Ships Log

The Tattersfields at Sea

16 July 2016 | Padenarum
07 July 2016 | Vineyard Haven Breakwater
18 June 2016
07 May 2016 | Brewers Sakonnet Marina
16 April 2016 | Brewers Sakonnet Marina
12 July 2015 | New Bedford approaches
04 July 2015 | Quissett
20 June 2015 | Penikese Is
06 June 2015 | Gooseberry Neck
25 April 2015 | Brewers Sakonnet Marina
12 October 2014 | Portsmouth, RI
01 September 2014 | Buzzards Bay
24 August 2014 | Vinyard Haven. 45NM

Sail around the Bay in the sunshine.

16 July 2016 | Padenarum
No wind to start, but sunny and hot and 10-15 kt sea breeze came up from South in Afternoon
Niki and I sailed around the bay. Practiced Gybing the Spin with just the two of us.
~ 15nm

Vineyard Cup 2016

07 July 2016 | Vineyard Haven Breakwater
Overcast, 15 knots from North, NE occasionally.
Sailing on Next Dimension with the Boss and Crew.

Andy Thwaite came for his first ever sailing experience. We sailed Azurro over on the Thursday via Quicks Hole and used her as a home base. Sailed her back via Woods (into the current!) for the full experience.

The sky was grey but we had a lot of wind and a lot of fun and sailed fast!

Had reserved a mooring north of the breakwater, which turned out not to be such a great idea when the wind came from the north. Very bumpy but the boat held up.

Continued to have issues with the tiller cable on the Torqeedo.

Breezy sail to Mattapoisett and back for the 4th. 28 NM.

03 July 2016 | Mattapoisett
Sunny, NNW 15-18 occasional gusts.
July 4th weekend. Niki and I sailed down to Mattapoisett on Saturday afternoon with 1 reef in.

Very fast reach down across the bay and back around Cormorant Rock.
Next time we should reserve a mooring as all the guest moorings were taken, though the Harbor launch (Ch 68) were very helpful and found us a ball for the night.

We stayed the night. The Tavern is now called the "Inn on Shipyard". Excellent Mexican themed food and a great acoustic guitar player.

The sail back Sunday was the mirror of Saturday. Wind built to about the same. Kept the full main up this time and raced back, sometimes over 8-9 Knots. Was a blast.

Size does not matter regatta

26 June 2016
This is our kinda race. Had a lot of fun. Ross and Erin came along and made it special.

Any race instruction that says things like "if you are over early, shame on you. Don't bother to restart we don't care. Remember this is for fun." is our kinda race.

Had a great race around the bay. We were stunningly fast - which was a big problem because we didn't know where we were going. Niki had to ask the other boats as we went by! (Wow can she trim a sail now - she was way more into it than me, though its great to be able to sail a well trimmed sail by its tell-tales)

And we met everyone at the sail-loft afterward. Sadly a couple of accidents on other boats. One wrist broken (it did get windy) and someone else had to go to the ER. Other sailors came in and we made some new friends and got some great shirts.


Sail to Padenarum 2016

18 June 2016
Niki and I motor sailed to Padenarum in record time.
The guys at the yard had done a great job repairing the sail-drive. New transmission and it shows.

New RIB - North Atlantic Inflatables

17 June 2016
So the Inflatable wouldn't inflate after a winter in the shed. The patches had patches and I couldn't even find the hole.

So the boss gave me approval to buy a new boat so I bought what I should probably have bought originally. A 10' RIB from NAI sold by Jamestown Distributors. Nice to buy something thats made in ME. They have the powder coated Al hulls made in China and then finish them to order.

As we were vehicularly challenged at the time (with the Pilot in the shop) we hired a pickup from Enterprise (and had 150% customer service - that guy was amazing) to drive it 5 miles to the boat. Henry came and helped us load/unload.

Love it when a plan comes together.
Vessel Name: Azurro
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 34
Hailing Port: Portsmouth RI
Crew: Rick, Niki, Regan, Calum, Henry, Helena, Andrew, Yole
About: + Ross, Erin, Tom & Jeremy + Andy Thwaite
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