Christmas 2020 – Hope & Joy


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Hope & Joy. This year, 2020, has been difficult for everyone worldwide. This is a year we will remember and talk about for the rest of our lives. My dear friend Regina Flynn captured this image of the light house at Winter Island in Salem, MA. The Christmas wreath, the snow, the beacon of light, and the wonder of the open water bring to me [...]

Christmas 2020 – Hope & Joy2021-01-01T22:04:30+00:00

CHARIAD – On the Hard, Photo Exhibit, & Rick’s New Email


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: While searching for a contact on LinkedIn, I clicked on a profile and to my surprise found this photograph as the guy’s background. I soon remembered that he was a Friend of CHARIAD. Fun pop for my day. CHARIAD is now on the hard for the winter. Sad to see snow in October and CHARIAD out of the water. This is a year we will [...]

CHARIAD – On the Hard, Photo Exhibit, & Rick’s New Email2021-01-01T23:17:39+00:00

CHARIAD Finishes 1st & 2nd & Fantasy Land – My Sailing Song


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD team finished 1st last weekend and 2nd yesterday. The 2nd place finish in a six boat Jubilee YC race was the more important competition. In winds from 10 to 15 knots with higher guts, we sailed a ten legged course inside Salem Bay. Lots of tacks with the NE wind shifts and lots of spin work. Eventually, the race settled into three boats [...]

CHARIAD Finishes 1st & 2nd & Fantasy Land – My Sailing Song2021-01-01T22:08:27+00:00

CHARIAD – Fall Racing & Sept. 11


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This Sunday, CHARIAD will start its fall racing schedule. Prior to the Ted Hood Regatta, most sailboat racing was prohibited by state regulations. No rational reason, but that is the way it was. For the first time this year, we have a schedule of race dates. CHARIAD team members are posting their availability on the Team Snap platform we use to coordinate who is sailing [...]

CHARIAD – Fall Racing & Sept. 112020-09-25T04:24:32+00:00

CHARIAD Update & Images from the Summer


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: OK, we are just having fun. A gang of us sailed last weekend to Gloucester Harbor and made the scene including a sail along the bars/docks on Rocky Neck. Lots of fun. A great Friend of CHARIAD, Eduardo Cornejo, snapped the picture of us. On the way back, we showed the flag by sailing completely to the end of Manchester Harbor. Here is the Manchester [...]

CHARIAD Update & Images from the Summer2021-01-02T02:36:57+00:00

CHARIAD Races to Provincetown


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team raced to Provincetown last Friday and sailed back to Marblehead Sunday. The Boston YC usually sponsors an overnight race to P’town this past weekend. The club did not sponsor the race this year because of the state ban on sailboat racing with more than three crew members. Yes, stupid. But stupid is what stupid does. The long distance sail is a great [...]

CHARIAD Races to Provincetown2021-01-02T04:22:53+00:00

Spring & Experiencing an Historic Moment


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Beginning of Spring For me, the beginning of Spring is when I take the snow shovel from the back of my car and take the boat ladders to the boat yard. The first day of Spring was Sunday. The Mighty CHARIAD is behind a pile of boats wrapped in plastic. A little group of our gang moved the ladders from Arlington and nudged CHARIAD to [...]

Spring & Experiencing an Historic Moment2020-07-03T01:59:24+00:00

Now What?


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: What is there to say? The story begins at the outdoor bar at Smith & Wollensky on the Cut at South Beach, Miami. I had flown from Boston after moderating a program for 200 people in Cambridge that turned out to be one of the last large public events in Boston. Steve Herman, Kathy Gunst, John Bishop, Trish, JoAnn Mathieu, and I are enjoying the [...]

Now What?2021-01-04T04:26:34+00:00

CHARIAD Meet Up & Thoughts on MLK Day


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Please put Thurs. Feb. 6 on your calendar for a Friends of CHARIAD Meet Up. Time 6 PM onward to probably 8 or so Location Tavern in the Square, Central Square, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA Logistics Red Line stop in Central Sq, Parking lots and garage on Pearl Street Come Bring a friend. No agenda other that catching up with friends. A little [...]

CHARIAD Meet Up & Thoughts on MLK Day2021-01-04T19:11:38+00:00

September 11, Day to Remember, Day to Look Forward


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