Century Club: Ashley Love

Friday, November 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Blue Friday- took the ferry from the Highlands to NYC for the day. 

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

DAY 100!!!!  It was a chilly frostbite, but the action of trying to win (and succeeding once) the USNA sea wall for the starts warmed us all up straight away.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Walk through/sailing footage.  Driving the Boatyard Bar & Grill Filmboat. 

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

FJ for a beginner!

Monday, November 1, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Four days turned into three days (one waiting and two of insanely exciting racing).   I felt so welcomed by the fleet and by the Strykers aboard Mayhem.  Sailing has an incredible way of bonding people together very quickly!!

Monday, October 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

The USNA Mids RCed a practice with Allan Terhune coaching and EYC hosting the debrief.  LATE MAIN GYBES!

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed aboard Seahawk (artwork still says Endorphin).  John Pica, owner.  Gavin Brady, skipper.  Bruce Nairn and I took on the jib.  I did pit while he did some kite trim too!  We got to 23 knots of boatspeed at one point.  It was a wild ride, I'll never forget with incredible people.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Mayhem is saving my life.  What a group of fine human beings!  TOGA!

Friday, October 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Last minute entry into this regatta with new teammates on an old boat.  We bookedended really solidly to end up 7th out of 23.  So proud of our instant chemistry and power of positivity.  

Friday, September 24, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Filmed the event.  What a blast!

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Last week night of sailing for the year!!!?  SO SAD.

Had Scott Steele and Kirstyn Roberts aboard in BREEZE ON conditions.  What a blast!

Sunday, September 19, 2021 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Too much wind for our boat to sail, so we spectated.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Filmed it

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Just what I needed.  A BLAST of upwind and downwind in 15-18 knots.  It was so great to be back on the J80 I raced a lot in past years with familiar faces that I hadn't seen in so long.  I've been wanting to sail with Mike Coe again and it may have been my first time out with Dan Wittig and Emerson Smith.  Breeze on!  What a blast.  Lots of nostalgia and good laughs.  

 

Went out again last night!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Corporate charter aboard Lady Sarah.

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed with Mayhem for the first time and it was a blast!  Light air and mealy is always tricky...  The most tense anyone could ever be moving 2 miles an hour for an entire day, ha.

Friday, August 27, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Filming

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Had the winners of the CRAB Cup AYC auction from last year aboard. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

J70 fleet and Wilkins Auto night.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, August 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed on Zesty Enterprise with Jake Doyle and Jamie Gilman

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Finally a race!

Monday, August 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching on an FJ

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Ran the leeward mark, start and finish pin boat for the day for the Snipes, Day Sailors and Lightnings.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Raced with some new people on a Viper.   Wet & Wild!

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 22, 2021 to Monday, July 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, July 16, 2021
Number of days:
4 days

Two days of starts at the Chicago end and two days of finishes at the mac end. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Put together the fall boat of our hosts, borrowed a boat from a neighborhood and hit the water for a paddle/beach session and back. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
  • Credit: Bruce Durkee
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Filming for the last day of the regatta.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Downtown sailing center graciously hosted us for our last Sonar practice before the event next weekend.  We had a lot of new team racers to fill out 4 boats with spins.  It got pretty breezy near the end which was great because we think the event will be windy. 

Friday, June 18, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Evening sail with some friends, old and new.  6:30ish start, out through the bridge around K and the lighthouse and back into the harbor.  Did a bit of everything onboard!  Coachin' up some new big boat sailors.  

Thursday, June 17, 2021 to Friday, June 18, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
Monday, June 14, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

The Annapolis Yacht Club was gracious enough to let Team CBYRA (with several members of AYC included) to their Monday night sparring practice!  It was definitely breeze on and challenging.  I learned a ton about gybe sets, ha.  It was the first time I'd actually sailed 3v3 ever!

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

The DSC hosted us again in their Sonars to get in more practice with boat handling and pass backs (upwind and downwind).  So grateful to them!  We all donate each time, do some minor work on the boats to try to leave them better than we found them and introduce more people to this Baltimore treasure.  

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

USNA hosted and blasted the competition away.  I learned a ton by watching and filming.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to Thursday, June 3, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

USNA hosted and blasted the competition away.  I learned a ton by watching and filming.  

Monday, May 31, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Nikki, Ginny and Tim on board.  Feeling almost like I know what I'm doing!

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Whoa, that was hairy!  Trimmin' jib and spinnaker for the first time in conditions like that (gusting over 30 knots).  

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Tried to have a sponsor night with Quantum and the J80s, but the breeze conked out. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, May 21, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Don't you love when you get back together with people you sailed with loooong ago and new people you've never even met and you just click!?  Sailing was our common language (even if some of our terminology came from different dialects).  The support, our reason.  The competition, our energy.  The stretch, the growth our mission.  The ending is just the beginning.  My peeps Elizabeth Shaw O'Toole, Madeline Gill, Suzy Leech, our teammates Janel Zarkowsky, Sarah Renz, Amy M. Gross-Kehoe, Martha Parker, the inaugural New York Yacht Club Women's 2v2 will NOT be the last for the Storm Trysail Club team!  Storm Trysail Club Members Only.  We wish the other STC Team Race teams the best in the upcoming events!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to Thursday, May 20, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

2 days of filming!  What a great comeback story and incredible feedback from viewers.  It was a new audience for us. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Number of days:
5 days

Including the practice day. 

Monday, May 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First session wit Kim!

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

It was nuclear! 

Monday, May 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Gettin' ready for the women's events!  Sailed with Tim Herzog who got me turned onto the Thayer event and Michael Anne Ashford to see if she could be our third bow chica and she ROCKED IT!

Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

2 days on the bay and they were wild.  Big fleets are really somethin' else.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just gonna add them all in one spot probably!  

4/28 - noted.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Pivot.  The word of this stetch of time in history.  The Wilma Lee takes kids out through the Annapolis Maritime Museum to learn about dredging for oysters and replenishing the oyster beds!  They can't take out the kids as often and easily as they're used to, so we filmed the experience!

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First time out on Tea Dance Snake for 2021 and it went very well!  We went 2-2-2, but more importantly, our crew of 5 seemed to click RIGHT back in after a long haitus.  Tactically, boat handling, choreography, comms were solid and can't wait for the NOOD and NAs!

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First time out for the Good Trade, Peter Bowe's new (to him) J105.  Peter, Mike, me, Todd, Susanna, Mike and Maddie (3 couples and Peter, ha!) took the boat out for its first sail as part of the Tea Dance family program.  EYC was running practice starts and races with North Sails.  Went pretty well!

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Number of days:

Mike, Guy and I had a little powerboat cruise on a small boat from the Downtown Sailing Center.  Cruised around Fells Point in the twilight of the day. 

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Thanks to the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, we got 21 people in J22s in a challenger series-type practice to help practice for the Thayer Trophy 3v3 team racing regatta in June.  Conditions ranged between 0 to puffy with full-on hiking and 45 degree shifts.  If anything, it helped us learn about each other's personalities on boats!  You've got to be patient, adaptive and constantly on your toes!

 

Saturday, March 27, 2021 to Sunday, March 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

An unexpected turn of events got the bonfire party to a powerboat mission party. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Janel Zarkowsky and my connection to the Downtown Sailing Center got us a full day of practice yesterday with spinnakers.  Stuart Proctor and John O were instrumental in making it possible!  We had 13 women come to get on three boats with my boyfriend, Mike MCNamara and the odd lady out to drop some marks, blow some whistles and take some photos.  

 

The morning session was light air, but we got in some sets, douses and penalty turns.  Then we headed to shore for lunch as the breeze shifted to the south and had decent breeze for some practice starts and upwind/downwind legs.  

 

Teams were loosely formed by experience levels and weight (to keep all of the teams equal) and people swapped around roles to try out different things.  With so many coaches, ranges of boat experience and team vs fleet vs match racing, we learned a lot about the boats, ourselves and each other pretty quickly.  It was absolutely fantastic to finally meet the other talented Annapolis area women who, up until this point, we’d only heard of by reputation and/or competed against.  

 

We hope to visit the DSC again soon, maybe by using 6 J22s so we can get the full 3v3 experience.  13 ladies on the water certainly turned some heads.  We can’t wait to try out our skills against a bunch of fleet racers who think they know everything... 

Sunday, March 7, 2021 to Saturday, March 13, 2021
Number of days:
7 days

Bruce and I headed down to Miami to score my first days on the water for 2021.  Filming the 94th Bacardi Cup for the Star class for 6 days and the J70s and Melges 24s for the second 3 days of the event.

Sunday, December 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It was 65 degrees in December, so of COURSE, we had to get out on the water!  We cruised around Batlimore playing Frank Sinatra-type Christmas carols on the boat speakers, waving to others who were out on land and on other boats enjoying the day.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

While also hauling out Dick Franyo's Montauk!

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

The trip that never happened.... The events down in Florida all got cancelled for this winter, so Tea Dance is staying put!

Friday, November 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, October 30, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020
Number of days:
3 days
  • Photo by Wilbur Keyworth

Sailed with 5, which seems to be working great.  Had pro Jackson Benvenutti on board to learn from him.  It was tough having so many chefs, for sure!  Called breeze all weekend.

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Joined for the second day of racing.  Light and weird.  Sailed back to SSA from the racecourse.  Well, sailed back to Tolley point and got a tow from Leo, SSA laser coach the rest of the way!

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It was light and weird for sure!  

 

Photo- Mary Lees Gunther Fox

Friday, October 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Turned out to be the best part of the weekend!  Firday evening, one hybe around Thomas Point, wire running!  Crisp air.  Mercury-like water.

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We left the dock at sunrise to film the Jeanneau 54 doing a sunrise anchorage/cruise in Mill Creek. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

PHRF B won the night again against all of the A boats.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Second time out with Christina 

Friday, October 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

First time out with Rebecca!  She rocked it.  Racking and gybing right away. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching Lauren Carlo!  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We won the night!  They combined PHRF B with A and we stomped it.  

Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020
Number of days:
3 days

Practice and racing with Jackson.  Learned a bunch. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Day 100!!  Had a great evening sail around the harbor with a band playing in the park.  

Monday, September 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We had an all-lady team aboard Artemis to raise money for the Dowtown Aailing Center.  Combine with the J22 all-male team, we won the fundraising challenge!   It was super light.  We got the two boats ahead of us to finish in place, so we got third. I wish we could've met/interacted with more of the beneficiaries.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Only one more left after tonight!  So thankful for running lights that make it possible to keep racing this late in the year.  We actually had a proper debrief on the dock and sorted some things out.  It's never too late in the season to sort things out. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020 to Monday, September 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

First time on her new (old) blue laser!  We took some time to put the rigging together and christened her in the Chesapeake Bay.  Christie was a natural and her dance experience paid off.  She was very cognizant of her body placement and how to use her weight.  Can't wait to go out again soon!

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

True North, a docuseries by Suzie Galler hired us for the day to capture drama and action from offboard and drone of the J35 Valhalla during the 2020 Hospice Cup from aboard the Boatyard Bar & Grill.  It was crazy windy!  We had a great day with great shots.  I hope we get to collaborate again soon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Cindy and I got in a 420 for some great choreography coaching!  Hands and footwork.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Two bad spinnaker sets really cost us!  We were short handed.  I should've gotten the main trimmer to do the guy initially so I could run forward and help out the bow.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coached Christina Conti from New Jersey who transformed while blasting around double-handed on the laser in 15 knots of breeze.  Big breeze, big waves, a capsize while she was tacking, falling out of the boat on a screaming downwind plane and getting left behind in the wake of the boat didn't phase her at all!  She was still beaming and asking a ton of questions by the end.  SO FUN.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Credit Bryan Burke

Sooooo glad Baltimore keeps a racing well after Annapolis stops for the year.  I wouldn't know what day of the week it was without some evening sailing to look forward to!  It was light.  There was a 50 degree lefty after the start, which we didn't know was coming and were on the wrong side of.  We caught back up to the entire fleet though when a container ship went through the course. 

Monday, September 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching Lauren Carlo.  She took out a laser all by herself for the first time!

Friday, September 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We filmed aboard the Schooner Woodwinds with Captain Jenn to film some 360 video. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

USSailing teamed up with T2PTV to film a series of videos for their new App "Skill Up" to help teach youth sailors how to do maneuvers in dinghies.  We filmed Optis and 420s doing all sorts of things like launching, landing, tacking, gybing, setting up a tow, etc.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It was a light night and I wore a bright yellow shirt from the Crab regatta.  We're ahead of Circus at the very end, but to no avail.  Could have lifted them up, match racing style..., but that would have been pretty annoying. 

Friday, August 28, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020
Number of days:
3 days

Racin with Tea Dance Snake

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Windy!  Long course.  Cool shots. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

The waterway out to the racecourse was closed due to Pence speaking at Ft. McHenry, so it seemed like racing was doomed!  But fret not.  We on Artemis rallied the boats trapped inside the safety zone to do a fun race!  We chose a course, announced it over the radio, grabbed a fog horn and started a 5-minute sequence!  7 boats joined in to race past the Downtown Sailing Center in front of all of the little tikes learning how to sail.  Kites and evertying, RIGHT in the inner harbor, which we rarely get to do.  Good times.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Makeshift trapeze situation on Artemis Tartan Ten

Jenner's and is took Artemis over to Mike and Maddies to grill some food and go for a lovely sail. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

No wind, but we left the dock anyways to bring the boat around from Mullers

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It was liiiight out there!

Monday, August 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching Lauren Carlo.  We worked on speed control today with red light/green light/orange light and then translated that into coming up to a full stop next to a speed marker.  It's harder than it sounds, but all important stuff to ya know, be on a starting line, come up to a powerboat that wants to throw you a beer or... dock!

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Pre-race shot

What a gorgeous, cloudy, chill, windy day for a race.  Super short race course with 70+ boats kept the fleet tight together and action-packed.  So great to be on the boat again with the all-female team.  Experience levels all over the place, all growing and learning together.  

Friday, August 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Credit Deadrise Photgraphy
  • Deadrise Photography Credit

Bryan, Gareth, Airbnb guest Christina, Lauren Carlo and I left the dock at 5:20, sailed  then motored through a storm and had a lovely night cruise down to Annapolis. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Only two left and a practice day!  Sailed well, but a bit too high/fast on average.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Ladies night 

Monday, August 10, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

We sailed all the way to the Naval Academy bridge and back.

Saturday, August 8, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

Held out of SSA with Nikki

Friday, August 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Last minute blast with Rob Mills and Nikki aboard Paul Murphy's VXOne.  He's generous with his boat!  Probably because Rob is buying one soon. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Racing was cancelled, but we went out anyways.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

What a FIASCO it was!!  I wish we could do it all over again...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

S1R1.  All the boats are back together.  KB did the filming. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We beat our arch nemesis in the last 6 minutes of the race!

Monday, July 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Day 2 with Lauren and first time coaching Heather Patterson.  The ear to ear smile and the exclamation that gybing was now her favorite thing to do really really made my day. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Lauren's first time on a sailboat!  She's a natural...

 

got stung by a jelly fish.  Witnessed a rudder sinking. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We didn't race, but we did leave the dock!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another light, hot day of racing.  Storms almost came in in time to cool us off, but not quite. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Took a couple of Mike's business associates and their kids out for their first sail ever!

Friday, July 17, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

Brought the boat south to spend the night closer to the starting line of the Race to Baltimore.  Took off in the evening, saw some wildlife, got Garreth "trapezing" while driving with a boat hook attached to the tiller extension.  Slept like a log.  A bit hot. 
 

race to Baltimore took two start attempts cuz of current.  Swimming, doing bow barefoot, did well. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

gusting to 24 knots on a J70 with 5 little people.  Mike, Todd, Me, Nikki and Wilson.  WHAT A BLAST.  I learned a bunch from the experience and can't wait to get out in such big weather again!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

As a celebration of Dave Gendell's new book!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Todd drive and I did main/tactics with Mike outta town.  We FINALLY beat Flying Circus.  By quite a bit!

Monday, July 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching Christian and Colton, two small 10-year-olds with me on one full rig laser.  It actually worked GREAT!

Sunday, July 12, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

The EYC Boomerang aboard the mighty Jubilee!  10-20 almost the whole way around the 56-mile overnight race out of Annapolis.  Downwind start in 15-20, shooting stars, stunning orange moon rise, passed 3 boats between Thomas Point and the finish and need to sleep now.  Thank you for having us, Keith Mayes!

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Number of days:
3 days
Monday, July 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We got in a 2.5 hour session well before the storm moved in!  Sofia is really gaining confidence on the laser.  She took some gybes like a champ and figured out all on her own how to get out of irons in moderate air.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

What a hoot.  Many hours of sun, swimming, touring and faking onlookers out with fake wipe outs. 

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

The courses were parades with odd downwind starts on port.  

Friday, June 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We took the Boatyard Bar & Grill Film boat around to the city dock gas station to fill 'er up.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Only managed to get a practice start in between two monster storms!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

The weather forecast of 3, gusting to 20 was very accurate.  It felt like we experienced everything a boat would in an offshore race in the span of 2 hours.  Confusing breeze, sideways rain with lightning and thunder, becalmed about to throw the anchor out to prevent moving backwards in the current when the breeze died and a 180 degree windshift to sail two legs, out and back, both upwind...  We sang songs, we made up lyrics, we laughed and had a ball.

 

photo credit:  Mary Lees Fox Gunther. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We took out some neighbors of Mike's that had never been on a sailboat before!  A little while into the trip, we had them working the entire boat with all sails up. A rainbow at sunset, great views of the industrial workings of the city, Fort McHenry and the recently-placed Frances Scott Key buoy made for a great night on the water. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Scott Nixon from Quantum came aboard the BB&G Film boat to co-commentate and tell their sponsorship story during a JWorld Thursday Night race.  It was a perfect night and we got to film all 4 classes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Great breeze.  We started together with A division in great breeze.  Puffy and shifty. 

Monday, June 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Coaching Sofia and she took out her own laser and sailed it single handed in 10 knots of breeze!  We didn't do any gybing, but I was still so proud.  

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A few of us took out Fevas for a spin around Baltimore harbor.  We were single handing with main, jib and small spinnaker.  

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Light air, so a lot of crew work to keep us goin' quickly!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

On the Boatyard Bar & Grill video boat! 

Monday, June 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Unwind from a Monday on the water.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Two private laser coaching sessions back-to-back with strong women who want to gain confidence and knowledge.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Swapped out the rudder and brought Artemis II home from the Old Bay Marina.  It was light and on the nose, so we motored the whole way.  It was a grand entrance back through the Key Bridge, past the Fort and home to the Downtown Sailing Center. 

Friday, June 5, 2020
Number of days:
2 days
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We went out each Wednesday to film the Annapolis Yacht Club Wednesday Night racing!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Dusted off the laser and raced for the first time in probably 3 years.  It was sunny, warm and windy!  Amazing sunset.  

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Priavte coaching in lasers out of SSA.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A good friend took a few of us out on her motor boat for an evening cruise.

Monday, May 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Double-handed outing to race the Gale Force Sailing Course with Todd Jenner.  Average 7 knots, ripping ebb, no class rules!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

From Truxton Park to Manresa.  Helping a friend move her power boat to its dock slip.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

Done.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

Done.

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Helped do boatwork while Artemis II is on the hard at Old Bay Marina.  Helped prep for bottom paint job.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

I collected trash and properly disposed of about 20 pounds of trash at the Old Bay Marina.  The site cleared was against the waterfront.

Monday, April 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Watched "Styx"

A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so.

 

Watched it.  Loved it.

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

I was a speaker for the Online Crew Party and attended once I was finished with my part of the speaking.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Visited our friends who live aboard a boat to see what life is like.  It's pretty great.

Friday, April 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Participated and continue to participate in live work outs with USSailing on their "Starboard Portal".

Friday, March 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Hosted a game of "Kings" with Baltimore sailing friends.

Friday, February 7, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020
Number of days:
3 days

Clearwater Community Sailing Center.  Clearwater, Florida.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Crewed for Jake Doyle on a J22.