Some of you may know that we've been preparing to sail our "new" 1984 Sabre 34 home from CT to MD, starting this past weekend. Well, we did indeed depart, and the boat is now on the Chesapeake Bay! She's not home quite yet, as it worked out well to make the trip in two "legs", the first from CT to VA, the second from VA to MD (this coming weekend).
Once I have more pics together, I'll post more of them, and more details of our trip. Suffice to say it was WET, and we made good time. We took the Long Island Sound through NYC route, then out at Sandy Hook straight to the Chesapeake Bay. It took us about 71 hours from departure to arrival, and that includes
the 9 hours we anchored at night near Throgs Neck. We averaged 6.1 knots while underway--not too bad--though it rained and rained, so we were always in foulies everything was always wet.
Anyway, the point is that we all arrived safely, the boat did very well, and she's almost home.
More to come... For now, here's a pic of Valinor taken shortly after we arrived at the marina at 5am. Thanks as always to all the Sailnet members who helped me through the purchase and prepping for launch this spring.