Great Lakes Sailing

Vessel Name: Charrette
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First 38
Hailing Port: Sister Bay, WI
About: We are an experienced Great Lakes cruising family of 4 (boys 16 and 12) who live aboard during the summer months. In addition to cruising, we also enjoy JAM racing as well as Flying Scot one design racing at the Ephraim Yacht Club where both boys are accomplished racers.
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Charrette is a 1983 Beneteau First 38 auxilary sloop with a fast modern hull shape, a deep fin keel and spade rudder configuration. She is fast, stable, roomy and does not look dated despite being over 25 years old. She is a sister ship to the S/V Bagheera, a First 38 that circumnavigated the [...]
19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI
19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI
19 August 2008 | Whitefish Point, MI
19 August 2008 | Grand Marais, MI
14 August 2008 | Murray Bay, Grand Island (Munising)
14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI
14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI
09 August 2008 | Lower Keewanaw Waterway Indent
09 August 2008 | Lower Keewanaw Waterway Indent
06 August 2008 | Lilly Pond Kewaunaw Waterway Upper Entry
06 August 2008 | Black River, MI
06 August 2008 | Black River, MI
06 August 2008 | La Pointe Harbor
06 August 2008 | La Pointe Harbor Via Bayfield
01 August 2008 | Raspberry Island Sand Spit
01 August 2008 | Rocky Island
01 August 2008 | Rocky Island Via Devils Island
01 August 2008 | Stockton Island
01 August 2008 | Village of La Point, Madeline Island, WI
01 August 2008 | Bayfield WI
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19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/14/08

19 August 2008 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/13/08

19 August 2008 | Whitefish Point, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/12/08

19 August 2008 | Grand Marais, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/11/08

14 August 2008 | Murray Bay, Grand Island (Munising)

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/10/08

14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

8/9/08

Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise

06 August 2008 | La Pointe Harbor Via Bayfield
John
8/1/08

La Pointe Harbor Via Bayfield

Overnight dense fog developed, but was lifting by 0800. We left by 0900 into a building west wind that soon had us scooting along at over 7 kts. A boat ahead of us was motoring so naturally, I began trimming the sails a little harder in order to catch up and then pass. With every puff we got a little closer and right before the Apostle Island Marina entrance, we were behind by only a boat length so we considered that a moral victory anyway. In the Apostles, Bayfield is really the only game in town with regard to provisioning and even there it is limited but they do have a nice albeit small IGA and an Ace Hardware store. Temporary transient space is limited, but we found that it is possible in most cases to lay at the end of the C dock opposite of the fuel dock and then ask the dockmaster permission after doing so. In our case, it allowed us grab some groceries and a "real" shower, send e-mail and plug into shore power for a few hours to charge our batteries that between the layovers and the excellent sailing that we've had the last few days were beginning to suffer. Soon we were on our way over to the bay near La Pointe on Madeline Island where we swam, went ashore to visit the library and watched the boats go by as this area is an excellent people watching spot.
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