Century Club: Bill Wheary

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

Aboard "Shock", Schock 30.  Raced in darkness after first 20-30 minutes.\.  Spinnaker class.  Firinshd 3 for the series.

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Aboard "Shock", 1st place in spinnaker class.  Extremely light wind.-- 1 - 4 kts.  2nd hour in darkness except for full Harvest Moon.

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

On Special K, CS 30.  crew of 7.  13 to 20 kt. wind.  Beautiful, warm day. decided to go to Middle Ground Lt. first, then out into Bay to Thimble Shoal Light, then to finish at Ft. Monroe.  3rd in Class.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

To starting line in Hamp. Rds.; race cancelled due to light wind.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Aboard Shock 30 "Shock".  Windy, basically windward-leeward, spin. class. finished in fading light.

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

1st shakedown sail on "Miss T" in preparation for Salty Dawg Rally to Antigua

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Pursuit race on "Special K", non-spin class.  5 - 10 Kts, Warm, clear.  1st in class.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Light air sailing on "Spanky" under spinnaker.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailing on Spanky, Colgate 26, in Norfolk Inner Harbor, 70, 10-15 kts, bright blue sky.  W/ Frank & Dean

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Neptune Cup Race.  15 Miles. Little Ck. to 24th St. off Va. Beach oceanfront; return to L. Creek

Friday, September 24, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Move boat for tomorrow's Neptune Cup Race

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

On Schock 30 "Shock".  1st in Spin. Class

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

4 hour sail w/ Frank and Dean.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

On Special K, a CS 30.  Finished 3rd out of 7.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

On Shock 30 in strong wind.  Hour glass spin wrap.  Withdrew from race to accomplish take-down.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

1st Place aboard  CS 30 "Special K"

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

To starting line off Little Ck. inlet on Chris Whately's Shock 30, but races called off due to lightning..

Monday, September 6, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sail on Colgate 26 "Spanky" from Norfolk Inner Harbor to Lafayette River and return.

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Race  aboard Al Brazzi's "Special K"

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Friday, August 20, 2021
Number of days:
49 days

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association DownEast Rally incorporated 32 boats departing from Hampton, Va., Annapolis, Md.,  and various New England ports that gathered initially in Newport, R. I., then over the following weeks there were coordinated gatherings in Massachusetts and Maine before eventually concluding in Penobscot Bay.  Thereafter the boats were on their own to return to their home ports or wherever the wind took them. I was part of a 3 person crew on a 49’ Solent rigged sloop that left Solomon’s Island, Md., for Hampton, departed with the Hampton fleet for Newport, then on to Maine, and back to Solomon’s Island via the Cape Cod Canal, Block Island, the Race, Long Island Sound, Hell Gate, the East River, the New Jersey coast, Delaware Bay, the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, and down the Chesapeake Bay to the home port of Solomon’s Island.

7/3                         Prepare boat for departure

7/4-5                     Solomon’s Island to Hampton

7/6-8                     Prepare boat for sea

7/9-11                   Hampton to Harbor of Refuge off Pt. Judith, R. I.

7/12-13                 At anchor, Newport

7/14                       To Cuttyhunk, MA

7/15                       To Mattapoisett, MA

7/16-17                 Through Cape Cod Canal to Rockland, ME

7/18-20                 At anchor, Rockland, ME

7/20                       To Pulpit Harbor, ME

7/21                       To Buck’s Harbor, ME

7/22                       To Belfast, ME

7/24                       To Northeast Harbor, ME

7/25                       To Vinalhaven Harbor, ME

7/26-27                 To Rockland, ME and 2 nights at anchor

7/28                       To Boothbay Harbor, ME

7/29-31                 To South Portland, ME

8/1                         To York River Maine

8/2                         To Gloucester, ME

8/3-4                     To Salem, MA

8/5                         To Situate, MA

8/6                         Through Cape Cod Canal to Mattapoisett, MA

8/7                         To Pt. Judith (Harbor of Refuge), R. I.

8/8                         To Block Is., R. I.

8/9                         To Montauk, NY

8/10                       To Old Saybrook, CT

8/11                       To Bridgeport, CT

8/12-13                 To Stamford, CT

8/14                       Through Hell Gate, down East River to Sandy Hook, NJ

8/15                       To Atlantic City, NJ

8/16                       To Cape May, NJ

8/17                       Up Delaware Bay and through Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to Chesapeake City, MD

8/18-19                 To Annapolis including 2 nights on mooring

8/20                       To Solomon’s Island

 

 

 

 

               

Friday, May 21, 2021 to Saturday, May 22, 2021
Number of days:
2 days
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

First shake-down sail in preparation for Salty Dawg Rallies to Maine and to Antigua.  Sailed east to middle of Bay.  Forecasted wind of 4-5 developed in 25+ where it remained for hours.

Friday, May 14, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

on Spanky.  Nice, long course, many legs.  A win in first race of season.

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

Sailing on Frank's Colgate 26, Spanky, with Tom and Dean in 15 - 22 kts.  double-reefed main and partially furled jib when beating.  Exhilerating day. 

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Ride with John Phillips to take his Grady White for servicing.

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

Tried to fly spinnaker, but wind was generally too close ahead or from side of the narrow river.  

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed on Spanky with Frank and Dean, High near 60

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

With Frank and Dean from Norfolk Inner Harbot to Va. Int'l Terminals & back.  Clear, bright, 50ish, NE 10.

Friday, January 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Mid50s.  Nice winter afternoon.  With Frank & Dean.

Friday, January 15, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

From Norfolk Inner Harbor to Portsmouth Marine Terminal. 14 kt. wind, 50 degrees.

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

On Colgate 26 w. Frank Lira and Dean Anninos.  Norfolk Inner Harbor to NIT;   return after dark.

First time in a boat since May 4 due to injury.

Monday, May 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Cool. 20 mph NW winds.  Tough paddle to NYCC, but a "breeze" coming home.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Cormorant on the Wing
Friday, April 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Canada Goose
  • Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
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