Sunday, May 27, 2012

Back in February, we visited Baltimore's Fells Point area and came upon the Lady Maryland being restored on the waterfront.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Staysail schooner Fortune in the Wickford race.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Here are two of the boats racing in a classic boat regatta off Wickford in mid-October.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A few weeks later, a barge and crane came by and salvaged Kalispera from her rocky berth near Wickford harbor and took her away; another boat had been rescued earlier and can be seen on the barge.

Monday, October 10, 2011

We evacuated inland as Hurricane Irene approached and returned the next day to find the unfortunate Kalispera on the rocks. She didn't look too bad until we realized that her starboard side had a number of holes from her time crashing on the rocks.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

An Ensign heads back into Wickford harbor after the races.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Quite an unusual yacht anchored off Gustavia on St. Barts.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Lady Maryland Visits the Bay



Local 8-meter King Haakon (front) and visiting school ship Lady Maryland (back) on Narragansett Bay in August. The Lady Maryland is a pungy schooner built in 1986 in Baltimore -- her sparred length is 104 feet. She provides students "the opportunity to experience sailing a historic vessel, while studying history, sailing, seamanship, marine science and ecology on her traditional waters from Maryland to Maine." Link here to learn more about the Lady Maryland and her programs.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Transatlantic 2011





This was the final start in the 2011 Transatlantic Race from Newport to the Lizard in England -- other starts were up to a week earlier. Top photo is the Oakcliff All-American Offshore team entry Vanquish with its crew with an average age of under 24 years. The second photo shows Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard (100) at the dock -- both shots were a few hours before the start. The last photo is about 5-6 minutes after the start and, from left to right, you have Vanquish, Rambler, PUMA Mar Mostro and ICAP Leopard. More than 2700 nautical miles to the finish.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Cats on St Barts



More cats racing off St Barts in the French West Indies.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunset on St Barts



A beautiful sunset from villa BEN on Pointe Milou on St Barts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rockport Inner Harbor in Winter



Beautiful winter day in Rockport (Mass) inner harbor -- the lobster vessels in this area operate year 'round and are protected quite well from winter nor'easters.

Thursday, March 17, 2011



Boats at anchor in Gustavia Harbor on St Barts.

Sunday, February 13, 2011



One of the tougher parts of the Round the Island Race at the CataCup was the turning mark tucked up into Gustavia Harbor with its squirrely winds and dead spots.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

St Barts CataCup




Here are two shots from the 2010 CataCup on St Barts in November -- the large island in the background in the top shot is St Martin and the low island in the distant background in the bottom photo is Anguilla. Click the photos to enlarge.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homeward Bound



Here are the boys sailing the Sunfish back home at the end of another season at SYC on Narragansett Bay.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Maltese Falcon Closer



A close-up of the Maltese Falcon on her way to Gustavia.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Maltese Falcon off St Barts



Megayacht 'Maltese Falcon' sails past Grand Cul de Sac on St. Barts in November. She's 289 feet long and has a beam of 42 feet.

Saturday, November 13, 2010



An unusual schooner crosses the line near Wickford harbor in a late October classic boat race on Narragansett Bay.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wickford Windsurfing



Coach and sailor extraordinaire Skip Whyte out for a fall Sunday session on Narragansett Bay.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Season Ending



Interesting sunrise on the bay. Most of the boats in the mooring field just outside Wickford Harbor have either been hauled for the winter or have moved inside the breakwater.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Big Taz off Wickford




J-29 'Big Taz' racing in the Wickford Wednesday night series.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Crocodile off Wickford



Sloop Crocodile racing in the Wickford Yacht Club Wednesday evening series on Narragansett Bay.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



Unusual angle with a Corsair 27(?) Trimaran in the background and a Mistral Equipe in the foreground, one above the other, sailing fast on Narragansett Bay.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tall Ship Formidable



Here's a closer shot of the Formidable which sails out of Rockport, Mass.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Tim Baker Race in Rockport





Here are a few shots from the Tim Baker Memorial Junior Regatta sailed in 420s in Rockport MA on Aug. 4. The top photo shows the fleet between races with Straitsmouth lighthouse and the Brigantine 'Formidable' in the background. The second shows the racers with their trapezes (the lead trapeze artist is Shelby Salas, Tim Baker's niece). The last shot is the fleet just after a race start.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Views from Villa KAN on St. Barts




Views of charter yachts and Gustavia from villa KAN on St. Barts in the French West Indies.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Puma in Newport



The Volvo Ocean Racer 'Il Mostro' crew prepares to drop the main after a day race in Newport in June.

I took this shot during my daughter's wedding rehearsal on the dock on Goat Island.

Saturday, July 10, 2010



Saturday Sunfish racing at the Saunderstown YC on Narragansett Bay.

Friday, July 02, 2010

V-Class Sloop off Wickford



V-Class Sloop sailing into Wickford last fall. Photo by Sailscape guest photographer Nico B.