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Traveling to New Zealand: Home of the 2021 America’s Cup

Taking advantage of our sailing charter’s off season, Captain Al and I headed down under to New Zealand. After one long flight and a few shorter flights we spotted the shoreline of New Zealand. What a beautiful coast line that is! We arrived from the west and on a beautiful clear day and we could see miles and miles of coastline . Continue reading “Traveling to New Zealand: Home of the 2021 America’s Cup”

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Fest is my Favorite Weekend of the Year!

The last weekend of July is my favorite weekend of the year, as that is when the Newport Folk Festival takes place. It has become such a popular event that it sells out in minutes before a single artist is announced.  Three outdoor and one indoor stage provide great performances from 11 am until sunset. Continue reading “Newport Folk Fest is my Favorite Weekend of the Year!”

Volvo Ocean Race preview

Volvo Ocean Race Preview

I love the Volvo Ocean Race!  For the 2014 -2015 race I was following and rooting for Team SCA in particular.  I would look at my phone ap first thing in the morning and the last thing at night to find out the latest information.  For the Newport stop over I was able to volunteer at the race village and that was a lot of fun.  I was even entrusted with holding the actual trophy! Continue reading “Volvo Ocean Race Preview”


First Sail on AlyKat Watching Laser Racing

We took AlyKat out for a quick sail with some friends and came upon the Newport Laser regatta.  It was fun watching  the racing up close.  Captain Al is an experienced laser racer so he knew where we could watch the race close by without interfering with the regatta itself.  It was a little cool today but it was great being out on the water again.

Watching Laser racing from AlyKat
Watching Laser racing from AlyKat in Newport RI