Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Treasure Island Summer Solstice Party Hosted by West Marine

This Saturday, June 20th, West Marine is hosting a Summer Solstice Party at Treasure Island.

The emailed announcement from West Marine says:
It's your local celebration of the global sailing holiday, as the Bay Area hosts one of the event's best attractions at Treasure Island!

Sail in, anchor out and enjoy a full day of music, marine exhibits and sailing festivities. West Marine associates and Rigging Truck will be there to greet you. Check out the weekend activities and register to win at www.summersailstice.com/sf

By registering you'll be eligible to win:

-A Week-long BVI charter with The Moorings
-A new Hobie kayak
-A Fast Track to Cruising Course from Offshore Sailing

Plus over 400 other prizes from West Marine and other event sponsors! We look forward to seeing you at the event and wish you smooth sailing.
The web page says:

FREE ADMISSION! Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sail! Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, cruising, racing, windsurfing and onshore entertainment.

If you don't have a boat, don't worry... you can get FREE sailboat rides, watch sailboat racing and enjoy live music at the festival village. Or see if you can hook up with a ride on the Latitude 38 crew list or visit the new, complete Bay Area access to sailing resource: gosailingsf.org.

For boaters: On top of all the other fun there is free anchorage with complimentary water taxi and dinghy dock availability to enjoy one of the most idyllic spots on the Bay. Racers unable to anchor or stay overnight can raft up stern-to at the Treasure Isle Marina guest dock as space permits.

More details

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Josh Angulo Wave Sailing at Cabo Verde World Cup 2009 Video

When you think of wave riding, you think of Josh Angulo. During the world cup in Cabo Verde 2009 he showed he is one with the waves, always sailing in the critical section, with vertical smacks in the pocket and big aerials. Angulo’s effortless and fluid style was captured in High Definition enabling us to show some of his rides in slow motion. Dream away with us on this one...

Josh at home from umi pictures on Vimeo.


From caboverdeworldcup.com

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa you can find a world of your own with the islands of Cape Verde.

The archipelago is made up of 10 islands and 8 isles of volcanic origin. We have a variety of beaches an conditions with levels range from first-time beginners to experts and we welcome all. On the left side of our station there is a nice bay, with crystal green flat water where the wind is not entering with its full power, so it’s always perfect for beginner lessons, and a fast advancing is guaranteed with our instructors.

The 2009 World Cup ran eight dayss from February 14 to February 21. For more: