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Lessons On the Water Part 2: $100 sailing PLUS call to artists


Winslow Homer, Sailing out of Gloucester Harbor, 1880, Yale



Sign up for $100 per week blocks of morning lessons. Sail GHS leaves from Maritime Gloucester, Monday – Friday, from 8AM-11-11:30ish AM. The program targets middle schoolers through high school age. Participants should be able to swim, wear closed toe footwear, sunscreen, and bring a water.

Rob Bent provided the distinctive t-shirts. They’re ‘foresail’ $15 to help fund the Sail GHS program. Does anyone have a photograph of the sail club from the Horribles parade for them to replace this one?

Sail GHS


Artists interested in live sketching from these sail times can email  me. Sail GHS is on Facebook.


Thanks to Sail GHS board member Hilary Frye and congratulations on her new book of poetry!


Additional Gloucester sailing lessons

YMCA sailing (see prior post)

Annisquam Yacht Club junior sailing

Eastern Point  junior sailing

Marooned on – Eastern Point Island

Eastern Point Light, Perfect Storm, 1991 ©George B. Lenart
On October 31st, 1991, diesel mechanic and photo enthusiast George B. Lenart was caught in a historic storm on Cape Ann’s granite coast. He drove his big Mogul Motors truck out to the end of Eastern Point for a job with the Eastern Point Yacht Club. What George walked into was a hurricane strength tempest with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts up to 98 miles per hour (hurricane devastation occurs at 73+ mph). Unexpectedly, George Lenart was marooned by rising water and monstrous waves. He grabbed his camera  and captured this incredible scene from the 3rd floor of the Eastern Point Yacht Club. It shows Eastern Point Light and Dog Bar Breakwater, which guard the entrance to Gloucester Harbor. Waves built to 70 feet, one of which swept right through Mother Ann Cottage, seen on the left, and completely destroyed a house high atop Sherman Point by Good Harbor Beach. George’s only option was to camp out overnight at the yacht club.
I didn’t photograph the Halloween Storm. I was busy helping a Bearskin Neck artist move his paintings to safety, aided a neighbor on Rocky Neck save what she could after storm surge took most of her personal belongings out to sea, and salvaged the 150 framed photos that were damaged in my gallery on Tuna Wharf. The phrase perfect storm has become part of the English language, being synonymous with “worst-case scenario.”
Photographed on 35mm color negative film by George B. Lenart. Scanned and printed digitally. Image #GBL-001c
And yes, we do sell this photograph in the gallery. Thank you George.
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


1st Annual Gloucester Pursuit Ocean Race

Here’s Fred Shrigley to give you the details-

1st Annual Gloucester Pursuit Ocean Race
Sat: August 21st
Sponsored by; The Eastern Point Yacht Club & The Rhumb Line Restaurant
Open to all boats any size and design.
Race will be handicapped so everyone has an equal chance.
Starts are stress “free’ because each boat has its own start time.
Awards, t-shirts, food and refreshments 5-7pm at The Rhumb Line 40 Railroad Ave.
To sign up:Go to EPYC web site and click on Racing/Cruising tab.

Here is the Eastern Point Yacht Club Website To Sign Up

Ocean Pursuit Race

1.1 Event: The Gloucester Ocean Pursuit Race will be held on August 21st , 2010.  The organizing authority is the Eastern Point Yacht Club, Gloucester, MA.  The co-sponsor of the race is the Rhumb Line restaurant.

2.1  Eligibility and Entry:  The race is open to all boats with a PHRF rating.  Please submit entry form no later than noon, Thursday,  August 19, 2010.

3.1 Fees: Entry fee is $40, minus $5 for US Sailing Membership and $5 for MBSA membership.

4.1 Rules:  This Event will be governed by the Mass Bay Sailing Association General Sailing Instructions except as changed by these Event Sailing Instructions.

5.1 Notices to Competitors:  Notices will be posted on the EPYC web site () on the “Racing and Cruising” tab.  Starting times for each boat, notices of cancellation/postponement, and any changes to sailing instructions will be available by 8:00 am the day of the race on this site.  If there is a cancellation, the race will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 22nd,  2010, at the same time.  Please contact the Race Committee on VHF Channel 72 with questions, starting at 10:00 am the day of the race, or call 617-407-2632 before then.

8.1 Schedule of Races: There will be one race for all boats.  The first boat will leave the starting line at 11:00 am.  Starting times for all entries will be set according to PHRF handicap.  The boat with the highest PHRF rating will start first; the boat with the lowest rating will start last.  Racing handicaps will apply unless the cruising handicap is selected on the registration form.

11.1 Course:   The start/finish line will be about 800 yards east of the Groaner (R2), at N42 34.30 and W 070 39.30.   The start/finish line will be between the committee boat and a floating mark.  The course will be triangular beginning and ending at the start/finish line and going around two marks:  the government mark at Newcomb Ledge (R1) and a race buoy set about 4 miles SE of the Groaner at N 42 33.00 and W 070 34.00.  The race will proceed clockwise (course A, buoys to starboard) or counter clockwise (Course B, buoys to port).  The course (A or B) will be announced by the committee boat prior to the start of the race.  The length of this race is about 17.5 miles.

15.2 Recalls:  Boats that cross the starting time prior to their designated start time will be hailed by the Race Committee on VHF Channel 72.

18.1 Time Limit:  The race will be terminated if the first boat does not cross the finish line within five hours of the time of the first boat to start.

18.2. Finish Window:  Other boats must finish within one hour of the time limit.

27.1 Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place at the Rhumb Line Restaurant (40 Railroad Avenue in Gloucester) after the race.

Social Activities:  All captains, crews, and their guests are invited to the Rhumb Line Restaurant after the race (5:00 to 7:00 pm).  There will be a cash bar with complimentary refreshments and t-shirts provided by the Rhumb Line Restaurant.

Moorings, rooms, and pre-race refreshments:  Race participants may reserve rooms at Eastern Point Yacht Club (978-283-3520), moorings are on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-race refreshments will be served (9:00 to 10:00 am).

Click Here for Race Registration pdf.


After-Party at The Rhumb Line!  Woot!