What is a Keel?

Basically, the keel is the bottom of the boat, for sailboats that means the large fins on the bottom called foils.  Sailboat keels are designed to keep the boat from topping, capsizing, in strong winds, and keep lateral motion to a minimum.   The sailboat keel is the most crucial component of a sailboat. It … Read more

Sailboat Regattas, fun since 1775

Boats lined up for a Sailboat Regatta

A sailboat regatta is basically a series of boat races, usually separated into boat classes.  The events are as much about having fun and promoting sailings as they are about the actual challenge.  The races aren’t just for the participants and visitors are welcome and encouraged to come to watch.     Fun facts about sailboat … Read more