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Issue: #17

June 18 2014

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Week #3 Mika the Wonder Dog and I living on the boat, plus on June 16 4:30am Mika pooped on the poop pad, the adventure begins.


 This past Fathers Day weekend, canceled my Saturday sail because of rain. That worked out good anyway as my step son was was getting married that afternoon and I was calling it awfully close. On Sunday though Mary Beth Stevenson took her three 13 year old teenagers and her husband Doug out for a Fathers Day Family Hands On Sailing trip. It was an awesome day as we went out off of Plum Island under reefed sails and practiced Tacking, Jibing, and boat handling skills. Another relaxing day for Captain Ed.

 This week looks to be another great week both tide as well as weather wise, enabling us to leave Cashman Park just around 10:00am and return around 3:00pm each day. I have folks interested in sailing this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, as well as Sunday and Monday with open spots each of those days. Sundays are great days for Family sails and as Mary Beth will attest you will be sailing the boat, I am not just saying that, it is actually a hands on trip.



If you are interested in getting in a sail this weekend give me a call at 508-451-0431 or email me at Captain Ed's Sailing







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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