Trip started in Keyport NJ. We went up to Block Island and Newport and then made our way back to Liberty Marina across from NYC.
May 01, 2009: We left Branford after a great night. We sailed to Manhasset Bay, the last harbor before the east river. We pulled up to the dock at Louie’s restaurant. It was a little formal after a whole day of sailing, but we sat outside on the deck. The food was great! It was dusk when we were done, but the tide was right and I have a lot of experience on the East River, so we decided to go back... » read more9 posts (895 words) 10 photos 1 comments
This is the story of Bell'Avventura and her intrepid crew's offshore sail from Stamford, CT to Corpus Christi, TX via Key West, FL; a 2336 nautical mile high seas adventure in N...
May 01, 2009: Saturday night was celebration time. The Bell’Avventuras took Corpus Christi by storm. After a quick cocktail with Steven the bartender at Landry’s, the restaurant on our dock (talk about being within drunk walking distance of your boat), we met friends Doug, Amanda, and Sarah at The Executive Surf club for food, beer, and some great live music. When the band was done, we hit the lo... » read more29 posts (11752 words) 14 photos 32 comments
As stated in our profile, we would like any advice. The plan is: start sometime late summer ,early fall from NY to Cape May, Outside to Norfolk,Va.(am worried about the hurrican...
May 01, 2009: I wish it really was Spring in NY. 29 degrees. What happened?2 weeks ago, unwrapped the boat shined it up, and now it is back to dirty again.Getting ready to paint the bottom, I like Micron 66. I know it is expensive, but did an excellent job last year. Trilux, with primer 1st, on the prop, also a good job last year.I wish I could get some paint on the bottom of the keel, but the bl... » read more2 posts (132 words) 4 photos 0 comments
Blog by Clay and Galit sailing Villainy from New York City to Miami, Keys and Bahamas, Fall 2009 - Spring 2010.
June 04, 2010: Little Woody was great and we highly recommend him. He had great stories of the disasters on the reef (good for business) and celebrities that use his service (good for business). And he brought us a carrot cake and 6 johnny cakes that his wife makes (great for business)! The passage was uneventful and I stored the track on my chartplotter. Comparing it to the recommende... » read more71 posts (23174 words) 184 photos 14 comments