Captain Ed's Sailing Last week I had a feeling that the sailing would not be that great since I had been watching easterly breezes between ten and fifteen knots all week and on Sunday morning they still hadn't shifted out of the west. I spent both last Sunday as well as Monday getting the Bella Donna prepared to come out of the water for the winter.
This week I have been spending most of my time provisioning the Sarah Maria with food, and enough spare parts to keep her running for the next few months.
Mika the Wonder Dog, the Sarah Maria, and me will be leaving for final destination unknown as we head south for the winter. We will be trying to post on FaceBook each day, and we will have the SPOT turned on so that you can follow our progress, as we search for the best bowl of shrimp and grits, and sail back into summer.
Also keep in mind that I have some new ideas for next years Sailing with Captain Ed which should interest some of you who would like more scheduled classes, so be sure to follow my newsletters especially during the holidays.
As far as I know as of now I plan to be on the town dock in Newburyport on Friday night and start sailing Saturday morning. Again the best way to follow my progress is to save the link to SPOT as well as to follow me on my Facebook page.
If you would like to see the video that I took of the whale check out Captain Ed's Facebook Page.
Make sure to sign up for Captain Ed's Facebook page to stay in that loop.
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.
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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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