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Bungie Tacking

While sailing upwind I find it easy to balance Tammy Norie on course with a bungie between the tiller and the pushpit. A fun thing about this is that you can tack just by moving the bungie. 7 more words


Boat Tuning and Practice at Block Island Race Week

Spent a good part of the day Saturday getting Cleo ready for this weeks racing. After clearing the boat of any necessary weight, we set out of Salt Pond to do a few hours of practice. 195 more words

Ocean Racing/Other Racing

2015 Storm Trysail Block Island Race

The Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race this past weekend marked my first long distance race of the season. It’s early in the season so it tends to be a cold race but we started the day off with sun and blue skies. 1,635 more words

Ocean Racing/Other Racing

3rd Place Finish at IHYC Member/Guest Ideal 18 Regatta

Myself (in white) and David Seabrook (far right) after taking 3rd place overall.

Saturday marked my first day back out on the water… and it couldn’t have come soon enough for me! 1,149 more words

Ocean Racing/Other Racing

Haulout Day

We saw the bottom of our boat for the first time today.

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Wind in your face?

In the movie, What About Bob?, Bill Murray is hilarious! At one point, he is strapped to the mast of a sail boat.

And here is what he is saying… 318 more words


Sleeve Setting

I must confess that sweater sleeves make me nervous — specifically, the sewing of sleeves to the body and shoulder of a sweater. The seams along the length of the sleeve are easy enough since the stitches line up one-to-one. 282 more words