Laser & Tasar Winter Frostbite Series
October 23, 2013
Seattle Laser Fleet has organized a Frostbite series that will kickoff this Sunday October 27th at Sail Sand Point. The series consists of 8 non-consecutive Sundays of racing, alternating between SSP and Shilshole.
This Sunday, the first start will take place at 12:30pm, with awards and food to follow at 3pm. Race fees are $20/Sunday ($15 for fleet members) with discounts for sailors who sign up for the whole series.
SSP’s lasers will be available for use on October 27th, by qualified sailors with Open Boating cards (or who purchase a one time rental).
SSP’s lasers will be available for charter for Frostbite races at Sail Sand Point on December 15th, January 26th and March 16th when there are no Open Boating hours. Charters are $25/race and can be reserved by contacting Nino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rozalia Project To Reveal the Depths of Lake Washington
October 7, 2013
On Thursday October 10th, the Rozalia Project will be at Sail Sand Point using Hector the Collector (a ROV-remotely operated vehicle) to show live video of what lurks on the bottom of Lake Washington.
Rozalia Project, an east coast based program, uses Hector to raise awareness about and reduce debris in lakes, oceans, rivers and waterways. The ROV shows the surface floor using a combination of VideoRay technology & sonar. Once debris has been located, the ROV can be manipulated to able to grab beverage cans, plastic bags and other solid contaminants and remove them from the water.
At 3:30pm, SSP’s youth race teams will have the opportunity to launch Hector and explore the depths of Lake Washington. At 6pm there will be a presentation of Hector’s findings open to the general public (free). Program Founder Rachel Miller will be on hand to discuss their findings and how it fits into Rozalia Project’s mission of cleaning our waterways through the use of action, technology, education and research.
Additional information about the Rozalia Project’s mission and programs can be found on their website www.rozaliaproject.org.