The summer is now certainly winding down, however this week we still have some nice weather, with the temperatures in the upper seventies and the tides favorable for afternoon to early evening sails all week.
It has been getting a little cool on the Sarah Maria at night for Mika and I but like all of us it is making for some great sleeping weather, plus no mosquitos. The hard part will be when the dingy is wet in the morning and Mika the Wonder dog needs to go ashore. Luckily he is sleeping until 9am each day. We have been doing a lot of fishing so he is pretty tired by the end of each day.
So back to sailing. Time to get those sails in that you have been putting off. This will be a great weekend for a basic sail, or especially a Family Hands On Learn to Sail Adventure, which is a great way to spend some time as a family learning a new skill, and maybe seeing a whale, some dolphins , or maybe a sunfish, before you all go your separate ways as the kids go back to school. Call me at 508-451-0431 and plan your sailing trip for this weekend.
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.