Sunday, December 28, 2008

Labor Day Doubles

More dad and child racing on Labor Day -- great way for kids to get a feel for racing!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunfish Doubles

For the last race of the Labor Day Series in early September, sailors had to sail with a crew. Most brought their young children or found other kids to join them. If they didn't have a crew, they had to start 5 minutes later in the 5-mile round Dutch Island race on Narragansett Bay.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Catboat Fun

Catboat sailors having fun off Saunderstown.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Catboats in the Afternoon Sun

A lovely day for catboats on the bay.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Schooner Schooning

A beautiful schooner making for Wickford.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pure Pleasure

Tell me Johnny B isn't having a blast on his Sunfish on the bay!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Green J -- Gray Day

Race practice on J 100 'Grimace' on a gray bay evening.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gaff-rigged Sloop near Wickford

Here's a handsome classic sloop sailing on Narragansett Bay.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Junior Sailing

A typical junior sailing program on Narragansett Bay with Lasers, Optis and 420s.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Colors of Summer on the Bay

Late afternoon, late summer sunshine enhances the color of some of the sailboats moored outside Wickford Harbor. What a beautiful weekend on Narragansett Bay!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Morning Light Disney Film

The Morning Light film will be out on October 17th -- son Jesse was on the team.

Link here to watch the movie trailer. It looks great!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Schooner on the Bay

A handsome schooner makes its way back to Wickford.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chutes & Bridge

Another shot of the colorful 420 chutes with the Newport Bridge in the background.

Monday, August 04, 2008

420 Spinnaker Splash

More junior racing in Jamestown.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

420 Racing on the Bay

Junior 420 sailors race to windward in light air off Jamestown in Narragansett Bay.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cruising Season

Cruising season is underway on the bay.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Blue Yankee Start

Blue Yankee at left is in a good position a few minutes after the start -- spectator boats are scrambling to stay out of the way of Rambler on the right.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blue Yankee Start

Blue Yankee is the righthand vessel of the two sailing close together in this photo -- pretty good start -- more than 600 nautical miles (upwind) to go.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Blue Yankee to Bermuda

Son Jesse is racing to Bermuda on Blue Yankee -- USA 25-- this shot shows them off Castle Hill in Newport about 30 minutes before their start yesterday.

Visit to learn more about the race -- from there, you can also link to a tracking site to follow their progress.

Go Blue Yankee!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tall Ships Rhode Island

The 125' schooner "Spirit of Massachusetts" at Tall Ships Rhode Island in 2007.

To learn more about sea education programs aboard 'Spirit,' visit

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Three Ships in Newport

Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 hosted ships from as far away as Indonesia and India and as close as Salem and Providence. Pictured here are the Barquentine 'Dewa Ruci' from the Navy of Indonesia on the left, the Sloop 'Providence' (center) from the Rhode Island capital and the 171-foot 'Friendship' completed in 1998 as a replica of a 1797 Salem East Indiaman.

The 2008 ASTA Tall Ships Challenge Series will be sailed on the west coast this summer. Visit for more details.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Schooner Aurora in Newport

Schooner Aurora passes the German naval sail training ship Gorch Fock II during Tall Ships Rhode Island last summer in Newport.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bermuda Sloop

Spirit of Bermuda, a Bermuda Sloop designed after an 1831 painting of a Bermuda rigged schooner in the Royal Navy, was commissioned in 2006 in Rockport, Maine and then sailed to Bermuda, her new home. She is pictured here at Tall Ships Rhode Island last July. For more information on the ship and her mission of preparing young people for life and employment, visit

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Three Ships

Three vessels participate in the Tall Ships Challenge series in Newport last July: (from left) the naval sail training ship Cisne Branco from Brazil, the new Schooner Virgina from Norfolk and the Pride of Baltimore II.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cats and a J on the Bay

Two Marshall catboats race on the bay with a J and the Newport Bridge in the background -- July 2007.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Home-Built Beauty on the Bay

Our neighbor built this beautiful little ketch in his garage and sails it in Wickford Harbor and on Narragansett Bay. Wish I had time and motivation for that kind of project!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Christmas Treat

On Christmas afternoon, son Nico snapped this shot of a seagull enjoying a special holiday feast! Starfish on Fridays?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

High School Race in New Haven

Son Lyle raced at the Sound School in New Haven this fall in a memorial regatta to honor their coach Joe Manganello. It was a cold and beautiful sailing day.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Wickford Sail Watching

We'll leave it to our other blogging friends to cover fish and fillies on Friday; here we have a striking schooner and a comfortable ketch out on Narragansett Bay on a brisk fall day.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Morning Light Arrives

Morning Light arrives at the Waikiki Yacht Club after finishing the Transpac race from Los Angeles.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Morning Light Project

Son Jesse had a great opportunity last year -- he raced as part of a team of 12 young adults on the TP 52 'Morning Light' in the Transpac race from L.A. to Honolulu. The project was sponsored by Roy Disney and a feature film about their selection, training and racing is being completed for release in the fall. Photo shows their arrival day in Honolulu -- they finished second in their division. More photos to follow.