Monday, May 21, 2012


Friday night, aboard Peter Kellogg's "White Whale,  a group of about fifteen people were shuttled from the Mantoloking Yacht Club to Tom's River to sail the Silent Maid and the A Cat Torch back to Mantoloking for the Maids Re-launch party, Saturday evening. Well as the old saying goes, $(-)!+ happens. When we arrived, it was obvious that the Maid was not ready to sail, that left us with the prospect of putting fifteen plus bodies on the Torch for the sail home, a bit much in spite of the Torch's large cockpit and weather rail. I was looking forward to sailing back on the new Maid because I used to sail on the original and I wanted to compare the experience, and performance. Rather than overcrowd the Torch, I opted to return on the Chase boat. The good news, I was able to get some good video of the Torch and her crew under sail.

Our ride, the White Whale 
She's not sailing without a sail
Peter Kellogg assessing the situation

Eager crew for the Maid and Torch, all destined to sail on the Torch

Keep working
The Maid finally made the voyage late that night

Preparing the Torch  for a sail

Full crew
Fasten your seatbelts and put your tables in the upright position

Leaving the marina

Under sail, heading for the bridge

Weather rail riders

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