Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sunfish Finish

The two leaders make for the finish line in a late summer race in Narragansett Bay; you can tell they're racing because they have white racing sails. Most Sunfish sailors with white racing sails hardly ever go out unless they are racing.

I don't know why that single little fluffy cloud is above the fleet -- looks like someone painted it onto the print with Whiteout...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Narragansett Bay Yawl

A fair breeze drives a handsome yawl into Wickford Harbor -- looks like he may be single-handing.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Schooner Coronet at IYRS

Schooner Yacht Coronet -- built in 1885 for industrialist Rufus T. Bush -- is being restored at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport.

Link here to see a beautiful painting by John Mecray of Coronet blasting along in a good breeze. And visit the IYRS site here to learn more about the restoration and all of the great work they do.

Coronet has been called the oldest, largest and most original grand yacht in the world. Arthur Curtiss James owned the yacht in the 1890s; he sailed it twice around Cape Horn.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

September Sunrise

Late summer morning on Narragansett Bay -- wouldn't it look nicer without the new dock?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Newport Boat Show Opens Tomorrow

Many boats are being readied for the boat show this weekend in Newport -- opens tomorrow and runs through September 17th.

I've already picked out the one I want -- a Bruckmann 42-foot Daysailer -- isn't she handsome?

To learn more about this boat and others by Zurn Yacht Design, link here.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Newport Moorings

The aqua Nonsuch catboat and the Hinckley yawl have prime mooring locations in front of the 'cottage' known as Beacon Rock in Newport's Brenton Cove.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Neighbor Out in a Good Breeze

You can see that conditions are rough and breezy -- most of the other boats at anchor are pitching and rolling. But my neighbor is having a nice Narragansett Bay ride.

You know you've been meaning to try windsurfing -- go ahead; do it! If you have never tried it, take a lesson -- you'll learn faster....

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Cuauhtemoc in Miami

The majestic Barque Cuauhtemoc of the Navy of Mexico is shown here docked at the Port of Miami just before the start of the Tall Ships Challenge Series in 2004.

In 2007, the series will have stops in Charleston, Norfolk, Newport and Halifax. Ships wil be coming from as far away as India, Brazil and Germany.

Visit the American Sail Training Association ASTA web site for details.