Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the large Alberg inventory.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

2 for 1 photos, a heron and a dory in the same pictures thanks to the automatic feature on the Nikon D3100.

During a recent photo-shoot my 1st Mate was able to snag this passing heron flying south in front of Baggy Wrinkles.  This photo sequence says it all:


Friday, July 24, 2015

A mid-summer sail on a hot day with just enough wind for a pleasant run in the cove near the yacht club.  This is a short and pleasant video which highlights the pleasurable passage of winds and clouds surrounding the Typhoon on a summer day. 

There's no rhyme or reason to this video, just a fun display of happy sailing aboard BaggyWrinkles....

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just an interesting aside...

Skipjacks on the Chesapeake.  Traveling down the Eastern Shore of Maryland found these terrific vessels, some of which are still working commercial fishing boats, at Mount Vernon (first photo).

Always an interesting period wooden ship now being maintained by private owners with an annual Races event located at Deal Island, Maryland.

And yes, that is a telephone pole serving as a mast.  

This ole gal, Kathryn, is undergoing a refurbishing provided by private donations.

One doesn't have to own one to admire them....

Gorgeous features of some historic working ships from a hundred years ago.  A reminder of the value of historic preservation and that oftentimes, the most admired ship may not be the sassiest colored hull in the fleet!

Friday, July 3, 2015

It's mid summer and it is the July 4th weekend.  It's time to get sailing again. 

Winds are supposed to be from about 10 - 15 kts today and perhaps 15 - 20 tomorrow.  Sounds like Dory weather to me.  The arrival of some upper atmospheric turbulence brought sustained winds yesterday, and now we've got some continued cloudiness which will really help to keep the oppressive heat off the water as well.  Wind direction is looking like it is coming out of the west which will enable some good reaches on the lake around a few islands and an easy run downwind back to port.  Update:  here is the video of the sail from 3 July as the 4th was not as interesting:

Will attempt to utilize the GoPro on this sailing sequence and see if I can produce a better view of how the dory is looking with her newly polished winches and enviable bottom paint.

Check out the tremendous videos of the French Sailing vessel L'hermitage which is currently docked in Manhattan, NY, there for the 4th of July festivities: