For 2016, Ginny Travers will be our new Cruising Leader. Ginny and her husband, Rob, spend the entire summer aboard their Tartan 3500 Rhapsody (no slip, or regular mooring) cruising, so they certainly walk the walk and talk the talk. We look forward to joining them on the big cruises and weekend get togethers. Thanks to Ginny for stepping up to this position.
View the itinerary on the event (see calendar)
Questions call Jim Easton or Bruce Krause
LADIES, LADIES, LADIES…
What do you do in command of your vessel under sail when your partner is suddenly indisposed?
If you are a woman that knows, then please come share your knowledge with other ladies who do not know or have doubts as to their ability to respond effectively to such a situation. Ignorance and a lack of confidence are huge barriers to bringing a vessel home safely in adverse conditions of any sort.
July 18 & 19 have been offered as dates for a “Ladies’ Cruise.” Traditionally this has been a great opportunity for women to get out together and share some fun and learn sea(wo)manship from eachother without macho do-it-all-myself guys around. Past participants have come away with nothing but enthusiastic praise for their experience.
Past leaders include Elaine Dresser and Molly Mulhern. This year we need a leader for this event as well as a couple of boats. When I let my mind take up the muse names pop up like Moira, Jody, Barbara A., Marcia, Sarah, MJ, Karen, and Patti. It would be great if a couple of these women would grab the reins and do the “giddy-up” on this. I will be available to assist in the planning and publicity in any way I can.
As in the past we will lend INTUITO to the effort and Melissa will likely be a participant. Melissa has asked me not to volunteer her as the leader as she has some other demands on her time for the period leading up to that weekend and a trip to Ireland beginning the 20th. The commitment of one more boat for a classroom/berthing would be fantastic.
Please contact me with suggestions. The July newsletter will be coming out soon and it would be great to have an outline for the Ladies’ Cruise published there. I will start calling people and suggesting assignments if I don’t get some response to this pitch.
I’d rather be sailing….Jim Easton–INTUITO
The Ice Breaker Cruise on Saturday (6/20) was attended by INTUITO, LINDA JEAN, MARY ALLISON, RHAPSODY, UNC IV, and WINDQUIST. The sail over to Long Cove on the west side of Vinal Haven was outstanding, the wind being perfectly oriented to accommodate our destination.
The plan was to stay over and enjoy a little downtime and sail back Sunday. However, the weather outlook for Sunday was steadily worsening. We all agreed to meet aboard the Mary Allison for snacks and a talk about whether we would stay in Long Cove or head for home into the sunset.
It was decided that we should “bug out.” By 1800hr we were all underway to the safety of our moorings in Rockland.
The sail back across the bay was even better than the morning. INTUITO, UNC IV, RHAPSODY & WINDQUIST all arrived in the mooring field well before 2000hr. UNC IV lead by about a mile.
Come Sunday morning we were happy that we had made the decision to return early. We avoided some real physical discomfort and ensured everyone’s safety. That’s why we go together and confer.
This was a fine outing. We’re all looking forward the 4th. and the Ladies’ Cruise on the July 18th ans 19th.
Link to Google Calendar – RYC 2015 Cruise Schedule ….
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Please enter your boat name if wish to participate in all or part of the Week-long Cruise. Just add a comment to this post. You might also suggest improvements to the itinerary. The “week-long” always has an element of evolution about it so feel free to suggest alternative destinations/activities at any time.
The July 4th cruise begins Thursday morning!!!!!!
The first stop on the itinerary is Hurricane Island, home of the Hurricane Island Foundation and Outwardbound School.
Having talked with our own Bruce Krause and with Alice at the Foundation office I know that there are not many moorings available, but safe anchorage does exist in Valley Cove just a short 1/4 mile north of the Main Pier. You may hail the island staff on VHF 16 at any time. Moorings are 1st c’m-1st srv’d and will set you back $25 for the night, or $10 for day-use only. It is my understanding that we dinghy ashore to the main pier from wherever we are anchored.
The Foundation is very open, even excitied, that we are coming to Hurr. Is. We are expected and will be welcomed ashore for an orientation, and free to hang out for hiking, picknicking and/or cocktails as we wish.
Use this link to get a trail map of H.Is.
Having said all this, there is a good chance that Melissa and I will not be there with you due to family and work issues, but we will meet you in Tenant’s Harbor on Friday. Enjoy!