Boston Harbor - Sailboat Rental ideas?
- Hi all,
I've been an active lurker for about a year now, introduced myself
about a year ago, but will do so again. I've been sailing through
the Boston Harbor Sailing Club for two years now, and grew up
sailing in the club ~20 yrs ago. I completed their Masters sailing
course two years ago (up to bareboat charter) and have since headed
up to cape ann, down to falmouth, out to P'town and various points
This summer, I am trying to organize a corporate sailing outing one
Saturday in August (exact date TBD) and am looking for a sailboat to
rent to supplement one I will provide from BHSC and another that
another colleague will provide from the BSC. My friend, and the
captain of the boat to be rented, has an extensive sailing resume,
learning to sail at Kiel University in Germany and since having
crossed the Atlantic three times, circled England in a 26 footer,
and was a charter captain in the BVIs (or somewhere around there).
I know that I can rent from the BHSC if they have a boat, but as
they give preference to members (which, as a member, I think is the
right decision!) I cannot make a long term plan for a reservation.
So, if anyone has a different suggestion, I am very open to it.
Glad to hear your ideas. Thanks all! Feel free to respond here or
to ping me offline (craigvdp at hotmail dot com).
Ask the Expert... Bill ColomboQ. I am a novice at flying a spinnaker. I have a fairly experienced crew and have observed different sequences as we prepare to hoist the spin. I'd like to know if there is a standard sequence we should go through or is it fairly dependent on crew preferences? Can you recommend any printed material on this subject?A. There are quite a few books written on the subject of sail trim and spinnaker flying, however, I will outline the basics:1. Attach the turtle. Hook up the halyard, sheets, and guys. (Bow)2. Position pole on windward side of boat. Place guy in the pole jaw. (Bow and Mast)3. Attach pole to mast and raise inboard end to approximate height. (Mast)4. Attach topping lift and fore guy and hoist pole at right angles to mast. (Mast and Pit)5. Pre-feed spinnaker guy so that the clew reaches the jaw of the pole when the pole is laying against the headstay. (Guy Trimmer)6. Hoist spinnaker all the way up. (Mast and Pit)7. Drop Jib. (Pit and Bow)8. Trim Spinnaker to the wind. (Sheet and Guy)Remember, practice makes perfect.Bill ScanlonUSCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
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