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CHARIAD – Seasons of Change

By |2021-05-11T02:59:58+00:00October 28, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Our 2019 sailing season started on Cradleskid Lane in Marblehead. The hardy CHARIAD crew walked down Cradleskid Ln into the boat yard in Marblehead. We woke the lady from her winter sleep. Freshened her up. And she splashed into the water for a new summer of sailing – and lots of laughs. We won some races. We did some silly things like dropping the Patton [...]

Sailing from Key West to Havana – Thursday at Boston YC

By |2021-05-11T03:41:59+00:00October 8, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories, Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: My talk, with a slide show, on our Sail of Discovery from Key West to Havana is this Thursday evening. Sail of Discovery - Key West to Havana Date Thursday, October 10, 2019 Time 7:00 PM Location Boston Yacht Club: One Front Street, Marblehead, MA Probably can park in the BYC parking lot. BYC’s Rick Williams and crew from his sailboat CHARIAD sailed [...]

CHARIAD Wins Last Regatta of 2019 Season – End of Sailing Season Party Saturday

By |2021-05-11T04:32:49+00:00October 1, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories, Sailing Season, Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD Wins Last Regatta of 2109 Sailing Season Sunday, the mighty CHARIAD crew won its last regatta of 2019. The Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead sponsored the Chowder Cup in 7 to 13 knot shifty winds from the SE. We had two windward/leeward races. We won the first race over two other boats because we had a strong last spin run to the finish. A [...]

CHARIAD BBQ Sat. Oct. 5, GREAT NEW RACING PICS

By |2021-05-11T05:04:22+00:00September 28, 2019|Categories: Sailing Season, Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Join other fabulous Friends of CHARIAD and the successful crew for a BBQ Sat. Oct. 5 in Marblehead. After much clamoring and a growing roar of voices asking when Richard was hosting a 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 [...]

Chariad Social Sail – Sunday

By |2019-09-13T16:33:27+00:00September 12, 2019|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: Sunday will be a beautiful, warm fall sailing day. Join me and other interesting Friends of CHARIAD for a Social Sail. Here are the details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On street parking is available near the BYC. Allow time to find parking and to get to the club. Food & Drinks If you want [...]

September 11, Day to Remember, Day to Look Forward

By |2019-09-13T16:25:34+00:00September 11, 2019|Categories: Rick's Stories|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: I vividly remember the bright sunny morning of September 11, 2001. Getting ready to go to work. Not understanding what was happening at first. Realizing the enormity of what had happened. America changed that day. I visited the site two years ago. The tower’s footprints are now reflecting pools. New structures take our eyes to the sky and to what the future can be. Photo [...]

CHARIAD Sail to Gloucester Tall Ships Race – Sunday

By |2019-09-13T16:40:04+00:00August 30, 2019|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: The Gloucester Tall Ships Festive is this weekend. Tall ships from the East Coast are in Gloucester to the Festival. Weather Sunday will be great. A fun day for a sail. Join me for a Social Sail to watch the Tall Ships race off Gloucester Sunday. Social Sailing Details On Dock Time 11:00 AM Location Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead Parking On [...]

CHARIAD’s Hood Regatta – Update and New Pics

By |2019-09-13T16:57:36+00:00August 29, 2019|Categories: Sailing Season|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: My first report to you on the Hood Regatta last weekend has been fact checked and needs some updating and clarification. And we have off the boat pictures from the regatta. Those of you who know me well understand I will not recognize misspelling my own name. The correct spelling of the boat that finished 2nd in our class was Sirocco. The racing on Sunday was [...]

CHARIAD Finishes 3rd in Ted Hood Regatta

By |2019-09-13T16:41:54+00:00August 27, 2019|Categories: Sailing Season, Updates|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: CHARIAD sailed in her most competitive regatta of the season this past weekend. We finished 3rd in class against very competitive boats. My bottom line was that we did well. But the two boats that finished above us sailed a little better than we did. Our debrief covered our being a little slower getting the spin up and a little slower getting the spin down and [...]

Friends of CHARIAD Lakeside Party – This Saturday – Final Notice

By |2019-08-17T15:41:23+00:00August 15, 2019|Categories: Social|

Dear Friend of CHARIAD: JOIN FUN & INTERESTING FRIENDS OF CHARIAD FOR AN ON THE LAKE PARTY! THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Shayna is graciously or foolishly hosting a Friends of CHARIAD party at her lakeside villa. Gathering Details Date Sat. Aug. 17 Time 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 [...]

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