The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

21 August 2019 | Straits Marina, Mackinaw City
06 August 2019 | Village of Brockport
30 July 2019
27 July 2019
21 June 2019 | Wickford Cove Marina
20 May 2019 | Antlantic Yacht Basin
13 May 2019 | Homer Smith Marina, final Salty Dawg Destination
21 April 2019 | Frenchtown, St. Thomas V.I. Easter Celebration
20 April 2019 | Brewers Bay, St. Thomas VI
11 April 2019 | Nanny Cay Marine, Tortola, BVI
28 March 2019 | Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
25 March 2019
24 February 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua

Lake Ontario - A Great Ride

19 July 2009 | Confederation Basin in Kingston, Ontario
Bob/ Cool, sunny and breezey
We left Niagra On the Lake around 08:00 with a westerly around 10- 15 knots. Bright sun, beautiful breeze and Lucky Bird was flying on a broad reach. It was time for our Hydrovane, our wind driven self-steering device, to earn its keep so I pulled the pins, set the vane and we were off. The vane steered Lucky Bird unassisted most of the way down the lake. We jibed several times which meant resetting the vane and after a while I started to get the hang of it. Later in the evening the wind died down to where the seas and light winds were a little too much for the vane and we would wander a little more than we felt comfortable so pins back into to lock the vane and the rudder and we steered the rest of the night.

The Lake Ontario 300 race is this week end and we found ourselves right in the middle of it. These guys all had their chutes up while we were just jib and maining it at 7 to 8 knots. Around 04:00 this morning the wind picked up to 20 knots so we shortened sail a bit and watched the racers round the eastern mark at Main Duck and Yorkshire Islands. For us the rest of the sail was a tight reach into Kingston; the trip was 24 hours for the length of Ontario.

Showers, a little sleep and then we'll tour Kingston and learn more about Canada.

Now that we are using the Hydrovane and it has become a working member of the crew we'd like to give it a name. How about helping us out; send us an email with name suggestions.

Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
Alice and I have spent considerable time together on the water; cruising and racing on the waters of New England, the Caribbean and Lake Michigan.

Sailing is our passion and together we've been fortunate to experience the thrills, the camaraderie and the enjoyment boating provides. [...]

We seek the freedom, excitement and challenges of voyaging.

Lucky Bird's Photos - Main
This is our second journey south to the Caribbean. This time we've chosen to exit Lake Michigan and proceed south through the in-land waterway system to Mobile. We'll start around Labor Day and take our time exploring the history of middle America.
207 Photos
Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
101 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
31 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
108 Photos
Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009