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 reasons for a gathering of Friends.

Many of the CHARIAD Friends are across the globe and far from Boston. This is a good excuse to come to Boston and share the fun time. If you cannot make it, you will be in our thoughts.

Gathering Details


Sat. September 29


6:30 PM to whenever

Your Contribution

If you want to eat it or drink it, bring it. And some to share. If you like to make something special to bring and share, that adds to the fun.


Richard has an outdoor grill and an indoor oven. Assume that those are the only “cooking options.”


No RSVP required. The info would not be useful. Any questions? Come back to me.

Think of this gathering as a hike on pristine wilderness. Bring what you need and carry out what you bring.

The big picture objective for each of us is make this as easy as possible for Richard so he will have us back.

Fall Series, Manchester Yacht Club, Race Update

This past Sunday, we raced in the Manchester YC regatta. Floated around with little wind and finally got underway for two races. Our biggest competition was a very well sailed Farr 30 that is a light sport boat that is much faster than we are on close reaches. The first race was a close jib reach to the windward mark and a close spin reach to the leeward mark – two legs. The Farr 30 won. The second race was twice around with more beating to the windward mark. We did a better job getting into the stronger patches of wind and won the race. We would have beaten all the Class A boats if we had been scored with them.
The Farr 30 got the 1st place trophy because the beat us by more in the 1st race than we beat them in the 2nd race. But a great day of sailing overall.

regatta Manchester Yacht Club CHARIAD crew with trophy

Marblehead Sunset

We motored back to Marblehead as the Sunday sun was setting. A truly remarkable sunset.

CHARIAD motoring back to Marblehead MA with sunset

sailing CHARIAD Marblehead, MA amazing sunset

Come to the Party Saturday!