We are CJ&JD Blackwell
JD grew up on Balls Neck, Northumberland county, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay
. I have been sailing and boating
all of my life. My father taught me how to work
on all types of gas and diesel
engines, outboards and inboards. Rig, mast
, stays, shrouds and standing and running rigging
, I know basic brightwork, both fiberglass
and stainless fabrication and repair and I am competent, repeat "competent", with a wife variety of marine
repair and maintenance work
CJ is from deep in the 'burbs of Chicago and had never met a sailboat in person until she met JD 4 years ago... 'nough said there. =]
Together we have spent the last 4 years crewing
in races, deliveries & cruises during the southern Chesapeake Bay regatta
season. We have sailed under the burgee's of the Annapolis
Yacht Club, Annapolis
MD., Hampton Yacht Club & Broad Bay Sailing Association, Little Creek Va., Fishing
Bay Yacht Club, Deltaville Va. and for our home club, Old Point Comfort Yacht Club, out of Old Point Comfort Marina, Ft. Monroe, Hampton Va.
- I owned and sailed a 1981 Catalina
22, s/v Serenity, hull# 10493.
(Bought in 2010, stolen in 2020)
- 2018 I crewed for 8 skippers on 8 different boats in 36 races & deliveries.
- 2019 we raced the Leukemia Cup Regatta
and 42 series races & deliveries. We competed in the Down the Bay Race
and raced 2 days of the Annapolis to Newport
. We had to retire when a crewman came down sick and was non-responsive (ended OK).
- 2020 was mostly lost
- 2021 We have been racing
nearly as normal.
JD has primarily crewed as Mainsheet Trimmer and CJ has primarily crewed as Mizzen Trimmer aboard S/V Luna Blu, a 1966 Bristol 39 yawl, owner/skipper, Wm. "Keith" Midgette, out of Old Point Comfort Yacht Club (and Marina) at Ft. Monroe, Hampton VA.
CJ retired in June 2020 after 30 years as a HS Spanish Teacher. JD retired in April 2021 after 30 years as an IT/VDI Tech. Now that we are both retired, we are actively in the process of selling our Townhouse in Romeoville Il. and our waterfront and woodland in Northumberland County VA. to purchase
an Island Packet
420 and begin our liveaboard
We are actively seeking any and all (safe and well planned) cruising and delivery
opportunities and we strongly wish to build sea time and coastal and offshore
CJ&JD Blackwell =/|)=
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