Friday, August 29, 2008

torch

Evening racesa at SPYC.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Small Reach

Pictures from my new friends John & Pat Shinaberger. and a flick by Ron Paro. It really is the 2008, so now you know.





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Friday, August 22, 2008

Maine










ME
Aug 14-17

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Friends

Had a nice sail with Wood & Nicole. Wind was light ~ 5, but enough to beat the tide. Mostly west with some backing & heading. We sailed toward Beverly point and back a couple times.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Burlington Island & Back




Fri. Aug 8. Made a run up to Burlington Is, took the SE passage past Curtin's. Wind died, rowed against the tide down river, Sailed across to PA. Wind rizing. Row under the bridge on Pennsy side. BY now the wind is really blowing hard. 2-3' chop in the channel, rowing is a chore. Decide to sail across below the power station. Check the buoy data, the gusts are 25. Made 5.5 over the bottom according to GPS across the tide. Rowing against wind & tide 1.2.-1.5. Sailing up avg about 2.3 against the tide. Great data from bouy 41.
http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/buoy/2008/8/8/bdrn4.html

The vellow is upriver track, mostly running against the tide. Orange is the return mostly rowing, some beating, against turned tide and wicked wind.

Downbay Regatta

Little Egg Harbor hosted this one. Started out nice, Henry towed us out. I got to drive TORCH under tow, fun. Sails up, tacking around, lightning to the west. TAMWOCH, SPYDER, SPY, GHOST, VAPOR. Races cancelled, sails down, tow back in. We are offered BULL and take up the task. Sail her off the mooring, Lovely style. Beat out into the bay, not enough rail meat to press her, but we have fun. Roger Allen up from Cortez, John, Nick, Christian, Ed, & me. Lot more lines on the sandbagger.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Night Row

Last night, Peter & I took URCHIN upriver against the tide rowing doubles. Had dinner at Curtin's and rowed back at dead low & dark night. Got in around eleven.

A-cattin'

From DeRouville's Boatyard. John, Chuck, Matt, Newt, Nick, Judy, Christian, & I went sailin' TORCH. Rum results, but a great day sailing. Nice weather warm water, fluky wind especially around the weather mark. 8th, 7th, and 5th, and we only hit the committee boat once. 720ยบ. Another time we were over the line before the start, so a 360 back over the line. SPYDER looked good. LIGHTNING was back out, WITCH, TAMWOCK actually won one, LOTUS, SPY, VAPOR made a day of it.