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.
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