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Thursday, May 9, 2013

All work and no play. NOT!!!

Long point to the Newport breakwater in less than 4 hours.  That included sailing 90 degrees off course  for 20 minutes so a ship could pass ahead of us. Anita is a Down East 38 sloop that was pretty much a "rescue boat" when I purchased her.  After many years of sailing large heavy wooden boats, her lively motion takes some getting used to.  She's a great 2 person boat, has tons of storage space, sails well has a pleasing appearance (except for her big butt) and is a very modest investment.  About 70 of the 38 footers were built, most of them were sloops.  Fair winds and following seas. Helms lady is Marty Earlabraugh. Music is an Italian sailor's ballad played on my accordion...

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I think the Downeast user website,, says that about 230 DE 38's were built between 1975 and 1981.