Monday, March 28, 2011

Be Careful Out There

As the season in the Northeast is just thinking about starting up, we're reading about a tragic accident in San Diego harbor. Reports are that some but not all were wearing life jackets. Two are dead and a number of others were hospitalized with hypothermia.

That was the effect of being in the water in San Diego harbor. Think how long any of us would last under similar circumstances in Boston harbor.

Please be careful out there.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

And the Winter Cover is OFF!

My apologies to those who thought they might get an early start on the 2011 sailing season. On a warm Thursday afternoon just over a week ago, I went to the yard at Marina Bay, climbed the ladder and snipped off the winter cover. It's been cold with scattered snow showers ever since. I take full responsibility. The upcoming forecast this week isn't looking much better, with daytime temps only in the 40s and overnights in the 30s or less. Will we be in the water before mid-April?