The Sailboat Racing Season Gets Underway

9 03 2011

Still in the midst of winter’s obsession with fresh tracks of fluffy powder, I get the call to come help get our sailboat ready for the upcoming racing season.

Her name is Raven, and she is a Newport 30 Mark III berthed in Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Yacht Club. She has been stuck for a year with dysfunctional diesel engine – her oil pump unit had malfunctioned and only now are we heading back to fix the poor thing.

Here is a link to the unfolding story on Raven’s Blog – it’ll be full of tales of struggles with a 255-lb engine, getting it out of a cramped space and then rebuilding.

Hopefully not too long after, there’ll be tales of life racing her!