archives: Sailing Thoughts

A New Racing Season Is Almost Here

To all you wonderful GPYC people, Oh, what a terrific summer of sailing we had last year, thanks to the enthusiastic GPYC members, the pristine lake upon which we sail, Mother Nature’s generosity with many warm summer days, and the quintessential Maine … Continue reading

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How Handicap Ratings Work in Sailing

After last weekend’s Hurricane Cup, in which the Commodore’s display of sailing prowess and skill led to an inevitable victory for the Lightning Dragonfly, a few club members (shockingly) started asking questions about handicap ratings: How do ratings work? How … Continue reading

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Racing Dreams….

Hello! Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and your boats are snuggled in for this last stretch of cold weather. Before you know it, we’ll put them back in the lake for another year of … Continue reading

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Husbands Who Don’t Let Their Wives Learn How to Sail

I was talking to a friend who is a member of a well-established yacht club that shall remain nameless. She told me about when their yacht club attempted a “women’s sailing” program. The idea was that a group of women … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Journey

I’ve heard sailing described as “the art of getting there.” That phrase best describes what we do. In our sport, the destination is much less important than the journey itself. The founding of the Great Pond Yacht club has been … Continue reading

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