Sailing Annapolis

Sailing Annapolis

On an annual  Christmas stopover before St. Michaels, we walked around the port of Annapolis to check out boats and boat names as if we were Sailing Annapolis. The imagination runs wild. Across from town, Eastport formed its own “island nation” and there is where many of these boats are berthed. They recently celebrated 150 […]

Fall Sailing

Fall Sailing

As a couple and a family headed out for a brisk fall sailing adventure, we passed a USCG skiff at Red No. 8 in Sarah Creek. They were cleaning out the osprey nest since the birds have long gone to South America. What seemed odd was how they disposed of the nest, by simply tossing […]

Couples Enjoy Sailing

Couples Enjoy Sailing

I get asked, “How far down in the water do the buoys extend?” Those two USCG buoy tenders were still there at  the Yorktown Training Center, and today the classroom work had moved outside. As we sailed past, we got to watch them pick up a red buoy off the deck and extend it over […]

Connecticut Sailors

Connecticut Sailors

People ask, “Are there things you don’t talk about onboard?” A family from Newtown CT took a sailing adventure along the York River on a sparkling spring afternoon. I didn’t mention the recent tragedy Sandy Hook Elementary. “We sailed once before,” Chris Whorf mentioned brightly of he and his wife Maria Arnoldy. “It was a […]

Opening Day Sail

Opening Day Sail

spor People ask, “When is Opening Day?” Usually April 1. Jamie Rodriquez brought her Texas family to Williamsburg for Spring Break and went sailing on Opening Day of Let’s Go Sail. Brisk winds of 10 mph were a bit chilly on the York, but the bright sunshine warmed everyone up. Jamie used to sail in […]

30-Year-Old Sailor

Two couples and two toddlers got to see a 30-year-old sailor transit the Coleman Bridge when the USS Monterey came steaming up the York River on the way to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. It was quite an adventure. Host Christine Wells had her hands full with the kids, so her husband Frank and pal […]

Team-Building Sail

Team-Building Sail

A small company in Roanoke chose Let’s Go Sail to work on team-building. They got a full day of activities in half a day on the waters of the York River. Bright blue skies enhanced blustery winds of 10 mph and seas rising and falling two feet. Their assignment was to rescue someone in the […]

Sail Army

Sail Army

Some men have their heart set on buying a sailboat as a life-long dream. No wonder, since sailing is a magnificent adventure that is too frequently interrupted by life. Seldom do I encounter a woman who wants a boat for her husband. That was the case with LJ and Allen Offord, who drove up from […]

Sail Army & Marines

Sail Army & Marines

Sailing attracts a different demographic, usually better educated and more outdoors oriented. Now and then you run into people who are not only fascinating but selfless. On this day we sailed with a police office, an Army soldier and a hospital nurse. John Barkas is training at Ft. Eustis in helicopter repair, Blackhawks to be […]

Sailing with the Army and Navy

Sailing with the Army and Navy

Five couples from diverse backgrounds got to sail the warm spring winds of the York River while taking in an air show overhead. Two intriguing fellows had never sailed before but quickly got the knack of the helm for a particular reason. Steven “Junior” Sawyer was a parachutist in the US Army, and Joshua Franck is […]