Captain Ed's Sailing
Mika the Wonder Dog and I have been living on the boat for a month now, although he has had a little limp that is bugging him so he has not been sailing yet, I have.
We have had some great sails on the Bella Donna so far, and we have been having a blast. No one signed up for any sailing this past Sunday, but that was alright by me as I had to change a sail that we blew out, and do some maintenance so the boat would be ready for Monday. We have been sailing along Plum Island and thought that we should change it up a bit as we sailed along Salisbury beach. Six trips so far this year all of them great with strong enough winds to make things interesting, coming from the south west on Monday and few boats in the river, we were able to sail just about to the Gillis bridge. Looks to be thunder storms and rain for this Wednesday, and Thursday, however so far the weather for Friday, and Saturday both look great looks great. The tides will be great for early mornings or late after noon / evening sails. If you are interested in coming out sailing this Friday or Saturday give me a call at 508-451-0431.
I am ready to start bringing the Bella Donna to the town dock for rope handling and navigation lessons.
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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
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