I thought I would include some additional information about the voyage, the boat
, and me...and encourage anyone interested in sailing to Norfolk later this week to contact me by email
and arrange to speak on the telephone and visit me at the boat
which is in Portsmouth, RI.
I could use some help sailing down to Norfolk, VA departing approximately Thursday, Nov. 17 (this week), weather
permitting. At the very least the boat will be ready to go by that day.
Arrow is a very well maintained Endeavor 35 with a low hours, reliable diesel
, recent sails
in excellent condition, new running rigging
, and autopilot
. Everything works as it should. This will be my 1st extended cruise
with this boat which I purchased in August of this year. The previous owners were very good with maintenance
and upgrades. Most systems are new or newly upgraded with spares and tools onboard.
I'm just finishing up some final preparations and am about to head
for the grocery store and begin provisioning
for the trip to the Chesapeake.
I've been voyaging under sail for 30+ years and have crossed a few oceans with my own boat, albeit not this boat. My first concern as a skipper
is the safety
and well-being of my crew. I like to keep the boat moving, eat and sleep well and arrive with the boat and crew in better shape than when we depart.
I would really enjoy the company of a seasoned sailor for the trip down to the Chesapeake. My wife plans to join the boat in Norfolk around Thanksgiving Day and continue on towards St. Augustine. As a crew member
you may choose to head
home from Norfolk or continue with us down to Florida
I'm flexible as to departure window and stopping points. Arrow has 2 GPS
systems and excellent paper charts
of the entire coast and the ICW
Please send me an email
if you would like to inspect the boat and discuss joining me on Arrow for a November journey from Portsmouth to Norfolk and beyond.
I look forward to meeting you.