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The CHARIAD Team – Meaning, Admiration, & Thanks

By |2020-09-25T03:36:24+00:00September 23, 2020|Categories: Updates|

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 [...]

CHARIAD Finishes 1st & 2nd & Fantasy Land – My Sailing Song

By |2021-01-01T22:08:27+00:00September 20, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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 – Fall Racing & Sept. 11

By |2020-09-25T04:24:32+00:00September 11, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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 Social Sail – Saturday, September 5

By |2020-09-25T04:51:06+00:00September 3, 2020|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: This Saturday will be a beautiful sailing day. Please join other Friends of CHARIAD for a Social Sail. Catch up with old friends and enjoy the day on the water. Social Sail Details Date Sat. September 5 On Dock Time 10:30 AM Your Contribution Bring lunch, drinks, and something to share. Parking On street near the Boston Yacht Club Location Boston Yacht Club: One [...]

CHARIAD’s 1st Major Racing Regatta – Success During Season of Challenge

By |2021-01-02T03:28:05+00:00August 31, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team raced in the three day Ted Hood Regatta sponsored by the Storm Trisail Club Aug 21, 21, and 23. We finished 3rd in a highly competitive fleet. 13 SECONDS was the difference over eight races between our finishing 3rd or 1st for the regatta. At the end of the first day of racing and four races, CHARIAD was #1 in our class. [...]

CHARIAD Update & Images from the Summer

By |2021-01-02T02:36:57+00:00August 16, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

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 Wins 1st Official Race of 2020 Season

By |2021-01-02T02:31:11+00:00August 4, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

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 Races to Provincetown

By |2021-01-02T04:22:53+00:00July 22, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The CHARIAD Team raced to Provincetown last Friday and sailed back to Marblehead Sunday. The Boston YC usually sponsors an overnight race to P’town this past weekend. The club did not sponsor the race this year because of the state ban on sailboat racing with more than three crew members. Yes, stupid. But stupid is what stupid does. The long distance sail is a great [...]

Independence Day – July 4th, 2020

By |2020-07-02T18:18:48+00:00July 2, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

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 [...]

CHARIAD – 1st Race Practice & Crew in Lockdown Video

By |2020-07-02T21:06:59+00:00June 20, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

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?” [...]

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