CHARIAD’s Hood Regatta – Update and New Pics


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


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

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


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 Wins First Gold of 2019


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team won its 1st gold of the 2019 season. We won the Patton Bowl on a sunny, gusty wind day this past Sunday. Manchester Yacht Club honors Gen. Patton of WWII fame with the Patton Bowl each year. The awards were presented by the wife of Gen. Patton’s son, also Gen. Patton, who served in Vietnam. We received the Patton Bowl from the [...]

CHARIAD Wins First Gold of 20192019-06-28T22:08:27+00:00

CHARIAD Starts Sailing Season


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD’s sailing season has begun. We have had a race and an almost race – no wind. A couple very talented new crew have joined the team and we are working hard to teach them how to sail the boat and get in sync as a team member. Every time new guys and gals come on the boat, I am reminded how much the boat’s [...]

CHARIAD Starts Sailing Season2019-06-28T20:19:57+00:00

CHARIAD’s 2019 Sailing Season Gets Underway


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This past Saturday, CHARIAD team members went out for our first real sail of the season. This was a training and practice day for experienced and a couple new crew. We all needed the time on the boat and on the water. Spin up, gibe, gibe, gibe, spin down. Tack, tack, tack. That was the drill. We had a middle of the summer spin run [...]

CHARIAD’s 2019 Sailing Season Gets Underway2019-05-22T19:48:50+00:00



Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I am writing this on a wet Mother’s Day in Boston. Yesterday, we had sun and a brisk NW wind. Yesterday, CHARIAD went sailing for the first time beginning the 2019 season. The 2019 sailing season began with a walk down Cradleskid Lane – the potholed, gravel path into the boat yard in Marblehead. Somehow, during brief periods when rain was not falling including a damp and [...]

CHARIAD Swims2019-08-04T01:27:22+00:00

CHARIAD Wins Claddagh Cup


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

CHARIAD’s Last Race – You Could Join the Team


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: We had our last real race of the season on Sunday. We won, but I have some sadness for the passing of the season. Here is an image just before the race started. This coming Saturday, the Eastern YC is sponsoring a fun race with a party afterwards. Here is what they say. Pursuit racing is simple and fun. Boats start in reverse order according [...]

CHARIAD’s Last Race – You Could Join the Team2019-02-27T06:07:01+00:00

Heated Exchange on Facebook About CHARIAD Race Results!!!


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