Captain Ed's Sailing
New York City from the east river
As you are reading this news letter Rudy Jasper , George MacGown, and I are sailing to the Caribbean on Rudy Jaspers 46' Hunter , Windsong.
We left Kittery point Yacht Club at sunrise on October 17 with a destination of Sandwich MA, Cape Cod Canal. The wind was coming out of the west so we did not have any waves until we rounded Thachers Island.
We proceeded through the day anticipating that the wind would shift from the west to south west which would be right on our nose and we would not be able to sail so we made a more westerly course towards Boston. Had a great sail to the canal and stayed in Sandwich for the night slipping out undetected early in the morning and on to point Judith, which because of the tide slowing us down in Buzzards bay ended up being our destination for the night while we analyzed the predicted storm that would be with us down Long Island Sound.
Leaving Point Judith before day break we headed down Long Island sound against the tide and with the wind behind us reaching average speed of about 7knt's until we reached Race point light where the wind and the seas built and the direction of the tide turned in our favor.
The wind and sea built through out the day and we ended the day sailing into Port Jefferson in a full gail.
We stayed at the Davenport Marina, where Rudy took George and I out to a well deserved supper at the Davenport Hotel which we really appreciated.
During our stay in Port Jefferson we took a nice walk around town and did some grocery shopping and also took care of some maintenance on the boat.
After leaving Port Jefferson and fighting the tide down the east river we are now tucked in for the night at the Liberty Landing Marina.
We went separate ways for a while as George and I visited the statue of Liberty and Rudy went off to visit family. Todays date is October 21 tomorrow we should be staying in Atlantic City.
Follow our trip on Facebook, I will be posting there when I have a chance.
On board the Windsong we have with us a SPOT GPS Messenger Click here for the web page. This page will update our location Every few minutes so you should be able to follow the path of our boat during the trip. If you are following us on SPOT make sure to switch to satalight.