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Sunday
Oct142012

NYC by sailing yacht

We started a short delivery in Jamestown RI on Swan76 Tigris on a cool but beautiful New England fall day. Before departing RI, we met some nice folks at Jamestown Boat Yard's annual wine making and pig roasting event, the famous blogger behind The Daily Prep!

 

We dropped the Tigris mooring around 1730 and motored out of Naragansett Bay in the evening light. Winds had moved SW around 15 kts, skies were clear, air temp was in the low 50s. Within short time we rounded Point Judith and set course for The Race. We had the tide turning against us but still pushed about 7.5 kts, nice to have the pace of a large yacht for this trip!

Wind and seas built throughout the evening and night as we pushed into the breeze on a westerly course. There was only a little commercial traffic on the sound, and we were able to make a decent pace while rotating watches throughout the night.

By dawn we were fast approaching City Island and the entrance to the East River, and saw both pleasure and work boats pass as the seas flattened and we increased our pace. Tigris had favorable tide down through the East River, Hell's Gate, and out into NY Harbor where we did a quick pass in front of the Statue of Liberty for the photobooks!

 

We were bound for North Cove Marina on the lower west side of Manhattan, next door to the trade center site. This has to be one of the most fun places to come by sea, it gives you a feeling of power pulling in, unopposed amongst the tower buildings and bustling crowds. We were docked by 1130 for a quick washdown and a welcome warm shore meal! A fantastic short delivery and perhaps the last for the fall for CYS, looking forward to the other side of winter and warming weather!