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One Day....is next week! It's actually happening!

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

Added by Andrea on January 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Waking up in a beautiful bay

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

Added by Andrea on September 14, 2008 at 7:33am — No Comments

Our weekend trip to the Hook









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

Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

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





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

Added by Andrea on August 4, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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

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

Added by Andrea on June 17, 2008 at 6:57pm — 2 Comments

*Sailing vs. Racing vs. Cruising*

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

Added by Andrea on May 12, 2008 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

*Entry Point into Sailing*

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

Added by Andrea on March 25, 2008 at 6:10am — 6 Comments

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