Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Manhasset Bay to the Statue of Liberty

I motored through NYC on the East River with the current, reaching 9 knots at times. Here is my track with the green line.
It was exciting being so close to downtown Manhattan. 
Right now I am anchored behind the Statue of Liberty and am looking forward to seeing the nighttime view of Manhattan especially the new Freedom Tower. Tomorrow I am headed down to North Carolina, and depending on the track of the storm Erika, will either go around Cape Hatteras or into the Chesapeake and down the ditch. I am hoping that this storm will dissappear over the next few days.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

East Hampton to New York

I did another 24 hour sail this time to Port Washington in Manhasset Bay on the outskirts of NYC. My track is the yellow line.
I wanted a place to provision and stage my next hop to the Statue of Liberty through Hell's Gate on the East River where the tidal current is very strong.
I had a wonderful sail down Long Island Sound where I was able to goose wing the sails for quite some time.
Sunrise on the sound was surreal knowing that a huge city lay just around the corner.
And finally Execution Rock Lighthouse was the scene of many tragedies before it was built in 1850.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nantucket to The Hamptons

Yesterday I set off at 3pm for Three Mile Harbor in New York and arrived today about the same time. The yellow line shows my path.
Hurricane Danny has developed in the Azores and as yet it's path cannot be predicted so I took advantage of a weather window to get me into Long Island Sound. I had a near perfect sail here with winds out of the SE of 5 to 15 knots.
Here was Nantucket as I was leaving.
This was sundown off of Matha's Vineyard.
Here is one of many houses that grace the foreshore of where I am anchored in East Hampton.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket

Had a beautiful 25 mile sail over here today. My track is the yellow line.
Winds were out of the SW and started at 9am around 5 knots increasing to 12 knots when I put the hook down at 3pm. Beautiful sunset here.
Here is a short video of my trip.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sailing from Newport, Rhode island to Martha's Vineyard

Yesterday I sailed the 32 miles from Newport to Vineyard Haven. The USCGC Eagle was an impressive sight as I left.
There was another tall ship sailing in the vineyard as I arrived.
I want to go ashore because the town looks beautiful but because of bad weather I will stay on the boat today.
I put together some video clips of my journey here.