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Winter Sailing Seminars

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January 12 - March 22, 2023

Location: Memorial Union
Cost: Free
Categories: Outdoor UW & Hoofers

Expand your horizons during the winter months and join Hoofer Sailing Club for their Winter Sailing Seminars! These seminars are open to the community and no prior sailing experience is required; you do not need to be a current member of the sailing club to attend. Feel free to invite your landlubber friends!

Seminars occur weekly and cover a variety of nautical topics, such as Limnology of Lake Mendota, Nautical Communication, and Marine Four-Stroke Engines.

This year we ask participants to bring at least one non-perishable item per seminar to be donated to the Lussier Community Education CenterMost needed items include: olive oil, vegetable oil, maple syrup, sugar, flour, jelly/jam, pancake mix, paper towels, toilet paper, & baby wipes.

January 12 - March 22, 2023

Location: Memorial Union
Cost: Free
Categories: Outdoor UW & Hoofers

Upcoming Events

Feb
1
6:30 - 8 pm
Virtual/Online | Course Fee Free
A brief history of Sail GP, a summary of the current season so far, and strategy and tactics involved in this unique style of racing.
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Feb
8

Weather in the Great Lakes Region

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Why does the wind blow? Join Ian as he covers frontal systems, convective systems, observations, and forecasts.
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Feb
15

Limnology of Lake Mendota

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
In this class, we will overview the physical, biological and chemical characteristics of our lake.
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Feb
17
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Join Daniel Rogge as he shares tips on taking a year off with your family and to go live on a boat!
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Feb
20
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Learn about the mechanical, wastewater, fuel and electrical systems of a cruising boat with Mark Tusler
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Feb
22

Nautical Communication

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Come learn how to communicate on the water! We'll cover the basics of language, directions and signaling.
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Mar
1
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Join Dave Elsmo for an overview of the racing rules of sailing and simple steps to becoming a better racer.
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Mar
8
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Join Mills Botham in an overview of four-stroke outboard engines and their inner workings.
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Mar
15

Advanced Racing Tactics

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Now that you understand the racing rules of sailing, learn how to apply them and make tactical decisions on the racecourse.
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Mar
22

The Physics of Sailing

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Have you ever wondered exactly how a sailboat works? Which forces cause a sailboat to move? In this seminar, we will dive into the physics of sailing, starting from the basics and moving our way through discussions of force balancing and fluid flow.
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Mar
29
6:30 - 8 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Andrew O. Jackson takes us on a photographic journey into the psychology of sailing.
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