About Rick Williams

Rick’s passion for sailing grew from being a crew member in the one design US 1 fleet in Marblehead – 38 foot wooden sloops with no engine. CHARIAD is Rick’s 3rd racing sailboat. The boat is hull #1 in the Farr 37 series and was first owned by Bert Jabin, owner of Jabin Yacht Yard in Annapolis. Rick acquired the boat after it was donated to the Naval Academy. In his non-sailing life, Rick is a thought leader and senior business advisor.

Chariad Social Sail – Sunday

2019-09-13T16:33:27+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Sunday will be a beautiful, warm fall sailing day. Join me and other interesting Friends of CHARIAD for a Social Sail. Here are the details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On street parking is available near the BYC. Allow time to find parking and to get to the club. Food & Drinks If you want [...]

Chariad Social Sail – Sunday2019-09-13T16:33:27+00:00

September 11, Day to Remember, Day to Look Forward

2019-09-13T16:25:34+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I vividly remember the bright sunny morning of September 11, 2001. Getting ready to go to work. Not understanding what was happening at first. Realizing the enormity of what had happened. America changed that day. I visited the site two years ago. The tower’s footprints are now reflecting pools. New structures take our eyes to the sky and to what the future can be. Photo [...]

September 11, Day to Remember, Day to Look Forward2019-09-13T16:25:34+00:00

CHARIAD Sail to Gloucester Tall Ships Race – Sunday

2019-09-13T16:40:04+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The Gloucester Tall Ships Festive is this weekend. Tall ships from the East Coast are in Gloucester to the Festival. Weather Sunday will be great. A fun day for a sail. Join me for a Social Sail to watch the Tall Ships race off Gloucester Sunday. Social Sailing Details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On [...]

CHARIAD Sail to Gloucester Tall Ships Race – Sunday2019-09-13T16:40:04+00:00

CHARIAD’s Hood Regatta – Update and New Pics

2019-09-13T16:57:36+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: My first report to you on the Hood Regatta last weekend has been fact checked and needs some updating and clarification. And we have off the boat pictures from the regatta. Those of you who know me well understand I will not recognize misspelling my own name. The correct spelling of the boat that finished 2nd in our class was Sirocco. The racing on Sunday was [...]

CHARIAD’s Hood Regatta – Update and New Pics2019-09-13T16:57:36+00:00

CHARIAD Finishes 3rd in Ted Hood Regatta

2019-09-13T16:41:54+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD sailed in her most competitive regatta of the season this past weekend. We finished 3rd in class against very competitive boats. My bottom line was that we did well. But the two boats that finished above us sailed a little better than we did. Our debrief covered our being a little slower getting the spin up and a little slower getting the spin down and [...]

CHARIAD Finishes 3rd in Ted Hood Regatta2019-09-13T16:41:54+00:00

Friends of CHARIAD Lakeside Party – This Saturday – Final Notice

2019-08-17T15:41:23+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: JOIN FUN & INTERESTING FRIENDS OF CHARIAD FOR AN ON THE LAKE PARTY! THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Shayna is graciously or foolishly hosting a Friends of CHARIAD party at her lakeside villa. Gathering Details Date Sat. Aug. 17 Time 6:30 PM to whenever Your Contribution If you want to eat it or drink it, bring it. And some to share. If you like to [...]

Friends of CHARIAD Lakeside Party – This Saturday – Final Notice2019-08-17T15:41:23+00:00

CHARIAD Social Sail – Sunday – Pics from Race to P’town

2019-08-05T02:00:25+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: If you will in the Boston area Sunday, join other Friends of CHARIAD for a wonderful summer Social Sail. No spinnaker work! Social Sail Details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On street is available near the BYC. Allow time to find the parking and get to the club. Food & Drinks If you want to [...]

CHARIAD Social Sail – Sunday – Pics from Race to P’town2019-08-05T02:00:25+00:00

CHARIAD Social Sail Sunday

2019-08-05T02:36:02+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This coming Sunday looks like a great day for a Social Sail. Put the date on your calendar. More details to follow. Two weeks ago, we had a fantastic day on the water with great conversations and truly interesting people. You would not expect anything less from a Friends of CHARIAD group. And this was despite the hot weather and little wind. I will get [...]

CHARIAD Social Sail Sunday2019-08-05T02:36:02+00:00

CHARIAD Social Sail – Sunday 11AM

2019-08-05T02:16:39+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: If you are in the Boston area this coming Sunday, join other Friends of CHARIAD for a wonderful summer Social Sail. No spinnaker work! Social Sail Details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On street is available near the BYC. Allow time to find the parking and get to the club. Food & Drinks If you [...]

CHARIAD Social Sail – Sunday 11AM2019-08-05T02:16:39+00:00

Halifax Race – CHARIAD Crew On the Water

2019-08-05T02:51:32+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I believe the only CHARIAD crew member doing the Halifax Race which started from Marblehead Sunday afternoon is Richard Sides on Elke Backman’s Frers 36 Saraband. They are sailing the race as a “doublehanded crew” just Elke and Richard on the boat. Richard sailed on CHARIAD when we did the race several years ago. And Richard has been our wonderful host at his home for [...]

Halifax Race – CHARIAD Crew On the Water2019-08-05T02:51:32+00:00