Sailing in Maine USA East coast

Jul 1, 2014

Sailing in Maine USA East coast

 

This is a real change of scenery, sailing with Seals and lots of Loon birds and of course Maine is very rocky, so Navigation is important all the time out on the water.

Each day the wind is between 8 and 18 knots, sun and quite a lot of cloud.  The fog banks are no where to be seen at the moment.

I am fortunate to be able to sail 62 foot Waianiwa that was built in NZ, this season she has new sails and sailing really well.  However the really pleasant challenge is sailing LEAF a classic antique refurbished sailing yacht 40 feet long, long in the water and very easily driven through the water.

Leaf will get towed to Newport Rhode Island next week for a regatta with the New York Yacht Club and she will really be on display there.   She is painted original grey colour and is a real picture to look at and of course a joy to sail.

Sailing with my good friends Chris Bouzaid and his wife Lydia is always fun and we have plenty going on keeping both of the yachts in sailing condition.

The season at these Latitudes is quite short like Mid May until late september and then the boats have to be winterised , and that is a huge job to get all the water out of all the pipes and connections on board as the freezing temperatures really play havoc on board if any moisture is left on board.

Penny

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