This past Saturday, Casey Dulong, as well as Julie and Rick Traulsen, took advantage of my navigation class to sail out and around the Isle Of Shoals and back, while plotting their course using both compass as well as GPS.
Another great sail, we have not had a bad sail yet this year, and when Kathy Champagne came out on Monday we also had a great day with perfect weather. with the wind coming from the southwest, and flat seas we came within inches of a sunfish sunning himself.
The window of opportunity for sailing this summer is closing fast however we do have a few more weekends left this season. I plan to d a basic sailing class this saturday from 11am until 4pm if any one is interested, the winds again will be from the Southwest so seas should be smooth and the temps will be in the upper seventies.
Give me a call at 508-451-0431and come out sailing my be we will see some whales or sunfish, and don't forget it is still shark week, maybe we will see a shark.
If you would like to see the video that I took of the whale check out Captain Ed's Facebook Page.
Keep in mind I watch the weather constantly and do my best not to take any one out in less than favorable conditions.
This week the tides are also in our favor going out all morning then coming in for the evening, so we should be able to pick our times.
Some folk have been wanting to buy gift certificates, or to pay with a credit card, so with this newsletter I am now trying to offer away to buy sailing lessons and packages on line through PayPal. The coupons are at the bottom of the page if you are interested.
So to wrap up this newsletter, you can now buy sailing packages on line, summer is not over yet. With plenty of daylight for an evening sail, what a relaxing way to spend an evening after work.
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.