Ships Log

The Tattersfields at Sea

17 October 2017 | Essex, CT
04 September 2017
01 September 2017 | Fatal Rock
25 August 2017 | Onset Bay Marina
20 August 2017 | Wilbur Pt
11 August 2017 | Buzzards Bay, 26NM
06 August 2017 | Buzzards Bay 13 NM
21 July 2017 | Buzzards Bay
17 July 2017 | Marion
15 July 2017 | Cuttyhunk
12 July 2017 | Padenarum
01 July 2017 | Vinyard Haven
25 June 2017
24 June 2017 | Padenarum
10 June 2017 | Padenarum
04 June 2017

Otter - our new Vessel

17 October 2017 | Essex, CT
Sunny, NW 10-20, seas flat
Our foray into the world of power-boating has begun.

EastBay 38.

Labor Day Sail

04 September 2017
22 knots. SW. Gusting 24 knots.
Helena came along. She hasn't had a chance to far this season what with work etc.

Was windy and sunny. 22knots from SW. Flew just the jib and made 7+ knots on a beam reach down to the rocks and back.

Round the Rocks.

01 September 2017 | Fatal Rock
Sunny. Felt cold at 62'F. Wind NW 15.
Keel Rock to Ragged Rock to Fatal Rock (Great name for a Rock) to Dumpling Rocks and back via White Rock, Hussey Rock and Lone Rock.

Sunny and windy. Forecast was for N 7. Was more like 15. Buzzards bay tower had gusts of 19. No sea state with the wind coming off the land, but white caps and fun shifty gusts.

7 NM in just over an hour. Lots of fun.


25 August 2017 | Onset Bay Marina
Sunny. No wind.
No wind so drove the 20NM to Onset on a sunny day. Into the current at Springs of course. Had never been to Onset before. It was a great experience. Took a mooring at Brewers Onset Bay for the night.

Pretty shallow there at low water springs. Had a tad over 6' at one point but didn't hit the bottom. Certainly a place to respect the depth sounder.

We had planned to sail over to Falmouth the next day but stayed the extra night at Onset and motored the 20NM back the next day. Tried to fly the Spin on the way back but gave up after 30 minutes. Wind at the Buzzards Bay tower was zero knots gusting to 1.

Stonebridge Bar was a riot. Has a dinghy dock so we went around by dinghy. Had a couple of great steaks that were on special.

Wilbur Point

20 August 2017 | Wilbur Pt
15 NM cruise around the approaches to New Bedford Harbor
in S-SW 10-15, sunny weather. Very shifty, lake like sailing.

Nice to get out after the torrential rains on Friday/Saturday morning.

Kettle Cove and Back.

11 August 2017 | Buzzards Bay, 26NM
SW 5-8 Sunny
Turned out to be a beautiful sail.
Only 5 knots at the Buzzards bay tower but more like 8 in the Bay. No sea state!
Flew the spin down to the Weepeckets and then tacked back via Kettle Cove. Niki drove most of the way. Gybed the Spin several times with no problem. Good practice.
Despite being virtually alone, Channel 16 was more entertaining than normal.
Danced with a big trawler on the way back.
(Who needs wind instruments)
Vessel Name: Otter
Vessel Make/Model: EastBay 38
Hailing Port: Padanarum, MA
Crew: Rick, Niki, Regan, Calum, Henry, Helena, Andrew, Yoly
About: + Ross, Erin, Tom & Jeremy + Andy Thwaite
Otter's Photos - Main
5 Photos
Created 18 July 2017
1 Photo
Created 17 July 2016
3 Photos
Created 10 July 2016
Trip to sail around Lady Liberty
10 Photos
Created 18 August 2013
8 Photos
Created 30 May 2013
3 Photos
Created 19 May 2013
We have sailed on
13 Photos
Created 16 January 2012
5 Photos
Created 16 January 2012
5 Photos
Created 16 January 2012
16 Photos
Created 16 January 2012
17 Photos
Created 16 January 2012
30 Photos
Created 16 January 2012