FROM THE LOG
A chapter dedicated to documenting voyage passages and summaries of educational seminars. Crew members are encouraged to write about their experiences and submit their logs for publishing. Just send us an email.
Log Entries.. articles gleaned from logs of our voyages
NOTRE VIE - good reading for owners considering long voyage with delivery skipper
OSPREY and the NARC Rally November 2010
AVISE LA FIN Escaping Irene off the Maryland Coast
While teaching for the Maryland School of Sailing, between 1993 and 2002, we made many voyages with classes aboard s/v AVISE LA FIN, an Island Packet 37. These included a number of DelMarVa circumnavigations – 400 to 450 nm voyages around this peninsula made an island by the C&D Canal. Jim Standing was crew on one of these voyages in Oct. 1999 and put together a nice photo essay on his experience. The major events included: hoisting a pregnant woman up the mast (Margret kept the pregnancy a secret!), negotiating the C&D Canal and Delaware Bay in fog, and ducking into Ocean City, Maryland to take refuge from Hurricane Irene. We weathered the storm hunkered down behind Bahama Mama’s Restaurant as Irene was degraded to Tropical Storm status. She still packed a wallop charging up the coast packing 45 n+ winds and mountainous seas. After a pause in OC for about 20 hours we were able to cast off and complete our clockwise circumnavigation more or less on schedule.
See Jim’s neat photo essay at www.buystanding.com/delmarva/index.html.
In 1999 we skippered four training cruises to or from Bermuda and Little Creek, VA (near Norfolk) on s/v TEAL MONDAY, an Island Packet 38. We were joined by two other vessels, s/v ENCHANTMENT and s/v DREAMCATCHER, IP 40s, to complete the Maryland School of Sailing School "Armada" for this remarkable adventure between May 22 and July 8, 1999. Here's our account of some of the events and experiences of these voyages.
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