Sapphire Sailing Adventures

Vessel Name: Sapphire
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41
Hailing Port: Rochester, NY
Crew: Moby & Caroline Burton
11 June 2017 | Our own private showing of the America's Cup Trophy, photo by Jens Hoyer
11 June 2017 | At the finish line
10 June 2017 | Bermuda
09 June 2017 | photo by Jens Hoyer
02 June 2017 | Oracle Team Base Tour, Bermuda
20 May 2017 | Rochester Yacht Club
04 May 2017 | Waterfront dining on Kiawah
03 May 2017 | Match point in a Tiebreaker!
02 May 2017 | Spotted this handsome fellow biking past a pond in Kiawah
01 May 2017 | Oyster Roast at Mingo Point, Kiawah Island
01 May 2017 | Pre-match activies
30 April 2017 | Everybody geared up and ready for the matches to begin, Kiawah Island, S.C.
21 April 2017 | Spice Island Marina, Prickly Bay, Grenada
20 April 2017 | Coast Guard Station, Prickly Bay, Grenada
19 April 2017 | All stripped down with sails folded and bagged
19 April 2017 | Moby to the Rescue
15 April 2017 | Sapphire's Galley
15 April 2017 | En Route to Grenada
13 April 2017 | Tobago Cays, Afta da Lobstah
13 April 2017 | Snorkeling the Reef in Tobago Cays
Recent Blog Posts
11 June 2017 | Our own private showing of the America's Cup Trophy, photo by Jens Hoyer

The America's Cup

The America's Cup Trophy is priceless. It is actually guarded 24/7 by two guards wearing white gloves and bulletproof vests. If you try to shake their hand, they can't let your hand touch their palm of their gloves.

11 June 2017 | At the finish line

A 1 second Delta!

In the elimination races, New Zealand finishing 1 second ahead of Sweden

09 June 2017 | photo by Jens Hoyer

Off to the Races

02 June 2017 | Oracle Team Base Tour, Bermuda

Our Fantasy Weekend

The email came in on June 2 that we had supposedly won an all expense paid BMW America’s Cup Sweepstakes to include roundrip airfare for two to Bermuda; accommodations at the luxurious Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Bermuda; two days of premium race viewing aboard a BMW Yachtsport 28; a sunset dinner [...]

20 May 2017 | Rochester Yacht Club

Commodore's Ball

Trading in my tennis shoes for heels, headed on back to Rochester in time for the Commodore's Ball and a chance to see Moby all dressed up in a tux.

Tyler's Graduation

12 May 2012 | LA at last!
Caroline
I was heading off to my youngest son, Tyler’s, college graduation. It was one of the biggest events of my life, long anticipated from the day he was born, and one that no mother would miss. However, thanks to a four-hour delay by American Airlines, I missed it.

I had managed to retrieve my checked luggage, got my seat moved up to be in position to be the first person off the plane. (Due to lack of storage space on Sapphire, no rolling suitcases are allowed on our boat.) So I then had to sprint two miles, lugging a heavy duffle and carryon. Zipped my way through security to find that my connecting flight had left six minutes earlier. It was the last flight out Thursday night, which meant there would be no possible way that I could make it to Tyler’s 8 AM graduation.
Tyler’s 2nd ceremony, for the USC Engineering School, was due to begin at 10:45 AM and the replacement flight that American Airlines had stuck me on, was due to land at 11 AM. En route, I noticed on the flight path screen that our plane was making all sorts of extreme detours.

“We apologize for the delay” our Captain announced. “Our President is at the LAX Airport saying goodbye to George Clooney, who has just made a significant campaign contribution. Anyway, the detour that you have undoubtably noticed, is due to the fact that there are about 100 planes out here, trying to avoid colliding. We will be back on course as soon as we are given the word that the coast is clear.”

I was still hoping beyond hope that I could somehow make it to USC before Tyler’s name was called to cross the stage. When we at last landed, there was still another delay, due to the malfunction of the flight bridge.

Despite all of the drama, my oldest son, Nick, saved the day. He had borrowed a car from Tyler’s roommate, picked me up and dropped me off at USC not 5 minutes before Ty’s name was called to cross the stage.  I was absolutely ecstatic.

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