Captain Ed's Sailing 

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Issue: #99

Janurary 30 2016

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               Captain Ed's Sailing

 This spring like weather is putting us a little out of sync, maybe it is just me but I have a feeling many us are getting the spring bug early this year. In a few short days January will be history, and hopefully that thing we use to call a February thaw happens early.
No storms are predicted in the near future, however we did get pounded in February last year, so lets keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't happen again.
  For those of you that did get clobbered last week, to bad we missed that one up here in Salisbury, Ma, we didn't get a flake. I did have a chance to drive along the beach and witness a spectacular aftermath of the storm at high tide with a full moon. Powerful stuff.
Sunny days with actual heat glaring through your windshield will bring in the calls for sailing lessons and charters for this summer. 
 DR, John Savage has already arranged for me to go down to Savannah the first week of March to work on Ker Mor to get her ready to hopefully sail to Miami Beach, FL so I am very excited to start thinking of an early spring. I'll get down to the boat a few days before him to get the boat ready, though with the attention that she has received the last few years it should be short work to have her ready to go. Make sure to follow the trip on Facebook for up to the minute post of our trip.
 This coming week 5,6,7 I will be down in Newport, RI for the annual Southern Cross Boat Owners Rendezvous, where we will spend three days talking about our favorite boats. On Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday, if that matters any more). We have a trip planned as a group to the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI. That should be interesting, the inside of my boat is a Herreshoff design, I think it is a one of a kind.
So we keep trudging towards spring, it is not far away, the boats will be in the water in a couple of months and we will be sailing again hopefully early this year. In the mean time I am still working on getting a seaman ship class going probably the first week of April.
 This is probably a good time to reserve your spots for family sails as well as sailing lessons with Captain Ed.

Count down to Spring
 First on the list is the Southern Cross Boat Owners Meeting, to be held in Newport Rode Island, February 5th, 6th & 7th, 2016. It is a great group of folks that have sailed all over, which includes not only trans-Atlantic passage makers but circumnavigators.  Time certainly flies and I can't believe I have owned my Southern Cross the Sarah Maria for 15 years now!  I should mention that the Super Bowl will also be that weekend (Feb 7th to be exact), and I will certainly be guarding the cold cut platter.
Next on the list will be the New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, February 13th through February 21st. This is a good reason to get out of the house and start thinking of boats and summer.
The next great reason to get up and out of the house would be the Merrimack River Eagle Festival which will be held a little later this year, on Saturday, March 5, 2016.( In the past snow storms certainly interfered with this event). Make sure to dress warm as it can still be pretty chilly here in Newburyport. you can check out their web site at
Shortly after the Eagle festival spring will be upon us! Boats will need to be uncovered, painted, prepped and  launched! Then we can really get excited about summer, which is as you can see not far away!
 Thanks again for a great 2015 sailing season.
Captain Ed

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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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Edward Casazza
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