Captain Ed's Sailing 

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May 20 2014

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  Boy Memorial Day Weekend is coming up awfully quick, it seems as though last week was still winter. Things on the hard (land), have been slow however the Sarah Maria is in the water and the Bella Donna is Scheduled to launch first thing this Thursday morning.


 Jay Michuad did my required survey on the Bella Donna this year, and over all she still looks good after sailing for ten seasons since I bought her in 2005. She is getting tired but we will have a nice boat to sail this summer. 

 Thanks to Jay Maloney, of Maloney Rigging, Booth Bay Harbor for a quick job in getting my back stay replaced for this season. Before you call a rigger talk to me.

 For this weekend Saturday looks to be in the 60's and that is a little cool to be out on the ocean so I am looking towards getting charters in on Sunday and Monday, and Monday the whole boat is booked, so if anyone is interested in sailing this coming Sunday from 11am until 4pm drop me an email or call me at 508-451-0431. Also if anyone would like to pay for a charter or lesson in advance that would be appreciated as I am working to pay bills while getting the boats underway. Also Gregg anyone who has bought a class that has not used them don't be afraid to come on down I know who you are and would like to see some wind in your faces.


 Make some plans to come out sailing this summer, relax for the day while you are learning some sailing skills, and meeting new people. Think of bring your kids out sailing for a Learn to Sail Charter, it is a great way to spend the day as a family while you learn the skill of sailing, hands on. And last of all remember withCaptain Ed's Sailing at the end of the day you just drive home, I take care of the boat, do all of the maintenance and refueling, and cleaning, not your problem.









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 their 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.
Call or email to reserve your spot for this summer.  508-451-0431  
 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 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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