Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sailing in Newport


No matter how many variables one constrains, each trip out onto the water is different and wonderful in its own way. The permutations of company, conditions, locations, and other boats and people are infinite, and each adds layers of meaning to what can be thought of as a "classic" lifestyle.


Now, as summer enters its final act, one can deliberately savor many details in preparation to unpack them in the dead of winter.  Here are some images (including of J-class boats, a Chris-Craft, and American Eagle)   that will be summoned in January. 





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15 comments:

Kionon said...

I wish I had been able to get some sailing in this summer, Muffy. Unfortunately, I've just been too busy with taking a full semester of graduate courses, and am only now able to have some time off.

I did get a chance to sail Sydney Harbour at Christmas/New Year's so that was really nice to do. I went out on a J24.

One of the things I've noticed is that boat shoes are really to the point of popular saturation and they're all over anyone from about 15 to 25, and yet you can always tell who's actually used them from the saltwater discolorations and even (in my case) some blood stains from some lovely slips on deck. Boat shoes are comfortable and should be wearable pretty much anywhere casual, comfortable clothing is required, but they ought to see an actual deck once in a while...

Love the pictures. I'm jealous!

LPC said...

So familiar, and so wonderful. How to pass this experience, and the resultant values on?

Michael said...

Dear Muffy,

Do you know the name of that beautiful blue yawl in your photo? It was anchored right off our place up the Bay in Portsmouth yesterday morning--it must have sailed down to Newport later on. What an elegant craft! Yesterday was a terrific day to be out on the water.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Kionon - Sydney Harbour sounds incredible! Now I'm jealous.

@LPC - How to indeed!

@Michael - I believe it is Nirvana, an old Hinckley belonging to David Ray. Beautiful!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Those are some beautiful boats. Very lovely pictures, thank you for sharing.

Kionon said...

Muffy, it was, you can see my pictures here:

http://kyotomaiko.blogspot.com/2011/02/sailing-sydneysydney-harbour-australia.html

Enjoy!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Love that Cris Craft!!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful family you've featured in various installments of TDP - I found their blog due to your postings. The dinners at the farm looked so inviting and these photos of a day on the water almost make me think I was there - really wonderful. I especially love the photo of the little girl jumping into the water with canine encouragement - whose pup?

Patsy said...

Great shots! Love the Trumpy!

j.mosby said...

Wow an old america's cup 12 meter! where is Dennis Connor when you need him :-)

Anonymous said...

Dennis? Try Ted Turner.

David Cooper

Patsy said...

AE is in the ACC charter fleet in Newport. You don't need Dennis or Ted, you can charter any of them.

Emily said...

You have a beautiful boat! I'm a sailer myself, and live for the beautiful days on the water. Your shots are great.

Raulston said...

S. 340? Last time I saw one of these was in Amsterdam. I will be returning to the Netherlands during my gap between summer and Fall classes. Looking forward to getting out on the water with friends.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Raulston - Europe is indeed the place to see them - very few in the U.S.. Have a great time! Pictures?