Sail-about the World

Hallberg-Rassy 53 "Arielle" with her crew Bassam and Rachael Hammoudeh sailing adventures.

03 September 2017 | Oxford, MD: Flatty Cove
30 May 2017 | Annapolis to Bermuda and back
28 May 2017 | Annapolis, MD, USA
17 May 2017 | Bermuda
17 May 2017 | Bermuda
11 May 2017 | Navy Yard, Bermuda
08 May 2017 | St. George's Harbor
06 May 2017 | Bermuda St George
06 May 2017 | Bermuda, St. George's
02 May 2017 | Only 113 NM from Bermuda
30 April 2017 | North Atlantic Ocean
29 April 2017 | Fishing Bay
28 April 2017 | Cove Pt.
28 April 2017 | Cove Pt
18 March 2017 | Annapolis Landing Marina
13 March 2017 | Annapolis, MD
23 February 2017 | Annapolis to Maine USA
07 February 2017 | Highlights of our 2016 Maine Cruise
21 January 2014 | Chesapeake Bay
17 December 2013 | Offshore

Sail to Oxford, MD

03 September 2017 | Oxford, MD: Flatty Cove
BaH
Nice to get away and sail in light winds from Annapolis to Oxford. The highlight of the passage was seeing Pride of Baltimore with full sails passing us by.

Bermuda passage stats

30 May 2017 | Annapolis to Bermuda and back
BAH
We covered the 640 NM from Chespeake Bay gate to St. Georges cut in 4 days. The passage their was beam reach sailing all the way. It was a memorable sail to say the least. The return passage required more strategic hunting for tge winds. We started with a stationary high and no wind for first 24 hours. We hunted for predicted northerly wind at higher latitudes. Once we found them, we sailed due west towards US. On the third and fourth days, wind shifted to south easterly and strengthened. We still managed to cover the 640 NM is 4 days as well.

We have returned home

28 May 2017 | Annapolis, MD, USA
BAH
Our 4 week cruise to Bermuda and back is now over. Funny how we thought that four weeks would be enough. That some how we would be able to do all the things we wanted and could do on this enchanted isleland in that short time. I know understand why they grant visiting yachts a 3 month stay and will happily grant another 3 months should you ask for it. I can imagine a 6 months stay there now. With monthly bus/ferry pass, you can go and do every where and see so much of this small atoll in the deep Atlantic Ocean. This was only a small taste to wet our appetite.

Bermuda bays

17 May 2017 | Bermuda
BAH
What a sea view of some of the island bays and beaches.

Gibbs Light House

17 May 2017 | Bermuda
BAH
Lovely tour of light house and then Horse Shoe Bay.

America's Cub

11 May 2017 | Navy Yard, Bermuda
BAH
We visited the Navy Yard where the 2017 America's Cub races will be held starting on May 26.
Vessel Name: Arielle
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg-Rassy HR53
Hailing Port: Annapolis, MD
Crew: Bassam & Rachael Hammoudeh
About: Sail-About adventures on the good ship Arielle.
Arielle's Photos - Main
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Americ's Cub Village
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Installing 600 Watt of thin film panels on top of bimini.
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Annapolis to Mount Desert Island Maine.
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