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CHARIAD Goes Sailing

By |2020-07-02T21:06:34+00:00June 14, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD and the CHARIAD Crew are now sailing. After weeks of social distancing, small teams at the boat yard, face masks, fear and uncertainty,  and “we will make this happen,” the CHARIAD team sailed off her mooring in Marblehead Harbor last Sunday. We SAILED over to Manchester Harbor. Kevin Fisher took this selfie to prove we were there. In the CHARIAD tradition, we tacked back [...]

CHARIAD Swims

By |2020-07-02T23:27:03+00:00May 18, 2020|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD is on her mooring in Marblehead Harbor. (Picture from an earlier time) The CHARIAD crew has achieved a remarkable accomplishment during this time a crisis and fear. As many of you know, in an earlier time before the world as we knew it had ended, ten or so members of our community would meet at the boat yard on 2 or 3 Saturdays. We would [...]

Spring & Experiencing an Historic Moment

By |2020-07-03T01:59:24+00:00April 21, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Beginning of Spring For me, the beginning of Spring is when I take the snow shovel from the back of my car and take the boat ladders to the boat yard. The first day of Spring was Sunday. The Mighty CHARIAD is behind a pile of boats wrapped in plastic. A little group of our gang moved the ladders from Arlington and nudged CHARIAD to [...]

Now What?

By |2021-01-04T04:26:34+00:00March 29, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: What is there to say? The story begins at the outdoor bar at Smith & Wollensky on the Cut at South Beach, Miami. I had flown from Boston after moderating a program for 200 people in Cambridge that turned out to be one of the last large public events in Boston. Steve Herman, Kathy Gunst, John Bishop, Trish, JoAnn Mathieu, and I are enjoying the [...]

CHARIAD Meet Up – Thursday – Reminder

By |2021-01-04T04:48:25+00:00February 4, 2020|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Join the fun. Meet old friends and perhaps some new ones. CHARIAD Meet Up. Date Thursday, February 6 Place 730 Tavern, 730 Mass Ave., Cambridge, (Central Square) Time 6 PM and onward RSVP None needed. Just come. Yes, it is February and still winter here in New England. But the days are getting longer. We can have fun and start thinking about sailing. [...]

CHARIAD Meet Up – Thursday Next Week

By |2021-01-04T18:01:25+00:00January 31, 2020|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Join the fun. Meet old friends and perhaps some new ones. CHARIAD Meet Up. Date Thursday, February 6 Place 730 Tavern, 730 Mass Ave., Cambridge, (Central Square) Time 6 PM and onward RSVP None needed. Just come. Yes, it is February and still winter here in New England. But the days are getting longer. We can have fun and start thinking about sailing. [...]

CHARIAD Meet Up & Thoughts on MLK Day

By |2021-01-04T19:11:38+00:00January 20, 2020|Categories: Rick's Stories, Social, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Please put Thurs. Feb. 6 on your calendar for a Friends of CHARIAD Meet Up. Time 6 PM onward to probably 8 or so Location Tavern in the Square, Central Square, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA Logistics Red Line stop in Central Sq, Parking lots and garage on Pearl Street Come Bring a friend. No agenda other that catching up with friends. A little [...]

Merry Christmas & Joyful Holidays

By |2021-01-04T19:23:19+00:00December 21, 2019|Categories: Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Hard to believe Christmas is almost here. I am having even more difficulty believing we are almost in 2020. I am working hard on the last chapters of my book on thinking creatively about where to take your company when you do not hire McKenzie or BCG. I hope to be finished a good draft by the end of February. I have signed a publishing [...]

Awards & Boats on the Beach in China

By |2021-01-30T21:09:02+00:00November 24, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Quick update on a cold, wet, miserable day in Boston. Friday night, CHARIAD was given the third place award for the best performance for all of Massachusetts Bay in Class B. I was somewhat surprised by the award in light of our slow start for the season. Our early races were not strong as we re-built our team. Several great crew members were not on [...]

Thoughts on November 9, 2019

By |2021-02-01T18:12:16+00:00November 9, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I am writing this note Saturday morning November 9, 2019. I intend to spend part of today writing my book. Nine of 14 chapters are in good draft form. Before working on Chapter 7, I want to share a few thoughts from today. Berlin Wall Comes Down Thirty years ago today, the Berlin Wall was opened. Over the next months, the enslaved populations of [...]

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