Captain Ed's Sailing 

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Issue: #43

September 9 2012

Captain Ed's Sailing

Jay Michuad Marine surveyors

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Captain Ed's Sailing 
 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 Maine Harbors, as well as Passage, I was able to decide to hold a sailing class.  

 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.

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 Bottom line I am still sailing, call or email me to save your spot.
 If you are interested in a class, or would like to book a family sail on Monday, call me at 508-451-0431
 September and the beginning of October offer great sailing opportunities if you are interested in a sailing class or a family charter from labor day, and into October. 
  Please, please, please I beg of thee if you are coming sailing with us TAKE  SEA SICK MEDICATION. I can not stress this enough, you cannot believe how sick you can get.
 Captain Ed's Sailing gets more popular each year, however there are always great weekends as well as weekdays available.
 At the end of the day you walk away from the boat and leave the cost of owning and maintaining the boat up to me.
 Call or email to reserve your spot for this summer.  508-451-0431  Captain Ed's Sailing
 If you like what you see feel free to forward it to friends and family no matter where, as my clients come from around the country, as well as from around the world.



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Things to do after sailing with 

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  A day sailing on the Bella Donna will take up to 6 hours of your time, at the end of the day, if you still have some energy, there is still plenty of other things to do around Newburyport.


 There are plenty of restaurants around town, such as the Grog, Michaels, The Black Cow, and Loretta's, restaurants. A great place to grab a Sandwich before a sailing trip is at the Warren street market

   Out towards Plum Island you will find Bob's Lobster. 

Make a trip more exciting on your way out to Bob's Lobster by renting an EZ pedal bike from EZ Pedaler of Newburyport

  If you are looking for a place to stay while in the area my client's have stayed at the Essex Street Inn,  The Blue out on Plum Island, as well as The Garrison Inn , and the The Compass Rose Inn

 We live in a great area to try out some salt water fishing as well. For short days I like Channel Edge Charters, or Flounder Fishing, from the Captains Lady . For Longer excursions check out The Clipper Fleet in Salisbury or again the Captains Lady out on Plum Island. 


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   I want to thank friends of Captain Ed Sailing which include all of you who faithfully take the time to read my newsletters. Listed here are friends with web pages that you should check out when you have a chance.


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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.


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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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