Sail to Bermuda

an production
by David S. Isenberg -- isen@isen.com -- 888-isen-com

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The pictures below were taken in the course of a race under sail
from Newport to Bermuda in June 2002
aboard the 47-foot Joshua Ketch named Feo, of Oyster Bay,
owned and captained by Eric P. Best, with Rick Dawson,
Mark Hopkinson, Bill Sheeline, Michiel Vanderwal and myself as crew.

Click on these pictures to see larger versions of them.



1. For hundreds of years, men have gone down to the sea in ships.

 


2. We proposed to do the same.

 


3. We planned our trip.

 


4. We laid in supplies.



5. We loaded them aboard.

 


6. We considered additional scenarios..

 


7. And we observed traditional Newport sailing techniques.

 


8. We studied carefully.

 


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13. Preparing for green water on the foredeck.

 


14. The arts of a sailor.

 


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16. The competition.

 


17. More competition.

 


18. Finally we got underway.

 


19. For two days it was too rough and rainy to take pictures.
Some of us enjoyed it anyway.

 


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21. The wind went down on the third day, leaving a swell.

 


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23. Bill was not seasick -- he just knew how to catch
20 minutes between sail changes.

 


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26. The navigator.

 


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28. The strategy was to sail west of the rhumb line to catch the southerly
currents on the east side of the warm eddy and the west sude of the
big red "meander" of the gulf stream. At times this added over
3 knots to our speed.

 


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35. Rick goes aloft before a tangle becomes a problem.

 


36. Peter Pan.

 


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42. Sailor's delight.

 


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44. All boy's toys eventually become guns.

 


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46. The Wall Street Journal

 


47. The Wall Street Journal

 


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50. Allure.

 


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52. Knot tying clinic.

 


53. Mouse blowing smoke.

 


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62. Last navigational fix before landfall.

 


63. Last coffee fix before landfall.

 


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65. Land ho.

 


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72. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club celebrates the arrival of Feo.

 


73. Drying out.

 


74. Welcoming committee.

 


75. Shipmates.

 


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79. A slice of Feo's history.

 


80. Feo in Bermuda.

 


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82. What does Avatar mean?

 


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84. Downtown Hamilton.

 


85. Bermuda prep.

 


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87. Yeah, but *which* thousand words?

 


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89. Isenberg's last 8 seconds in Bermuda.

 

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