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November 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Another Adventure

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Another Adventure



Tomorrow, day after Thanksgiving, we're off! Boarding "Second Wind" for a fourth time. The first time we were o/b was 3 years ago. We boarded her at Clarencetown, Long Island, Bahamas. We went from Clarencetown to the Turks and Caicos to Luperon in the Dominican Republic. We left the boat briefly then went from Luperon to Ponce, Puerto Rico. "Second Wind" belongs to Al, a friend of ours, although we didn't even know him when we… Continue

Added by Peter Kafer on November 27, 2008 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

Po Chang w32 in Urbanna VA for July

http://pochang1.blogspot.com/
Any question or other, please do not hesitate....

Added by Jean Depelteau on November 23, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

crew available

anyone interested in sharing expenses and enjoying acasual trip to and thru the carib in 2009 aboard a well equipped IP 31. Have no timetable or destination and open to suggestions. This is not a paying position, delivery, or charter. Just looking for someone like me who wants experience retirement while I can. ( I am happily married, but my wife would rather meet me at various ports rather than actually sail to them, so I am NOT looking for a partner as such) Thanks, Felix

Added by felix t on November 21, 2008 at 7:33am — No Comments

Colgate's Basic Sailing

I'm busy studying the course material that the Offshore Sailing School has sent me. My course is on 22-24 April 2009. The initial basics I found quite easy. However, the further I get through the book, I find myself more and more relieved that I got the study material so long in advance. The detail they go into is extraordinary and I feel confident that I'm going to get the max out of this course and that my choice in sailing school was a very good one. The excitement for the possibilities that… Continue

Added by Carien du Plooy on November 19, 2008 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

ASA 104 Bareboat Charter

So I just returned this evening from a weekend aboard a newer Hunter 34 in Galveston Bay. Boy, the winds were honking on Friday night starting around 1030pm and didn't let up much until Sunday morning. We were screaming at over 7 kts on a run with the tide down the Houston Ship Channel and must have beaten a record for the sailing school in time getting down there.



Overall a great class and a great instructor (CAPT Jon). If you are interested in taking this class, you can't beat the… Continue

Added by Tim on November 17, 2008 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

sailing in cold weather

12th Nov. 2008, my first entry.
I am Peter, retired.
I want to sail with my wife in the Vancouver area 2009 June to August. We saw three years ago from a ferry:
The region has fantastic landscapes looking from the sea.

Who has experiennce how to handle the coldness?

Of course, oils, gloves, stove, ...but the rest, like keeping a ventilation while the stove heats.
will a stove burn/heat when the boat rolls?

Thanks, Peter

Added by Peter Mueller on November 12, 2008 at 12:32pm — 2 Comments

Bermuda Anyone?

Anyone interested in sailing to Bermuda this coming June? Tania Aebi and I run a cruising rally from the northeast to Bermuda. Check out our website at www.bermudacruisingrally.com.

Also, we're offering a 10% discount for SeaKnots members! So check out our site, and come along for some great adventure and sailing fun.

Dan Goldberg
Bermuda Cruising Rally LLC
dan@bermudacruisingrally.com
www.bermudacruisingrally.com

Added by Dan Goldberg on November 11, 2008 at 10:55am — No Comments

Meet the founders



How a couple of cruisers created one of the biggest online raftups in America.



Everything started when Franc and Andrea met on the waters of the New York Harbor in the summer of 2000. They were both looking to get away from their busy lives in the big city when they discovered the Manhattan Sailing Club. All it took was a few day sails in the harbor and a charter… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on November 10, 2008 at 8:30pm — 16 Comments

Meandering thoughts

Haven't blogged for a while since, thankfully, the hurricanes have left Florida alone after a very busy beginning of the season.



I see that Lola is busy with the female sailors group...TOO COOL!!! There are way too few of us gals out there so I am very proud to be part of it! Check it out.



Off sailing on the barge canal this weekend on Endless Wind. Am looking forward to that even though the weather here is getting cooler at night. It's true that the natives here… Continue

Added by Charlotte Radford on November 6, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

The vote boat


Thought this was fitting for those of us in the US this week!

Added by Franc on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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