Sailing in the city

November 7, 2007

Tillerman is looking for Sailing in the City photos. Here’s several photos I’ve taken while sailing in and around Boston.

Aboard a Rhodes 19, with Boston in the background. This photo sits on my desk:

A Rhodes 19 heading back to Boston:

Looking toward, Boston, as the sun sinks:

A great view, from atop Spectacle Island, looking down on Boston:

Fort Independence, Boston:

The USS Constitution, I think?

Boat heading back to their berth, with the TD Banknorth Garden in the background:

I kind of like how the bloom from the sun consuming the sidestays:

A Rhodes 19, hiking in the Boston harbor:

A cruise ship with right-of-way (do you want to wait for him to bear off?) in Boston harbor:

A super windy day, just prior to heading out into the Boston harbor, with MIT racing under the CITGO sign:

A Cape Cod Mercury heading back to the dock, with Boston in the background:

The Charles river toward sunset, with Mass Ave. and Cambridge in the background:

You can find more of my sailing photos via my Flickr sailing set.

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If I had a boat

October 17, 2007

(via Proper Course)

Awesome video of on-board action, chill music. Makes me want to get some non-dinghy sailing experience. This is one of those things that makes sailing fun.

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Have UR card available

August 22, 2007

I did some Friday beercan informal racing earlier in the month.  While finishing downwind on a heavy wind day, a puff of wind hit us.  In the leeward bow position, I wasn’t able to react quick enough to join my skipper on the windward side of the boat to balance the puff of wind.  In a span of five seconds, we death-rolled and capsized.  While capsizing, I (unsuccessfully) tried to keep dry by getting on top of the boat.  After the capsize, and freeing myself from the sheets (it’s scary when the boat is rotating hull up and you have a sheet (rope) around your leg), my finger was hurting.

Three hours in the ER later, and I learned that I had fractured the tip of my middle finger.  Fun.

Fast forward two weeks to the follow-up appointment.

While filling in medical information at the orthopedic hand surgeon’s office, I noticed a note on one of the forms, which read (paraphrased):

Have UR insurance card available for photocopying.

How awesome is that?  No picture, unfortunately, but I’ll try to get one when I return to their office.

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On The Road With Cindy & Jeff | Are You Ready For Your Close Up?

May 2, 2007

Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth and Lawrence Fishburn are here [in Boston] working on a film called “21”.

On The Road With Cindy & Jeff | Are You Ready For Your Close Up?

Aha, that’s the movie I saw being filmed on the Mass Ave bridge.  I was sailboat racing (my first time racing!) that morning at Community Boating, and we were notified that we could not sail close to the bridge.  There was the occasional helicopter flyby, and some police boats in the water.

At a certain point in the afternoon, MIT, whose boathouse is situated much closer to the bridge, also had boats out racing.  The film crew either finished shooting, or MIT’s racing took place far enough away from the bridge.

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Spot the boat and win a prize

January 18, 2007

Folks in Sydney, NSW, Australia sure like their boats. Check it out for yourself.

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