Yesterday, September, 8 was one of the best sailing days that we have had on the Bella Donna this year. By using weather reports from
With a stiff winds, and waves broken by Cape Ann, as well as a trained crew the Bella Donna sailed out of the Merrimack River, towards Ipswich. As the seas built, we turned towards Plum Island, and were able to sail back up the Merrimack River, lowering the sails just before the ice breaker in Newburyport harbor. The crew was able to execute both jibes, as well as tacks flawlessly.
The Bella Donna is getting a little tired, however she still has a couple of weeks left in her.
We will be sailing the Bella Donna through the next few weekends, as well as weekdays, as long as folks are still interested.
As most know, I have been living on my Southern Cross, The Sarah Maria, this summer.
I have been trying to get her ready to sail south with the biggest obstical being, that I have not been able to get my auto pilot to work right yet. Another problem is that I may not be able to leave until November, as I may as part of Captain Ed's Sailing have to move other boats, although no one has made any arrangements for that yet.
I am hoping to get the Sarah Maria down to at least to North Carolina so that I can explore the outer banks and Beaufort, NC, next spring.
If and when this happens you will be able to follow my trip on the spot as well as facebook.
Last but not least I want to again thank everyone for their support of Captain Ed's Sailing if it is even just through reading my news letters.
Thanks Captain Ed's Sailing