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  1. Manhasset, Hempstead Harbor and Oyster Bay


    We spent another day on the hook on Sunday while enjoying the sun and tranquil setting to figure out a plan or loose itinerary for the next week. As funny as it sounds, not having a plan is brutal on the psyche, and gives you nothing to pay attention to, no reason to know the currents or winds. It’s an odd feeling. So while the sun blazed down and the junior sailors from Manhasset Yacht Club battled it ...
  2. More Oyster Bay then Northport Harbor



    On Friday morning we dropped our mooring and motored around the corner of the bay to find an anchorage in the middle of the SCYC mooring field. Great spot found, we set the hook and dinghy’d in to the SCYC pier and let the launch guys know it was our boat anchored there and headed up to the pavilion for team picking. It was just like elementary school, you here, you here, you here. Fortunately ...
  3. Greenport Long Island and then sailing over to Block Island


    The morning dawned light and gray and we woke slowly. While having breakfast, we’re hailed by the harbor master that was coming alongside in his Whaler. Mike Twohig was his name and it turns out that his son is out in the PNW driving a ferry boat between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. Needless to say we had a bit to talk about and as our breakfast cooled on the table, we chatted away about the PNW and ...
  4. Block Island and then Fisher's Island


    Our plan Wednesday was to find some Ice for the icebox, walk the old harbor town and then take a longer hike out to the North light house in the afternoon. Once again we got going slowly and finally we dinghied over to the boat basin and walked off into the old harbor town. Situated on the Atlantic side of Block Island, the old harbor is small with dockage for 10 or 12 fishing boats, some charter fishing ...
  5. The Three Bay Triangle, Part III

    The sun was out Friday morning and the wind looked perfect for a jib reach all the way to Cuttyhunk from Newport. We filled our tanks, water and diesel, before heading out of the harbor just as the race committee was setting up the starting area for the afternoon’s start of the offshore sleigh ride to Bermuda. We quickly had our sails up and pulling, gybed around the point and were reaching hard for the little island 20 miles away. But like every other day we’ve had, the wind just doesn’t stay ...

    Updated 06-28-2012 at 04:35 AM by Ballard Sailor

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