CHARIAD End of Sailing Season Brunch & Photography Progress


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: (Please start using my new email) The CHARIAD crew held its annual end of the season crew dinner (brunch this year) at the Boston YC on Sunday. The BYC gave us the entire downstairs dining room for the gathering. The trophies we won were on display plus a slide show of photos from our sailing. I hope to get the sideshow into a format [...]

CHARIAD End of Sailing Season Brunch & Photography Progress2021-01-01T22:51:35+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’s Fall Migration


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD made her fall migration from Marblehead Harbor to Beverly on Sunday. Chris Hardy went up the mast to get the wind instruments. We took pictures of the rigging in hopes we would remember how to put it back together in the spring. I fundamentally do not trust engines, particularly on boats. Taking the sails off the boat and motoring to Beverly was traumatic for [...]

CHARIAD’s Fall Migration2021-01-01T23:46:34+00:00

The CHARIAD Team – Meaning, Admiration, & Thanks


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I am asked why I am sailboat racing - and racing seriously. I don’t need another trophy. What would I do with it? Being part of the CHARIAD racing team is my reward. Hard work and a commitment to perform well are part of the story. The sense of accomplishment and the friendships developed over years are an important part of my life experience. In [...]

The CHARIAD Team – Meaning, Admiration, & Thanks2020-09-25T03:36:24+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 Wins 1st Official Race of 2020 Season


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 [...]

CHARIAD Wins 1st Official Race of 2020 Season2021-01-02T02:31:11+00:00

Independence Day – July 4th, 2020


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This morning I published a blog with thoughts about Independence Day – this year. Most of you do not see my “work” blogs and thought leadership articles. You might find this blog post helpful in light of the difficult time we are in. We may have an informal 1st race – sort of a race – on Sunday. The Eastern YC had hoped to run [...]

Independence Day – July 4th, 20202020-07-02T18:18:48+00:00

CHARIAD – 1st Race Practice & Crew in Lockdown Video


Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Tomorrow will be the 1st full dress CHARIAD crew practice day. We will be doing spinnaker drills and rebuilding our skills tacking and going fast. No races are scheduled yet, but the Eastern YC is talking about doing their annual July 4th regatta – on July 3rd. Don’t ask me? The Challenge Some have asked, “Why are you practicing to race when no races scheduled?” [...]

CHARIAD – 1st Race Practice & Crew in Lockdown Video2020-07-02T21:06:59+00:00