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

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

CHARIAD Update – Havana & Black Holes

2019-04-12T18:06:35+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: OK, spring has not quite arrived. If the cycle of winter followed by spring, followed by summer continues, even in New England, we will soon have warm weather again and sailing. Tomorrow, Saturday, a small contingent of CHARIAD crew are going to Marblehead to survey the boat after her winter sleep and make a list of what is needed to get her ready to swim [...]

CHARIAD Update – Havana & Black Holes2019-04-12T18:06:35+00:00

Sailing from Key West to Havana & Back – First Impressions

2019-08-04T13:42:48+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Seven Friends including three of our active racing team just returned from Key West. We had chartered a 45 ft. Jeanneau Sun Odyssey and sailed to Havana, Cuba. Here is a brief overview of our adventure and my impressions. First, spending eight days with this great crew was a wonderful experience by itself. Steve Perry, Chris Hardy, Peter Crawley, Peter Rugg, Kate Jones, and Mike [...]

Sailing from Key West to Havana & Back – First Impressions2019-08-04T13:42:48+00:00

CHARIAD Wins Claddagh Cup

2019-02-27T05:47:52+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I got notification last night that CHARIAD won the Claddagh Cup for the 2018 season. The Cup is awarded to the Boston Yacht Club boat  “to honor the best BYC skipper in BYC events for the year. Of all BYC skippers, and a fine crew, you got the most points in BYC sponsored weekend races, including the Memorial Day Regatta, Beringer, Hodder, and Chowder Cup.” This [...]

CHARIAD Wins Claddagh Cup2019-02-27T05:47:52+00:00

Earthrise Christmas Greetings from the Moon

2019-02-27T05:50:46+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: 50 years ago today, the earth rose above the horizon on the moon. The Apollo 8 astronauts set this picture back to earth. Here is the Christmas message they sent to the largest live radio audience ever. William Anders We are now approaching lunar sunrise, and for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like [...]

Earthrise Christmas Greetings from the Moon2019-02-27T05:50:46+00:00

Sailing from Key West to Havana & Joy for the New Year

2019-02-27T06:02:34+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Relatively warm and rainy Saturday before Christmas. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season in you part of the world. I just put up a Facebook post saying I am ready to decorate my Christmas tree. I instantly got a response from Florida with a picture of a palm tree, “This is a real Christmas tree!” Sailing from Key West to Havana Many of you [...]

Sailing from Key West to Havana & Joy for the New Year2019-02-27T06:02:34+00:00

Heated Exchange on Facebook About CHARIAD Race Results!!!

2019-02-27T06:08:08+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Sad to say, but I am thinking of the end of summer and end of the summer sailing season. This is our first cool week in New England. There has been a funny exchange on Facebook as follow up to my previous note to the Friends. Since many of you will not see it on Facebook, here is gist of the exchange. You will remember [...]

Heated Exchange on Facebook About CHARIAD Race Results!!!2019-02-27T06:08:08+00:00

Friends of CHARIAD Gathering – Saturday, Sept 29 – Final Nudge to Come

2019-03-04T23:17:56+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Please come to a Friends of CHARIAD Gathering. After much clamoring and a growing roar of voices asking when Richard was hosting our party, Richard Sides has again graciously or foolishly offered to host the Friends of CHARIAD at his home in Marblehead. End of the sailing season and its will be fall and changing of the seasons. We know all sorts of good [...]

Friends of CHARIAD Gathering – Saturday, Sept 29 – Final Nudge to Come2019-03-04T23:17:56+00:00

CHARIAD’s 2018 Racing Season is Underway

2019-02-27T05:36:09+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: We have several wins already – a tribute to a terrific crew including a couple of new team members. I though you might enjoy a video from the start of the Hospice Regatta hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club this past Sunday. No collisions this time but you will see that we had an exciting start. Sunday was a truly beautiful sailing day. Bright sunny [...]

CHARIAD’s 2018 Racing Season is Underway2019-02-27T05:36:09+00:00