Ships Log

The Tattersfields at Sea

04 September 2016
28 August 2016 | NextDim Mooring (or thereabouts)
13 August 2016 | South Dartmouth
07 August 2016 | New Bedford
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

Hurricane Hermine

04 September 2016
Having caused chaos in Florida, TS Hermine is forecast to cause strong winds and a storm surge at the same time as highest astronomical tides. So we went down and prepared the boat as best we could.

The mystery of the missing mooring!

28 August 2016 | NextDim Mooring (or thereabouts)
Sunny NNE 15 knots
Niki and I sailed up Buzzards Bay (into the wind of course) planning to spend the night on the Collins' mooring, that they had kindly lent to us while up in Maine.
Only problem was we couldn't find the mooring!

With help from the launch drivers and many emails/texts we ended up on a small ball that looked to be in the right place and watched what seemed to be a wedding on the shore. Spent the evening driving around all the moorings just to be sure it was gone.

Turned out that the yard had hauled the mooring to repair it, thinking it wasn't going to be needed until Labor day. When NextDim returned a week before then Dave had the same experience as we did. LOL.

Smart Divers

13 August 2016 | South Dartmouth
Dove on the boat and cleared the prop and speedo of barnacles. We did a quick sea trial and it seems much better (no squeeling) but there is still some rudder vibration.

Incredibly hot and humid so didn't stay long. Went and visited the Beneteau people and looked at a Swift Trawler.


07 August 2016 | New Bedford
Sunnty, humid. Wind built to 20+.
Calum and Yole came for a sail.
It was BBR weekend and we watched the 420 fleets as their circle was near New Bedford.
Wind built during the day to over 20 knots, so we reefed while the racers flew kites :)
A lot of prop vibration. Made the transmission squeal again. Similar to last year when the transmission failed, which was a tad worrying. Will ask the diver to unfoul the prop.

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.
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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