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Captain Ed's Sailing
Mika the Wonder Dog, and I are now officially boat people, giving up out apartment in Deerfield last week to live on the Sarah Maria, out on it's mooring in Amesbury. We have a few bugs to work out #1 being that Mika has still not learned to go the bathroom on the boat yet, but that can be a good thing because it forces both of us to shore to take care of those sort of things, plus it also allows us to take our walk out to Woodsums farm to do a little fishing, keeping both of us in shape. For me it is also great being back in my old neighborhood, and seeing old friends.
Last week I did not push any sailing classes because the wind was howling from the east and it was quite chilly. I could tell from the boat traffic coming up stream that it was most likely cold and rough on the ocean.
This week is another story, Saturday at least looks to be in the upper 70's, and Sunday may follow suit as well. Either case with perfect tides, I plan on offering sailing lessons, on both days, and if needed week days will also be available for those who have better things to do on the weekends. Give me a call at 508-451-0431 or drop me an email and come on out sailing, if you want bring your family. Also don't forget to follow me on Facebook, that is where I will put notice as to whether I am on the town dock doing navigation, or knot tying classes.
if you are interested in getting in a sail this weekend give me a call at 508-451-0431 or email me.
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.
Make sure to sign up for Captain Ed's News letter, it is a $37.23 value, but free to anyone that is interested.
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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.