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
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
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 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
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...
18.08.2011: 7/16We’ve gotten the provisional race results and the answer is Dawn Star has one her division! After sailing 3000 nautical miles, spread far between a northern route and a southern route; a mere 53 minutes was the difference between victory and the runner up. Looking back, we could have made or lost that time in countless places during the nineteen day battle against the elements and o... » Mehr...45 Einträge (10670 Wörter) 3 Fotos 20 Kommentare
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
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