Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another Summer Day in Newport

Schooner Aurora ghosts past the Opti racing fleet on a hazy July morning in Newport.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wooden Cutter off Wickford

A handsome wooden cutter heads out for a sail on a blustery fall day on the bay.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friendship Sloop near Wickford

A Friendship sloop and a modern cruising yacht sail on a crisp day on Narragansett Bay.

For more on the Friendship sloop, link here to visit the friendship Sloop Society.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Fall Sunrise

Another colorful fall sunrise near Wickford...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Classic Cutter in Wickford

A lovely wooden cutter sails into Wickford Harbor on a warm fall day...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Boat in the Family

My daughter and her boyfriend bought this nice used Hunter 30 this summer -- they had some fun cruises to Block Island and Martha's Vineyard. Almost time to find some winter storage.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Last Race of the Day

For the last race of the Champion of Champions in Anguilla, the boats sailed from Sandy Ground to Blowing Point on the south shore and back. You can see St. Martin in the background.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sonic Racer -- Anguilla

Look at the length of that boom! It doesn't do much for sail shape upwind, but the fancy jib probably helps.

Anguilla Racing Boats

Two of the boats in the Anguilla Champion of Champions spar near the beach.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Race Day in Anguilla

Traditional sloops with giant mains and roller-furled jibs gather off Sandy Ground for the Champion of Champions Race as part of the Anguilla Summer Festival (Carnival) in August.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Opti Instructor

I enjoyed watching this sailing instructor step up on the rail of the powerboat to get a better view of the majestic Optis!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Annapolis to Newport

Jim Muldoon's Donnybrook just after completing the Annapolis to Newport race in early June. Donnybrook was first to finish in the PHRF fleet by 10 hours, but their rating kept them off the podium for corrected time prizes.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Newport Sailing

Schooner Adirondack II (built in 1999) and 12 Meter Enterprise (1977) sail in light air in Newport. For more photos of Adirondack II and to find out how to get out on her for a sail, link here.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Kitesurfers on St. Barths

Kitesurfers showing their skill in Grand Cul de Sac Bay on St. Barthelemy, French West Indies in August. They had a strong breeze from Hurricane Dean which was at its closest that day, about 100 miles to the south.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Three Small Ships in Newport

From left, the 'Tree of Life,' the 'When and If..' (formerly owned by General George Patton) and the 12-meter 'Heritage' lined up in Newport for the Tall Ships Challenge series visit in July.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Beauties in St. Tropez

Some of the lovely sailboats in the port of St. Tropez in May. The big event is now called the Voiles de St. Tropez -- formerly la Nioulargue -- and is sailed in the fall.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

St. Tropez Harbor

Old harbor transport boats gather for a small ships festival in St. Tropez in May.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Onawa Visits Wickford

12 Meter Onawa under reefed main gave us a photo treat last week.

Onawa Heads back to Newport

She's a beauty -- she was one of six 12 Meters built for New York Yacht Club members by Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Germany in 1928.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

St. Tropez and the Alps

Just returned from a tour of 50 villas in Provence and the St. Tropez area -- here's a sailboat in a strong breeze off the coast with the Alps in the background -- way in back!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Brandaris and the Cat Boat

The Dutch sailing barge Brandaris and a cat boat race back toward Wickford Harbor on a summer evening in 2006.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Nor'easter in Rockport

Leftover surf and foam from the recent nor'easter wash up on Rockport's granite shoreline.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Surfing Apple Bay Tortola

What a way to go surfing -- pull in on your cruising yacht, take out your board and off you go!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

View from Kismet

Here are two shots of the views from another amazing Virgin Islands villa -- MAS KIS -- Kismet on St. John. The shot above shows the view of St. Thomas and below the view along the coast of St. John.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Sopers Hole on Tortola's West End

Another cruising sailor's haven -- Soper's Hole - West End - Tortola - British Virgin Islands- here's a link to an aerial photo of the harbour.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

View from High Point in Tortola

Another amazing spot -- the view from up here near the West End of Tortola is fantastic -- the Virgin Islands are so beautiful!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mahoe Bay Villas on Virgin Gorda

The Mahoe Bay villas on Virgin Gorda are in a great spot -- the beach is perfect for swimming and there is also wonderful snorkeling offshore.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wickford High-Rises

Photo by Willi Waw.
These plastic-covered plastic boats at Wickford Shipyard look like snow-covered high-rises as they wait for their release in the spring.

The Baths on Virgin Gorda

This is one of the most popular cruising sites in the British Virgin Islands -- huge boulders are scattered in this area and it's great spot for swimming, snorkeling, and following the paths though the caves. Go in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sea Smoke in Wickford

Cold north winds produce sea smoke (surface fog) over relatively warm water on Narragansett Bay. The Newport Bridge is visible over Jamestown.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

View from Emerald Crest

Another beautiful day and bay on Tortola -- you can see why sailors like to navigate during the day in the islands. Looks like a great spot for anchoring and snorkeling.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

View from Elysium

A beautiful view from the Elysium Estate on Tortola's northeast coast -- Little Bay Beach is below.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Saba Rock and Bitter End

A cruising sailor's haven and racing sailor's heaven -- North Sound and the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Cruising sailors come here for protected waters, great dining at Saba Rock resort (small island on the left), at Leverick Bay, and at Bitter End Yacht Club (center), and for the snorkeling along the reef toward the top of the photo.

Racing sailors come to Bitter End to participate in racing clinics and sessions such as the Pro-Am or families just vacation there and have access to many kinds of sailing vessels from windsurfers and Lasers to racer/cruisers.

This photo was taken from near Leverick Bay Resort with its many rental villas available through