Captain Ed's Sailing 

Sunset on the southern cross
Issue: #61

May 12 2013

What to expect

Questions and answers

 Captain Ed's Sailing

Jay Michuad Marine surveyors

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Summer is finally here

 Happy Mother's Day, to my Mom, as well as all the other woman in my life, whether you are a mom or not. The Bella Donna, is in the water and ready to sail, it has been painted wax and cleaned top to bottom. I cleaned it all out and sprayed it down with Ka Boom, so with all of this rain it should look pretty snazzy. I was hoping to be along the Board Walk in down town Newburyport this afternoon, thinking the rain would stop and the sun would be out, but I guess that is not going to happen. Next week end I will start running my Hands on Sailing Charters and Lessons, weather permitting. If you are interested call me at 508-451-0431 or email me at Captain Ed's Sailing

 Win a Half Day Family sailing trip on the Bella Donna. I have ordered more of my now famous Captain Ed's coffee mugs, 70 of them if you would like to know. I love these cups, they are like the old dinner cups with that curve at the lip. Ever wonder why diner coffee taste so good? It is the shape of the lip. So you might be thinking to yourself how can I go about owning one of these priceless mugs, they look awfully expensive. Well, they are not for sale. You have to earn one, by participating in a man over board drill on the Bella Donna. Lets not call it a man over board drill because some of you will assume that there will be swimming involved. We call it picking up a mooring ball while under sail. This is fun activity that we do on the second or third sailing class depending on how well we progress.

It is a great way to refine our boat handling skills. Each cup will be numbered and I will take the name of those who earn a cup. We will have a drawing the first week of August, and the winner will get a day of sailing with their family, where they can demonstrate their new sailing skills.

  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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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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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.


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Mika the wonder dog
Mika the wonder dog

Friends of Captain Ed's Sailing


 I like to support my artistic friends as the thing that we have in common are very  meager advertising budgets. 

  Mike Marzelli operates Marzelli Photography, and during his spare time helps my friend, Janet Holmes watch Mika the wonder dog


  Frank Casazza operates the Eyeformation art studio in Lowell, he has been a full time artist for at least 20 years.

  Paul Nguyen is a great Photographer and travels all over the world with his photography, as well as will his band. I usually have one of Paul's pictures as the head line to my newsletter

  EJ Ouellette operates Whole Music Studios has well as the band Crazy Maggie.

 Chip Evans operates the Evans art studio out of Woodstock Vermont, if you are in the Woodstock area stop in and mention Captain Ed's Sailing.

 Check out these artist's web pages and think about giving your support, it is a great way to support local business.

 A sailing package from Captain Ed's Sailing is also a great way to shop local, Check out the coupons below or give me a call and I will suggest something.

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.



Paul Nguyen Photography

Evans Paintings

 Ryder Classic yachts   


Michael Marzelli 


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Jasper Molnar at the helm

Things to do after sailing with 

       Captain Ed's Sailing


  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. 

  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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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
Captain Ed's Sailing