CHARIAD Wins 1st 2021 Race – & Other News!

By |2021-06-25T20:50:25+00:00June 15, 2021|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The 2021 sailing season is finally underway. CHARIAD won its first race – and won big. The Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead hosted its annual Summerset Regatta this past Sunday. The course was a 21 miles shallow triangle down towards Boston and back. Winds mostly from the SE 10 to 13 knots. OK, our team performance was “uneven” to start. How do we do that [...]

CHARIAD Swims

By |2021-05-08T02:06:09+00:00April 27, 2021|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The Mighty CHARIAD swims. She was launched last week. She is now on the dock at the Beverlyport Marina ready to go sailing – almost. The CHARIAD crew completed spring assembly on the dock this past Saturday. For me, the most fearful unknowns each spring are: will the engine start?; and can we get the halyards down from the top of the mast? Yes, the [...]

CHARIAD Wins Again

By |2021-05-08T01:33:13+00:00February 4, 2021|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: 2020 is behind us and we have made it to Feb of 2021. We are weeks away from warm weather and not a whole winter away. And folks, our most vulnerable first, are now getting the COVID vaccine. All good things to report. CHARIAD Wins Another Award The Boston Yacht Club awarded CHARIAD its Lillie Trophy for the best handicap race performance by a BYC [...]

CHARIAD Social Sail Saturday or Sunday

By |2021-01-02T01:17:58+00:00October 6, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The forecast for this weekend is promising for a Social Sail Sat or Sun. Too early to set this in concrete, but let me know if you can join the caper for Sat or Sun. I want to get a rough head count. For obvious reasons, we do not want to have a large outing. If you want to go, let me know sooner than [...]

CHARIAD Wins Final Race – Saturday Opportunity for Future Crew

By |2021-01-02T02:00:00+00:00September 29, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team won its final race – a real race – on Sunday. Super performance. The Marblehead Chowder Cup Challenge was sponsored by the Eastern YC. Almost perfect conditions – 10 knt winds from the NE. Four 1.5 mile legs up and back – windward/leeward. Here we are coming to the finish in the photo above. I probably should not share this, but we [...]

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

By |2021-01-01T22:08:27+00:00September 20, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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 – Fall Racing & Sept. 11

By |2020-09-25T04:24:32+00:00September 11, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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’s 1st Major Racing Regatta – Success During Season of Challenge

By |2021-01-02T03:28:05+00:00August 31, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team raced in the three day Ted Hood Regatta sponsored by the Storm Trisail Club Aug 21, 21, and 23. We finished 3rd in a highly competitive fleet. 13 SECONDS was the difference over eight races between our finishing 3rd or 1st for the regatta. At the end of the first day of racing and four races, CHARIAD was #1 in our class. [...]

CHARIAD Update & Images from the Summer

By |2021-01-02T02:36:57+00:00August 16, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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 Wins 1st Official Race of 2020 Season

By |2021-01-02T02:31:11+00:00August 4, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD and her great crew won its first official race of the 2020 sailing season. The race was sponsored by the Jubilee YC of Beverly, MA. The course was in Salem Bay. The start was in the Bay towards Beverly with the 1st leg to the mouth of Marblehead Harbor. Then over to Baker’s Island and back to the start – an upside-down triangle. The [...]

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