We had the wind and current with us as we sailed from Branford to Stonington. Nine hours later we were comfortably secured to a great mooring at Dodson’s Boatyard. Sitting in the cockpit while watching the sun setting is simply the best! We are looking forward to our next venture this season.
Sailing Blue Mind from Branford to Annapolis
We keep Blue Mind at Dutch Wharf Marina on the Branford river for the summer. The last couple of years we have moved the boat to Herrington Harbour North which is south of Annapolis because our son has a rigging business their. We spend the month of November on the boat and then leave the boat for the winter so some work can get done.
The trip is quite and adventure. Sometimes we even take a couple of students that want to experince a longer sailing trip.
This last time we stopped at City Island NY, Manesquan NJ, Atlantic City NJ, Lewes NJ and Summit on the C&D Cannel.
Check out the pictures:
In our beginning courses, we are happy just to get the boat to move.
As we get more experience we might notice that other boats are sailing better than us.
Some people say that if there are two sailboats in sight of each other they are racing even if one of them doesn’t know it.
If you want to know the final (yea I don’t think so either) word on sail trim this is your book:
Performance Racing Trim (North U)
Sailing Around the World
Many beginning sailors dream of someday sailing the world.
If that is your dream you are going to want to know what countries to go to and in what order and at what time of the year. “World Cruising Routes” by Jimmy Cornell is the defacto place to start your research.
Some of my favorite videos ( by Capt Dave)
How to trim Sails with Carol Hasse
Crew Overboard, Rescue
In our ASA classes we practice several COB sailing techniques. We learn how to get the boat back to the person in the water.
The next step is how to get the person out of the water and back on the boat.
This guy Duncan Wells has some ideas.
Check out his website.