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 YC and the social distancing scene just outside the Harbor.

CHARIAD is sailing past Manchester Yacht Club

Social distancing outside Marblehead Harbor

Practice Day

Yesterday, Saturday, the crew had a practice day on the water. The Ted Hood Regatta is next weekend, and we wanted to get the band together before the most challenging three day regatta of the season. For those who were not in the Boston area, the winds were 22 to 24 with big seas. Needless to say no other sailboats were out. No other boats were out.

Super valuable time on the water even though we only put the main up – a reefed main. We put the spin up, jibed, jibed, jibed, took the spin down. Repeat. Repeat. The spin poll was up and down. But the spinnaker was not up.

We came back to the mooring wet and cold feeling much more prepared. I hope we will have some pics from the day.

Images of the Summer

I want to share three images I captured this summer. One of my favorite small places to explore is the Essex Shipbuilding Museum down the street from Woodman’s.

Ship at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

This is the summer of walking (and biking) my neighborhood. I have discovered the flowers that I have not had time to enjoy before.

Beautiful blue hydrangeas

I kidnapped my friend Regina Flynn with the idea of photographing the moon rise over Marblehead Harbor. Regina suggested going to Salem Willows Park.

At 10 PM, this was the moon rise.

Moonrise over Marblehead Harbor

I hope you are making the most of this difficult time.

My best wishes.