This trip is part of the yearly Edgewood Yacht Club (which we are members of) Cruise and the part that Sole Mates III is participating in, this year.
May 01, 2009: At 4:30 a.m. the alarm on the cell phone rang and we were off by 5:30. Breakfast, brushing and general beautification rituals were quickly accomplished as we were facing a trip of approximately 46 nm and a race that was moving west beginning about 9:00 a.m. We hit it perfectly and the boat was logged at 8.3 knots at one point. The race made up in part for the lack of wind.&nbs... » read more1 posts (176 words) 9 photos 0 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
The crew of High Noon race from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda in the Atlantic ocean classic affectionately known as the "Bash to the Onion Patch".
June 29, 2010: The race is scored using two different scoring systems. The difference is in how the boats are compared with one another, which determines the “corrected time” which is used to level the playing field between all the different boats. Each system has it’s pros and cons, so we’re scored under each and there are prizes for each scoring method.Using the IRC system, we ... » read more12 posts (2370 words) 1 photos 2 comments
This was a 3 day shakeout of the sailboat. The plan was to Sail to Newport from my home port of Greenwich Bay. After spending the night in Newport, sail to Bristol, then home on...
July 07, 2010: Day 3 started early with an equipment malfunction. The most important peice of equipment failed! The coffee maker. We made due, but boiling some water and pouring it though a paper towel. mmmm good coffee. I hailed the pump out boat with no response. I hailed old port on the radio to ask when the pump out service starts, Tango was awake an on duty. Sarcasm at the ready. He said to call on ... » read more3 posts (1205 words) 12 photos 0 comments
July 2011 sailing itinerary- Bear, DE to Cape May, NJ to Point Pleasant, NJ to Shinnecock Bay Long Island, NY to Swansea, MA
July 07, 2011: Sent from my iPhone » read more2 posts (10 words) 1 photos 0 comments