Upgrading the Fleet

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Down in Fleet Service, the winter is our time to catch up on preventative maintenance and upgrade the fleet.  While California’s ongoing drought is definitely a concern, this year’s dry weather has been great for boat work.  Not only is it a pleasure to work outside when it’s 65 and sunny, the weather has allowed us to get a good jump on all that work that requires dry weather, bottom jobs, gelcoat repairs, compounding/waxing, and varnish work.  Much of this routine work is somewhat invisible unless you are down here everyday.  However, there a few big projects currently underway that might catch your attention.  Look for the following upgrades to the fleet the next time you come down to the club…

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Rich Jepsen’s thoughts on RYA conference in London…


In January, as the Chair of the Education Division of US SAILING, I accepted an invitation to attend a conference of Yachtmaster Instructors and Examiners of the Royal Yachting Association in England.  While it was a little chillier than the SF Bay Area, the reception I got was quite warm and inviting with lots of professional sailors filling me in about the sport and the industry in the United Kingdom.

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