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Search: Posts Made By: aerie
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,842
Posted By aerie
two boat owner by choice

I have a Beneteau 42CC in the Caribbean and a C&C 33 on the Great Lakes. If you count dinghies and kayaks my fleet consists of six boats. It works for me to have the boats in different cruising...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By aerie
Asa 103/104

As an ASA instructor with a boat on Lake Erie, I can help you with that. I specialize in training couples how to work together as a team.

Another Great Lake option is to drop your boat in at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By aerie
Strictly Sail Chicago

Is anyone on Sailnet planning to attend Strictly Sail Chicago next weekend? I'll be there and will be hanging out in the booths for Northern Breezes Sailing School and the Great Lakes Singlehanded...
Forum: C & C 01-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By aerie
C&C Owners Great Lakes rendezvous

I seem to recall seeing somewhere that there is an annual gathering of C&C owners somewhere on the Great Lakes. I will be cruising Shanti (C&C 33 MkII) on Lake Ontario this July. Does anyone have...
Forum: C & C 01-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 3,219
Posted By aerie
C&C MkII owner

I have owned Shanti, a C&C 33 Mk II, since 2004 and I couldn't be happier with her. I live aboard and cruise the Great Lakes and this summer I will be on Lakes Erie and Ontario. I'm thinking of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By aerie
St Martin fees

I anchored on the French side of Simpson Bay Lagoon last month after entering on the Dutch side. I anchored in Simpson Bay to wait for the bridge to open at 1730. There is no fee to use either the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By aerie
offshore sailing

As a volunteer crew who has completed five Caribbean 1500's I would suggest you reconsider your decision not to do a long offshore passage. If you really want to cruise the Caribbean and you only...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-06-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,490
Posted By aerie
Autopilot as second crew member

I singlehand my 42-footer in the Caribbean and consider my below-decks autopilot my second crew member. Yes, it's an energy hog, but a wind vane will not work if there's no wind. You need to be able...
Forum: Chartering 01-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By aerie
Check out TMM in the BVI

I keep my boat with TMM in the BVI and can highly recommend this smaller company where you are not lost in the crowd. They do a thorough chart briefing and send a staff member out with you for a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-23-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,706
Posted By aerie
I started out sailing solo but soon crossed paths...

I started out sailing solo but soon crossed paths with a man who is as passionate about sailing and living aboard as I am. I have ended relationships in the past because the guy didn't "get it." I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By aerie
Leaving Dominica bound for Antigua

Zanshin,

I suppose you have left Antigua by now, and I'm just now leaving Dominica tomorrow with plans to be in Antigua by Dec 5. I will be back in the BVI the third week in December. I do know...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,857
Posted By aerie
Caribbean 1500 passage notes

I was crewing on Joy For All in the Caribbean 1500, and we had our best and fastest passage yet. I was expecting a rough Gulf Stream crossing after several days of north wind, but it turned out to be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By aerie
Singlehanded cruising in the Caribbean

I can't find the original thread on this topic, so thought I'd start a new one to post my update. To summarize my original post, I'm the woman who invited a male friend to join her on a six-week...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,101
Posted By aerie
Michael Beans and Eric Stone

The International Cruiser's party was great fun. I loved Eric Stone's sound so much I bought two CDs. Michael Beans gave his usual Happy Arrrh Pirate Show. Bob Bitchin posted some photos here:...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-14-2009
Replies: 140
Views: 30,806
Posted By aerie
getting back aboard

Around the bar in Culebra, PR a few months ago several of us who singlehand were talking about what would happen if we fell overboard wearing a harness and tethered to the boat. One of them actually...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-09-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,857
Posted By aerie
Caribbean 1500 boats arriving in BVI

I just talked to Rosemary from Crazy Horse this morning on the radio after we both arrived in the BVI in record time. I first met Rosemary and Bill two years ago when Joy For All was rafted off Crazy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,857
Posted By aerie
SPOT personal tracker

I have a Spot tracker and here is the link to my share page:

SPOT Shared Page (http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=06u74tVpIKnn1UMIXTIGIGBTSmWF5noZl)

I will be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-28-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,922
Posted By aerie
Sailing Fundamentals

To get back on the original topic, as a new sailor you should join the ASA. Learn to Sail and Earn Your Sailing Certification With the ASA (http://www.asa.com) Membership gives you a free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By aerie
Smaller boats are welcome, but...

You are exactly right. In the past the smaller boats were not able to keep up and the fleet became separated. Smaller boats are allowed to participate with prior approval from the rally organizers,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By aerie
There is always someone looking for last-minute...

There is always someone looking for last-minute crew due to business or family crisis or health reasons. In fact, the first time I did the 1500 I was matched to a boat just 2 days before we left...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,508
Posted By aerie
The engine problem turned out to be the timing...

The engine problem turned out to be the timing belt being off by one sprocket. The engine had to be taken almost completely apart and rebuilt once we arrived in Hampton. After the repair, it ran as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,508
Posted By aerie
You can believe that Phil Rubright's death was...

You can believe that Phil Rubright's death was one of the topics of conversation during GLSS events on the Great Lakes this summer. All three of the crew of Freefall were injured in the rollover and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,857
Posted By aerie
I'll be heading south the same time with the...

I'll be heading south the same time with the Caribbean 1500. Where are you waiting for your weather window?

Where are you planning to cruise after you reach STT? I'll be cruising in my own boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By aerie
Caribbean 1500

The 20th annual Caribbean 1500 rally is scheduled to leave Hampton, VA on November 2. The offshore passage to the British Virgin Islands will take 8 to 14 days. I will be crewing on Joy For All again...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,508
Posted By aerie
Today marks the one-year anniversary of my BFS....

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my BFS. Here is the story I wrote about it. This story and others can also be found in the link to my blog.

“Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan. Hello all...
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