Captain Ed's Sailing 

Sunset in North Carolina
I can smell the heat of South Carolina

Issue: #8

March 18 2014

What to expect

Questions and answers

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John Savage
 John Savage sailing Kerr Mor
Sailing down South

 Can you believe it March 18 and it is still freezing out, and we have not seen grass since probably around Thanksgiving.

 Everyone is getting that cabin itch including me.    I am already getting emails, and calls wondering when I plan to put my boats in the water. The best guess that I can give right now is I don't know, I would like it to be around May1st, at least for the Sarah Maria as I will be moving on that boat indefinitely. With a little work the Bella Donna will follow shortly, hard to say with all of these crazy storms coming up the coast.


 My sailing season will be starting on March 23 as I head down to South Carolina to help another client, John Savage bring his 37ft Etap, Kerr Mor from Beaufort, South Carolina, to Charleston, South Carolina. It is not a very long trip however there will some training involved, as he has also updated his radar and we will have to figure that out. I would like to get him a little more at ease while single handling. We will make our plans based on the weather, if it cooperates we will make the trip on the ocean, maybe checking out the gulf stream, and making the trip in more than the one day that it normally would take. If the weather is not cooperating we will travel the intracoastal waterway either case we will be playing by ear as we arrive in Beaufort. 

 I will be posting on Facebook each day and will be making active the SPOT for this trip and for the rest of the summer, so keep following my news letters, it might get interesting.


 Many of you know that I have to follow the weather very closely and during the sailing season I get up in the middle of the night to check the RADAR and weather reports especially the Passage Weather site. The passage weather site is a site that we used, and found extremely accurate for the trip we made to the Virgin Islands in 2010. The passage weather site gives a seven day forecast but I think it is most accurate for a three day forecast. Pecking around the Passage weather site will give you a great idea what the weather anywhere is doing. The other site that I like to use is Maine Harbors, locally (New England) it will give an excellent report as well as tides and temperatures.

 Using these sites for the most part keeps out of trouble, although weather is weather, you just don't know. Check out these sites as well as the SPOT. I will activate the SPOT today, and again during my trip.

 Also think of taking a boating course through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or through Boatwise, we can cover the stuff you learn during Captain Ed's Sailing classes. Stay warm think spring.


  If you are looking for a boat a client of mine Paul White now has his own Yacht brokerage so check him out as well. 


 Paul Nguyen Photography has provided me with some great photos for my news letter over the last year so check out his site as well, and while there make sure to sign up for his News Letter. Paul travels the world for his photographs, my favorite is Hawaii in the dark. 


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