This week I'll be visiting one of my grown daughters near Boston, and the new Schooner 18 is coming along. On Saturday, weather permitting, I'll be sailing out to the Isles of Shoals, a group of nine rocky islands six miles off the New Hampshire and Maine coast. A customer who lives nearby is planning to come along as crew. (He owns a Swifty 15' and has been out to the Shoals a few times in a larger boat.)
We'll set sail from Portsmouth Harbor, probably under power to get out into open water. If we luck out and there's a nice beam reach wind it might take a couple of hours to get to the Isles under sail. If the wind isn't favorable, we'll be under power some of the time, but I'm hoping we can sail most of the way there and back.
Most likely, we will land on Star Island, location of the Retreat and Conference Center where a Unitarian conference takes place each year.
I'll be sharing photos, videos and notes from the trip, so stay tuned!