Morpheus was designed by Carl Schumacher, built by Davie Norris Boatbuilders in New Zealand and launched in 2002.
She spent her first 18 months cruising the South Pacific before reaching her home port of San Francisco.
Since that time, Morpheus has been raced and cruised extensively. This blog will document her ongoing adventures.
Debbie, Pat And I are here anchored onboard Morpheus, and are anchored in the outer harbor off Edgartown. Its close to midnight, no wind, no clouds, and a sky full of a million stars! The Milky Way is so easy to see and we've also seen several shooting stars.
Had a nice stay at American Yacht Club, but now we are off again, bound for Newport for a day, Edgartown for the weekend (where our son Patrick will join us), and then Maine!! Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
I used my video camera to capture a bunch of the racing on Mutiny during the Swan 42 Nationals last weekend. This is a sample that I put together quickly. It gives a pretty good feel for what it was like on the last day of the event. Given some time, I hope to be able to do better.
Naval architect Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and his Herreshoff Manufacturing Company were in the business of producing the world's finest yachts from 1863 to 1945. He designed the 12 and a half footer in 1914 for yachtsmen who wanted a training sailboat for their children that would handle the strong wind and steep chop of Buzzards Bay. He built what he called the "Buzzard' s Bay Boy's Boat" in his shop in Bristol Bay, Rhode Island until 1939
Its was all smiles last night as Team Mutiny celebrated one of its most successful days on the race course!
Big day today as we are tied for fourth place and the RC wants to run three more races. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
With what seems like hundreds of boats standing in line to rent a mooring for $50 a night in the main harbor, it seems that nobody knows about this anchorage near the bridge. Quite, good holding, and definitely not crowded. We like it!
I spent yesterday racing with Brian and Kim Comfort on Brian's Lightning. We sailed out of Niantic Yacht Club in Connecticut and it was the first time that I'd been back on a Lightning since about 1973. My Dad's first boat was a Lightning and sailing that boat on weekends with him was what initially got me hooked on this sport. It was a nice deja vu experience for me, made only better by the chance that we ended up second for the day after finishes of 4, 2, 2. That last second should have been a first, but we ended up losing a photo finish. I'm looking forward to the next chance to get back out there!