Featured Blog Posts – August 2009 Archive (10)

CN heading south

Comfortably Numb will be headed from CT to Fl over the next few months. CN is a well fitted Stevens 47 and there are still berths available, so contact me.

The first leg, CT-Annapolis, is taking palce over Labor Day weekend. It's fully subscribed, but lots more to go after that.

Annapolis - Norfolk Sept 18-21

After 11/1 passes the trip resumes

After Nov 1

Norfolk - Wilmington, NC via Intracoastal - 275 NM. Involves stripping masthead to clear… Continue

Added by Art Dufresne on August 28, 2009 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Puget Sound Update

I have learned one thing during our sojourn here in the Pacific Northwest: To always take full advantage of good weather, Or, as the old saying goes – “Make hay while the sun shines”. Anyway, that is my excuse for neglecting my correspondence, my blog, the web site, all internet forums and our video series. Who knew that Northwest Washington would actually have a summer (Of sorts) this year?

I am being a bit facetious, of course, but only a little. In truth, we have been enjoying… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on August 27, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to Multi-hulls

How lucky I am to have selected a Hobie 18 for my first boat back in 1980. I went to buy a used sunfish and came home with a state of the art racing machine. It is hard for even me to believe I trailered it home behind my brown VW Super Beetle, then washed it every day for two weeks until I met someone who would show me the difference between the mast and the mainsail. Now, 28 years later I'm campaigning a Lindenberg 28 in a local women's series.

I don't know why multi hulls take… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 23, 2009 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

First time sailing a multi hull

Those of you who know me, know that I'm sailboat addicted. I own 11 sailboats, not counting the Hobie 16 that I cut into pieces yesterday.

Sadly, I never have time to sail any of them except the Columbia 8.7, a heavy keel boat.

Well, today, that changed. I trailered the Aqua Cat 12.5 (12 1/2 foot catamaran) over to Swift Creek Resevoir, and a friend let me use a private ramp to launch.

I'm used to sailing in the big boat,… Continue

Added by Larry Wilson on August 19, 2009 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

Bye to Ana and probably to Bill!

Claudette left the party early and caused some major damage in the Florida panhandle and Alabama. Praying for you all.

Looks like Bill is going to cut up the way eastern part of the US, and won't hit land. Ana is now a tropical depression near Jamaica, but won't affect Tourist Town other than some rain as she swirls up on the western side of Florida.

Hope everyone is staying safe and dry. It's getting to be a pretty busy least for now!

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 18, 2009 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

August 9, 2009 -- San Diego Log of the Wasserschloss... Today we went for a sail through the harbor and bay of San Diego with Judy, PJ, and myself just for the pure enjoyment of the day and wind arou…

August 9, 2009 -- San Diego

Log of the Wasserschloss...

Today we went for a sail through the harbor and bay of San Diego with Judy, PJ, and myself just for the pure enjoyment of the day and wind around 1300 hours!

The winds were fair out of the northeast making for great sailing from Fiddler's Cove to the Coronado Bridge on a single tack. We averaged about 5 to 6 knots under full sail making way very nicely with little traffic on the water. Crossed under the Coronado Bridge… Continue

Added by Joseph W Baker on August 10, 2009 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

It's Done! And, I've passed my Captain's License Exams!

Wooohooo! it's been a long time coming, but i finally did it and passed my Captain's License Exams. I am so glad it's over and I can get on with studying fun stuff!

It was an interesting road there: In order to write an article on the subject, I took both an online course and a classroom course. Now I know which one is best for whom. The article will hopefully appear in Blue Water Sailing Magazine sometime soon. In the meantime, be sure to pick up the August Issue where you can find out… Continue

Added by CruisingEditor on August 7, 2009 at 10:53am — 8 Comments

Grenada At Last

Well, we are in Grenada and have been here for a week. Yee Haw it is great to know that we don't have to go anywhere for a while. We had some great sailing days down the islands and saw a lot of places that we want to visit after hurricane season passes. Just heard on the cruisers net that the hurricane season has been downgraded again. Although we are now officially out of the box according to our insurance company, we still keep a close eye on the weather in case something develops. That's… Continue

Added by Jim Jackson on August 7, 2009 at 3:56am — No Comments

Can anyone say "the best laid plans....?"

So, here I am ready, willing and able to get out on the Owl a week ago for her maiden voyage...but which didn't happen due to schedule conflicts and all sorts of hurdles in the way!

First of all, hubby's work put him on-call for a weekend (and this never happens). So sailing was out. Poor guy. He had to endure my conniption fit...and it was a DOOZY!!!

After that, we found out that our dear friends, Hans and Sue, sold their 27 foot sailboat, the Osprey.… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on August 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Home Sweet Home

And so my journey ends with the voice of John Denver echoing in my mind his refrain, "Gee it's good to be back home." Never before have I felt so connected to my sister and brothers, my sailing friends and neighbors and my colleagues at work. By August 7th a colleague and I just challenged ourselves to present to each other our next 5 year plan. It's exciting to end one chapter in the book of life yet be passionately motivated to begin the next one. It was in a doctoral class that I learned the… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on August 1, 2009 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

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