July 15th 2009 we move aboard S/V Harmony for a year. We will be hanging around cape cod and the islands for the rest of the summer, then heading south to the Florida Keys for ...
June 01, 2010: Heading south again from Marsh Harbor we sailed about 25 miles to Little Harbor, the last stop in the protected Sea of Abaco before the 50 mile jump across the 12000 foot deep Northeast Providence Channel to the island of Eleuthera. We visited Eleuthera about 13 years ago, just after we got married and stayed in a resort for the whole week without leaving the compound, or seeing any of th... » read more40 posts (12706 words) 220 photos 14 comments
This year, the plan is to sail to Baltimore and then finally arrive in Bradenton, Fl.
July 29, 2010: The sail from Delaware City to the Sasafras River was pretty much uneventful, except for the fact that we grounded ourselves once and ran into the dock at the Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort. It is a good thing the bottom is sandy. During the course of our docking our dinghy briddle got caught in our motor propeller. As I got into the dinghy and prepared to un ... » read more13 posts (3215 words) 84 photos 0 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
Come aboard with Will and Bill Hubbard and the crew of the C&C Baltic 46 Dawn Star as we race 2975 nautical mles from Newport, RI to the Lizard, UK in the 2011 edition of the Tr...
July 25, 2011: We docked at the Royal Yacht Squadron on the Isle of Wight, too late for the Regatta Reception, but just in time to get to The Union Pub for dinner. The owner kindly kept the kitchen open just for our crew when he found out that we’d just crossed the Atlantic Ocean to get to his pub. Needless to say, dinner was accompanied by endless pints of English Bitter beer, cider, and ot... » read more37 posts (8183 words) 3 photos 20 comments