Century Club: Moby Richard

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

Fun, dolphins and good conversation with good friends! 

Monday, November 1, 2021 to Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Number of days:
8 days

Hopped on a friend's Island Packet 38 helping him bring it to Charleston. The weather on the outside was nasty so we took the ICW down. It was the captain's first time on the inside. It was still cold and snotty until the laat two days. Fun trip!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Exciting night!

Sunday, October 24, 2021
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1 day

Fulll boat sail up to Thimble Shoals light.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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1 day

Fun night with 2 protests and no wind. The race time expired.

Sunday, October 17, 2021
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1 day

Fun sail on Commodore Corey's boat.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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1 day

Got to play on the foredeck. Fun!

Monday, October 11, 2021
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1 day

Took the boat to the boatyard for haulout. Sad day.

Friday, October 8, 2021
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1 day

This is my last sail on Allegro! Haul out is on Monday and the plan is to leave it on the hill till March. Then sail it down to Florida or sell her. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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1 day

Awesome crew on a fun boat!

Saturday, October 2, 2021
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1 day

Great evening of sailing and conversation!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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1 day

15kt out of the N. Very spirited! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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1 day

Practice flying the chute before tomorrow's race.

Monday, September 27, 2021
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1 day

Solo sail and the dolphins were having a blast.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Super windy Friday but perfect Saturday. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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1 day
Monday, September 20, 2021
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1 day

Fun offshore training. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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1 day

Saw lots of dolphins. Always a trest

Monday, September 13, 2021
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1 day

Fun float out in the bay.

Saturday, September 11, 2021
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1 day

Short shakedown sail.

Friday, September 10, 2021
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1 day

North wind was strong. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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1 day

A bit of lightning! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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1 day

Two turtles, one big and one small.

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

No wind then lots of wind!

Friday, September 3, 2021
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1 day

Fun short sail but a bit choppy

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Shadowed a 103 course to get a feel for how it is taught. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021
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2 days

Two hot days but good wind and good students.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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1 day

Very nice but without pictures kind of pointless 

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Light winds but gotter done

Friday, August 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just beautiful! 

Thursday, August 19, 2021
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1 day

Short trip to Corpus Christi. Looks like good sailing down there. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021
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1 day

Between the low tide and getting out of Oyster Farm point and no wind we decided to motor home.

Saturday, August 14, 2021
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1 day

Started out with good wind but then it died. We retired.

Friday, August 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

A colleague at Sailtime spotted a tube from her condo and suggested a MOB drill might be appropriate. We headed out and rescued certain plastic from the environment. Dr. Breeze performed CPR and was successful! 

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Good to be back in the sunshine. I don't miss the cold and fog one bit!

Saturday, July 31, 2021
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1 day

Administered the captains level test.

Friday, July 30, 2021
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1 day

No major weather 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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1 day

A real drifter but fun.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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1 day

I was nice having a playmate today. Chased Monkeys Revenge up to the north channel. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021
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1 day

Good SE wind!

Saturday, July 24, 2021
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1 day

Time to think.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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1 day

Beautiful day on the bay!

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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1 day

Went out then got a message from a friend inviting me out on his boat. Turned around and went for another sail. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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1 day

Fun race with a fun course. Good start too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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1 day

Quick run to Lynnhaven. Lots of dolphins. 

Monday, July 19, 2021
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1 day

Fun sunset drift!

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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1 day

Awesome windy day, perfect for hitting the century mark! Bonus is a beach toy pickup. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021
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1 day

Super hot but good wind.

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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1 day

Busy on the bay today.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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1 day

Perfect night for a race

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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1 day

Full day on the water with daughter Anna and BF Pete.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
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1 day

Light winds and hot! Had to paddle back because the battery died. Still a fun sail!

Friday, July 9, 2021
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1 day

My daughter is visiting from NH with her boyfriend. Tough weather for these pale new englanders.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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1 day

Fill one tank, empty another on my boat then a training for the Freedom boat club.  

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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1 day

Sunset sail and swim with Heidi's peeps.

Monday, July 5, 2021
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1 day

Just love the conversations had on an evening sail.

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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1 day

Super awesome sail with Heidi! She tried body surfing behind the boat but we were going way too fast. Hove to and picked her up.

Saturday, July 3, 2021
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1 day

North wind shifting west made for a lumpy bay.

Friday, July 2, 2021
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1 day

Took some friends out to watch the fireworks. Slow sail back with good conversation. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021
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1 day

Glorious day on the water!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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1 day

We did well on the first two legs but got on the wrong side last leg. Still lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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1 day

While doing an advanced training we saw a Sailtime boat doing an ASA 101 course. That's my other instructor job. 

Monday, June 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Two trainings today!

Saturday, June 26, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Another fun group of students! I love being a sailing instructor! 

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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1 day

3-4ft chop on the bay makes for a spirited sail. Gave chase to Southern Cross. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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1 day

Fun teaching docking in wind and current.

Monday, June 21, 2021
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1 day

Fun first sail with the monkeys!

Sunday, June 20, 2021
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1 day

Day 3, got a spirited sail in and a soggy bottom.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
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1 day

Day 2 with great wind. 

Friday, June 18, 2021
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1 day

First a Freedom boat club training then day one basic keelboat course at Sail Nauticus. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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1 day

Glorious day to be on the water! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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1 day

Good wind to start but it slacked off. The course was shortened.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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1 day

Perfect evening of fun! Hove to and had snacks and swimming

Monday, June 14, 2021
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1 day

Beautiful run up the the tunnel and back. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021
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1 day

Great wind for a perfect sail!

Friday, June 11, 2021
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1 day

Got a training in before the showers.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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1 day

Training a new captain.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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1 day

Late night sail on a friends boat.

Monday, June 7, 2021
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1 day

Good chance to practice COB. Hard to do single handed, light winds and current.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
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1 day

It was a hot one! We rescued lots of plastic for our crew overboard drills.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Perfect day on the water! Fun group of new sailors!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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2 days

Good fun teaching 101 to the camp counselors on Flying Scotts.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First bikini day!

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

Sailed and motored from Severn Yacht club to Little Creek. Only a couple of issues that were sorted out. Monkeys Revenge is going to be a force on the race course!

Sunday, May 30, 2021
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1 day

Helped a friend work on his new boat. Got the old Atomic 4 fired up. It's going to be a sweet boat once it is fixed up.

Friday, May 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Nice to get out on the bay on a hot day.

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

Did a training for Freedom Boat Club then went for a sunset sail with Heidi. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Perfect night for a race! Good winds and we did well.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Short sail with some chop. 

Sunday, May 23, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Fun 3 days with good wind on Sunday. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Light wind, very light wind! Fun and pretty sunset.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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1 day

After a day of looking at boats for a friend we went out to sail with his kiddos. Their first sail and we celebrated a birthday afterwards. 

Monday, May 17, 2021
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1 day

Short sail with Heidi. Chilly but as we were heading in we saw dolphins.

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Another fun ASA 101 class. Good wind this time.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Freedom boat club is growing! I can tell by the number of trainings I have to do. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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1 day

I think we did well. Tacked over to the better side of the course. Fun but cold!

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

I knew the winds were building but headed out on genny only. Good sail but coming in the wind and seas picked up so much that my water intake for the engine came out of the water and the cooling pump lost its prime. Good old Atomic 4 can handle over heating no sweat. Shut her down and re-primed her. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Love my office space!

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

Spirited sail with strong winds. Reefed both main and genny. Black Widow messed with is and sailed above her proper course to push us up because we passed her to windward. At one point she turned into us. Two violations for which we could have protested. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Pleasant sail.

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

Super nice on the bay!

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Another fun weekend teaching 101.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Great day on the bay!

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

Day 2, 15-20kn winds made COB drills funs

Monday, April 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Nice weather for day 1.

Friday, April 23, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Nice couple from another club doing offshore training. We saw an LCAC coming out as we were anchoring. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Number of days:
0 days

Very challenging night for us. Winds picked up to 30kn and 5-6ft seas. 6 brave racers finished. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Me and my girl enjoying nature.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Great fun and weather for a 101 weekend! Love meeting new people and introducing them to sailing. 

Friday, April 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Choppy on the bay.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Great day for a training! Flat on the bay and sunny.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Capt. Nate gave the training captains some towing instruction just in case we need to help a member. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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1 day

Good wind and fun crew!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Two trainings today! Freedom boat club is the easiest way to get into boating!

Monday, April 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

No wind but a warm and great conversation. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021
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1 day

Day 2. Perfect weather!

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

Day 1, light winds but fun crew.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Nice S wind. Tricky docking with strong current but helpful dockmates are awesome! Thanks Jeff!

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Fun day and lots of sailing. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Gotta love the south Breeze! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Worked out some bugs and had a fun but cold sail.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Chilly day for training but fun. Saw a mini sub going out.

Sunday, March 14, 2021
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1 day

Intermediate training with a couple of fun members.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
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1 day

New member orientation 

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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1 day

Lovin' the south wind 20-25kn! Touched 7.4kn with reefed genny only! 

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

Light N breeze but sunny!

Monday, March 8, 2021
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1 day

Out on the bay for a little spin and got a safety check. Passed of course!

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

Cold and choppy! Breaking in a new powerhead. Snapped a pic of my boat.

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Cushion rescue!

Monday, February 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Lovely paddle along the Chassahowitzka river. Peaceful with lots of birds.

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

Down in Homosassa Springs. Warm!

Saturday, February 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Just like the title says. Topped off the tank to reduce condensation. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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1 day

Went to fuel up but I guess this time of year best to call ahead.  Got a short sail in anyway. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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1 day

Poked our nose out but stayed in the creek. Lights on!

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Not too cold out here for some anchoring training. Always fun meeting members from other clubs.

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

Got an advanced training in before the weather picked up. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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1 day

Went on the extended watch out of Rudee's inlet looking for Atlantic Right whales. Didn't see any but humpbacks never disappoint. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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1 day

Started nice but a 180 degree wind shift from S to N made for a short sail.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Wind out of the north, tacking up the inlet at Little Creek and ran hard aground at 4kn! I was still on the correct side of the markers so I guess there's some shoaling. I now know! Was able to spin out.

Saturday, January 2, 2021
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1 day

Nice sail with a dockmate who is just getting into the sport of sailing. Told him about Spinsheet and the crew meet up meetings.

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Quick outing to swap lines and fenders. Saw Full Moon. Only $15 million. 

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

Light winds but sunny. Rain tomorrow so this may be it for the year.

Monday, December 28, 2020
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1 day

They're racing! Fun racing up the beach against a Hunter 30.

Sunday, December 27, 2020
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1 day

Love seeing these EPF's. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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1 day

Getting those last days in. Very breezy but warm! Very exciting coming in to dock!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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1 day

Saw a couple of humpbacks and dolphins. Beautiful day to be out there.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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1 day

Short sail down the creek and out the inlet but too choppy so we turned back. Fun for 2 minutes!

Saturday, December 19, 2020
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1 day

Not even a dolphin. Nice quiet sail with time to reflect on life.

Sunday, December 13, 2020
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1 day

Slight breeze and warm!

Saturday, December 12, 2020
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1 day

Great sunset sail with Dr. Breeze! No whales but we did see dolphins just as we were coming in. I am so lucky to share this experience with the love of my life! 

Friday, December 11, 2020
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1 day

Beautiful day for advanced training! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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1 day

Chilly but sunny! Did an intermediate training today.

Friday, December 4, 2020
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1 day

Lots of wind and dolphins. Chilly but not cold.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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1 day

So cool to see these ships transiting Little Creek inlet. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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1 day

It is so cool to see a former student of mine go out and buy a sailboat. The sailing bug definitely bit this guy!

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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1 day

Superb day! Sailing in shorts and tshirt! Watched the Little Creek races. I did pretty well keeping pace on the windward leg while staying out of their way.

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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1 day

Hope the dolphins are too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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1 day

New member orientation. Fine day on the bay!

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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1 day

Nice quiet solo sail on a chilly November afternoon. 

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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1 day

Took some friends out that are interested in learning to sail and living the lifestyle. We were hoping for more wind but got up to 2 knots at least. Looking forward to getting them out in good wind. Still lots of fun! 

Friday, November 20, 2020
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1 day

Beautiful sail with a strong south wind. Hit 7.4 knots! And yes, that is speed over water!

Monday, November 16, 2020
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1 day

Picked up the largest plastic bag ever. Good eyes Heidi!

Saturday, November 14, 2020
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1 day

Perfect day for training! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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1 day

Perfect sailing afternoon! Sunsets are wicked early though.

Monday, November 9, 2020
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1 day

We live at the best latitude! 

Sunday, November 8, 2020
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1 day

We live in an amazing place!

Saturday, November 7, 2020
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1 day

After the fog burned off it was a glorious day!

Friday, November 6, 2020
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1 day

Sunny at the dock but foggy on the bay. Nice little sail up the creek.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
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1 day

Busy day for the Navy today. Lots of ships in and out of Little Creek.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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1 day

Sunny but chilly. Still wearing shorts so not too bad.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
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1 day

Took on a whole 8 gallons!  Broke the bank.

Thursday, October 29, 2020
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1 day

Short sail before the shit hits the fan. Got the bimini folded up.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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1 day

Filling in for an instructor.  Always fun sailing with the kids.

Monday, October 26, 2020
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1 day

Foggy day for training but still fun.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
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1 day

Nice afternoon sail with a great dolphin show.

Friday, October 23, 2020
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1 day

One more day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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1 day

Just a gorgeous evening on the water with the woman I love!

Monday, October 19, 2020
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1 day

As much as I like teaching sailing sometimes it's nice just to go out on my own boat.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
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2 days

Two windy days on the river with some fun students! 

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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1 day

Love October days like this! Warm south wind and calm seas.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
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2 days

Wonderful group of students on this very soggy weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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1 day

Met a nice couple and did their new member orientation. Great day to be on the water.

Monday, October 5, 2020
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1 day

Undid all my hurricane prep that I did before I left and went for a sail with Heidi. I love where we live!

Saturday, September 26, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020
Number of days:
7 days

Helped a friend move his Rummery 50 up the west coast 1100nm. Apart from one rough night where we turned back and dropped the hook we had fair seas and lots of fog. Made new friends with the other crew and saw lots of humpbacks.

Monday, September 21, 2020
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1 day

Successful trip to Avalon. All systems go for tomorrow's departure. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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1 day

Preparing for a trip up the west coast. Topping off the tanks. It's been a week of hard work to get the boat ready.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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1 day

Another spirited race with Aspire. Strong winds and winds shifts. Got to see a little bit of the bioluminescent algae too!

Saturday, August 29, 2020
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1 day

Always fun doing a first sail with someone! Lots of wind but the rain held off.

Thursday, August 27, 2020
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1 day

Poked our bow out into 16-20kt winds. Fun ride with just the genny. Lots of salt spray on the sunglasses!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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1 day

Pleasant little sail to clear the mind.

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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1 day

Perfect day for a sail up the Elisabeth river with the students.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
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1 day

Fun day on the water with a fun crew. Learned a few new nautical terms. Tack ho!

Friday, August 21, 2020
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1 day

Got out for a short evening sail with the basic keelboat course students.

Thursday, August 20, 2020
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1 day

Two trainings today, an intermediate and a new member orientation. Always a fun day on the water!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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1 day

Weather skirting us but good wind. Beautiful sunset!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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1 day

Nice afternoon sail picking up plastic and watching dolphins with my fiancee. 

Monday, August 17, 2020
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1 day

Another new member orientation. Saw the fast cat heading into little creek. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It started out as a nice medium air wind. We missed the start a bit but not bad. Heading to the windward mark we got a huge windshift to the west and it picked up from 12 to over 20kts. Had a good rounding and good downwind leg. Fun race!

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

After a 2hr weather delay the race got started. Crewing for Aspire. 15-20kt E winds chopped up the bay and made for a fun race. Reefed and hitting 7kts. I think we did pretty good. Fun boat!

Friday, August 14, 2020
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1 day

Fun little extra training session. Anchoring and docking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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1 day

It started to look like a repeat of two weeks ago so the race was cancelled. Good call.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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1 day

New member orientation. Always fun!

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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1 day

Well, no martinis but that is my favorite Tiki Thom song! We did see lots of dolphins though. Got in before the westher.

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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1 day

Finishing a training before the hurricane hits!

Saturday, August 1, 2020
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1 day

It was a very light air day but that is the challenge. We found enough to get a little over 2 knots. I love these first sails and meeting people new to the sport. The person I was sailing with today had read and studied so he knew a lot of the vocabulary. I detect a future life long sailor! 

Friday, July 31, 2020
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1 day

Started doing a training but weather moved in and headed back to the dock. I'd rather be at the dock wishing I was out there than being out there wishing I was at the dock.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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1 day

Perfect night for racing!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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1 day

Super hot! I do believe there is a red tide out there because the water looked red. I could see a line at the boundary of the red and green water. 

Monday, July 27, 2020
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1 day

Caught the early tide out to the bay with a SW wind. Great sail till the wind died and the tide turned. Guess that's why we have motors.

Sunday, July 26, 2020
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1 day

Great group of students and a fun class!

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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1 day

I am so lucky to have a job teaching sailing! Sail Nauticus offers the basic keel boat course. Fun meeting new sailors and introducing them to the world of sailing.

Friday, July 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Teaching at Sail Nauticus this weekend so i decided to take the boat and spend a few nights at Waterside marina rather than ride my bike in every day. 

Nice sail with good NW wind. Only ran aground once. Putting the main up right out of Little Creek and go too close to shore. Bumped once. Chart says 11 ft. Been touching bottom a lot close to shore where I used to be able to go.

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Headed out in iffy weather, turned back and got in just in time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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1 day

Doppler radar doesn't give the whole story. Caught in a downpour. Felt good.

Monday, July 20, 2020
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1 day

Hot, hot, hot! Did two new member orientations back to back today. Thank goodness for Gatorade!

Sunday, July 19, 2020
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1 day

Yet another new member orientation. Hot!

Saturday, July 18, 2020
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1 day

I love taking people out and just having fun show them the ropes [lines!). Light winds today but we made the boat move.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
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1 day

Good SE Breeze with 3-4ft seas and an occasional 5 footer. Saw plenty of dolphins!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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1 day

Performing our civic duty and acting as the committee boat this week. Lots of fun to watch the race from front row seats.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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1 day

Some tanks need to be filled, some emptied. Important to know which is which.

Sunday, July 12, 2020
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1 day

Two trainings today! They are really keeping me busy. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020
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1 day

A first sail is a 2hr sail where we go over some of the basics, have fun and learn about the Sail Nauticus program. Perfect day on the river!

Friday, July 10, 2020
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1 day

Hove to and watched the dolphins for half an hour. There must have been a hundred of them! Took lots of videos. Blows in every direction. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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1 day

Fun race tonight with some exciting moments!  I hope we did well! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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1 day

Good SE breeze with considerable chop made for a fun sail.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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1 day

Sitting on the dock roasting so decided to sail. Much better on the bay!

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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1 day
SAR

Lots of radio traffic today about a person in the water. Safety reminder, take care with wind and cuerent!

Friday, July 3, 2020
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1 day

Busy day on rhe bay! Light winds but comfortable. Saw lots of dolphins as we were coming in so we just drifted with the tide for 30 min warching the show.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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1 day

Two trainings today! Fun group of new members.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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1 day

One intermediate training and a refresher training. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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0 days

Undocked and switched dock lines and fenders over so I could dock on the port side and scrub the bottom. So much fun!

Monday, June 29, 2020
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1 day

Fueled up and took a quick peek out into the bay. Not much wind and 3ft seas. Back to the dock and possible dive to clean the bottom.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
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1 day

Advanced training. 

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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1 day

Kayaked out to the beach to check out the crowds.

Friday, June 26, 2020
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1 day

So peaceful watching dolphins and the sunset with the woman I love!

Thursday, June 25, 2020
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1 day

Two trainings and a captain's gig. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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1 day

Took Heidi out on one of the Freedom Boat Club boats into Broad Bay. First time in there. Fun but some wicked currents.

Then in the evening sailboat races out of Little Creek. Perfect night for a race!

Sunday, June 21, 2020
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1 day

Beautiful sail! We collected father's day and graduation balloons. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020
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1 day

Paddle up little creek with Heidi on her new kayak. I was on my SUP that can be used as a kayak.

Friday, June 19, 2020
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1 day

Afternoon sail with awesome aircraft flying above us.

Friday, June 12, 2020
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1 day

Light winds and leftover chop from the north wind made for a short sail. The bonus was a close encounter with some dolphins on the way up the channel. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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1 day

Racing starts up next week so we had a shakedown cruise. On a new boat this year. Aspire, an Irwin 44. 20-25kts of wind!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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1 day

Extra training for members is included. Did some high speed maneuvers and beached the boat. Lots of dolphins out there so we slowed down and watched.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
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1 day

Short sunset cruise.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
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1 day

Second of the season. It is always good to check floating orange things. Could be a person.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
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1 day

Second of the season. It is always good to check floating orange things. Could be a person.

Friday, June 5, 2020
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1 day

Picked up our first floaty of the season! A good one! 3 pounder! We use thses as an opportunity to practice MOB maneuvers. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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1 day

Balmy evening with Dr. Breeze. SW 15kts+ Went put with reefed genny only. Some sails are not about going fast. This was about great conversation and dolphins.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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1 day

Another fun day of new member orientation. Windy and hot which was challenging for docking training. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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1 day

Did my first advanced training with a couple of guys from the Lake George club. Lots of fun! 

Monday, June 1, 2020
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1 day

Busy week ahead with more new member orientations. Perfect day for it!

Sunday, May 31, 2020
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1 day

My reward for all the work I did.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
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1 day

Fixed a leak in the water system then out for a short sail before the T-storms hit.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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1 day

Did some engine work. All ok.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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1 day

Worked around the weather and got another new member training done.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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1 day

I am certainly kept pretty busy doing new member training. Fun group of guys today.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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1 day

Doing new member orientation for Freedom Boat Club. Very foggy. Reminds me of Maine in the summer.

Monday, May 25, 2020
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1 day

Looking for social distancing violations! 

Sunday, May 24, 2020
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1 day

Traffic report; there is no traffic except for the occasional duck. Taking the dinghy to work on a boat.

Saturday, May 23, 2020
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1 day

Greek for lover of the sea. Went out with some dockmates who I helped learn how to sail. They have done a great job fixing up their boat.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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1 day

Double outing today. Freedom boat club training in the morning and a sail in the afternoon.  Life is good!

Saturday, May 16, 2020
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1 day

Doesn't get much better than this weatherwise! 86 degrees and cool N wind 10-12 knots. Jimmy Buffett on the stereo!

Friday, May 15, 2020
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1 day

Heidi invited a professional acquaintance to come for a sail. Turns out they are Parrotheads! Cool people and fun sail!

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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0 days
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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1 day

A wonderful dinner on the boat followed by a sunset sail with the beautiful Dr. Breeze. Bonus was listening to our favorite band, Good Shot Judy doing a live performance. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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1 day

Fast growing club! Another new member orientation. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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1 day

Another new member orientation but this time shadowing a new training captain. Fun to meet new members of the team. I love working with this club and can see why they are growing fast.

Monday, May 11, 2020
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1 day

Wind blowing W at 15kts but as I am going out the creek it shifts N and gusting above 15. Went out into the bay a bit but lumpy and a couple of sprays on deck. At least I tried.

Sunday, May 10, 2020
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1 day

I was installing some speakers on a friends boat and decided to finish later and go sailing. Good to get out and do some thinking.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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1 day

Another new member orientation for a fun couple. Love meeting new members and helping them learn some boating skills.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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1 day

Launched big red for a short row on little creek.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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1 day

Took a fun ride up Little Creek in the dinghy with Dr. Breeze at the tiller. 

Monday, May 4, 2020
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1 day

New member orientation. Very windy on the river!

Sunday, May 3, 2020
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1 day

Perfect weather and social distancing brought everyone out on their boats today! Nice sail up to Thimble shoals light. Saw my buddy Charlie just drifting and enjoying the sun.

Friday, May 1, 2020
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1 day

New member orientation is all included as part of membership. I have the pleasure of instructing new members on boat handling through a series of drills. Also included is a refresher on navigation rules. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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1 day

Out for a nice sunny sail and, lo and behold, a mermaid swam up to my boat! Turned out to be Heidi out for a swim. Beautiful day on the bay!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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1 day

Sitting on the boat and the sun comes out. Great! Go sailing! Get out there and thick dark clouds, NE wind 15kt with good chop. A bit chilly so it was a short sail. Get back to the dock and the sun comes back out. Still fun seeing the dolphins.

Sunday, April 26, 2020
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1 day

I miss being in the keys and using my dinghy as my car. Fun to get it out and play.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
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1 day

New member orientation. It is always fun to meet members and introduce them to boating and give them a start on the skills they will use.

Friday, April 24, 2020
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1 day

Sometimes sailing is not about sailing but about getting away from land and just talking about things. Today was one of those days. Good wind and sailing and got in just before the rain hit.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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1 day

I did a new member orientation training. Always fun meeting new people and welcoming them to the club.

Sunday, April 19, 2020
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1 day

Fixed the big 2.5hp outboard for the dinghy. The fuel on-off switch was messed up. I had a nice ride up and down Little Creek.

Friday, April 17, 2020
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1 day

Short afternoon sail in 18-22kt winds. Before going out I dove and cleaned the running gear and starboard side of the boat. Much improved speed and no vibration. No hard growth but a lot of fluffy stuff.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
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1 day

Did new member orientation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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1 day

Decided to inflate the dinghy and go for a row since it was too choppy on the bay. Used it to scrub the bottom of the boat. Got to tear down the carb on the outboard because it is gummed up.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
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1 day

Yes, it was chilly out there today but good wind and a nice sail. My friends from Maine are posting pictures of the snow they got which reminds me, even though it is chilly today, it is warmer than most days I sailed in Maine. My boat would still be on the hard (on the hill for you southerners) and I would be shoveling the driveway. Life is good!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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1 day

Fun day on the water monitoring a new member orientation session.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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1 day

Doing my part for social distancing. I did not get closer than 6ft to another boat.

Monday, April 6, 2020
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1 day

Sunny but wind out of the north makes for a chilly sail. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020
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1 day

Spent all day reglazing and rebedding a portlight. PITA but tired of leaks. Took a short and chilly sail to celebrate the completion of the project.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
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1 day

Foggy and cold when we started with light winds. Then a 180 degree wind shift in less than a minute and winds >15kts. Hove to and reefed then had a great ride. We hit 7kts!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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1 day

Last minute sail with  our friends and neighbors. Light winds but fun conversations!

Friday, March 27, 2020
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1 day

After climbing up the mast to fix some lights, Dr. Breeze and I went for a short sail.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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1 day

Sailing gives one a great opportunity to unplug and just have good conversations. Dr. Breeze and I discussed college memories and remember wise words spoken at graduation ceremonies. Passion was a recurring theme. Live your passion! Sailing is mine.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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1 day

Gloriously warm today until a 180 degree wind shift to the NE. Dr. Breeze along to work on her tan. Great conversation about the big picture. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020
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1 day

Just started sailing down the channel at Little Creek and the dolphins put on quite a show for me. Jumping in the air and following the boat. Never gets old!

Saturday, March 7, 2020
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4 days

Teaching ASA 101 in March can be very tricky. Some days it's blowing 15-20kts out of the north, others there's barely a zepher. Did I mention cold?

3/7-3/8 and 3/11-3/12

Thursday, March 5, 2020
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1 day

Finished a boat project then went out to meet Heidi on her SUP. She was thankful for a coconut water I handed her. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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1 day

I guess we're allowed to add up to 10 work days toward out 100. I normally wouldn't count those because there are so many but I have to add this one because I am so proud of my little Atomic 4, the little engine that could! She is also Moyer Marine's Miss October 2009 pin-up!

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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1 day

Out to see the Coast Guard training ship "Eagle" out anchored by the CBBT. Interesting history behind this ship.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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1 day

Got my genny back with a new sun shield and cleaning. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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4 days

I am starting a new gig at Freedom Boat Club training new members. I know, it's power boats but I love the concept and the company. The people who work here are friendly and very customer service orientated. Very refreshing!

2/4, 2/18, 2/26 and 3/4

Monday, February 3, 2020
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1 day

Short but warm sail! Love sailing year round. 70 degrees! Goodbye Maine! Love Virginia!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 to Monday, January 27, 2020
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5 days

Most EPIC whale watch we have ever been on! Breeching humpbacks left and right. We also did swim with the whale sharks in La Paz and a sunset sail. 5 days on the water and it was warm!

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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1 day

While raising the main (genny out for repairs) in the channel by the base at Little Creek the patrol boat cut in front of me to shoo me away. Wind was honking and I had to stop raising the main before it was all the way up, Beared away to avoid collision with the patrol boat and the loose halyard gets caught in the mainsheet block at the base of the mast. Uggg! Dropped the traveller and headed down the channel and noticed 2 shackles on the luff slides for the main broke. End of sail. Thank goodness for Sailrite! Ordered exact replacements.

Thursday, January 2, 2020
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1 day

First sail, Dr. Breeze on board. Went to Cape Henry to look for whales but only saw birds. A little chilly coming back.