Trailer Sailers: Chris White Discovery 25 (at left) and a Weta flank the Aboard Aldora: (l to r) The Binghams, Ira Heller,
refreshments spread at the Herreshoff Museum docks. Judy Gould, Keri Spiers, the Nicholsons.
NEMA Gathering at the
Photos by Tom Cox
n May 21, NEMA kicked off the 2011 boating season
O with an event at The Herreshoff Marine Museum in
Bristol, RI. There were multihulls displayed on the
water at the dock and on the dock. After lunch, time was
available to tour the museum, where Amaryllis, Nat
Herreshoff's revolutionary catamaran, designed in 1876, is on
display (photo, right). A large turnout of NEMA members and
sponsors enjoyed touring all the boats and the museum.
continued on page 2
In This Issue
Herreshoff Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Behind the Scenes: America’s Cup . . . 3
HMS Beagle Sails Again . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Survival Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Newport Unlimited Race . . . . . . . . . . .11
Vineyardhaven Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Summer 2011 NEMA Racing . . . . . . . . .14
Summer 2011 NEMA Racing . . . . . . . . .16
NEMA Classified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Three Little Birds: Mike Lipton and Jesse Deupree chat on the stern of this
PT-11 racer/cruiser built by Aquidneck Custom of Briston RI.
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Oracle”. Vincent was part of the design
Behind the Scenes of the team for BMW Oracle and with a likely
French entry, the question will be who
he’ll work with, since VLPL has been the
Multihull America’s Cup
By Lars Svensson
leading designer of French racing
trimarans for many years.
Cam Lewis, has raced all sorts of
multihulls, including the 1988 Deed of Gift
Challenge Race in the solid wing mast
he next America’s Cup, the 34th, would work – that’s what Russell Coutts catamaran Stars and Stripes with Dennis
T (AC 34) poses some interesting
issues that first loomed on the
horizon in February 2010 at the 33rd
and I tried to do with the 70-foot trimaran
racing circuit. It would be difficult”.
After thinking some more he said, “We
have, of course, the Little America’s Cup
Connor. He also raced the 105-foot
catamaran Team Adventure with Larry
Rosenfeld. Cam was enthusiastic.
“Once you’ve tried and ridden a roller
America’s Cup Race (AC 33) in Valencia,
Spain. These issues included the high and something like that would work”. coaster, you may get addicted to the ride.
likelihood that AC 34 would again be Indeed, the Little America’s Cup had If you’ve never tried a roller coaster, you
raced in multihulls and hence posed new been the ground-work for the new AC don’t know what you’re missing, unless
challenges of design, costs, owner format, including the fixed wing that you try one. That’s the problem, that
involvement, crews, race rules, and BMW Oracle used. Paul has announced there is not much motivation among
tactics. I was fortunate to have been at recently that he will be leading ‘Team teams (because of experience) and the
the 33rd AC and had the opportunity to Artemis’, the Swedish entry. Paul is costs would be high. The boat crews
speak with a number of the people
involved. Our discussions were in
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
confidence at the time because of the
uncertainties of the next AC format and
of the possibility of future multihull use.
Now that this has been decided I am free
to share information from some of these
Whether to race the America’s Cup
in multihulls has been a $100 million
question after Valencia. One of the first
concerns was whether it would even be
possible under the Deed of Gift stipula-
tions guiding the AC. Steven Tscuchiya,
a friend of historian John Rousmaniere,
has researched the history of the Deed BMW Oracle (right) flying at Alinghi. Note Alinghi did not have time to turn to starboard and
and its implications for this decision. His downwind to avoid Oracle but had to turn to port and upwind, because of the difficulty in
take: “Based on the Deed, a race of turning downwind on a big multihull.
mutual consent, it would be possible” to
use multihulls if all parties agreed. married to a Swede, the daughter of would be keen to do it again.”
Another question was whether there Pelle Petterson, himself a famous
was the motivation to repeat the AC in Swedish Olympic sailor and skipper of Technology and the Wing
multihulls. After introducing myself as Sweden’s AC challenges in 1977 and Joseph Ozonne was the wing design
having raced a 60-foot ORMA trimaran 1980. coordinator for BMW Oracle and worked
(Larus Roc, ex-Paragon), I asked several I spoke with Vincent Lauriot Prevost, for VPLP on ORMA 60s. He was excited
people for their views. Paul Cayard, the of Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost Yacht about the technology and the concept of
winner of previous ACs and Whitbread Design (VPLP) and the designer of many advanced specialized teams for hulls,
Round-the-World Races commented, successful racing French trimarans, foils, wing, mast, new software products
“The problem is the cost for most what he thought. “Personally, I think it such as Solid Works (developed by my
teams”. I asked what he thought about a would be interesting, but if BMW Oracle neighbor Michael Paine) and Rhino, and
box rule, a racing format he had pro- wins, it is unlikely to happen. Bertarelli that all these could be brought to bear on
posed previously together with Russell would like to do a multihull AC but I don’t designing the state of the art type of boat
Coutts to help contain costs. “A box rule think he’ll win. I of course support BMW
continued on page 4
Summer 2011 N E M A 3
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
Inside the America’s Cup the predicted
(continued from page 3) targets”. These
targets were con-
like BMW Oracle. Joseph stressed the firmed by sailing to
importance of a “global package” in the maximum and
developing the boat. He spent nearly then reaching the
three quarters of an hour over coffee stall points of the
detailing the benefits of a wing sail, wing. I asked “How
including the engineering aspects, which important is curvature
were very interesting although regret- and camber when for
fully much went over my head. The airplanes this is
benefits included that it is easier to small?” “For planes BMW Oracle foredeck and wing mast. Note the pressure sensor port,
model, with less load on the mainsheet, this is not important gearing for the wing mast and longer amas than center hull.
lighter weight, higher lift coefficient and but for birds and sion was going to have to wait until after
hence less compression loads, easier to lower wind speeds it is and that is why it the races. He asked me, “Where do you
deal with the pressure gradients from the has a high reserve camber. I wish I had 5 race out of?” and I related some of what
top of the 225 mast to the bottom, quicker years to further develop the wing design we had done with our 60-foot trimaran
self tacking and acceleration, and less but we had a time limit to come up with a and that I had kept my boat near
drag. high lift coefficient wing sail”. Well, now Newport in Wickford, RI. “Newport is a
With the two-element wing, the he has that. He thought it would remain great place,” and clearly he'd like to see
leading piece keeps wind attached to to be seen what happened “but eventu- some AC races there. Obviously, I could
both sides and then the slot between the ally it will have to happen”. An accurate not pursue this further, given his position,
two allows wind to flow from the forward prediction, with perhaps the knowledge but clearly Newport has a rich AC history
piece through the slot, to the leeward of what the team was thinking. with the most AC races held there and
side of the trailing second piece. This At the cocktail party on Monday Larry Ellison is rumored to have pur-
further enhances leeward adherence of evening, after some listless sailing but chased one of the Newport mansions
the wind with less shear and turbulence. very impressive performance with no recently.
Hence, wind shear is reduced and drag wind by BMW Oracle, I talked to Russell On Sunday night, I asked Ernesto
reduced. The slot is also increased by Coutts. He was excited and animated Bertarelli if he wanted another AC
greater camber in the wing. I asked him about his team’s performance in the multihull race. “Yes, but first I must win”.
why they opted not to have two slots like weak breeze that day. “Did you see how It will be interesting to see what cam-
the C-class boats. “The lift coefficient is she did?!! Were you on the water?” I had paign, if any, Bertarelli mounts, since his
so good. Therefore we don’t need (to) been on the water on the media boat and boat was a catamaran but with soft sails.
increase the number of slots and had been watching the virtual sailing Building a smaller boat will not likely be a
complexity. When we need more lift, we screens and with just their wing mast problem, but building a wing sail,
can also add the gennaker which the C- versus Alinghi with soft main sail, BMW something that the team did consider for
class cannot”. Oracle was doing 4-6 knots while Alinghi Valencia, will be more challenging.
With ORMA 60s the wing mast was doing 3-4 knots. So, was he I had lunch with Loick Peyron on
rotates like on BMW Oracle, so I asked interested in another AC multihull race. Day 6, a day off. This was the day before
him how that changes with a wing mast. “Yea, definitely!” Clearly further discus- he helmed Alinghi in the first upwind leg,
“We have a sensor in the wing’s leading the only time he helmed
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
edge (the sort of eyes on the leading a leg, and that leg was
edge), they look like eyes, and from our also when Alinghi
computations we get the right angle”. outperformed BMW
There did not appear to be many tell tales Oracle. More of our
on the wing mast, so I asked him how conversation is detailed
they sail it and setup the sails correctly. in the sidebar on page 7.
He replied, “The first time the crew took Loick and I shared a lot
out the boat, they thought they could just in common and many
go out and sail the boat, and came back years before he’d
saying it did not work. We then had to competed against and
convince them they would need to sail by had been beaten by my
the numbers and the information from old boat (as Paragon).
the sensors, computed lift coefficients, We had a very good
Ernesto Bertarelli and Alinghi crew passing close to us and
optimums and then (they could) achieve conversation, and his
waving before the first start.
4 N E M A Summer 2011
Inside the America’s Cup AC cup campaign in 1992, which was the over a catamaran, particularly since sea
(continued from previous page) last successful campaign by an state was not much of an issue. The
American syndicate (America 3) prior to races were going to be held in less than
comments were incisive and his charm AC 33. Ron offered the insight that the 15 knots of breeze and so the benefit of
gracious. Concerning the America’s Cup, quoted amount for a campaign, such as upwind performance and sailing close to
he felt that something like a 100-foot boat Bill Koch’s $68 million, is rarely a true the wind was not much of an issue.
would be ideal because of the excite- reflection of the cost and that total costs Upwind performance was not so
ment of close-handed sailing and that, may be considerably more. Clearly the different because both boats had hull
with a careful box rule, costs could be box rule and a boat that is no bigger in foils that could be used to improve the
contained. As it has turned out, he and length than the 1988 60-footer, with a upwind angle to the wind. I asked James
his brother have joined together to mount wing mast, helps to contain costs but Spithill about this. “You’ve stripped off
an AC campaign. Theirs would be a does not sacrifice much in speed and the central rudder, dagger board and are
formidable team because France has the sailing the boat like a cat. Tacking is
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
most experience with large multihull traditionally better with a trimaran. Is the
designing, building and sailing. There is center hull necessary?” Downwind
the potential for a first-time-ever win by pointing may also be affected. His
France of the America’s Cup. comment was, “You are correct. (The
At the Alinghi base, a group of us center hull is) still needed to add
had a chance to speak to Lord Richard stiffness. The center hull allows us to
Branson about his views. He made it move the wing mast backwards and
clear that he was not planning to race a forwards along the hull, which we could
Virgin boat unless his friend Sir Keith not do with a catamaran”. Looking at the
Mills from Team Origin withdrew. boat from my photographs and the aerial
“Britain has a well sponsored boat, but if views, it is clear that the outer hulls
things should change then I would (amas) on BMW Oracle were consider-
consider (an entry). At this stage there Asking Larry Ellison questions at the press ably longer than on Alinghi. The rules
are no plans for a Virgin America’s Cup”. conference. stated the boats had to be 90 feet long at
He made the comment that he thought
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
the water line and up to 90 feet wide.
that most owners would prefer to race a What, then, was the advantage of a
monohull but volunteered “I like small trimaran? With these parameters there
boats like Hobie cats and enjoy sailing were two. With its three hulls, a trimaran
them” at his BVI residence at Necktar floats on its center hull when at rest and
Island, BVI. With Team Origin’s with- the amas are either out of the water or
drawal, the opportunity for a Virgin team bouncing on the surface, so the center
may be possible. hull would establish the measured length
of the boat. This thus allows the amas to
Catamaran vs. Trimaran be considerably longer, as was the case
Now that the decision has been here, whereas with a catamaran, this
made for an AC catamaran race, some advantage can not be obtained other
new questions arise. Most owners are than by making long bows that are out of
sailors and they have traditionally liked the water. However such a configuration
taking the helm. With multihulls there is Chatting to Lord Richard Branson does not aid performance much because
a steeper learning curve, because of the of the resulting curved shape of the
quick changes and increased speed. drama. The costs of the wing mast, under-water segment. Hence, Alinghi’s
The line is finer between success and however, are less well defined. legal challenge regarding BMW Oracle’s
error. Helming is less conducive to the Does the decision to choose a length. The other advantage was that
owner driving, although Larry Ellison was catamaran versus a trimaran matter. In when sailed as a cat the full length of the
on the stern of his boat during the the AC 33 race it became obvious very trimaran’s amas could be utilized and the
second race in Valencia. The cost of quickly that the BMW Oracle boat was length of the hulls is a very important
developing Alinghi and BMW Oracle was going to be sailed as a catamaran, with contributor to speed. This holds true
clearly very high, in the range of $100- two hulls out of the water, and not as a quite well even for large multihulls, such
$200 million, but these were bigger boats trimaran. Obviously, the ORMA class as 60-foot ORMA trimarans. Another
than the new 72-foot AC boats. This may trimarans were in the same way also potential benefit of a trimaran is that
still present a barrier to entries. Ron sailed mostly as catamarans. So what there are two hulls that can have water
Young managed Bill Koch’s successful then were the advantages of a trimaran continued on page 6
Summer 2011 N E M A 5
Inside the America’s Cup the Swan by about ten feet. contact with its competitor. Ed expected
(continued from page 5) The AC starting area maneuvers are there to be larger distances between
interesting to watch, too. When boats and little “TV of both boats” This
ballast added, instead of only one. The Bertarelli was at Alinghi’s helm and was largely true during the AC 33 racing,
disadvantage of a trimaran over a entering the starting box, he was except for at the end of the first leg of the
catamaran is the potential extra weight heading directly at BMW Oracle and second race.
of the boat. initially tried to turn downwind to gybe
around and the windward ama dipped. Marketng the America’s Cup
Tactics The AC commentators missed this, but it It will be important for the next
The race tactics used are also was clearly seen from vantage points on America’s Cup to engage viewers in the
interesting. For AC 33, the first race was the water at the race start, but not from racing action. Virtual sailing screens,
a traditional windward leeward course, the helicopter’s video. Bertarelli was overview footage, including mast
but over 40 nautical miles. BMW Oracle then forced to tack very close to BMW cameras and helicopters, showing the
won this race by 15 minutes and 25 Oracle, because his boat was not gybing action and the much more active
seconds. The second race was a fast enough. This resulted in a penalty process of sailing multihulls, will help
triangular circuit with the base of the point and Alinghi later made her required draw in TV/Web audiences.
triangle on the windward side of the penalty turn at the finish line. Furthermore, the potential for dramatic
course, allowing for a fast beam reach, What about man overboard proce- crashes and crash boxes breaking off
for a total distance of 39 nautical miles dures? Ed noted that for AC 33 the chase (part of the design of the new AC boat
and BMW Oracle won this by 5 minutes boats would pick up bows), will even attract some interest,
and 29 seconds. On the beam reach, the anyone who fell
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
virtual screen showed BMW Oracle overboard and that
reaching up to 33 knots. I had a conver- there would be no
sation with Ed Baird, who has enjoyed resulting penalty
sailing trimarans in the past. The obvious unless it was a
concern would be the speed and rapid deliberate crew
acceleration of multihulls and Ed noted reduction.
that when sailing from 45 degrees to 75 He noted that,
degrees there is a risk of rapid accelera- when looking for
tion and capsizing as they had experi- pressure on a
enced during training with an ORMA 60 downwind leg, the
trimaran. He put this down to their crew needed to look
crew’s inexperience and poor communi- downwind for
cation. This danger led to changing evidence of the BMW Oracle approaching start line from starboard
Alinghi‘s design, to make the nets closer wind, since the
to the water, so that if she capsized, the boats sail faster downwind than the wind dare one say, from those who watch
crew would not be suffocated by the does. This is a counter-intuitive notion NASCAR (as Cam suggested) and
nets. Also, all of the crew carried knives for many. Indeed, an ORMA 60 can sail certainly Formula 1 racing. Just as
because of the huge size of the nets in at 2.5 times the wind speed in light winds. Formula 1 racing shows off the latest
case they needed to escape. He pointed out that Russell Coutts would technology that then trickles down to
I asked about the dial-up, since the release a balloon at the windward mark everyday cars, so the modernized update
boats’ closing speeds will be 30 knots to and see if the crew could beat the of the America’s Cup will undoubtedly
40 knots when entering the starting box balloon to the finish line. have spin-offs for everyday sailors. It is
and it is very difficult to turn a large Compared to monohull America’s thus ironic that multihulls are no longer
multihull quickly down wind and gybing Cup racing, it is noteworthy that wind competing in the Olympics and that in the
it. Obviously, the port boat is required to direction and tides will be less important, latter 1800s, Herreshoff’s sailing of a
give way upon entering the course. Ed whereas wind strength will be much faster catamaran resulted in stricter
agreed. “Yes. It takes more time”. more important – wind speed increase limits to the boats allowed to compete in
Having once nearly T-boned a Swan 55 from 6 to 7 knots can increase boat the America’s Cup and a lost century of
with my 60-foot trimaran while on a port speed by 20%. Ed expected there to be potential multihull development. Maybe
close-hauled tack at 16 knots, I am well fewer tacks in the multihulls, because this time the audience for AC racing will
aware of this difficulty. Larus Roc would boat speed drops by about 70% and the be bigger than for bull riding, which was
not turn behind the approaching Swan boats loose 20 to 30 seconds per tack. more popular than AC 32 on the cable
and only a quick tack prevented an Hence, there are fewer tacks in multihull channel ‘Versus’ during the 32nd
accident, with my 52’-beam boat missing racing duels, but each boat still keeps in America’s Cup.
6 N E M A Summer 2011
Inside the America’s Cup games, increasing the advertising Caribbean, winning 7 of them. His team’s
(continued from previous page) audience, and developing more record of 60 hours for the Marion-
advanced technologies such as wing Bermuda race still stands. He now sails
For sailors, the contribution of the masts for more boats. a Corsair F31 with his family.
new AC format will be very important,
rejuvenating the sport of sailing, bringing Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, raced his This article and the sidebar, below were
in new young sailors who are more 60-foot ORMA trimaran from 2006 to 2008 edited by Sydney Miller.
action-orientated because of computer in 9 races in New England and in the
Lunch with Loick Peyron
inshore races for the public but that does
not work. As far as the public is con-
cerned, that’s off-shore. It has to be in
harbors, like Claire Fontaine and here in
By Lars Svensson
Valencia (which are raced with 40s).
n Thursday the 13th of February achieved). At 15 knots (wind speed),
Also, the Extreme 40s. The public loves
at the 33rd Americas Cup, I had Alinghi may get 33 to 34 knots (boat that. Look at the ORMA 60 in Nokia
paella lunch with Loick Peyron speed) but that is because of big sails OOPs. I raced them in Stockholm harbor.
and his charming wife Christina. Loick and not reefing. Acceleration is very fast It was great. That’s what we need.
and I had struck up a conversation about with Alinghi as with the ORMA 60s, but LS: What about the Round-the-world,
sailing ORMA 60s. He had raced against not as fast, but once up on a hull it’s very non-stop multihull races? Obviously
my boat in the 1980s and 1990s and when stable and feels very safe. Not like sponsors and the public like the stops
he heard the name of Paragon, he threw ORMAs (where there is a) concern for like in the Whitbread and Volvo Races.
up his arms and said what a great boat capsizing and edge. Also Alinghi does LP: Interesting, I was talking to my
and how ahead of her time she was. not have the acceleration of an ORMA 60 brother today about that this morning.
During our lunch I had the opportunity to when going from 35 to 110 degrees and 70s are obviously too small for Around
there is concern about capsizing. (There the World but going back to the Arab
ask him many questions about his
is a zone where it is a) little nervous from class, they need to be 100 feet and there
thoughts about the America’s Cup and
45 to 75 but then the boat is very stable.” are already two of them. I think there
LS: What about an AC should be something like 100 feet (race
multihull? boats) around the world.
Photo Courtesy of Lars Svensson
LP: Certainly would be LS: Like the Race?
interesting. LP: Yes, but with stops; in-harbor racing.
LS: What box rule would you But 70 s are too big and inshore with
envisage? 70 foot? them does not work. I think you should
LP: Well I’ve been thinking a have the 100-footers from port-to-port
lot about that. No, 70 is too like Volvo.
slow and small. Would need LS: And then have smaller boats like 40s
100 foot. Would be a good in harbor?
size and not scare teams off. LP: Yes, you have to have small boats in
Look at Dubai Arab class boat harbor with the same crew sailing them.
– it’s 100 feet. 40 foot maximum because they need to
LS: Would you have a fit in containers. It’s ridiculous to have
triangular course like ORMA big grinder crews flying in for the in-
The author (L) and Loick Peyron over lunch. 60s? shore races – it’s too expensive.
LP: Not sure but I’ve been LS: So should there be powered winches
thinking a lot about this. The problem and hydraulics?
Lars Svensson (LS): What are the biggest
with multihulls is that tacking duels will LP: No, no, no. I don’t like that at all. For
differences between ORMA 60s and
be minimal. Probably would be better to this race I was against power. but this is
Alinghi, apart from light-wind speed?
have gates that boats go through. about the best technology.
Loick Peyron (LP): “Well, ORMA 60s are
LS: With the death of the ORMA class,
faster and more on edge but because
what do you think of the proposed 70- His final comments were: “Impressive.
sailing with two reefs you can have
foot ORMA or 70-class races suggested Happy to be here. Great event. Planning
lower center of moment and thus faster
by Coutts and Cayard? the next step”. Will the 34th America’s
in strong winds (higher speeds can be
LP: The problem is the boats may have Cup, AC 34, be the first win for France?
Summer 2011 N E M A 7
The HMS Beagle Sails Again
by Randy Dickson
Photo Courtesy of Randy Dickson
awn, my wife, is directly
D descended from Charles Darwin.
So, as we considered buying a
boat, we had images of adventures far
and wide, just as Darwin had on the HMS
Beagle. Our goals for adventure are
more modest, but we still needed a
vessel that would get the family out on
the water, be fun to own and be easily
transportable so we could venture all
over New England. Oh, and we didn't
have the resources of the Beagle’s
Captain, Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy, to
bankroll this operation. Tramp as it sat in Long Island Sound by the seller.
Having read Multihulls Magazine
Our exploration craft would need to previous owner claimed he sailed it to 12
back in the early 90's, and having lusted
be trailerable with our existing small knots; what speeds can we get out of
after a Dick Newick Tri parked down the
SUV; capable of sailing with six on board; her?
street on Granite Pier, I had been
and substantial enough to handle heavy The Tramp can take up to six people,
introduced to trimarans but hadn’t sailed
duty work. Our open-ended objective is though of course not at any double digit
one. Now, 20 years later, we had
to sail in and around New England – on speeds. It has been said that it was an
narrowed our initial sail boat search
Lakes Champlain and Winnipesaukee, overbuilt boat to begin with, and already
down to three monohulls: the Rhodes 19,
and off the coast along the North shore on the heavy side. Heavy, perhaps, but
the Lightning, and the Flying Scot. All
of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and down also durable: this is a 30-year-old boat.
great boats in their own right, but the
to the Connecticut coast. We aren’t The Tramp we found in New York
intrinsic qualities of Ian Farrier’s folding
experienced sailors yet, but I did grow up was not modified in any way, though its
tri were compelling. And, while we
sailing around the bay in an O'Day day mast has been replaced, and it shows no
dreamed about the new F-22 or a Corsair
sailer. signs of abuse. That said, almost
24, our budget called for something more
The Farrier Tramp was perfect for everything can use lots of TLC. The
us. Called the aluminum rudder is so loose and cracked
Dawn Dickson Photo
Eagle in its US that we are seriously thinking of replac-
production form, ing it, rather than making repairs. The
it was Ian bottom paint is over 1/8" thick , and it's
Farrier's first starting to chip off wholesale, revealing
fiberglass the original gelcoat. This is not to
production complain: it's a good package at a great
folding tri. The price, and we are looking forward to
Tramp fit all our many adventures around the lakes and
criteria. And bays of New England.
while it may be Before those adventures begin this
slower than its Spring, we must learn all the ropes and
younger cousins, rigging, figure out what is missing and
we are confident how to replace it. We have four sails
that it’s faster (main, jib, spinnaker, and genoa), and
than the mono- some but not all battens, and a traveler
hulls we had that does not (yet) travel.
Randy pulling out the tools to adjust the ama (float) support
considered. The Ian Farrier’s Tramp design was
before the long road trip from NY to VT.
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HMS Beagle stern rope ladder, bow & stern mast
(continued from previous page) support for transport, some Tramp
literature, and too many miscellaneous
Randy Dickson Photo
parts to list. It fit in our garage with one
foot to spare. The mast was another
story being exactly one damned inch too
long, so we made a convenient hole on
the new garage sheetrock. Mast fits!
As we are Tramp rebuilding, we
would love to hear from anyone with
information on such Tramp features and
a folding soft top and quick stay tension-
ers, or a good quick way to remove
But we’ve already done the most
important part. Before putting her inside
for the winter, we painted a new name
on the stern, an unassuming name: HMS
Beagle, New England. We are ready to
start our explorations. We hope to see
you this year on the water!
On the way home we took a detour to Keene, NH to visit friends. Here are some of the specifications
(L to R) Dawn, Katelyn, Matt and Lisa doing a little road sailing aboard the Tramp. of a Tramp:
* LOA = 19' 6" / 5.95 m
* LWL = 19' 6" / 5.95m
produced by three manufacturers over a center board, and its sandwich
* Beam max = 14' 9" / 4.5m
the years. The original "Tramp" was construction, which brings its overall
* Beam Folded = 8' / 2.44m
produced by Australian boat manufac- weight down.
* Displacement = 1400 lbs. / 640 kb
turer Haines Hunter from about 1980 to Ours, built in 1982 by Haines Hunter,
* Draft min. = 14" / .36m (boards up)
1983. The second production run was has a HIN of "8211485T", but has a sail #
* Draft max. = 4' / 1.22m
called the "Eagle", and produced by of "92." That prompted us to question
Pyramid International in Houston, Texas. what number in the production run was
* Outboard = 4 to 6 hp.
The third was called the "Tramp" again, ours, but even Ian Farrier could not help
and produced by Ostac Yachts in us with that question. Of course, the
Randy Dickson is a new NEMA
Australia. The Ostac version is known for main sail may not be the original. We are
member, and is now dragging his wife,
its bigger cabin, dagger board instead of the third owners of this white-hulled
Dawn, into the wonderful world of
Randy Dickson Photo
sailing. Having just purchased an old
Tramp this past fall of 2010, they hope to
owners were in
be on the water this summer, 2011!
the Long Island
This article was edited by Andrew
came with a lot
Randy Dickson Photo
nized trailer, a
Tramp parked in its new home in West Hartford, VT,
showing a view of the Farrier folding system which, though improved over
the years, still retains the basic prinicples used on the Tramp.
Summer 2011 N E M A 9
Tom Cox Photo
Survival Equipment Demonstrations
at the NEMA General Meeting
by Ed Sinofsky
he March 31, 2011, NEMA General They then spent some time
T Meeting at the Savin Hill Yacht
Club included a social hour filled
with pizza, beer, lemonade and discus-
discussing PFD technologies.
Barbara Watson volunteered to
demonstrate the inflation of a CO2
sions of Spring, and we were treated to a inflatable vest. We were told the
presentation by two representatives gas cartridges last indefinitely until Life Raft Demo: A 4-person Avon life raft is inflated for
from Life Raft and Survival Technologies they show visible signs of pitting. inspection.
of Tiverton, RI. The two Brians, self To find anyone at night would
They showed us the two types of
described as one tall and one not so tall, require the survivor to have a light or
handheld flares typically used on our
from LRSE (Life Raft and Survival strobe attached to themselves or their
boats. The SOLAS brand is significantly
Equipment) brought a box of survival PFD. One of the Brians told us about the
brighter and doesn’t drip hot “slag” onto
equipment, flares, and even a real life new See Me LED based water activated
the deck. The cheaper ORION brand
raft to teach the NEMA membership a strobes and lights that sell for about $25
needs to be struck like a match, and will
little more about the latest and greatest each. This is a great idea, and several of
drip hot slag on the boat.
in safety and survival technologies. these are on my GlowBoat’s spring
We ended the evening by having
The first new thing they talked about shopping list.
Brian and Brian show us how a 4 person
was a remote MOB module that would The topic of tethers then came up
life raft was inflated. After much hissing
self inflate when triggered to make a and the membership had a brisk discus-
the raft was fully inflated upstairs in the
platform for the survivor to board. The sion about the importance of the release
club allowing us to take a few goofy
$1000, 18 pound MOM 600 is water mechanisms and not making the tether
photos with several members inside the
deployed to avoid the survivor having to too long. Many of these stories were
inflate the unit themselves. It looks like agraphic descriptions of why long tethers
After the meeting adjourned many of
big seat cushion in the undeployed state. that allow you to fall overboard may be
us had a treacherous slippery ride home
The discussion then turned to PLBs, worse than no tether at all. Ira Heller
in a late season snow event. I hope
or personal location beacons. These commented from the back of the room to
everyone survived the ride home from
beacons are registered to the user so remind everyone to stay on the boat, and
the survival equipment meeting.
when activated to send for help, the I was thinking the exact same thing.
rescuers know who they are looking for. Our audience volunteer, Barbara,
Ed Sinofsky is the NEMA Vice
The PLB sends the survivor’s location by again graciously agreed to try on a full
Commodore, and sails and races his
satellite to other boaters and the Coast survival “Gumby” suit. Clearly the Corsair F24/II GlowBoat from Cape Cod.
Guard. donning of this suit was something that If not playing with his tri, he is probably
should be practiced many times windsurfing.
Tom Cox Photo
before it is needed.
Tom Cox Photo
We all agreed that you
really couldn’t do
anything but float in it
while waiting for help.
Even the act of
hanging on to a
distressed boat was
unimaginable with the
three finger gloves.
The next topic
Barbara Watson dons an immersion “Gumby” suit, was flares and I found Rub a dub dub: 3 men (L to R, Ed Sinofsky, Dave Boettiger,
assisted by one of the Brians. this most interesting. Bob Gleason) try the 4-person life raft on for size.
10 N E M A Summer 2011
Svetlana Vakhutinsky Photo
Searching for a Breeze
at the Newport
Unlimited Race, 2010
by Andrew Houlding
h! The fickle, fickle wind. It was sunny day but little breeze. The race scrutinizing his copy of the Eldridge Tide
O there, it was filling in, it was dying,
it was dead, it was revived, it was
filling in, it was here; no, it was gone
course started north of the Newport
bridge and headed around Conanicut
Island. We had some good views of the
& Pilot book, and I suspect he was
flapping the pages at his sails. However
he did it, we saw the tiniest little breeze
again. Maddening, titillating, teasing, Little America’s Cup boats winging in his sails and we watched as he began
and then—almost too late! – it gave us a around and making it look like there was moving south close to the West shore-
romping good breeze in the final race to some air pressure, though they needed line. We could only watch as he crept
the finish line. This was racing in the so little to get moving. away from us, gradually picking up
2010 Newport Unlimited on the last Under Bob’s coaching we had a speed and eventually disappearing in the
weekend of August. good start and led the fleet tacking, haze.
There was a nice turnout with a tacking, tacking close in to the Conanicut We slowly drifted with the remain-
dozen F18 cats joining nine trimarans shoreline, dodging boats at their moor- der of the fleet, eventually emerging
that included four F27s. I trailered ings and docks and occasional rocks as south of the bridge. I handed the helm to
Skedaddle, my Corsair 28R to Fort Adams we played a northerly breeze that Liz, and that seemed to do the trick: the
Park in Newport, RI, early afternoon on-shore breeze came
Svetlana Vakhutinsky Photo
Saturday morning and met my on, and we were tacking south.
crew there: Bob Gleason, who Milagro was long gone, but the F-
is known to all as a master 27s were close by and we were
tactician, and Liz Keith, who able to follow Flying Fish’s line as
had just purchased her first we turned downwind around the
multihull, a C24, and is an bottom of Conanicut. Steve Parks
accomplished monohull sailor. has the local knowledge of those
We rigged and motored out to a waters so we chased him – but
spot north of Newport Harbor never caught him – as we sailed on
and milled slowly around as we Trinity, Milagro and Swamp Fox a broad reach to the finish through
waited for the breeze to come. It the dozens of sailboats that had
didn’t. The race committee eventually seemed strongest about two inches off come out to greet the afternoon wind.
decided on a short course that began in the edge of the island. But as we Skedaddle finished fifth on cor-
a whisper and ended near the eastern emerged from the northern end of the rected time on Saturday and fourth on
shoreline in glassy water. There was island and turned left, the air stood still Sunday, with the F-27s of Dick Bluestein,
some light air early in the race, promises and we all came to a halt, sails limp. Steve Parks, Peter Vakhutinsky and
of pressure, but it ended in a slow drift. It must be admitted that there were Steve Larcen ahead of us. Despite doing
Several tris offered tow lines to the thoughts of packing it in and motoring a horizon job on us all, Milagro didn‘t
motor-less F18s, and we headed back back. From the north end of the West make enough time to overcome her -30
toward Fort Adams. Of course, an on- passage you can see far down, past the rating, but she made an impressive
shore breeze then started to build and Jamestown Bridge, and it is a long slog escape.
the F18s dropped off our sterns and took back to Newport. We were drifting And this year, the wind has promised
off, trapped out and flying. We tied up at slowly with the current, but it wasn’t to be stronger, more consistent, and
our berth and rode down to the Ida Lewis sailing and it sure didn’t feel like racing. dependable. We’ll try to be the same.
Yacht Club, guests of Steve Parks, whose It was hot.
F27 Flying Fish bested all comers for the And then we saw Dennis Neuman’s NEMA member Andy Houlding keeps
NEMA 2010 season trophy. F9A Milagro begin to creep away. He Skedaddle, his Corsair 28R, on the
Sunday brought another beautiful wasn’t motoring. I’m sure he was Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound,
near New Haven.
Summer 2011 N E M A 11
Photo Courtesy of Harry Whittelsey
Wind and Waves for the Vinyard Race, 2010 by Harry Whittelsey
Zoom, just before Finishing at the
Stamford Harbor Breakwater.
his was the second time Multihulls inspection port on the starboard ama down and ready, I hopped on and now off
T were invited to race in the
Vineyard Race, a classic on Long
Island Sound since 1934, a jaunt from
was Gone! And of course the ama was
already filled with water! We couldn’t
race without a screw-in cover - what
we went north out of the Huntington
Harbor channel. Serge removed the old
broken rings and installed the replace-
Stamford, CT to a mark in Buzzard’s Bay could we do? Jon, a long time sailor in ment.
and return. The first time we sailed it 20 the Huntington area, said we could sail Once in the bay we started sailing
years ago in 1990, when there were three into Huntington Harbor and tie up on the north, with the wind on the nose blowing
of us and I finished 1st with High Flyer, town dock, go to West Marine across the up into the 20s. The start was off
my Condor 40. We beat John Barry in street, and they might have a replace- Stamford Harbor, about 12 miles upwind.
Suburban Propane by seconds, though I ment, and then maybe we can make the We were racing to the start without
do not remember who was third. I was start. I bore off and gybed, and started water in the ama! We were watching
back south into the bay then down the the divisions starting and we had about 5
looking forward to racing in the 76th
channel into Huntington Harbor, all about minutes to our start as we are sailing
Vineyard Race once again. This was the
6 miles. We were doing 12 to 15 knots upwind through the spectator boats. I
first long distance racing I
started a tack. As I was
Serge Leonidov Photo
did during the 50s and
using my 14-foot hiking
60s, crewing in classic
stick, I swung it behind
Mono Sloops and Yawls.
the boom while I
Getting to the race
stepped around aft end
was a true Chinese Fire
of the boom. The reef
Drill. The crew of Zoom,
line for the 2nd reef
my Cosrair F31-1D,
wasn’t tightened up, it
consisted of Serge
got caught on another
Leonidov, Jon Goldberg,
reef line, and as the
James Ebenau and myself.
boom droped to the new
We started out to the race
leeward side I went off
start from Northport Harbor
the stern with a backflip.
in a Northerly of about 15
I was in the water with
knots. The start had been
all my foul weather gear,
delayed one day due to the
sea boots and my
Hurricane which had Jamie Ebenau at the helm. Mustang PFD - I pulled
passed the day before. For
the trigger. Serge was
the start the cold front was sweeping
into the harbor, went to the bottom of the nearest on the main, he gybed the boat
after the hurricane, promising stiff
harbor spun around, dropped the jib, and headed up to windward of me, Jamie
westerlies along the Sound. There were
unhooked the 12-to-1 main sheet and grabed the helm spun up and in a few
10 divisions, totaling 73 boats, including
made a fast stop at the town dock . I ran minutes Serge and Jon pulled me up
to West Marine and found the exact onto the Ama. I still had the broken end
Just as we were entering Long
replacement, bought it plus a spare of the hiking stick in my hand! They
Island Sound from Huntington Bay we
along with some Boat Life and headed headed for the line and crossed about 8
noticed one of the covers for the
back to the boat. They had the outboard minutes late, starting the deep run with
12 N E M A Summer 2011
Vineyard Race run, crossing tacks. In the darkness the the return tack. It was a long, cold way
(continued from previous page) waves were oncoming from above the to Stamford, but we loved the sunshine
bow, the boat after that night and the water flattened
Photo Courtesy of Serge Leonidov
lifted, leveled, out nicely, and the surroundings indi-
and went on cated home. Looking for Elvis, the
at a steady Gunboat 62, beat us by just under 4
clip of 3 knots hours. It was not good weather for a
on GPS trying F31-1D, even though we finished 2nd.
to punch I am looking forward to September,
back into the 2011, when we should have the usual
Sound. The Vineyard Race without a shortened
main traveler course. NEMA member Mike Divon,
could not be owner of Milk and Honey, is planning to
brought participate and that will ensure we get
above its invited to race again. We were able to
normal get 5 boats on the line and would like as
reaching many of you Out East NEMA Racers to
position or come down to Western Long Island
the boat Sound and race with us.
Zoom Finishing the race in lumpy conditions.
We were now [Search YouTube for “Vineyard Race
the big screecher. Meanwhile I was heading west straight into the wind! Zoom” to see a short clip of our ride
below and changed into dry clothes. Another 21 hours of on-the-nose, beating down.]
The race was a gear buster in a upwind with 12 hours of tall, square
westerly 15 to 25 or 35 knots-plus on the waves in the western part of the Sound; The Multihull ratings and results
way to the bottom mark, with gusts up to lots of slamming as we fell off the waves. were:
40 and possibly 50 knots during the night No one got any sleep! After it got light, 1st: Looking for Elvis, a Gunboat 62
on the return. The hurricane had stirred we took a long port tack to the middle of (PHRF -48)
things up, along with unusually large the Sound. The water flattened out and 2nd: Zoom, a Corsair F31-1D
tides. Jamie kept on nudging Serge to press (PHRF -50)
We had steep square waves as little down, getting that board working harder 3rd: Trilogy, a trimaran 34
as 4 to 5 seconds apart. (PHRF +30)
Photo Courtesy of Harry Whittelsey
Headed east for 7 hrs, racing 4th: Falcor, a Chris White Explorer
with the big screecher 44
downwind to Fishers Island. (PHRF-55)
In the bottom quarter of the
run the waves started piling Harry Whittelsey has been
up in sets and we ended up sailing multihulls for over 28 years.
furling the screecher and Zoom is his 4th multihull. He started
going with a jib and one reef crewing in monos over 60 years
to the bottom mark. If we had ago. He has sailed from Nova
kept the sceecher up the Scotia to Bermuda and St. Martin,
steering would hae been heavy and one transatlantic delivery. He
and we would have tripped the has logged over 18,000 miles off
hulls on the back side of waves shore. He is a member of Northport
then the new sets came rushing Yacht Club (NY) and was Vice
by. We rounded about 7:30pm, Commodore of the Greater
hove-to for a few minutes to Harry Whittelsey and crew member John Goldberg receiving 2nd Huntington Council of Yacht and
change from regular jib to a prize in the Multihull Division of the Vineyard Race. Boating Clubs.
storm jib, and took off into the
darkness, tacking among a large fleet of and harder, it was an exhilarating couple
monos and occasionally seeing a of hours. After the tack we switched the This article was edited by Serge
trimaran that we sailed along with on the watches. The waves were still bumpy on Leonidov.
Summer 2011 N E M A 13
Tom Cox Photo
by Tom Cox, NEMA Race Committee Member
hope that you are not still preparing
Swampfox and Shooting Star at the 2010 Downeast 180
your boat for the upcoming season as
second race is usually a race around THE NEW ENGLAND SOLO/TWIN is
I am; May weather was rather
Block Island. Both Friday and Saturday run jointly by the Goat Island Yacht Club
inclement, and I’ve been catching up
offer very nice post race liquid refresh- and the Newport Yacht Club. It is the
ever since. I hope to launch before the
ment with several kegs full of various only double-handed race on the circuit.
end of June, and am looking forward to
rum concoctions. We are guests of the The course varies, but is usually around
splash down. The NEMA season
Off Soundings Yacht Club for this event 100 miles in length. There is a nice
schedule will be familiar to many of you
and entries close early, so get on the breakfast and skippers meeting prior to
and following is a brief description of
website early if you plan to enter. the race and an awards ceremony on
THE BUZZARDS BAY BLAST is run Sunday afternoon.
concurrently with the NEMA picnic. It is THE BUZZARDS BAY REGATTA is a
The NEMA Season an informal affair that attracts racers and large regatta that offers something for
Trophy Schedule non-racers to a Saturday night luau at 22 almost everyone. There are Lasers, 420s,
This schedule offers something for Nobska Way in Wareham, MA near PHRF, one-design and Multihull classes.
everyone. The Buzzards Bay Blast, the Cromesett Point. There is racing on BBR was the first large monohull regatta
Black Dog Dash and the Schooner Race Saturday and sometimes on Sunday, but to invite multihulls and it has always
offer racing that can be as casual or as the races are usually not super serious. attracted a large, competitive fleet.
serious as you wish along with good THE DOWNEAST 180 is a distance There are parties, bands, and alcohol all
social events. There are two overnight race that is part of the NEMORC (New in the same spot. This regatta is expen-
races for those who like them and the England Multihull Offshore Racing sive, but it offers 2 to 4 races per day for
Buzzards Bay Regatta and the Newport Circuit). The 180 mile course starts in three days.
Unlimited offer short course racing and Gloucester, goes around remote THE NEWPORT UNLIMITED is a
tend to be more on the serious side. Matinicus Rock outside of Penobscot two-day event for multihulls held in
Many of you know the routine, but if you Bay and finishes outside of Portland. Newport, RI. This event has a long
are new to the racing scene, here’s a The NOR has been sent by email. We tradition and has evolved over the years,
capsule description of each race. will start ourselves and finishers take but recently it has generally had a day of
OWEN MITCHELL REGATTA is a day their own time. “around the cans” racing on Saturday
race beginning in Newport and finishing THE BLACK DOG DASH has for many and an 18-mile around-Conanicut Island
in Block Island. It is a fun, low-key race years been one of our most popular course on Sunday.
and there are inexpensive early-season events. It is a pursuit race that starts and THE GLOUCESTER SCHOONER
dockage rates for those who want them. ends in Vineyard Haven. You start at FESTIVAL RACE is the lone season
We are guests of the Newport Yacht anchor with your sails down. This 22 trophy race on the North Shore of
Club. Some members sail home on mile race has attracted the casual and Massachusetts Bay and is part of a
Saturday and others stay and enjoy the the serious racer and the fleet usually town-wide celebration of the glory days
island. It is a beautiful place and not ties up on the beach in front of the of Gloucester fishing schooners. There
crowded at this time of year. famous Black Dog restaurant where is racing for all manner of traditional
OFF SOUNDINGS SPRING SERIES is there are prizes giving after the race. If working craft and also for multihulls on
a two-race event. The first race takes there’s enough interest there will be a Saturday. On Sunday the big schooners
place on Friday in the waters off Watch separate, even lower-key race just for race, which is a spectacle to behold.
Hill, RI, and finishes in Block Island. The cruisers. It is a great place to see old There is a dinner for all crew and
friends and meet new ones. fireworks on Saturday night as well as a
14 N E M A Summer 2011
2011 NEMA Racing Events THE WHALERS RACE is run by the offshore races already described above,
(continued from previous page) New Bedford Yacht Club. The course is the NEMORC includes the following
105 miles and goes from Padanaram out races.
around the THE AROUND LONG ISLAND RACE
Tom Cox Photo
whistle at is a 190-mile race that starts outside
Nomans New York Harbor, passes along the south
Island, then coast of Long Island and finishes near
rounds Hempstead harbor. It is a large, well
Block organized race.
returns. THE MONHEGAN ISLAND RACE is
There is a run by the Portland Yacht Club. It is a
sit-down 128-mile race that is well attended and
dinner after organized. It tends to be a light-air affair,
the but there is a good fleet. (This race is
Skippers also part of the GMORA series, see
2010 Downeast 180 Racers meeting on below.)
light buffet Sunday during the awards Friday. IDA LEWIS DISTANCE RACE is a 150
ceremony at the Coast Guard Station. to 180-mile race. The course begins and
THE OFF SOUNDINGS FALL SERIES New England ends in Newport, RI, and sails basically
rounds out the season. It is similar in between Montauk and Nantucket.
format to the spring series except the
Multihull Offshore Multihulls have not previously partici-
first race usually starts out of New Racing Circuit pated in this race, and there may be
London, CT and ends up in Gardiners Bay minimum requirements. If you are
off Long Island. The second day usually (NEMORC). interested, please contact your fellow
has a race in or around Gardiners Bay. The NEMA Offshore Trophy is racers and talk it up. It could be good.
The Off Soundings Club has been very awarded to the winner of this series.
The latest details on NEMA racing can
hospitable to multihulls and welcomes Winners must have completed at least
be found on the NEMA web site:
our participation. three races on the circuit. Other than the www.nemasail.org
Monhegan Island Race
Maine Racing (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more
information or help with logistics, August 12-14
By Jesse Deupree
whether you are thinking of cruising in Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth, ME
one of the great sailing spots in the Maine's oldest and best attended
GMORA (Gulf of Maine Ocean
world, or interested in the following overnight race run out of Portland by the
Racing Association) offers racing most
races. Check the Gulf of Maine Racing Portland Yacht Club. This year will
summer and fall weekends along the
Association website (www.gmora.org,) feature a full moon. The race now starts
Maine Coast, and has been very friendly
for more information and links to the race on Friday, making it easy to finish and be
to multihulls when we can organize
organizers. able to attend the Sunday breakfast in
ourselves to arrive in sufficient numbers.
Races most popular with multihulls have comfort. (This race is also part of the
been the Monhegan Island Race
The Seguin Island Trophy Race NEMORC, see above.)
(Portland Yacht Club), and the Seguin
Island Regatta. This year we are also
Southport Yacht Club, Southport, ME Maine Rocks Race
Two day races run by Southport YC, September 17-18
working to have a presence in the Maine
with racing in the Sheepscot river and Rockland Yacht Club, Rockland ME
Rocks Race in early fall.
bay, near to Boothbay Harbor and all the This single or doublehanded race
pleasures of the midcoast. Racers are has indicated they would welcome
Boats finishing the Downeast 180
invited to parties after each race, with a multihull entries if we can get three to
will find themselves at Maine Yacht
special event Saturday night. attend. Contact Jesse Deupree
Center in Portland in mid July, a great
base for some cruising in Maine. Contact (email@example.com) as soon as
NEMA member Jesse Deupree possible if you are interested.
Summer 2011 N E M A 15
gets started, more will join in. Sunday July 24.
Lake Champlain: NE-TS is having an Buzzards Bay: The NE-TS Buzzards
open-ended cruise at Lake Champlain in Bay Cruise will be taking place the
the first two weeks of July. Only a few second or third weekend in September.
by Ken Levitt, NEMA Cruising Chair
will be there for the entire two week
period, but they plan on getting a large
group together on the middle weekend.
Cuttyhunk and Block Island: A
The cruise normally takes place on the
weekend after Labor Day and goes to
Martha´s Vineyard. However, this year
there is a bad time window to go through
weekend cruise to Cuttyhunk with the Woods Hole on Saturday. The choices
his year we are focusing on
possibility of going on to Block Island. are to delay the cruise one week or find a
shorter cruises, with more Or, perhaps just a weekend cruise to destination in Buzzards Bay where
organizing of smaller cruises by Block Island. people can go ashore on Saturday
you, the members. I will toss out some NEMA Picnic and Buzzards Bay afternoon and Sunday morning and find
ideas and act as a facilitator for you Blast: The Buzzards Bay Blast is June things to see and do. If you have
organizing your own cruises with other 25th. It usually ends with a NEMA BBQ suggestions, let me know. This cruise
NEMA members. at 22 Nobska Way in Wareham, MA near often has some participants cruising on
Anyone can organize a cruise. Just Cromesett Point (on the water). This together beyond the weekend.
pick a date and a place and find a few makes it a good weekend for NEMA Nantucket or Provincetown : Judy
others to go along with you. Last year Cruisers to do some cruising and then and I would be happy to go cruising to
Phil Babcock did this and ended up join the festivities at the evening picnic. either Nantucket or Provincetown if
winning the 2010 NEMA Cruiser´s Trophy. Cruisers at the Black Dog Dash: The anyone is so inclined and the wind and
I am still a board member of the Black Dog Dash takes place on Martha´s weather cooperate.
North East Trailer Sailors (NE-TS) and we Vineyard on Saturday July 23rd. If we
still have an open invitation to join them can get at least four boats to participate, You now have my ideas, please
on their Lake Champlain cruise in the we can have a "Fun Race for Cruisers" at share your’s with your NEMA friends and
first half of July and the Buzzards Bay the same time the real racers are out with me.
cruise in the first half of September. doing their thing. We can even get T- Ken Levitt
Here are come ideas I have. If you Shirts and a trophy. NEMACruise2011@klevitt.us
would like to participate in any of them, Martha’s Vineyard Area: The Black
let me know. It only takes a few boats to Dog Dash is a good starting place for a The latest details on NEMA Cruising,
make a cruise and often once a group picnics, and events can be found on the
group cruise leaving Vineyard Haven on
NEMA web site: www.nemasail.org
site as previous NEMA picnics, but just a for cruising that weekend.
short way down the road at the site of The anchorage has good holding, is
the parties for the 2008 Corsair very protected and is wonderful for those
Nationals.) who want to hang out for the weekend.
by Tom Cox (NEMA Fleet Captain)
The BBQ will start in the late
afternoon (around 6:30 pm) after racing
concludes, but non-racers are free to
arrive earlier to enjoy the beach and
NEMA provides some food for the
barbeque and drinks. Pot luck items are
This should be a fun time for all.
and Ken Levitt (NEMA Cruising Chair) boating. Come join in!
Cruisers and other non-racers are Bob Gleason, 508-295-0095
NEMA Picnic Saturday encouraged to come by boat or by car. Cruising: Ken Levitt, 508-295-3542, or
June 25 Any cruisers who are interested in NEMACruise2011@klevitt.us
As in past years, the annual cruising Saturday and/or Sunday with
Buzzards Bay Blast (BBB) will be other NEMA members should contact NEMA North Rally and
Ken Levitt who will assist in linking up
followed by the Annual NEMA Picnic.
members. Also, remember that atten-
The picnic will be hosted by our
Commodore, Bob Gleason at 22 Nobska dance at the NEMA Annual Picnic earns August 20
a point towards the NEMA Cruiser’s This year's rally will feature the
Way in Wareham, MA near Cromesett
Trophy in addition to any points earned always popular barbeque ashore at Ted
Point. (Please note, This is not the same
16 N E M A Summer 2011
FOR SALE / RENT
More details on these items can be found at
Free Depth Sounder
Kenyon Marine, Model DS-300, SN 29638 BB, 12 Volts,
#3 Transdocer. It is in the original box. Free to anyone
who wants it. Call Wayne Allen 781-665-7295.
2001 Outremer 45, Aldora:
Well maintained and equipped circumnavigator, ready
to go again. $425,000. Contact John Spier for details.
401-207-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Brown’s original Searunner 31 trimaran for sale.
Personally built, cruised and maintained for 37 years by
the designer. Very sound and highly developed for
Spartan extended cruising. One owner. Lying in
Southern Chesapeake ready to go anywhere. Failing
eyesight forces sale. Ask for free DVD. (804) 725-
1999 39' Walter Greene trimaran SCOUT
Well built and maintained
custom performance cruiser.
Many upgrades. Carbon Wanted and Opportunity Sought
spar and sails, composite Wanted: Cruising Trimaran sailing opportunities.
rigging. Lying Yarmouth, Experienced catamaran circumnavigators thinking about
Maine. $150,000. Owner: the next boat would like to crew on a high performance
Tom Egan. Call: Bill Full, cruising trimaran, together or separately. Self-employed,
ECYS. TEL: (207) 846-4545 flexible schedules, can pay expenses, good sailors who
FAX: (207) 846-6088. don't get seasick and have few bad habits. To or from
Block Island would be ideal, can offer mooring and
38ft Tri SEA SWAN TOO shoreside accommodations. Especially interested in big
Want to prepare for a year or more sailing your own folding tris- Dragonfly, Contour, F-36, F-37. Contact John
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38 ft. Harris cutter: foam sandwich/glass; center cockpit,
hard top, plus Bimini. Both jibs roller furling, wheel Navico Corus Network Instruments.
steering auto pilot 20hp Buhk diesel. Fiberglass dinghy Trying to maintain an old Navico Corus network and
with 5hp outboard. Located Swansea, MA. More info: need spares for rebuilding and parts. Donate your old
508-678-0816. Navico Corus components, sensors, autopilots, etc., and
I will make a generous contribution to your new
Rig For Sale. electronics fund. Units need not be in working condition
52' Metalmast spar / Antal track with standing rigging. to be of use. Tom LaMers, Chat de LaMer,
Original equipment I replaced with a carbon spar on my firstname.lastname@example.org 937 767-9187
1999, 39' Greene trimaran SCOUT. Contact Tom Egan.
772-283-6883; cell 207-415-3900,
Contour50 Trimaran, 2001
Full recent refit and extensive sailing. She is 100%
ready to go. Get all the details with recent travels, refit,
survey, pictures and price at Contour50forsaleby-
owner.com. Boat is presently being sailed out of St
Maarten. vehicle/trailer parking for $5/day
(launching during daylight, courtesy
envelope provided). For docking/mooring
details, contact Ted Grossbart,
2011 NEMA Picnic Events Cloutman's Lane, Marblehead, MA. email@example.com, 781-631- 5011. Come
(continued from previous page) Those not sailing can convene around 3 by land or sea; families are welcome –
pm for socializing. The barbeque will bring the kids. NEMA will provide
Grossbart's house in the afternoon. follow, around 4 pm. grillables and beverages – bring an
Either Triad (Newick 42 tri) or Running Overnight moorings will be available appetizer, salad or desert to share. Rain
With Scissors, (Formula 40 tri) will be for those wishing to arrive early. Trailer date is August 22. Ted Grossbart, 781-
available to take guests out for a spin; sailors can launch on Winter Island in 631- 5011, or firstname.lastname@example.org, Day
departure time is crack of noon from Salem, or behind the high school in sailing: Ken Levitt, 508-295-3542, or
Ted's dock at Goodwin's Landing, 44C Gloucester, where there is overnight NEMACruise2011@klevitt.us
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