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Captain Ed's Sailing
Mika and I have lived on the Sarah Maria for two weeks now, we are not pro's yet, Mika has not learned to go the bathroom on the boat. Myself I take one of those collapsable garden hoses out from under the sink and it happens to be full of water which goes all over the place. I keep my cereal and coffee in plastic buckets, and as I was combining a bucket of oat meal about a cup of that misses and goes all over the place with the water that had not dried yet. Still pretty fun.
I had two great charters last week, one training a family on a 34ft Catalina that they had just bought, and the other also a family sail on the Bella Donna. We took the Bella Donna out along Plum Island and just about to Halibut point, all a long practicing boat handling as well as tacking and jibing, the Bella Donna as well as the family did very well. At the end of the day we were able to sail up the Merrimack to the ice breaker before starting the engine.
This weekend the weather looks very promising, Saturday it is going to be sunny all day. I have room for two people in an early morning class from 8am until 1pm. My son is getting married on the beach in Plum Island that afternoon making for the early day.
On Sunday I have a Family Hands On Sailing class scheduled from 8am until 1pm as well. It is going to be a beautiful day on Sunday so If anyone is interested in a family sail from 3pm until 8 pm you can get your barbecue in and still take your dad for a nice evening sail. Call me at 508-451-0431 to make arrangements.
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
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