Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Picture if the Day

The fantastic view from the hills above Oyster Point, St. Martin

Jim Gregory 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NYC with Patrick

Jim Gregory 

I am not comfortable with this!!

I am heading home today. I just walked out of the bathroom after changing into long pants and a long sleeves shirt. 

Debbie just laughed at me, and the dog turned her head in shame.....


Jim Gregory 

Surf's Up!

The big guys are all showing up here in st Martin today. The swells offshore are 9-12ft and building. Time to seek shelter and protect all that fancy gear onboard. It's a pretty amazing sight. Any of these alone would turn your head, to see them all together is something else. Wow!

Monday, February 11, 2013

FW: Aboard Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichencko's $300 Million Yacht (VIDEO) - The Huffington Post

Thanks to Brother Bob for some quick detective work. Wow!

To: Gregory Jim
Subject: Aboard Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichencko's $300 Million Yacht
(VIDEO) - The Huffington Post

Guess you stopped reading the WSJ. They had a big story a while ago.


Futuristic Yacht

This super yacht just showed up. I haven't seen it before. Does anyone know anything about it??

Looks like Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Not sure it I like it or not. It's definitely interesting. 

Jim Gregory 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

12 meter racing

The StFYC cruise came to town and I spent the day "racing" on board True North. 

I've finally sailed on a twelve meter!!

Jim Gregory 

Flags - Proper or not?

Ok all you flag etiquette experts....

I'm not sure about this one. 

If you have a boat with more than one mast, is it "proper" to fly a your burgee from the top of each mast?

I really don't know, but it doesn't seem right to me. 

Please let me know.

Jim Gregory 

How to celebrate St. Valentines Day

They certainly know how to celebrate Valentines Day here in St Martin. They really decorate the windows! This is the local Pharmacy. And they run great specials!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Monsters at the gate

They all made it into the lagoon...

Surrounded by Monsters

Check out the lineup of Super Yachts looking to get through the bridge and into the st Martin lagoon this afternoon!!

I need to find the Super Bowl party that they are all heading to!!

Jim Gregory 

Back in touch....

Sort of....

We are Back in St Martin, which is great, but the Internet is spotty...

Best way to get us is email!


Ah...memories of my Bermuda Race work list

At least i had two weeks to get it done!!!

Before Bermuda

Attend safety at sea
Get cpr certified
Re seal bolt over seat bench
Crew gear
Tighten rig
Remove radar pole
Remove AP ram
Cut solar cables?
Run satphone antennae
Check backstay
Clean and paint windlass
Polish halyard shackles
Tape head stay junctions
Clean teak
Reaching strut
Spin gear
Switch halyards
Bump reef lines
Check main halyard pin size
Pack things to ship
Service vang
Bolts in stanchions
Name on life jackets
beckson marine
Deviation card
Load racing sails
Load food
Double check all lifejackets
Lash hatch board
Offload cruising anchor and chain
Get 2nd fortress onboard
Get proper anchor rode and chains onboard
Assemble anchor
Block covers
Change Watermaker filter
20 gallons of fuel
40 gallons of water
Develop daily schedule with Gibb
Remove a gas bottle
Install lashing on storm jib
Get 2.4 gallons of emergency water
Deck plate for radar pole

Jim Gregory 

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Back at St.Martin

Left the BVIs yesterday afternoon and had a nice sail back to St Martin. 

We had use all the time the BVIs were willing to give us, plus we have some friends scheduled to boat us this month, and of course there are boat projects to work on. 

Need to find a spot to watch the Super Bowl!  Go Niners!


Jim Gregory