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Big Boat Sail: April 2

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For all those intrested on going to the big boat sail this Saturday, April 2, here’s the information you’ll need to know:

  • We will be meeting by the scout house at 0900 Saturday morning. The scout house is located behind the Foundry Methodist church (8350 Jones Road)
  • Prepare to spend the night, so bring sleeping bag, night time things ect…
  • Please bring 15$ to pay for the food that we will be eating, Kim’s going to buy all the food, so give it to her.
  • Bring a lunch for saturday, but that’s the only food you’ll need to bring.
  • Check the weather the night before so that you’re prepared for anything mother nature might throw our way.

That’s all! Thanks and have fun!

Written by ship502

March 29, 2011 at 17:03

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Minutes for Febuary 14, 2011

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1935: rang bell; pledge of allegiance

1939: discussed old business

  • Boat work day replaced the port windows on Cork. Youth attendants were: An, Brandon, Alexx, and Courtney. Adult attendants were: Mr. Houghton, Mrs. Houghton, Mr. Nosser, Ms. Bryant

1945: safety Topic – why we wear safety goggles

1950: New business

  • Mardi Gras parade 3/5-6
  • Garage sale at Traders Village 3/12-13
  • Ides of March/ Birthday sail 3/19-20
  • Trash Bash 3/26
  • Big boat sail 4/2
  • Scout Fair 4/16
  • Small Boat sail 4/23
  • LONG SAIL- June 11-18 2011

1956: Celebrated Valintines Day!- Kim brought cookies!

2002: Program- reviewed how to get the latitude and longitude of an object

  • Cameron found the latitude and logitude of a marker
  • Courtney plotted a three point course
  • Everyone else reviewed the course, and Kim explained the basics of plotting a course
  • Explained the difference between true, magnetic, and compass headings
  • explained the basic properties of a map.

2048: Skippers miniute

  • Disscussed the boat work day on 2/19

2051: closing

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February 21, 2011 at 17:30

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Minutes for February 7, 2011

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1930: rang bell; pledge of allegiance

1940: Discussed future business

  • Boat work day 2/11-12: Going down Friday and watching a movie and Working Saturday until 1400
  • Koch cup trials: Nick will find out more information.
  • Mardi Gras parade 3/5-6
  • Garage sale at Traders Village 3/12-13
  • Ides of March/ Birthday sail 3/19-20
  • Trash Bash 3/26
  • Big boat sail 4/2
  • Scout Fair 4/16
  • Small Boat sail 4/23
  • LONG SAIL- June 11-18 2011

1948: Program given by Nick; Racing 101 (see attached pdf)

2020: Skippers minute

2034: closing

Racing101 Click to view Nick’s program

Written by ship502

February 14, 2011 at 18:58

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Safety at Sea

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The 2010 safety at sea was both educational ans tons of fun. We drove down to Galveston at 6 (in the morning!) to the coast guard base. As soon as we got there the fun began. First we were off to Skipjack, a live in boat that goes around

Safety at Sea was SO MUCH FUN!

Onboard Skipjack

making sure that all the fishing boats that are out have there papers in order. Next, we got to set off flares, which is really amazing a scary at the same time because your basically holding fire. Soon after we moseyed on over to the fire hose station. After teaming up we were each able to take a whack at a fire hose. Personally, I think we did rather well

Eva and Andy using a firehose

Eva and Andy. Eva was being support while Andy was being the main hose holder

considering it was many of our first times and we all were able to hit the target. Right after a delicious lunch ( amazing hamburgers provided by the coast guard) we went to the gun simulation. Now this was many of our favorites because who doesn’t love shooting guns? (even if they were fake) The simulation was actually similar to a video game except the guns were very nearly real, one even had a air pressure kick back that was added to it. All in all it was a great day. We all had a ton of fun, and we all learned about how to be safer at sea.

Written by ship502

November 15, 2010 at 19:44

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Apr 10-11th Double Bayou Sail

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Come to this weekend’s Double Bayou Sail!

This is a two day event in which we will be sailing across Galveston Bay to Double Bayou and spending the night there on the boats.

We will be meeting at the church at 7:45 AM.

Since this is a two-day event, you need to bring a sack lunch (for Saturday’s lunch), sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, and anything else you will need for sailing both days (i.e. hat, sunscreen, foul weather gear, etc.)

Double Bayou is located on the east side of Trinity Bay and should take us about 5 to 7 hours to reach. To get to our final destination, we will motor up the bayou and anchor the boats along the shore.

The area surrounding the bayou is a marshy grassland that, at this time of year, is noteworthy for its unique, mixed fragrance of both blooming honeysuckles and fresh cow patties.

Written by ship502

April 6, 2010 at 16:16

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Mar 27th Trash Bash

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Ship 502 will participate in the Texas waterways Trash Bash event this Saturday. We will be picking up trash in the parks and waterways of Seabrook, which will provide a great opportunity for members needing more work hours.

If you want to come, ask me for a permission slip at the meeting, or find one here: http://www.trashbash.org/.

Meet at the church at 7:30 AM.

No need to bring a sack lunch! A free lunch will be provided.

It is estimated that we will have about 3 hours worth of work. The event is supposed to end by 1:30 PM.

Written by ship502

March 21, 2010 at 20:00

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Mar 15 Program: Wind – Given by Kim

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In the spirit of Spring Break, the evening’s program was a “field-trip”-style fun exercise, in which we went outside and observed how certain objects are designed to travel in unique paths relative to the wind, rather than just blowing away from the wind. We flew kites and threw boomerangs and frisbees to closer study the phenomenon of lift (why kites, helicopters, and airplanes rise in the air, why boomerangs travel in circular paths, and why sailboats are able to sail upwind). Okay, so obviously we all already know how lift works (click here if you don’t: https://ship502.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/mar-1-racing-program-some-basics-given-by-nick/), but since school was out, we just wanted a fun activity that didn’t require any heavy-duty thinking.

While there wasn’t enough wind to keep the kites flying on their own, we created our own by running with the kites to keep them aloft. As for the boomerang, nobody’s attempt at a complete circular path was successful. After a bit of research, I discovered that we had been doing everything correctly, except we had been throwing the boomerang straight into the wind (apparently the boomerang works best when thrown 90 degrees to the wind). However, I’m not sure this bit of information would have helped us.

Further reading on how a boomerang works/how it is supposed to be thrown:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/boomerang.htm

http://www.boomerang.org.au/articles/article-how-to-throw-a-boomerang.html

While we already understood the basic principles of lift, this program gave everybody a better feel for how these priniciples apply to sailing and boatspeed.

written and posted by Kelly Goodman

Written by ship502

March 21, 2010 at 19:23