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.

The America's Cup

11 June 2017 | Our own private showing of the America's Cup Trophy, photo by Jens Hoyer
Caroline
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.
On our final night, the surprise guest in our private dining room, was none other than The America's Cup trophy, accompanied by its ever present armed guards. Totally classy grand finale to an amazing weekend!!

A 1 second Delta!

11 June 2017 | At the finish line
Caroline
In the elimination races, New Zealand finishing 1 second ahead of Sweden

A little Bubbly for the Ride

10 June 2017 | Bermuda
Caroline

Off to the Races

09 June 2017 | photo by Jens Hoyer
Caroline

Our BMW Sportsyacht raced us to the best possible spots for spectating the America's Cup elimination races.

Our Fantasy Weekend

02 June 2017 | Oracle Team Base Tour, Bermuda
Caroline
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 cruise aboard a private catamaran yacht, our own chauffeured BMW; a welcome gala event and much much more.
We were to leave on June 9th, but had to accept our “prize” immediately.
“Right. Moby, are they asking us to pay the taxes up front and send a pre-paid money order to Nigeria?”
“No, Caroline. I think this is actually legit. I think we won a trip to Bermuda next weekend. Do you want to go?”
“Of course I want to go!”
Phenomenal does not begin to describe our whirlwind trip to see the America’s Cup.

Commodore's Ball

20 May 2017 | Rochester Yacht Club
Caroline
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.
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