Mezzaluna

21 May 2015 | Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador
08 May 2015 | Panama City
01 May 2015 | Panama City
30 November 2014 | Kralendijk, Bonaire
10 November 2014 | Prickley Bay, Grendeda
13 October 2014 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad to Prickly Bay, Grenada
10 October 2014 | Power Boats Boat Yard, Chaguaramas, TT , W.I.
10 October 2014 | Power Boats Boat Yard, Chaguaramas, TT , W.I.
22 June 2014 | Scotland Bay, Chaguaramas, T&T
20 June 2014 | Chagauramus, Trinidad
02 May 2014 | Deshaies River, Guadeloupe
22 April 2014 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
17 April 2014 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
26 March 2014 | Statia
21 March 2014 | Saba
02 March 2014 | BVI
26 February 2014 | Norman Island, BVI
24 February 2014 | Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke, BVI
13 February 2014 | Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas
22 January 2014 | Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico

The More Things Change....

22 April 2014 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
Katie
....the more they stay the same. Going to a regatta, out spectating in a runabout, Jeff shooting photos of sailboats - still the same. Started over 30 years ago with E boat regattas on Nagawicka Lake, continued on with X boat regattas on Pine Lake, Optimist regattas on North Lake, C boat regattas on Okauchee Lake, A boat regattas on Pewaukee Lake... Now, it is the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in the Caribbean.

There were 2 days of ogling all these magnificent yachts as they were coming into Falmouth Harbor, down the channel past all the anchored cruising vessels. To have a closer look at all the teak, mahogany, bronze, and superb craftsmanship we walked the docks at the Antigua Yacht Club where the smell of varnish permeated the air as all the crews were busy with last minute touch-ups before the judging for the Concours d'Elegance. We kibitzed with friends, took in the evenings' programs and watched the sun go down as we enjoyed the complimentary beverages and savory hors d'oeuvres served nightly from the Panerai tent on the lawn.

A hike with friends and their dog to a high bluff with a panoramic view of Windward Bay and beyond where over a dozen classic yachtsmen were demonstrating their individual skills on the course was our viewing platform for the single handed race. The next day, we thought up close and personal would be fun on the first day of full crew racing so we took Beamer, our trusty dinghy, out to ride the swells and look down the line as fleet after fleet maneuvered their way through the starting sequence until more than 50 yachts were across the line and racing.

As these classic beauties zig-zagged their way toward an unseen mark on the horizon we steered Beamer to the beach and hiked to a higher vantage point for a good view overlooking the finish line. The first boat to cross the finish line was our favorite, Lily Maid built in 1904, who had been working furiously on their prop shaft while anchored next to us in the days preceding the regatta. Close behind on the course was Rainbow, a newly built J-boat, who sailed to the port of the finish pin rather than between the bouy and committee boat thus missing the finish line! Four other boats came in before the helmsman and crew realized their mistake and sailed back onto the course to cross the line and finish the race. The more things change.... the more they stay the same!
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Vessel Name: Mezzaluna
Vessel Make/Model: Baba 40
Hailing Port: Bay View, WI
Crew: Jeff Anderson & Katie Lauritzen
About:
Although relatively new to big boat sailing, Jeff has been racing scows for over 40 years, with Katie as crew for the better part of the last 27. Katies’ first sail was with Jeff when he invited her to go sailing on his M16 scow when both were going to college. [...]
Extra:
Mezzaluna is a big girl with an exciting past. The boat was designed by Robert Perry and built in Taiwan. She is a blue water cruiser weighting in at 29,000lbs dry. Originally purchased by someone in Chicago, she sailed Lake Michigan for a few years. The next owner, Dave Engel, at the helm of [...]
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Scenes from our rock hopping adventure in Guadeloupe
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Created 6 May 2014
Pictures during a weekend of serious fun racing our boat/home in the Heineken Regatta.
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Created 29 March 2014
Snapshots of the island.
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Created 22 January 2014
Celebrating with our Luperon friends in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
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Created 5 January 2014
Annual trip with lady friends to Lilly Bay Lodge on Lily Bay, Lake Michigan outside the city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Created 18 August 2013
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Created 16 February 2013
The journey from Bimini across the Great Bahamas Bank to Frazier's Hog Cay along with people, places, and adventure at Frazier's Hog Cay and Chub Cay.
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Created 11 February 2013
Moments in time captured with the camera.
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Created 8 February 2013
A look at the places and adventures we had during our six week stay on a City Marina mooring ball in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida
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Created 4 February 2013
Snapshots from adventures with Bill and Steve when they visited during winter holidays.
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Created 29 December 2012
Snapshots of our road trip adventures in outlying areas of Charleston with Randy Mintken,a former Delafield neighbor who has spent the last 15 years in the Carolinas. Renewing the warm friendship made the cold and rainy weather a lot more tolerable.
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Created 4 December 2012
Great people, pets, and wild things at the hurricane party and 3 potlucks during the 16 days we holed up at Whittaker Point Marina during Hurricane Sandy and while doing boat maintenance projects.
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Created 10 November 2012
Highlights from our 25 mile trip up the Chester River and visit to Chestertown.
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Created 2 October 2012
Some snapshots from the Eastern Shore in Rock Hall and Swan Creek
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Created 2 October 2012
Chesapeake Bay, Sillery Bay, and Rhode River with Sharon and Gene
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Created 2 October 2012
Maryland Blue Crabs from Trap to Table
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Created 2 October 2012
A meager attempt to capture the grandeur of water going over rocks....
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Created 25 August 2012
Views going down the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Tonawanda, New York
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Created 24 August 2012
Looked at a lot of water on Lake Erie during the journey from Cleveland, Ohio to Buffalo, New York. Took pictures from the boat while in port for the night at Conneaut, Ohio and Dunkirk, New York.
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Created 17 August 2012
Sights and fun times all along the waterfront.
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Created 5 August 2012
Our first stop on Lake Erie, this resort town on South Bass Island.
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Created 5 August 2012
An old fishing ice house renovated to create a unique yacht club
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Created 4 August 2012
Captured moments from a weekend with good friends sharing good times and good food.
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Created 4 August 2012
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Created 24 July 2012
Beautiful boat at Yacht Haven Marina
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Created 18 July 2012
Going east from Lake Michigan into Lake Huron. Stayed in St. Ignace at the marina then continued on to do a harbor drive through at Mackinac Island.
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Created 18 July 2012
Photo ops from our 2 night stay in St. James Harbor, called Paradise Bay by the locals, at Beaver Island.
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Created 17 July 2012
Small wonders found while hiking.
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Created 17 July 2012
Entertaining myself taking artsy shots on the boat while motor sailing between Lake Michigan ports of Pentwater, Portage Lake, Leland, and Beaver Island.
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Created 13 July 2012
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Created 12 July 2012
Family and friends help with the moving sale and stop by Mezzaluna to say farewell before Jeff cuts the line.
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Created 10 July 2012
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Created 7 July 2012
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Created 14 June 2009
Pictures of Mezzaluna and the work to bring her back on the water.
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Created 15 May 2009
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