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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity…

Amelia Earhart

Rounding Manhattan as the sun begins to set - Priceless!
Manhattan – New York City might never sleep, but we sure as heck did… exhausted after a long days sail, we fell asleep quite easily in spite of the fact that we were freezing and the wakes from the passing ships seemed to ignore the breakwater and bounced us around for […]

Maiden Voyage – Day 3 Manhattan

Buoy? What Buoy?
Well yesterday did not go exactly as planned… not particularly fond of failure; yours truly was in a rather foul mood this morning and started thinking that it might be better to pay someone that actually knew what they were doing to take her home for us.  Fortunately, my better […]

Maiden Voyage – Day 2

Heading out... Again!
 This was more like it... 8:30 AM, clear skies and a nice breeze!
Time to get this show on the road.  Naturally, I had a meticulously detailed, hour-by-hour, plan to sail her across the Long Island Sound, down the East river, up the Hudson River and into her slip in Haverstraw NY… OK, you can stop laughing! Where to start? Oh, that’s right, the […]

Maiden Voyage – Day 1

Saturday, May 17th - we were the proad owners of a 1981 Catalina 30  Tall Rig Sloop!
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it…” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Our maiden voyage – it truly does have power and magic in it.  Genius? Not so much! It’s a cold, damp, coastal Connecticut day in late May […]

Maiden Voyage – Prologue