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CHARIAD Update: Stratton Ski Weekend; Snow Closes Boston & Herbie Report

2019-08-04T15:17:12+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This is the time of year when the days are getting longer – daylight savings time just started – and we tell ourselves that the warm days of summer and sailing must surely be near. We try to visualize gliding across a sparkling sea driven by soft afternoon winds with a cool rum drink in hand. With all of the snow, ice, frozen pipes, no [...]

CHARIAD Update: Stratton Ski Weekend; Snow Closes Boston & Herbie Report2019-08-04T15:17:12+00:00

CHARIAD Wins Scituate Invitational Regatta & Survives P’town

2019-03-13T04:59:49+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This has to be a teaser note because I am still wobbling from the last three days of sailing and rushing to leave for the Buzzards Bay Regatta on Friday. Beringer Race We have had three races. We had to drop out of the first because of a mechanical problem. The 2nd race was the Beringer Race from Marblehead to Provincetown. Beringer is an overnight [...]

CHARIAD Wins Scituate Invitational Regatta & Survives P’town2019-03-13T04:59:49+00:00

CHARIAD Going to P’town for Bear Week

2019-03-13T04:46:45+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Tomorrow, Friday, night CHARIAD races from Marblehead to Provincetown. This will be our first real race – meaning we are actually racing for the whole race. We went out this past Sunday for a long race to the entrance of Boston Harbor and back but were not able to fly the spinnaker on the 8 mile leg back because of a mechanical breakdown with the [...]

CHARIAD Going to P’town for Bear Week2019-03-13T04:46:45+00:00

Marblehead July 4th Fireworks Now July 5th – Take Note!

2019-08-05T03:34:30+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I just got word that the Marblehead July 4th Fireworks – scheduled for tonight July 5th – has been cancelled. The tug pulling the barge from Boston is still confused about what day is July 4th. Perhaps the extra pint at the Black Rose had something to do with the confusion. The CHARIAD BBQ is still on. And Marblehead’s beautiful harbor illumination is still on. [...]

Marblehead July 4th Fireworks Now July 5th – Take Note!2019-08-05T03:34:30+00:00

CHARIAD Arrives in Marblehead – Fireworks Saturday Night

2019-03-19T15:52:23+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The mighty CHARIAD arrived in Marblehead Harbor on Wednesday. You may remember the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings being broadcast late afternoon. That is when we arrived. We averaged over 7 knots over the ground in 25 knots of wind from the SW. No – we did not put a spinnaker up. Hurricane Sandy Repairs Completed All of the final repairs from hurricane Sandy almost two years [...]

CHARIAD Arrives in Marblehead – Fireworks Saturday Night2019-03-19T15:52:23+00:00

Sharing Experiences – June 2014

2019-03-19T20:25:09+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I had intended to include some images from the last few weekends while CHARIAD has not been in the water. I have gotten away to wonderful places that I probably would not have gotten to if the boat was in the water. Special thanks to friends who took pity on a sailor on the beach and asked me to come experience their special summer places. These pictures [...]

Sharing Experiences – June 20142019-03-19T20:25:09+00:00

This Coming Weekend is Herb Loeffler’s 80th Birthday!

2019-08-04T15:11:53+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Those of us who know and love Herb would never believe he is anywhere near 80. Either Shayna, Herb’s long suffering wife, is looking for an excuse for a party or the birthday count is real. Herb and Shayna are hosting a party/reception next Sunday afternoon/evening to celebrate the birthday and the wonderful friend that Herb has been to so many people. Please come and [...]

This Coming Weekend is Herb Loeffler’s 80th Birthday!2019-08-04T15:11:53+00:00

Tavern on the Square CHARIAD Meet Up

2019-03-13T14:08:17+00:00

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I have some good news and a reminder. The correct date for the CHARIAD Meet Up is Wed. March 26. Sorry for my confusing everyone by including two different dates in my earlier email. And thanks to Ellen for getting the correct date to many of you. Please come share a fun evening with other Friends of CHARIAD – very interesting folks! Date Wednesday, March [...]

Tavern on the Square CHARIAD Meet Up2019-03-13T14:08:17+00:00

Phoenix Like Rebirth

2019-02-27T16:52:04+00:00

Dear Friend & Colleague: Over the last four years, I have had three major surgeries, a huge commitment to the Harvard Business School alumni organization leadership and the de-masting of the my sailboat in hurricane Sandy last fall. This year has seen a transition to no surgeries, passing on the HBS responsibilities, and a phoenix like re-birth of “the mighty CHARIAD.” I have finally had the time to take on [...]

Phoenix Like Rebirth2019-02-27T16:52:04+00:00

Fall Transition

2019-03-13T14:34:03+00:00

Dear Friends of CHARIAD: Fall is a transition season from summer to winter. Both sadness for the passing of summer and wonder at the beauty on our New England fall colors and the brisk autumn days. Saturday was CHARIAD’s Annual Fall Migration South. The gang of crew who did the migration from Marblehead to Weymouth could not have had a more beautiful fall day. I am attaching a picture [...]

Fall Transition2019-03-13T14:34:03+00:00