Let's hear you favorite moment this summer - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 24 Old 07-11-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 826
Thanks: 11
Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

We've had very consistent SW'er blowing 15-20 sometimes 25. Not always perfect weather, a bit of fog and low vis, and some thunderstorms, BUT, that SW has given us some of the best day sails I can recall. Beautiful reaches back from the Vineyard. Last night we left the cruising boat tied up and sailed one of the club 420's, and just stuck that baby on a plane and kept it there.
capecodda is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 24 Old 07-11-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Last Sunday afternoon, after a long and very active July 4th weekend that started Wednesday night and kept on going with parties, jams, beer gardens, biking, volleyball and more, my favorite moment of the entire summer, perhaps sad to say but it was soooo relaxing, was being rocked to sleep, napping below decks after a swim while anchored off Great Captain Island, Greenwich, CT.
cranki is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 24 Old 07-11-2013
HANUMAN
 
RobGallagher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 7
Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

So far.... Just finished our annual 10 day cruise with good friends. Recreating MJ's "Thriller" video, at 2 am, with an ipad, inside the cabin of an Oday 25.

I would love to show the video but I am sworn on punishment of death that it never hits the internet.

HANUMAN
'88 C&C 30 MKII
NOANK, CT
RobGallagher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 24 Old 07-11-2013
Senior Member
 
TomMaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 481
Thanks: 6
Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

It was a late start to the season for us but sailing has been fantastic so far! A bonus to the hot weather last week was water temperatures in the mid 70's around the islands in Penobscot Bay. Relief from the heat was just off the rail, and we swam as long as we wanted(not the July norm in Maine).

West winds have made for screaming reaches on flat water.

T37Chef likes this.

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'I'd have written a shorter post, but I didn't have the time', Mark Twain.
TomMaine is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 24 Old 07-11-2013
Senior Member
 
SoOkay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New jersey
Posts: 210
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

If i can take a liberty with the timing, for us Summer has not started. It will in a week and a half, when we take delivery of our new Jeanneau 50DS, and sail her (ok motor too) from Annapolis to NJ. That will be both the beginning of our sumemr, and my favorite moment.

PS- This week and a half is going by SO slow!
SoOkay is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 24 Old 07-17-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 204
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Not just a moment but a long weekend. Last weekend we went to the Catalina Rendezvous On Catalina Island. It was an eleven hour trip there from Channel Islands harbor. It was quite cool and overcast on the trip there but once we arrived the sun came out and we had a great weekend. 72 degrees in Two harbors and 98 degrees back at the house. Heading back, again very cool until we hit the harbor. I need to go back!

s/v Odyssey
Catalina 30
glassdad is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 24 Old 07-17-2013
Puget Sound Pounder
 
kellysails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
Posts: 635
Thanks: 21
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

On our homeward leg from the San Juan Islands, popping out our asymmetrical spinnaker with 12 knots of perfect north wind. Seattle and Mount Rainier in the background. It was a perfect moment. That one will be tough to beat but we will give it go.

[IMG][/IMG]
jephotog likes this.
kellysails is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 24 Old 07-17-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Reading The Hobbit to my two boys as a bedtime story while on the hook in Oyster Bay after a nice dinner ashore.
Plumbean is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Plumbean For This Useful Post:
kellysails (07-17-2013)
post #19 of 24 Old 07-17-2013
no longer reading SailNet
 
Alex W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 2
Thanked 140 Times in 133 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Short tacking out of Malaspina Inlet with my wife at the helm and me handling sail trim in about 10 knots of wind. Planning tacks around the rocks that we had to dodge and trying to be efficient while doing so. Great sailing! It was even more fun seeing another boat follow us out (two at first, but one gave up and fired up the iron genny).

Or maybe it was the peaceful night that we had in Isabel Bay just the night before, with the whole cove to ourselves and not a sound in the world. We read aloud a couple of chapters of "The Curve of Time" (much thanks to Faster for mentioning it on Sailnet in another northoceanbeach thread) every night and it's been a great addition to our travels here.

jephotog likes this.

I'm no longer participating on SailNet.
Alex W is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 24 Old 07-17-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
Posts: 2,321
Thanks: 54
Thanked 46 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

First sail on our new boat. First day 206 miles. Second day on deck alone at end of watch at ~5a. No land in sight. ~50m off N.J./N.Y. coast. Can see thunderstorms and lighting over land to port for miles on end. Dark and stars to starboard. Only sounds those god made. In 35kts true DDW with double reefed main and full solent on pole wing and wing averaging 9-10 with 11+ when wave comes under counter. Boat on autopilot. Standing hanging on to back of hard dodger with face taking spray from time to time. Wife comes out of companionway with hot oatmeal, coffee and a kiss. She takes watch. Perfect.
jephotog and joebeach like this.

s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
outbound is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Moment on USA davidpm General Discussion (sailing related) 0 02-21-2013 12:13 AM
What was your moment? ParadiseParrot General Discussion (sailing related) 17 08-18-2012 10:56 AM
Favorite or not so favorite Sailing, sailing related, or had a scene or two on a boat Calabego General Discussion (sailing related) 10 11-19-2008 07:00 PM
Hear ye, hear ye, forum dress code bestfriend General Discussion (sailing related) 26 03-02-2007 07:25 AM
Summer Sailing - Sign Up on the new Summer Sailstice website. NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 05-17-2006 07:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome