Captain Ed's Sailing

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Captain Ed's Sailing is a Hands on Sailing Adventure

Issue: #515/March/2011
Training on your boat
A training delivery

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Kathy and I on boat me playing guitar Greetings!
One of the things that I offer through Captain Ed's Sailing is training for a person who has just purchased a  sailboat, on their new boat.
  I have a few clients each year that use this service. They keep their boats on the Merrimack River, as well as Portsmouth, and Boston.
I am also willing to travel.
 These people schedule me once a week until they build enough confidence to go it alone.  I might help them deliver their new boat to their home port as a training delivery.
  I encourage my clients to get who ever will be crewing with them involved in my training so that everyone will be on the same page when I am not there.
So get a boat pick a crew and give me a call.
Captain Ed  508-451-0431
Ed Ferris

Ed Ferris sailing his boat the Mud Slide

 Need training on your own boat ?

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

John Savage

John Savage at the helm of his new boat Ker Mor

 New Hampshire to South Carolina
  During the fall off 2009 I received a call from 

Dr John Savage who had just purchased a pre owned 37ft Etap sailboat.

 John needed his boat moved from Newcastle New Hampshire where it was located down to its new home in Beaufort South Carolina.

  Since this was his first sailboat, and not being from this area he hired me to deliver his new boat as a training delivery.

 He picked is crew, which would be his son John, and his nephew Preston Luce.

He flew in from up state New York, and his son and Preston flew in from Florida and West Virginia respectively.

   We left New Castle on October 19th 2009. It was a cold, and windy day but it was sunny and the weather  outlook for the next couple of days looked pretty good. The weather on the day before, when I picked them all up at the airport,  was nasty being cold and snowy. We spent that day provisioning the boat for the trip.

   During the trip on a new boat, with a new, inexperienced crew we hit all kinds of weather.  The crew  had to deal with a bit of sea sickness probably encouraged by having  a meal at Burger king before we left.

  During the trip we dealt with a few mechanical problems such as the motor over heating, loosing battery power to our instruments, and the bilge to the shower not pumping out. We also had to figure how the radar interconnected to the chart plotter worked.

  John and John left the boat in the hands of Preston Luce and myself once we made it to Hampton VA. The worst part of the trip being over, Preston and I took the boat down the intercostal water way to Beaufort NC then back out to sea for a Yankee sleigh ride in front of  northeast winds that blew us to Beaufort SC in 3 days.

 The only problem on this part of the trip was that the propeller fell of the shaft.  We only found this out three days later as we tried to motor up Port Royal sound.

 So in 13 days we were able to safely deliver this boat From New Hampshire to South Carolina while learning how to sail and operate a cruising sail boat. It is what I do, I have been on quite a few boats now and as problems come up I usually know how to deal with them, plus I have the understanding that someone new to sailing or one who only gets a few weekends out a year does have a lot of experience with, their boat so I have a lot of patience with them. 

If you would like you can read the log  Sailing south on the Ker mor

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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Edward Casazza
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