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Subject: FRIDAY NIGHT RACING underway
(Posted on May 5, 2013 at 02:00PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
our first FRIDAY NIGHT RACING session was an absolute success (apart from the crew that lost every race - which I helped lose one race!)



~ to say we were off to a slow start would be an understatement ~ took the first boat almost 22 minutes to START (after the start signal) ~


~ the crew of WAYNE, JOANNE, JOEL & LEO took every race in the newly wrapped TEACHER'S PET ~ perhaps racing cars on the side of boats makes them faster? ~


BREAD 'N BUTTA put out a good showing on the last evening with her original mainsail ~ maintenance day saw the addition of new rags!


~ will we see you FRIDAY night? ~ JIB SET would love to have you aboard - see our new site & never miss one of our fun events by signing up with our MEETUP group (now with 400 sailing enthusiasts!)

& let's not worry about those last place finishes - the crew knows there's nowhere to go but UP now!

as 'FRIDAY NIGHTERS' can be heard saying:  SEA U FRIDAY

Subject: OLYMPIC medalist at JIB SET tomorrow
(Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:44PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
ROSS MACDONALD, two time OLYMPIC MEDALIST in sailing for CANADA, is presenting sail trim tips after DAVE CRAMB (RACE READY) for the JIB SET membership tomorrow - if you are interested in racing sailboats, or just sailing them better, this double header is sure to please

JIB SET has organized a number of seminars to help membership keep their heads in boating when the weather is not ideal for actually boating  

only a few spaces remain 

these sessions are free to full and associate JIB SET members - a VANCOUVER sailing club 

another popular session will be the SPINNAKER CLINIC coming up in MARCH, just after the JIB SET OPEN HOUSE

if you are new to sailing or looking to get back into it, remember JIB SET, with unlimited sailing a only $149/month on late model, purpose built club sailboats,  is the best value of any keelboat sailing program in the area

we're also around all morning for the club maintenance session


 
Subject: Jibset Open House April 10th and new clubhouse opening
(Posted on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:12PM ) Tags:

ITS OFFICIAL!  The JIBSET 's new Crows Nest has moved from the Granville Island boatyard to a spacious new home at the corner of Mast Tower Road and Foreshore Walk, across the street from the Cooper Boating Granville Island office.

Our Open House is Sunday, April 10th, starting at 11:00 am. 
Where: 1815 Mast Tower Road, Granville Island, Vancouver

RSVP: jibset@jibset.org

Come on down for a free ride on one of the Jibset cruisers, C&C 29 'Mystique' and Catalina 28 'Resolute'! Normally only available to Jibset members!


www.jibset.org
Subject: 2011 Looking Up!
(Posted on Jan 1, 2011 at 06:02PM ) Tags:
Signs of life in the boat market give us a clear indication that 2011 is looking up.  A number of exciting things on the horizon point to improvement and lots more fun on the water ahead.

One of our leading indicators is seeing Mr. Cooper  back building boats.  Brian Kell of
Grand Yachts said recently that the best way to find the bottom of the market is to watch Forbes Cooper.   More than any other indicator, his sense of timing in the past 40 years or so has been absolutely uncanny. 

We're also seeing a number of people back enrolling in courses and the 2011 lineup is the best ever - with new programs, exciting twists on old ones and a general overhaul on programming and a quest for our new TOP FUN instructor ranking.

We're just off the water from the JIB SET polar bear cruise and the old bear has had his one trip out of the crow's nest for the year.

Beyond that, for sailors, the looking up has another connotation - look up and watch the sails.  A great tip to get you sliding along a little quicker this year. 

All the best for the new year from the whole crew at Cooper Boating.



ps - we've taken those few holidays off and the office is open again January 2 - December 24, 2011