Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from the Schooner Ardelle

We just love this photo and since it is Memorial Day weekend don't forget to fly your flag...

Photo by Len Burgess

We are sailing from Maritime Gloucester all weekend at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Come sailing with us!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Remembering and Thanking Harriet Webster

Ardelle masts during the dedication of the new Harriet Webster pier at Maritime Gloucester

Harriet was so excited to have the Ardelle at Maritime Gloucester  and we thank her for helping make it happen

The new Harriet Webster pier at Maritime Gloucester

Geoffrey Richon, on left was the founder of Maritime Gloucester and a  dear friend of Harriet's. On his right is our good friend Martha Tattersoll and William Taylor.

After the dedication ceremony we all took a sail on the Ardelle. We think Harriet would have approved!

Singer and guitar player Sheila Schrank

Members of the Cape Ann Rowing Club joined us for the sail

Great evening for a sail

Schooner Lannon in the background coming home.

Geoffrey Richon had a great time

Martha the dog got to stretch out

Shiela and Ron Schrank play one of Geoffrey's favorite tunes - "Louise"
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Zack Teal Returns to Boston on the Harvey Gamage this Sunday

Zack's adventure on the Harvey Gamage is coming to an end. We are looking forward to his return, but I am sure he will miss the experience and his new friends immensely - Jim Teal, May 18

in santa domingo (dominican republic) spending a week ashore volentering at a orphinage and then a ecofarm(whatever that is) and then after sailing for about 10 days and hopfully be back in the usa in about 2 and a half weeks. seen some awsome places and cant wait to see every one again(sometime around may 20th).  - Zack Teal, March 19 (they don't get to use FB very much during the semester at sea!)

Zack is off Cape Elizabeth, ME aboard the schooner Harvey Gamage en route and due to arrive Boston on Sunday, May 20 putting to an end of his junior year of high school's semester at sea. Zack has been aboard the vessel since January and arrived in the Caribbean to begin the journey. He has covered a lot of sea miles now and we all know - having been young once - that an experience like this is both hard to forget, hard to duplicate and life-altering. We are so looking forward to seeing Zack this summer and he will be a member of the Ardelle crew along with Alden and Perry Burnham. But, we also hope he savors his homecoming and has lots of time to see family - who after all - have had to do the worrying and waiting and who also have one great young person to be proud off. Welcome home, Zack!

Zack last August working on the spars
Perry, Zack and Chuck on one of our first rides on the Ardelle last August
Scary Clown has been wondering when Zack will come back.
Zack gets a standing ovation on the Ardelle

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sailing and Launching in One Day!

We had a great day today with two sails on the Ardelle this afternoon in absolutely glorious conditions. Flat seas, steady 10-15 knot breeze and warm May sunshine. Ideal day with some fotos of our passengers below..including Capt. Tom Ellis, and Steve Willard, and Perry, Alden Burnham and a birthday celebration for one of the passengers.  Then, we rushed back to the Burnham yard to see Justin's Acorn dinghy get christened and launched. The christening was well executed by the lovely Jasamine and the boat is very stout and stable and will be great to sail or row. A good time was had by all today...nothing like a sail or a launch on a beautiful spring day to start thinking summer can't be far away now.

Also, we are sailing on the Ardelle tomorrow at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Come on board and have a sail! Hopefully, the weather will be like today.

Justin's Acorn Dinghy launches Sat. afternoon

Ardelle passengers' enjoyed a great birthday sail.

Contented passengers.

Kyle is working on the Double Eagle in the yard. 

Iriana Rodriguez and friend

Back at the yard...Justin launches his Acorn Dinghy

Jasamine gets ready to christen her

Nice place to watch a launch!

In it goes!

First one aboard

They are off!

Friends bring some rigging