Fiona News Network
High NE Winds
Fiona encountered high NE winds after we left Provincetown, and was forced to scoot sideways into Portland. Unfortunately the jib tore so that has to be fixed. We are at Four Points Marine, and will probably be here for a couple of days.
Fiona is in Newport, RI
Fiona arrived in Newport Tuesday afternoon in the pouring rain.
The Maine Cruise Begins
Fiona left Weeks yard on Saturday at about 1:00 PM but we had to go back and fix a lead in the exhaust pipe. Once we did get underway there was no wind and we had to power all the way there. We arrived at Block Island on Sunday afternoon.
Second Shakedown Sail
Fiona had a second shakedown sail on September 3rd. The crew for the Maine Trip were on board, Brew and Jeremy plus stalwarts such as Walter, Bettina and Bruce. No trip canceling problems were discovered. One major problem is the generator has stopped charging....
A second shakedown sail is planned for Saturday, September 3. We leave Weeks at 2 pm and return at 6 pm.
Fiona is afloat, the first time in nearly two years.
Fiona is afloat, the first time in nearly two years. The engine started, pumped water and charged the battery.
Getting Ready For Launch
Weeks yard has started to paint Fiona's bottom in preparation for a splash next week. Things are moving!
8/15/22 Update- Fiona is Crewed Up. Long Island to Maine – Maine to Long Island Crew Call!
8/15/22 Update: Fiona is crewed up for the trip to Maine. Many thanks to all those who responded. Plans for next year are uncertain. General Info: Minimum sign up is for 2 weeks. Crew responsible for getting to and from the boat. All food, fuel, dockage etc on board...
Eric Forsyth In The News- Local author writes historical trilogy
Full article here: https://www.longislandadvance.net/stories/local-author-writes-historical-trilogy,90601 Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on historical topics. This...
My most recent novel, Wings Over the Channel, is the third e-book I have donated to a global literacy initiative called Bookshare, which aims to provide books in many formats for people with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. Check out...
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