Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championship:
The 2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championship will be held September 12 to 17 in Sheboygan, WI. The fleet racing competition will be sailed in a fleet of matched Sonars on Lake Michigan. Teams will comprise of four sailors: A visually impaired helm and main sheet trimmer, with a sighted tactician and Jib trimmer. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championship, Editor
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship:
Shoreacres, TX (July 9, 2017) – The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy will be decided on the waters of Galveston Bay this week.
Houston Yacht Club will host this US Sailing National Championship that features three days of racing for 30 sailors in the Laser Radial, beginning today through Tuesday, July 11, preceded by two days of clinics.
The top six boats will qualify for early acceptance to the 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships – a qualifier for the 2018 Youth World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas.
High-level coaching and skill development is a key component of this championship. Prior to racing, teams t…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, Editor
In old times curtains were used to cover the windows and prevent the light from entering the home in the day, if someone wanted the room to be dark. In addition to that, curtain was used to cover up the windows so that it would not look cheap or damage the looks of the room. Blinds, know as windows blinds perform the same function as the curtain. However, blinds are a recent discovery and now-a-days they are widely used than curtains in homes, because they are more stylish, cheap, and elegant and improve the looks of the home much more than curtains, and unlike curtains that usually hang straight down and can be moved only sideways, blinds are present in various varieties.
The most common type of blinds used is slat or Persian blinds. The slat blinds are made up of many slats, of metal of vinyl. They are connected with a string in such a way that they can be rotated to let the light pass through or rotated through 170 degree to stop the light from passing. These slats could be lift completely vertically up to uncover the entire window, so that the light may enter freely. Slats are basically vertical blinds and they are quite good at controlling the amount of exterior or natural light come into the room, due to ability of the slats to close tightly. Moreover, the slats can be rotated 90 degrees to allow light to pass through or to fold up on one side of a door or window.
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