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Old 03-07-2011, 18:02   #1
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Night Sail Out of New York Last Night

We helped our friends gain confidence sailing their new to them W32 last night out of New York. The initial forecasts were for 15-20kts out of the south, but it ended up being much less with periods of no wind at all.

The shipping lanes can be tricky at night, picking up the buoys and using only paper charts, plotting GPS coordinates and hand bearing compass, especially if the wind is fluky.

My son Luke is the star of the video I made for youtube, he has several New York - Key West and back, trips under his belt with us, and his young eyes very helpful. I know, no matter what, I can put him on the helm, and he'll keep a course, by sight or compass, allowing me to deal with whatever needs to be done.

In the end it was a nice trip, our friends had fun, we got to see some early fireworks, and had an awesome freshwater shower just as we tied up. Enjoy the video. [URL="
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Old 03-07-2011, 22:03   #2
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Re: Night Sail out of New York Last Night

Helping friends break in a new boat and at night is always fun.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Looks like Luke is a great sailor. We need an extra hand from Hawaii to San Diego soon. Is he available?
kind regards,
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Looks like Luke is a great sailor. We need an extra hand from Hawaii to San Diego soon. Is he available?
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Thanks SkiprJohn, This is Luke here, I'd love to sail the Pacific, but my mom says No. Maybe next time.
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I don't think my mom would let me sail the Pacific either...and I'm 55 years old!
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Re: Night Sail Out of New York Last Night

Nice video! That looks like fun.
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welcome--my momma makes me have spot and then she is ok with me sailing -- just makes funny noises and bothers the other kids--i am 60+ and they are younger..LOL... mommas never give it up-- we are always babies to them. now, luke-- the way to escape from home to sail with others.......ye gotta save up ALLL yer allowance and pop bottles, if there are such things anymore........mebbe might wait to get to be 18 or so....
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