Last season we successfully shipped the mast to Rochester, motored the Hudson river and Erie canal. With lots of help from Mark, we re-rigged the boat at RYC and set sail to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway with cousin Cole as foredeck.The Grateful Red is now on the hard on the Bras D’Or lake in Breton Island, Nova Scotia.The 2019 Season starts after Memorial Day.
My Canadian sailing permit ends June 28 so we need to leave Bras D’Or by June first, Lunenberg by 8th, Yarmouth the 16th and reenter US territorial waters by crossing the Bay Fundy with 30-foot tides.In addition to Kristine and I there are a couple crew on each of the Canadian legs – more are welcome.
By June 28th the Grateful Red will have checked in at Cutler Maine.From June 29 to July 14 will sailing the many islands of Desert Island, Acadia National park and Bar Harbor.Short sailing days with lots of stops and anchoring at night.Should be summertime in upper Maine.
Week of July 13 to 20th will sail from Camden, MA to Provincetown, Cape Cod.An overnight ending in Provincetown.Looking for overnight crew.The next week is a short – sailing along Cape Cod and thru the canal to Narragansett bay will pick up the next generation crew on July 25 in New Bedford, Mass.
The month of August is Jazz at Five in Madison, time in Cove Haven marina and on a buoy in Newport.The Grateful Red will leave Newport early September for Block Island, Long Island to Cape May NJ.Been to all three – will be great times on shore.There will be an overnight – looking for overnight sailors.
Week of September 16th is the Jensen Healy Nationals, will take off from Cape May Sept. 23 for the Delaware Chesapeake canal, Baltimore, MDand season end.
Email or call with questions.Looking forward to another great season.