So do the events in our lives. Although the crew remains the same, we have changed courses and are sailing far away now and heading to different ports some known and some unknown. We know that some day we will sail in these familiar water once again.
I can't help but think....
We continue onward!
And shall return!
Enjoy your open water!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, November 3, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
As the sailing season winds down here in NJ the SAYC hosted it's last regatta of the fall season. The winds remained out of the Northeast most of the day and were blowing 10 knts. This led the course organizers to set the course in a configuration creating a downwind run for a better part of the course. At the start and although not in the best position at the starting gate SaLin quickly demonstrated her ability to out power most of the other boats on a beam reach and sailed to the first pin with a small lead over the other race participants. Rounding the first pin and sailing downwind on a wing-to-wing sail configuration the smaller, lighter boats had the advantage causing a loose of two positions along the way. Rounding the second gate and tacking up wind SaLin and her crew once again demonstrated the ability to use this point of sail to our advantage. This put us in a windfall position to the northern most gate. Although not in a postion to overtake the first place boat, the Hallie-Luna, the end result was Hallie-Luna securing the victory and SaLin taking a respectable forth overall. Many thanks to the members of SYAC for their hospitality and hosting a great fall regatta season of open racing. Till the Spring!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Departing from CIM on Friday night about 23:00 in a stiff 15 to 18 knt breeze we anchored at Shelter Cove for an early run to catch the Route 37's first opening at 7:00 in route to the Toms River Yacht Club by 8:00.
The morning brought chilly temps, 50's and a steady breeze out of the NE at about 10 to 12 knts. We made TRYC at 8:15.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Okay, did I really need to go 52 feet up to the top of the mast?? Naaaa, but what the heck it was Fun!
The Windex had became misaligned and was not positioned correctly. So what should one do? Fix it! I made arrangements with a friend to assist in raising me up the mast using a Jim-Buoy Bosun's Chair Model 202. We used a spare halyard and the two speed cabin top winch to crank me up. At first the idea of being raised 52 feet in the air dangling by a thread seemed a little scary and it was until I got around the radar dome and up to the top. It was actually a very cool experience. The bosun’s chair is an excellent product, very safe and extremely comfortable. The built in harness provides a very secure feel. I would highly recommend this product.
Needless to say the view from atop was spectacular!