Captain Ed's Sailing 

Sunset on the southern cross
Issue: #82

September  11  2013

What to expect

Questions and answers

 Captain Ed's Sailing

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Mika looking for the bridge
Captain I see the end is near
   The window is
  This past weekend we had two great trips. On Saturday Julia and Rick Traulsen came out for their fourth class, and spent the day doing man overboard drills. I love doing the man over board drills since it is a great way to finally "get it" and understand why we tack and Jibe, and where the wind is coming from. Julia and Rick both did a great job, an awarding experience for both of them as well as myself.

 On Sunday I had a group of folks come out with me for a sail as a next step up from their sailing class at the American Yacht Club. With heavy winds and reefed sails we sailed along the coast of Salisbury practicing our boat handing skills. As the wind speed increased we made our way over to Plum Island where we practiced jibing as well as tacking. This group also did a great job being the first time that most of them had ever sailed in the ocean.

 On Sunday we tore the main sail so as it is in the shop being repaired, today Mika, and I spent the morning fishing.

 The window of opportunity for sailing this year is closing fast, and though we still have plenty of sailing left in us, the end is rapidly getting very close. 

 Most years at this time the boat is getting tired and is ready to come out of the water for maintenance, stretching to do work that can wait till spring. This year most  of the work that would have been put off till next year has already been done. New batteries, fuel, and oil filters changed, sails will be repaired and ready to go, the Bella Donna is in as good shape if not better than the beginning of the year. 

 Be prepared to dress warmer since it gets a little cool after 5PM these days, and come on out sailing, I have openings this Saturday as well as Sunday.



 Captain Ed's Sailing is a full time business, we schedule trips for Saturday and Sundays as well as for Wednesdays, if these days do not work out for you we can do other days as well give me a call to schedule a trip.


  Fall is coming, and the window is short, time to plan your sailing trip whether, it is an individual class, or a Hands on Sailing Adventure for your Family.
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  This is the time to start booking lessons and charters, Email me at Captain Ed's Sailing or give me a call at 508-451-0431


  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.
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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
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