| Captain I see a glism of spiring just over the port starboard bow|
Spring is finally here with spring weather sure to follow. ( I hope)
Sorry for those who tried to follow me on SPOT during my trip from Beaufort to Charleston, if you tried to check out the SPOT in the last Newsletter it only holds the location for seven days so you would have seen a blank page. It was supposed to post on facebook each day but I must have done something wrong. To bad because our final landing spot in Charleston was right beside an aircraft Carrier and the SPOT had me zooming right on the top of it. Google Earth Patriots Point Park and pick around you will see what I mean.
With that said I think this will be a great time to recap the 2013 season.
We started slow with rain and lousy weather just about the whole month of May as well as loosing most of June as well. Luckily the weather finally came around and we had a great season making over fifty trips, blowing out the main sail once plus the jib three times, meaning there was a little more wind this year than in the past.
Americas Cup held everyones interest for part of the season, and though I am not into racing I can appreciate the technology that had these boats sailing four times the speed of the wind that they were sailing in. We will discuss that during my many lectures up the river on apparent wind. A little comparison on sailing with Captain Ed and America's Cup racing team, I never saw anyone on their boat, when someone said ready to come about say we have to eat lunch first. Tennie Komar sent me a great link on the building of the boat, as she really got pretty involved in the race, and has also become a very accomplished sailor herself over the last few years sailing with us. to check out the link to America's cup Click Here
I had a real lot of fun last year with my last trip being out on a brisk fall day with Larry Jackson and Pennie Layne, (really). They came out and shot some footage for a music video.
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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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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