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Nautical Toasts

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Battling Rust?

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NY Harbor, NYC
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I have been sailing since July of 2000. I took a class with the Manhattan Sailing School on a very windy weekend and there was no looking back, I was addicted.
Current location:
In the Med, RCNB
Destinations visited:
NY Harbor, LI Sound, British Virgin Islands, Barcelona, French Riviera, Corsica, Sag Harbor, Seychelles, Costa Brava, The Balearic Islands, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport, RI, Block Island, Turkey, Florida, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spanish Virgin Island, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Barths, St. Martin, Antigua, Barbuda, Bermuda, Azores, Portugal, Southern Spain, Balearic Islands, Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Southern Sardinia, Costa Smeralda...more to come!
Looking to:
Create the biggest online raft up on!

Raise one dollar for every mile to provide safe, clean drinking water for over 500 people in Africa. You can make a difference. Please, support and sponsor Andrea and Franc today and become part of their amazing journey! $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years.

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One next week! It's actually happening!

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Dreams can come true. My husband Franc and I are about to take off for an absolutely amazing journey. A once in a lifetime opportunity and all for a wonderful cause. We are set out to make a difference in the world greater and larger than anything we could have imagined. We are two people set out to make two of our dreams come true, together.

It started with a twinkle in our eyes and the conversations always went like this, "One day...". That one day was always a day that we thought… Continue

Waking up in a beautiful bay

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 7:33am 0 Comments

Every day that I wake up away from the city chaos is a day that I take the time to enjoy and take it all in. Today for instance, the weather isn't beaming sunshine yet when I woke up and looked out the porthole, it was just magical.

It reminded me of the beauty life has to offer if you step back and take a few moments to appreciate it. Right now I am wondering why I asked that we leave Saturday morning instead of Friday evening. I lost the opportunity on… Continue

Our weekend trip to the Hook

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 2:37pm 1 Comment

We made plans with Chuck and Sandra on s/v Eliora to go down to the Hook and back. Having similar sized boats, it's great fun to sail together.

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day. We didn't need the motor at all. There was another interesting fact. Usually when we reach the point of Sandy Hook we get attacked by these biting bugs. For some reason on Saturday though, they left us alone. Last August they were there biting at us along with huge jellyfish.… Continue

Meeting the Crew of s/v Victoria: 7-27-08

Posted on August 4, 2008 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Today was an unexpected surprise. Franc and I had met our friends John and Emily on s/v Jezebel in Manhasset Bay for dinner last evening. It was so great to see them because they were not able to make the Summer Equator dinner last weekend. As always, we had a lovely time. What was an unexpected bonus was to meet the guests that they were going to be sailing with for the next few days, Kim and Pierre from s/v Victoria. There were four crewmembers on the boat but we only… Continue

Is there a formula for creating one of the most memorable marina nights?

Posted on June 17, 2008 at 6:57pm 2 Comments

We hosted cocktails on Can Drac on a Saturday evening and that evening is one that would not soon be forgotten. It made me think...Is there a formula for creating one of the most memorable marina nights? How does the weather, food, friends, drinks and entertainment come into play? Let’s see…

Great weather? We had planned to have a relaxing get together in the cockpit under the stars with our friends. It unexpectedly started to rain just before everyone started to arrive. We were… Continue

*Sailing vs. Racing vs. Cruising*

Posted on May 12, 2008 at 7:21pm 2 Comments

I was in. A whole new world had opened up and welcomed me in. I was sailing. Sailing, sailing, sailing. Up until that point I was just enjoying the pure wind upon my face, I was sailing. I quickly found out that it wasn't just about sailing though. There were a few different aspects to sailing. In the Manhattan Yacht Club I found that there were 2 basic types of boaters. Racers or Cruisers.

I wasn't sure what I was yet. I just started. I just knew I had to be out on the water and at… Continue

*Entry Point into Sailing*

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 6:10am 6 Comments

From afar, I always thought that sailing was so elegant, peaceful and that you had to be rich to be able to enter into it. This was of course from afar before I had become a sailor myself in 2000. Any reference to sailing in the media shows beautiful, happy people on a large sailing yacht sipping wine and enjoying the wind upon the sails. I am not sure that the media (or the media that I had paid attention to) had really shown me any other side to sailing.

As a child growing up near… Continue

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At 7:27am on June 23, 2015, LOLA said…

Hi, where are you guys now?  Are you still sailing?

At 9:25am on June 26, 2013, LOLA said…

Beautiful photos of the children....they grow up so fast..enjoy them.


At 5:33pm on November 27, 2010, Terry Browne & Deb Gillespie said…
Hi Andrea & Frank - We are at San Sebastian on La Gomera in the Canary Islands. We haven't been very diligent about checking on but haven't had unlimited internet very much. Happy to see you had a baby girl & that she is outfitted in a pfd. We are set to cross here, hopefully in next 10 days. Series of lows heading toward the Canary Islands in next week so waiting them out. Hope all goes well. Keep sailing. Have some friends in Badalona. Sent them to meet you but you may have a hard time moving out of that apartment & back to the boat. Cheers, deb & terry on wings
At 8:59pm on June 21, 2010, ___/)ances With Sails said…
Congrads to th new Crew. To a life of sailin -cheers!

At 5:25am on June 21, 2010, LOLA said…

At 9:44pm on April 22, 2010, Terri said…
Nice new profile pic! Soooooo....... :-)
At 6:21am on March 30, 2010, LOLA said…
Saw your comment on Fish group, You got a good catch too..what a cutie.
At 5:49am on March 30, 2010, Christoph Heckenbuecker said…
You need to go to Greece & Turkey. And of course if you are at the coast of Turkey you also should come to Cyprus and meet me for a glas of wine...:-))
At 7:25pm on July 20, 2009, Mark said…
Newport is doing well. The new restaurant has changed things a little, but we still have fun. I have met Dan and Patrice and talk often. They are great. I read about your adventure over the last several months. Good for both of you!! That is quite an accomplishment. Are you coming around for a visit?

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