Sailing seminar set for Saturday |

Sailing seminar set for Saturday

Provided to the Tribune
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. With his spinnaker up, Windjammer Yacht Club Rear Commodore and Kame Richards advocate Kurt Rasmussen, sails his Moor 24, Banana Republic downwind during the Delta's Ditch Run Race Regatta.

Kame Richards, founder and principle designer of renowned Pineapple Sails, will present a hands-on sail-trim seminar focusing on downwind trim Saturday in South Lake Tahoe. The full-day event will commence with registration at 8:30 a.m. including a continental breakfast. A morning classroom session will take place in the Yacht Club Room at Tahoe Keys Marina and the afternoon working session will be on sailboats on Lake Tahoe. Box lunches will be provided.

Considered a sailor’s sailor by many, Richards’ credentials include many Pacific Cups, Transpacs and One Design yacht racing championships. Richards is no stranger to Tahoe and its unique challenges to yacht racing. He gave a seminar last summer on upwind sailing that was well received by the local sailing community. Seminar organizer Lynn Wright said, “This is a great opportunity. Everyone who attended last year’s upwind program raved about what a great speaker Kame is and how much was learned in one day.”

The Richards seminar is open to the public. Windjammer members and non-members are invited to bring out their sailboats and crews to fine tune the art of downwind sailing. Fees for this informative seminar are $70 for the general public, $20 for USSA Yacht Club members and free for current Windjammers Yacht Club members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation and for more information call Lynn Wright at (530) 544-1482.

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