Century Club: Bill Wheary

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

Sail on Colgate 26 from Norfolk Inner Harbor to Va. Int'l. Gateway Terminal and up Eliz. Ri. & Southern Branch past shipyards.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Reaching in Hamp. Roads
  • Empty NIT piers
  • Only ship on 3/19/20 at Nfk. Int'l. Terms or Va. Int'l Gateway Terms.

Perfect day for a sail.  Mid-70s, winds 7 - 10.  Spinnaker reach from Norfolk Inner Harbor down Elizabeth River into Hampton Rds to Naval Base and close reach home - 14 miles - arrive after dark.  Sadly, only one container ship (Yang Ming) at the massive Norfolk International Terminals and the Virginia International Gateway Terminals, most likely due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

4 hours

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, March 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • "Hat Trick", Bow 42, at Biscayne Bay Yacht Clup
  • "Hat Trick" at US Sailing Center prior to un-stepping mast, etc., for journey to Hampton

Leave US Sailing Center Miami (Coral Gables) 0330, arrive HYC 2100.

Friday, February 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020
Number of days:
3 days
  • Starting Line Etchells Mid-winter East

Eight races over 3 days; 47 boats; heavy air first 6 races - 18 to 27 knots; last 2 races winds in mid to upper teens.

Beautiful weather.  Spectacular racing.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Number of days:
2 days
  • Arriving at US Sailing Center Miami
  • In North Carolina on trip South.

Depart HYC 7 PM Tues., arrive Miami 10 AM Wed.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Unstep mast on Etchells "Hat Trick" and prepare boat & trailer for travel to regatta in Miami.

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

On "Spanky", Frank Lira's Colgate 26.  50 degrees, clear, wind NE 10.

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

35 degrees, wind 2 - 7; 4 races in Harbor 20s

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

with Skipper David Pryor, Greg Lanese & Frank Lira.  Crystal clear, upper 40s, winds E 5-10.  Beautiful day.

Monday, February 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Took the spinnaker, which had not been used in several years, out of storage, found all necessary lines were present and they and the kite were in very good condition.  Rigged spin.  Frank drove while I flew the spin.- no other sails were used.  Weather:  74 deg. (!); wind 6-10; mostly sunny.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another nice winter day - upper 40s; wind 6 - 10 partly cloudy.  Only sailboat on H.Rds.

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

NIce winter's day sail from Norfolk Inner Harbor down Elizabeth Ri. to Naval Base and return with Skipper Frank Lira and Dean Anninos.  Weather:  partly cloudy, low 50s, winds W. 10 - 14.

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

Work inc. change genoa to jib & spring prep.  Too windy to sail.

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

Crew:  Frank Lira, Dean Anninos, Michelle Rhodes.  Weather: Cool - low 50s; winds 12, gusting 25; Racing canceled after 1st race due to gusts.

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

1st in Class A.  3rd Overall