Captain Ed's Sailing 

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Issue: #22 February/2012

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Bald eagle

Because of circumstance, one trying to run a sailing business for a living, I have now sold my house in Amesbury, Ma and am now living on Neil, and Debbie, Harvey's farm in Deerfield, NH.
  It is nice here, I have my own apartment, and I can just open the door for Mika, the wonder dog to run out and chase squirrels. As I am exploring the area I realize that the lot that his farm is on is just 2.5 miles through the woods from Camp Wah Tut Ca, the Boy Scout camp that I went to as a kid, and worked at as a teenager in 1969, 1970, 1971.
 I have made three attempts to find the camp through the woods, but each time I have had to turn back, to tired to continue because I was way over dressed, or for some other reason. I tried to cross country ski there but we hit a dead end, and Mika seeming to realize that I had bit of more than I could chew, made me turn back.
 This past Sunday, Neil and I drove out to the camp and did some exploring. The Camp master let us into the dining hall and showed us around a bit. We continued our hike with my goal of putting a few spots on my GPS for when I attempt this again.  So for the last few weeks I have been on memory lane.
  It is fitting that I am living here at this point of my life because everything that I do started out at that camp. Whether learning the basics of sailing a small boat, a few songs on the guitar, or how to cut a board straight with a skill saw. I did it all there first, taught with much patience from guys not much older than myself.
 This camp had two sailboats Tiki one and Tiki two, I was crazy about these two boats. Every free moment was spent sailing them. I was disappointed to learn they on longer excist. They were simple boats made of strip mahogany, maybe teak, but I think they were mahogany. While exploring the camp we found one of the ten man canoes that were delivered there brand new when I worked there. It is covered from the weather but in disrepair.
 I will have a chance to do more exploring later but for now I am getting a presentation of my trip delivering the Windsong to the USVI ready for the Southern Cross Boat Owners Association meeting,  on the third, fourth, and fifth of February.
 After the Southern Cross meeting I will be doing the same presentation at the Warren Street Market in Newburyport during the Merrimack River Eagle Festival on February 11.
  After viewing the eagles come to the Warren Street Market and have a cup of their famous chili on me, watch one of my slide shows, and if you want sign up for one of my classes. No pressure just come down to Newburyport and have a great day.

Someone has to do it
Spring is on the way 

 I have pictures. During the Merrimac River Eagle Festival I will be hanging around the Warren Street Market for the day.  After viewing the eagles come in and get warm with a cup of chili on me. I will have a slide show of my sailing adventures and you will be able to sign up for a class if you want. If you sign up for a sailing class I will buy you one of Warren Street markets great sandwiches. Look for more details in the next news letter. 

  Talking of Pictures, Paul Nguyen has just came back from touring India with his band, and as always has some great pictures. Make sure that you check out his site in the quick links section.

   On the quick links section of this news letter is some links to web pages of people and businesses that have supported me this past year. Check them out by clicking on their links, you will find some cool stuff. Click here for more info on the Merrimac River Eagle Festival.

Thanks for your support Captain Ed's Sailing 

Ed Ferris

Ed Ferris sailing his boat the Mud Slide

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Captain Ed's Sailing will serve all of your sailing needs from helping you find a boat that will fit your needs to delivering and training you on that boat. 

Could you use a little refresher class or would you like to know how to change oil or winterize your boat . We do it all.

  I have a client out of Ipswitch Ma.  after taking my sailing class for a couple of years, has now purchased his own boat.  Each year Ed takes a refresher class, as I help him deliver his 25ft Catalina to Ipswitch in the spring and back to Newburyport in the fall. Ed is a great sailor but  is wise enough to realize that there is a lot to learn. During the last 2 trips back to Newburyport we hit some pretty windy weather and it was nice to be able to show him what his boat could actually do. 

Get a boat pick your crew and give me a call at 508-451-0431

Captain Ed's Sailing has been doing charters out of Newburyport  Massachusetts since 2005. Well over 200 people have gone through either a Basic Sailing , a navigation class, or a family hands on sailing charter. We offer hands on sailing instruction in a very relaxed easy to understand manner.


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