Sailing season 2013 is officially over and since my last news letter Mika and I are back sitting comfortably back at the Farm in Deerfield New Hampshire, both of us have survived the government shut down, the Red Sox winning the world series, as well as Halloween." Where we did not fair well was wrecking my Element on a horse trough in Newburyport while in the process of doing a handyman job. Yup that is how I am going to get through this winter, doing small handyman jobs, hiking with Mika, and playing my guitar. Maybe between now and next May, I will pick up a boat delivery, we'll see. Both Mika and I are looking forward to another great fishing season while we are living around these great trout streams.
So I slip away from sailing a bit and forgot to mention the major part Mika had in watching Americas Cup. We take special note as to the fact that they could not tack or jibe because someone was in the head, or in the middle of a sandwich.
Here is a little reiteration of our sailing season.
After a slow start as you may recall we had no May, and with a late start to June, we still managed to get in just about 50 days of sailing. Same as 2012 but with more people per trip.
We had one day of total fog, as Kathy Champaign, and Paul White learned the find art of sailing blind folded, while using the radar and GPS.
One of my clients on a family sail was questioning if we ever did more advanced sails in heavier wind, not my favorite thing to do, however the next day on a beginner trip we did end up blowing out a sail.
We had three rough sails all year, and blew out three sails altogether two on one trip. On one of our trips Julie Trualsen learned how to duck tape a torn jib while under way, just as we would do on an actual cruise.
A group of adults from the American Yacht Club have singed up with me after taking the small boat course that was offered there, I think that I will come up with something to keep them interested next year.
Finally Musicians Larry Jackson and Penni Layne came out on a brisk fall day with few other boats in the water to make a music video.
I want to again thank everyone for their support of Captain Ed's Sailing if it is even just through reading my news letters.