Sunday, November 10, 2013

49: Snow & Satisfaction

Finished 9th at the Snow. Started out very slow getting last in the first race but slowly remembering how to sail a 420. The final race was a fun windy-enough-to-open-the-stern-ball race.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spent the day rigging the boat and replacing lines.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

F18 Americas Championship starts next week. Live tracking on Kattack.

Monday, October 14, 2013

40: HPDO

We didn't race on Saturday. The wind speed was touching 30 knots and we figured it would be bad to break the boat right before the Americas Championship. Sunday was a bit less, maybe 25, and we had three races. We won the day but the Canadians had braved the conditions on Saturday to get a race win and take the regatta.
Results
Pictures




Sunday, October 06, 2013

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Haul Out

The 24 is getting hauled out this week. I want to get it out of the water before I head down to Florida for the America's Championship.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

37: Roton Point

Another breakdown today. Broke the clew strap on the main while in first on the second beat. We did manage to come from behind and win one race today. Finished forth overall and need to replace all the lines on the boat.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

36: Roton Point

Broke the spinn halyard  in race one. Lost a boat and finished third. Missed two races making the repair. Luckily Tyler keeps a spool of 3mm spectra in the trunk.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

35: Branford Fall Series

First day of the Fall Series sailing with Liza and Meredith. Raced to New Haven and back.


Sunday, September 01, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

32: Nacra 17 Nationals

Tyler and I trained a bit in the Nacra 17 and sailed the US Nationals last weekend. We where a bit heavy for the boat and struggled in the marginal stuff. Unfortunately we never got a big breeze day. All in all it was good practice to have to duke it out in mid-fleet with a speed deficit.

Monday, August 19, 2013

27: Second at the NE 100. We only raced on Saturday but we got around Aquidneck in light air.
Off to a US Sailing Team training camp and the Nacra 17 Nationals this week.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

26: New top speed

26: Liza and I in the cruising class again today. Hopefully we won on corrected, we were almost a leg ahead due to the long reaches and good breeze. Top speed was over 13 knots, not bad for two sail cruising.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

25: Sunday Cruise

Short cruise to New Haven with Gusty, Bob and Liza.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

24: Cruising Class

Zaza driving to line honors in the cruising class.
video

Monday, July 29, 2013

23: Hyannis

Hyannis Regatta: Friday was a bust, rain, 30 knots, fog and no racing. Five races on a great Saturday with about 18 knots out of the south. We won plenty of races and I think we got the boat going a bit better than we have in the past in this condition. Sunday was light and we only won one of the three races. We didn't have any great speed and went to the wrong side on a few legs. We won the event, good to have Tyler back!

Results


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

21: Beer Can

Another slow beer can race. At least the wind filled in/

Sunday, July 14, 2013

20: Sail Newport Regatt

Garth and I got edged out by Ben Moon and Hunter Stunzi sailing the Ronstan boat. The wind was a bit better today and we got five races in. Conditions where mostly single trapping.

Results

Pictures


Saturday, July 13, 2013

19: Sail Newport Regatta

Sailing with Garth this weekend. Only one race today due to almost no wind. We finished second to the Guliano brothers who were way ahead of the fleet. Almost half the fleet couldn't get to the start in time and missed the time limit to start.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

18: Beer Can

DFL at the beer can race, A lot to learn about the new boat.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

17:Cruising

A drifter with Liza today, we only got about a half mile west of Cow and Calf before we headed back home.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

16: Cruising

Second day on the 24 with Zaza, Tommy and Lizzie. Nice 15 knot southerly.
Replaced the battery and got the electronics working in the afternoon.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New Boat

The new boat finally arrived and is safely on the dock.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pressure Drop is on her way to a new home, ending our fantastic decade with the Hobie 16 class.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The new (to us) boat, a Corsair 24 MKII # 361, should arrive next week some time. The Hobie 16 is going to a good home and should be sailing in New Jersey this summer.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Sunday, June 09, 2013

16: Madison Regatta
I sailed with a young guy named Ben, his first catamaran regatta. We didn't do too well but we had fun.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

14: Test drove an F24 today.


Sunday, June 02, 2013

13: Spent the weekend sailing a Viper 640 with Tripp Burd and Justin Scott at the Cedar Point One Design Regatta and Viper 640 New England Championships. We won the regatta with good starts and good speed.

Results

Some video of us rounding second with the blue spinnaker. A nice set.

Monday, May 27, 2013

11: I got the Cape Dory 10 up to Pettipaug today and went for a quick spinn.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

10: Two nice days of sailing at the Wickford Regatta in 18 knots and flat water.

Results

Pictures

Saturday, May 18, 2013

9: Wickford Regatta; we have a small fleet because there are two competing regattas this weekend. Tyler and I won all four races today but the Trip and Mike team are not at the event.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



Our Hobie 16 Pressure Drop is for sale.

The boat is a 2006 Hobie 16. We bought it new for the 2007 Pan AM Games.
The beams have been glued so the boat is still stiff.
2 sets of EPO2 race rudders.
2 sets of sails
Trailex Aluminum trailer with a box that fits everything
Cat Trax
I’ve also got a cheap cover that none the less does the job.
The boat is ready to race.

$7,000 takes everything

Pictures are all over this blog

Liza is ready to go cruising. Looking for a good F-24

Sunday, May 12, 2013

8. Sailed the Laser in the CT River Race on Saturday. Light wind and upwind all day. I got a bad start and was going slow most of the day. It's a fun race however.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Saturday, May 04, 2013

7: Last day of pre-season. We went for a short sail in Newport with puffy conditions before packing up the F18.
We almost ran over a model boat regatta but noticed them at the last minute.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


6: We had a good day practicing in Newport on the F18. Ken Read was rigging up his new Marstrom 32 on the lawn. There will be three more 32's in Newport this June.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

5: Last day for me of Lasers in Essex.The wind was light and shifty out of the north with lots of current. I finished second for the day to and amazingly consistent Dave P over the three races.

Monday, April 15, 2013


4: F18 Practice in Newport



need more practice..

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

3: Practiced with the Yale Team this afternoon. It was about 50F outside with a nice southerly for most of the afternoon. Thanks Heather and Sarah for sailing with me.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dusting off the Hobie 16 for Madcatter with Liza this year.
2: A warmer day of Laser sailing last Sunday. I won the day.














Sunday, March 17, 2013

1: Laser Frostbite, I finally made it out on a cold and windy day. Five firsts in five races.

Sunday, February 17, 2013



Yea, it's just a little under seven minutes of me moving back and forth but getting nowhere.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CRASH-B Live Link
Race is Sunday and lightweight senior masters men start at 10:45 +/-
My 2000m PR is 6:54.9, anything better than that would b great for me.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

CRASH-B Training Schedule

10 more days

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Long weekend skiing with Zaza