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October 16, 2010: I saw the Citation today, it is very good shape and , if winter was not coming,you could sail it away. Except the merrimac river has a four knot current where the boat is, that is without the 20 knot wind today.It is worth a survey and an offer, asking price is 19,900. I would be responsible for transporting, over land to Boston and winter storage. I will research that tomorrow, than ... » read more10 posts (2018 words) 29 photos 0 comments
Maiden voyage after purchasing Crosswinds. My friend Grant and I departed Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, May 10, 2009 and I arrived (without Grant) in Queens, NY on Saturday, May 16.
February 14, 2010: Friday morning dawns bright and clear with just a light breeze. I call my friend Chris and ask if he wants to sail with me for the last leg from Stamford to Queens.We manage to get to Stamford, buy some sandwiches and drinks, and get to the marina by noon. In no time we are motoring out of the channel and hoisting the sails as we set course toward City Island and the western end of ... » read more7 posts (4084 words) 14 photos 0 comments
Two adventures sailing by the seat of their pants to Bradenton, Florida. Sailed 19 nm so far.
November 11, 2009: Today we took Lana to Casey’s Marina to be brought ashore for the winter. This morning we rowed out to her on glass smooth water, a very rare sight to us. The rowing was some-what surreal, The ripples from the oars were the only disturbance on the water. After reaching Lana we cleared the deck and stowed everything below & emptied the water tank. Then we ... » read more15 posts (3820 words) 88 photos 3 comments
We are Two Adventures from Portland Maine, who are planning on sailing to Bradenton Florida in 25 ft Seidelmann Sloop.
June 26, 2009: Today, I began the arduous task of entering the GPS coordinance in for the trip. We also checked the electrical system. Except for a loose wiring connection in the bilge pump, the electrical system is good to go. » read more3 posts (181 words) 2 photos 1 comments
We will be leaving from Portland Harbor, just off the East End. Hugging the coast until Hatteras then ducking into the ICW. Once around Hatteras we will be hugging the coast a...
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Marblehead, MA to Norfolk, VA 2 women, 2 weeks, 2 sails We leave to explore and fish and clam along the way.
May 01, 2009: Weeee, here we go……………next week we pick up our new boat to sail back to Norfolk, VA. 2 women, one can navigate and one can sail. Together we make a whole sailor. The boat is a Hunter 38 loaded with gear. Logistics are daunting; cars, drop offs, slip availability, etc. » read more1 posts (52 words) 0 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
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