Juneau sails to the end of summer with 3-day Regatta

Loaa Nalu, skippered by Jim Mahan, heels over in Stephens Passage. (Photo by Tim Olson)

Taku Harbor is the staging area for race two and three of the regatta. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Haiku waits for the start of the SEAS Labor Day Regatta on Saturday. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The third day of the Labor Day Regatta went from Taku Harbor to Sheep Creek. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Sailboats often have to share their race course with cruise ships. (Photo by Heidi Olson)

Haiku, skippered by Brian Lieb, wins the 2013 SEAS cup. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The sun came out for the third day of the SEAS Labor Day Regatta. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The main sail of the Surprise, skippered by Anthony Crupi. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Sailing is thriving in the capital city through a club called Southeast Alaska Sailing, also known as SEAS.

The mission of the group is to promote an appreciation of sailing. That’s done through organized races in the spring and summer as well as a weekly event called Get Out The Boat.

Lisa Phu was on board the sailboat Surprise for the 3-day Labor Day Regatta to Taku Harbor.