Sailboats

Rhodes Bantam on Cayuga Lake, NY

Rhodes Bantam on Cayuga Lake, NY

Selected Images from Sailboat Cruises

Alpha Carina

Alpha Carina

I learned to sail in a  Rhodes Bantam while in graduate school at Cornell. Almost immediately, I bought an Alcort Minifish to fool around in and practice my skills. Later I bought a Cal T/4 and named it Alpha Carina because it was my first keel boat. Like most yacht clubs, the Ithaca Yacht Club was seriously into racing. The Cal T/4 was supposed to be fast, but it was designed to a specific rating rule and when that rule changed it was not competitive.

Actually, racing isn’t really my thing. I much prefer cruising. I started cruising in 1973 with my thesis advisor and his family. In 1974, I chartered a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands and cruised her for a week. In 1975, I spent a year in Toronto on sabbatical from the University of Illinois and brought Alpha Carina with me, sailing it to and from Ithaca, NY  across Lake Ontario.

When I moved to California in 1978, I sold both my Minifish and Alpha Carina. I’m told the Minifish is still in Urbana-Champaign, but I have lost track of the Cal T/4.

In 1988, I started cruising again in small boats. These were all bare-boat charters captained by Glenn Andert, a co-worker at Rational, the Silicon Valley startup I was working for at the time. After leaving Rational, Glenn bought his own sailboat and sailed it to New Zealand, where he is now living. The last sailboat cruise I was on was in Glenn’s boat, Learjet, before he left for New Zealand.

Date Event,   Vessel Days Format
DONE 2001-11-23 The Sea of Cortez Cruise,  Learjet (Nelson/Marek 56) 8 Slideshow
DONE 2001-11-23 The Sea of Cortez Cruise,  Learjet (Nelson/Marek 56) 8 Blog
DONE 1998-05-23 Guadeloupe, Antigua, and Barbuda Cruise,  Madras (Catana 411) 15 Slideshow
DONE 1997-04-06 Whitsunday Islands, Australia Cruise,  Corsair 20 Blog
DONE 1997-04-06 Whitsunday Islands, Australia Cruise,  Corsair 20 Slideshow
DONE 1995-03-19 Abaco, The Bahamas Cruise,  Cat-Can-Do (Lagoon 42) 15 Slideshow
DONE 1993-09-04 Tahiti Cruise,  Tropical Jazz (Moorings 432) 14 Slideshow
DONE 1992-11-15 Guadeloupe to Grenada Cruise,  Romance (Oceanis 430),
Joie de Mer (Moorings 432)
23 Slideshow
DONE 1991-11-17 St. Martain, St. Barts, & St. Kitts Cruise,  Ausone (Moorings 432) 15 Slideshow
DONE 1990-10-06 The Sea of Cortez Cruise,  Ecalibur (Moorings 432) 15 Slideshow
DONE 1989-11-01 St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Cruise,  Free Spirit (Moorings 432) 17 Slideshow
DONE 1988-10-00 Tahiti Cruise,  Torea (Moorings 432) 15 Slideshow
DONE 1976-07-01 St Lawrence Seaway Cruise,  Sea Fever (1964 Ted Hood Yawl 37) 35 Slideshow
DONE 1975-08-01 Lake Ontario Cruise,  Alpha Carina (Cal T-4) Slideshow
DONE 1975-07-01 Maine Cruise,  Sea Fever (1964 Ted Hood Yawl 37) 21 Slideshow
DONE 1974-06-01 Chesapeake Bay Cruise,  Sea Fever (1964 Ted Hood Yawl 37) 21 Slideshow
DONE 1974-01-01 Virgin Islands Cruise,  Sonia F (Carib 34) 7 Slideshow
DONE 1973-08-01 Long Island Cruise,  Odyssey 7 Slideshow
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