Sailing – with “Say Uncle.”

Sailing - Cheri Helms

Sailing - Say Uncle

In 2005, I overheard co-workers talking about sailing. Sailing and the analytical computations of air, velocity, wind speed and angle had always been an interest. Furthermore, I had a quest to learn sailing.

I got the opportunity to go out, and I was just intrigued and loved it. They checked in the yacht club to see if anyone needed crew and now, I am blessed and honored to be a part of the “Say Uncle” team from the GIYC ever since. We race regularly on Wednesday nights on Lake Erie. Say Uncle typically races in the Mills, Trans Erie, Port Huron to Mackinac, Chicago to Mackinac and more!

Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with sails, by changing the rigging, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails to change the direction and speed of a vessel. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and local knowledge with regards the area one is sailing in.


The Henderson 30 is a one-design class created to promote level racing in Henderson 30 Class Yachts. They are known as speed boats and a more ‘tippy, wild ride … Not the standard cruiser.

If you’re interested in what it looks/feels like  – check out this video of a Melges

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