|Photo Gallery 2|
|2002 Admiralty Race|
|During the solstice week each year the Juneau
Yacht Club holds the Around Admiralty - Spirit of Adventure Race.
This 200 mile race starts and finishes in Juneau and usually goes north
around Admiralty Island, south down Chatham Straight, stops at Baranof
Warm Springs, then continues around the south end of Admiralty Island
and back to Juneau via Stephens Passage. The 2002 race was run in
a cruising format with nightly stops to allow short-handed crews time to
rest an recuperate. (See the
Admiralty Race map page for more information.) Despite forecasts of light to nonexistent
winds the racers started out with two days of 20+ knots and big
seas. over the following days the winds diminished, until on the
final leg everyone motored home. Legacy with her long waterline and
narrow beam romped along nicely in the strong winds and moved well in
the light stuff finishing first every day, and winning every leg except
one on corrected time. Our win was largely due to having the
expert assistance of Jon and Linda Kumin as crew.
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|The second day of sailing started at Whitestone harbor and went to Angoon. Light northerlies in the morning turned to strong southerlies. Commitment comes into Angoon just as night falls.||Commitment and Pajarita lie at anchor in the somewhat open anchorage at Angoon.|
|Having a shallow keel, Calisto was able to anchor close to shore.||The resident grizzly bear enjoyed the fresh beach grass at Baranof.|
|Legacy's crew for the 2002 Admiralty: Linda Kumin, Jon Kunim, Heather, and Chris.||Gerald Gottschal repairs Commitment's blown out jib on the dock at Baranof.|
|On the run from Pybus Bay to Tracy Arm, Jon Kumin trims Legacy's chute standing on the cabin top for a clear view.||Skipper Chris steers a steady course.|