Captain Ed's Sailing

Sunset on the southern cross

The days are getting longer summer is on its way

Issue: #41/3/2011
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Ann Holbrook and her family reunion on the Bella Donna

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than sailing out to the Isle of Shoals or Rockport with your family.
 On past trips we have seen whales, seals and schooling tuna , this past summer we saw a school of dolphin.
Our clients are encourged to take the helm if they wish or just sit back and relax.
 As we reach the Isle of Shoals we grab an empty mooring or drop the anchor in Goffsport Harbor. We usually  dingy over to either Star Island or Smutty nose where we can explore and have a picnic.This is a nice take especially for those who have never been.
 The Ilse of shoals was once a fishing village of 400 families. As the home of pirates, and loyalist this was a very rough place to live. During the revolution these people were forced back to the mainland giving the new government more control of the area.
 Star Island is now the home of a retreat area for the unitarian and congregational churches. Visitors have plent of photo opotunities , and are welcome to visit their museum when open.This is a nice trip and affordably priced at $450 for a family of four. Each additional person up to six cost $50.
 On our trip out to Rockport we explore Bearskin Neck. We may go exploring, shopping, have a picnic or go over to Ellen's resteraunt or just grab an ice cream along the road.
We still offer the half day family sail for a family of 4 for $350 we each additional person up to six costing $25.  For more information
Call me at 508-451-0431 
Bob Mills

Bob Mills sailing the Sarah Maria across the treacherous Abermarle sound during a storm.

Heading south

I had met Bob and Dale Mills  back in the early 1980's.

As we were new boat owners we would sail our boats out of the Merrimac river together on short day sails . Some of those day sails could end up quite long as we would sometimes bite off more than we could chew.

As we became more experienced through the years we ventured farther away and would spend the night anchored out at the Isle of shoals at first, then up the Pescataqua river to Portsmouth where we would spend the weekend at the dock in Prescot park.

 Along the way we found that we could anchor off of Sandy Beach out side of Rockport harbor, and ended up spending many weekends there as well. 

Over the years  each of our boats got a little bigger and we would venture out along the coast of Maine, and south to Salem , Boston and Provencetown Massachusetts.

Over the year we covered a lot of local ground and made our fair share of mistakes as we made our own way, as there really was no training avalable.

 By taking the 5 class sailing package through Captain Ed's Sailing you don't have to make those mistakes. We will sail into the Ise of shoals and grab a mooring , and also over to Rockport and learn how to drop an anchor. You will learn what you need to know in order to run your own boat to sights unseen. My classes will make you a invaluable crew member on friends boats.

On the other hand if you have no intentions of owning your own boat my sailing package is a great way to get out sailing without the expence of boat ownership.

  On April 4th I will be heading down to Baltimore to help Bob Mills bring his new boat from Baltimore to Myrytle Beach where he now lives. I will be posting to face book each day if you would like to follow us. I am also hoping to get my bog up and running by then.

Captain Ed


Captain Ed

Do what you like like what you do

What's Happening in Newburyport ?

Through out the summer there is plenty to do around town from shopping or  grabbing a meal at one of the many restaurants. Every weekend throughout the summer there is some kind of festival going on.

Learn to sail, fish or kayak from experienced teachers and crew.


Coastal Discoveries 

offers a marine environmental education program aboard the Erica Lee II.


offers marine environmental education programs for children and families aboard the Erica Lee

Fishing There are plenty of fish to be caught in the Merrimack River and off shore. If you enjoy fishing, you can cast your lines off the shore of Plum Island, or sign up for an off-shore excursion with the Captain's Fishing Parties

Rocky Point Fishing Charters or the Clipper Fleet. Or hire a charter boat - try Atlantis Charters  

Newburyport is a great place to spend some time plus you can still go on a whale watch or take a sail with Captain Ed and still have plenty of time to go to a restaurant and do some shopping.

Captain Ed's Sailing meets at Cashman park which because of work done at the route 1 one bridge and the rail trail is just a short walk from or to down town Newburyport. Through the rail trail we now have access to Boston by train.

Captain Ed's sailing has been doing charters out of Newburyport  Massachusetts since 2005. 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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