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.