Saturday, July 30, 2011

Beautiful Night

Edgartown - Just after sunset.
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.

Jim and Pat

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Race Rock

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On the move again...

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!!
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mutiny - 2011 Nationals

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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.

Very Nice!

I wonder if these boats had anything to do with the inspiration behind the Alerion designs??
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Does anyone know what type of boats these are??

Hereshoff12's maybe??
They have about 30 of them here....
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Robert Gregory has left a new comment on your post "Does anyone know what type of boats these are??":

Herreshoff 12.5
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 

Shelter Island Yacht Club

They start them EARLY here!!

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Shelter Island Yacht Club

Who knew??? 14 etchells onsite!!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Swan 42 Nationals - Team Mutiny - Out on the town!!

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.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Picture of the Day

Morpheus at anchor in Newport, RI
 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!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Had a great day sailing Lightnings yesterday

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!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Start of the Trans Atlantic!!

Rambler, Puma, Leopard, and 2 "kids" from Richmond YC on Vanquish!! Good luck to David Rasmussen and Matt Noble!!!
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Always great to have visitors!!

Brother Bob

Cathy and Megan


Debbie and Patrick