My day job at NASA came to an end July 30, 2021 after 35 years. Here’s a recap of the last five months since then and how I’ve moved on.… Read More T Plus 5 Months: Every Day Is Saturday
The June – really the last year – Snipe Circuit ending with the 2021 Snipe Nationals is a wrap!… Read More The June 2021 Snipe Circuit
It was a little Frigid and breeze never got out of single Digits at the 2020 Snipe Frigid Digit on October 3-4, but in the world of COVID, it was a fun, crystal clear fall weekend with a great turnout of new and old Snipe sailors alike! with both “pandemic regattas”, the Colonial Cup and Frigid Digit, in the rear view mirror, we are happy to report neither of these has had any negative effects. Taking reasonable precautions with some sacrifices has allowed us to continue to do what we love at very low risk.… Read More 2020 Frigid Digit: Another COVID Regatta Success
The Internet Archive – also known as the Wayback Machine – is one of those most amazing pieces of internet technology that just chugs along in the background. As they say, once something is posted online, it never goes away and in many cases, that’s a good thing! As we age and history gets fuzzier, this is a great resource to remember the real deal.… Read More The Wayback Machine – or is it the WABAC Machine?
A lot was different than usual but the same people were still at the top of the scoresheet. Not my finest hour, but was great to be racing again.… Read More 2020 Colonial Cup: Something Different but Kinda the Same
The weekend started out with a lot of rain in the Mid Atlantic on Friday, but at least we knew we wouldn’t get blown out like last year. However, while the wind forecast for Saturday looked pretty good, it promised to be very light on Sunday. There are two conditions that always remind me of… Read More 2016 Frigid Digit
Not my finest hour sailing-wise, but I had a great time sailing with Lisa – despite being DSQed in a race for not doing my penalty turns fast enough after getting flagged for pumping. Variety is the Spice of Life Doug Hart Back On Top After 20 Years Doug Hart has always been near the… Read More 2016 Snipe North American Championships
I wrote this originally for the 2003 Snipe Nationals, probably one of my most favorite Snipe events ever, but it will always be true so thought it was worth archiving here.… Read More Keane 2003 US Snipe Nationals – The Buzzards Bay Sou’wester
Appearing in Snipe Today, April 7, 2015 Alex and Lisa say: “We were a fission of two separate Snipe circles and still maintain our own “identities” in the class so we have answered separately, just the way we roll!” Read on for the 14 (28!) answers…
It’s funny how an occasional impulsive decision can end up having such a profound impact on the trajectory of one’s life. Buying my first Snipe from Bill Buckles in 1987 – the venerable purple Champipple – was one such decision.