Bits n Pieces 01/02/2015

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Well, I’m in the middle of a 101-103 class. My students, Ian and Tonya are awesome! They have been very patient with the dense fog and the lack of breeze. The sailing that we have done so far sure indicates that they are both naturals! Keep up the great work! With two more days to go, I hope the weather cooperates.

It was nice of the fog to lift just in time for us to see the wind die today.

This Weeks Toast

To the ones that love us most
And the others who just hate
May we always know the difference
When they’re standing in our face”

My good friends Dave and Camilla have finally arrived from the Outer Banks of North Carolina aboard their Hunter 42. They are here for the winter and have had quite the time of it getting here. Between weather and mechanical stuff it has ground on Dave’s last nerve. You may remember that I spoke of Dave and his terrific book, Southern Heat. This is a must read and I have some available. The price is $20 for an author signed copy! Get’em while I got’em.

I heard the fireworks were awesome on New Year’s Eve. Me, I was in bed by 10:30. Had to be up early for a class the next morning.

This Weeks Drink:

Buttery Nipple
1 oz DeKuyper® Buttershots liqueur
1/2 oz Irish cream

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Looking out the front of Pitch n Roll III at 0930 12/29/2014. Scary night to be on Tampa Bay

Had quite the 104 earlier in the week. I was lucky enough to have 3 great students, Daniel, Merilee, and Brent. They all did a great job and got quite the education. We got caught up in that fog on the 29th and 30th. Eva, the time keeper for fog signals didn’t miss a beat in four hours. It was especially rewarding to see Daniel and Merilee out bear-boat chartering on Knot Now, Sailing Florida’s Hunter 31, on New Years Day! Good for you, folks! You looked GREAT!

Something new this week!

This Weeks Song:


Space Wrangler 1988

I have my first RPBA (Recreational Power Boat Association) class coming up next week. I can’t wait! I’ll write more about it when its done.

And with that, Adios. Till we meet again I’ll see you On the Water…With Captain Frank