Category Archives: Sailing

Weekend Pictures

This weekend was pretty busy. On Saturday we had Ben’s birthday party at a local park (Sawmill Park). It was a perfect location for a game of capture the flag. And with only 6 kids at the party, there was … Continue reading

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How to Buy Cruising Sails by Judy Blumhorst

After reading my post about my experiences buying a cruising sail for the O’day 22 online, Judy Blumhorst of Hyde Sails Direct offered to provide her perspective on purchasing cruising sails online. I think that it is a good summary of what … Continue reading

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A Weekend On The Water With William

Will came over on Saturday morning to spend the weekend sailing and camping in Long Island Sound. We decided that there was room for Targa to join us, so it was the two of us plus one dog for a … Continue reading

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A few questions with Judy B at Hyde Sails Direct (or Purchasing Sails for the Beginner)

I mentioned in my last post that I had been contacted by Judy Blumhorst from Hyde Sails Direct. She had read my post about my sail purchase this spring from a competitor. I asked her a few questions about her … Continue reading

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Another Source for Sails

I was contacted today by Judy from Hyde Sails Direct. She had seen my earlier post on my mainsail purchase for the O’Day 22. I had missed her business when I was looking at new sails which is a shame, … Continue reading

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New O’Day 22 Mainsail!

The new mainsail for the O’day arrived by FedEx today. It has been nearly 9 weeks since I ordered the sail from Peak Sails North America. The sails look nice, but of course I’m not an expert on sails – … Continue reading

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New Sails (I hope)

Okay, I’m done complaining about the snow. At least until the next time it snows this spring. I have had the O’day 22 in the water for the past two summers. The mainsail is (I believe) the original. Which makes … Continue reading

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Yet another sailing post!

Maybe a month ago I complained that we had hardly used the sailboat this season. It wasn’t any one person’s fault in particular. We just had a busy summer. However we have been out each of the past three weekends, … Continue reading

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Camping off of Giants Neck Beach

After work on Friday, Susanna, the dogs, and I headed down to the sailboat for a short overnight trip.  We again loaded up gear and headed south down the Niantic River. We passed under the Amtrak bridge and raised the … Continue reading

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Another Day Sailing on Long Island Sound (Pictures)

Today we took the final sail of the summer break. Susanna, the boys, and I loaded the dogs up and headed down the Niantic River and out to the sound. It was the first time that we have taken the … Continue reading

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