CAPTAIN’S LOG | July 23 | A special salute and thanks to the intrepid crew who assisted with Sail On’s 800-nautical-mile voyage from Key West to Abaco, Bahamas and back to Florida’s Biscayne Bay.
We caught up with the 40th anniversary of Regatta Time in Abaco for three of the four races. My first experience as skipper of a keelboat in a race. It was exhilarating. We managed to provide the race committee boat some enterntainent.
During race one and race two, we outmaneuvered our competition at the finish with quick tacks at the pin and across the the finish keeping pursuers at bay.
Countless stories, both personal and professional, were shared among newly made friends brought together by a kindred spirit for adventure, love of the ocean and a passion for sailing.
This week my amazing daughter, Amy Caroline, will meet me in Coconut Grove to take a break from her busy summer schedule of work and communications internship to spend a few days in advance of her 21st birthday. She’ll join Dad for the return of Sail On to her berth at the Stock Island Marina Village. The scuba tanks are filled and spear gun loaded — Watch out, hogfish! Amy will keep Captain’s Log’s posts lively this weekend, so check in and say hello.
Finally, a heartfelt thanks to KeyWestWatch Media’s Linda Grist Cunningham for her friendship, hard work, talent and expertise in helping make Sail On Charters’ Facebook Page and website a reality. Linda’s fielding of photos, videos and text updates while Sail On was underway gave life to this new enterprise.
Fair winds to all,