Author Archives: Bruce S. Liese

The 2014 Coastal Navigation class is navigating well through the class

The ASA Coastal Navigation class of 2014 is sailing through the curriculum.  All ten students (Randy, James, Susan, Chris, Matt, Bill, Lynn, Natalie, Dwayne, and Paul) are doing well and learning a lot. In fact they have done so well … Continue reading

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Sailing Bags and Bracelets now made at Kansas City Sailing!

We’ve been busy at Kansas City Sailing this season and doing more than just sales, repairs, and maintenance.  We’ve also been exercising our creative talents! Inspired by Jackie, we now manufacture beautiful sailing bags.  As you can see in the … Continue reading

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Coastal Navigation Class off to a great start!

The first Coastal Navigation class met today and it was a great success, thanks to our brilliant students: Doug Randall Ernie Jeff Anita Jim Joe Ben Jim Chris Matthew Joan And a big thanks to Pat Allen who has volunteered … Continue reading

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Farralones sailboat tragedy highlights importance of coastal navigation skills

As the time approaches for this year’s Coastal Navigation class I think about ways to make the course interesting and relevant. The following video highlights the importance of knowing where you are and where you’re going when cruising along the … Continue reading

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Get your TR1210 Chart online from NOAA

Here’s a great website: nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.  It’s the place to go for free charts, both raster (printed) and vector (electronic) charts.  You can also find other great publications like Coast Pilot, Local Notice to Mariners, Light List, and historical documents. To … Continue reading

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News and Updates from Kansas City Sailing

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged on my own website.  It’s not like I’ve been idle though.  For the past year I’ve been the Director of Communications for Perry Yacht Club where I’ve been working on that … Continue reading

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Coastal Navigation Class is Underway!

For the past twelve years we have been offering Coastal Navigation classes to the sailing community and this past Sunday we kicked off this year’s class with another group of enthusiastic students.  Class began at 11 a.m. and ended at … Continue reading

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Coastal Navigation and Epoxy/Fiberglass Seminars in Chicago

I’ve been working on three new seminars for the past month and I’m very excited about them.  I will present them for the first time later today at Kansas City Sailing and then again at the Strictly Sail Show in … Continue reading

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Dock Lines Bad Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry…

It’s January here in Kansas and the weather can be extremely unpredictable.  In just hours mild and sunny conditions can turn into a frigid wintery blizzard.  In this climate lots of sailboat owners leave their boats in the water – … Continue reading

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The America’s Cup World Series – Even better than imagined!

We’re back from the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) and there’s so much to report.  We spent five days aboard Crusader, our 38′ Catalina in San Diego, with Rich, Brandi, Barb, and Earl. As I previously reported we were one … Continue reading

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