Saturday, September 17, 2011

Great Fall Weekend, Flat Seas and a Good Breeze

Schooner Ardelle and Schooner Fame - together at last! Photo by Len Burgess

Ardelle has a stand up if you like policy! Well, not really but it was schooner Fest! Photo by Len Burgess

Sailing along the Gloucester side! Photo by Len Burgess
These pictures were taken a little earlier this month but this is one of those great September weekends (Sept. 17 and 18) and one of the good ones for sailing. Fall sailing - as most sailors know - has some of the best days. Yesterday, on Gloucester harbor, we spotted Whitney Shattuck of Marblhead on Arion. He was sailing to Gloucester for the night but arrived early enough so that he just kept sailing. He shouted to us "we have been to Marblehead and back three times today..we just can't stop sailing!" The conditions are beautiful, flat, and the sea is sparkly. That is what we can get in the fall...after the late summer hurricanes there is a kind of reprieve and everything is calm...and steady, breezes that is.

This weekend we are doing public sails and have the schedule listed on our website but basically today come down around 4:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  We are having a lot of fun and while Capt. Burnham is our fearless leader we have a great crew, too, including Perry and Alden Burnham, Zach Teal, and Owen Brown.  Thanks you guys!!!

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