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Adam Turinas
New Jersey
Sailor, blogger, husband, father
Interests: we sail out of raritan yacht club on our 1981 26' s2 on lovely raritan bay.
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Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Messing About In Sailboats
I believe it's a USCG requirement these days
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via www.wavetrain.net This is a truly great read and shows how easy it is for a good crew on a good boat to get into unavoidable problems. Tough call to abandon a lovely boat but the right call. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2014 at Messing About In Sailboats
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Messing About In Sailboats
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I I took this screen grab from earth wind map. I believe the arctic vortex is the low pressure system about 3/4s of the way up the screen, which appears to be breaking up as a long blue squiggle. All... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Messing About In Sailboats
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I am probably one of a zillion to blog this site - earth wind map - but I find this obsessively fascinating. From what I can tell, the site processes GRIBS from NOAA, overlaid onto an interactive globe to create... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Messing About In Sailboats
Back in 2010, I created this slideshow using the wonderful photos of Carlo Borleghi. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Messing About In Sailboats
I guess the title of this post is a little ironic as it has been a year since my last post. No excuses and no dramas, I have been all consumed by starting a business.Will try a little harder to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Messing About In Sailboats
US Sailing and Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently announced its top six finalists for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. The award sought out unsung heroes in sailing communities across the country making a significant contribution to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
US Sailing and Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky announced its six finalists for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their sailing community. A public vote is now being held... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
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Orchard Lighthouse before and after Sandy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
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We are running a watch system at RYC to keep looters away. I was there from 1600-2000 yesterday and took these up close in the yard. It's staggering seeing what Sandy did to our club. From what we hear, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
So gald you made it. What a terrible sight the aplce was
Baydog, I hope it's a good outcome.
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So what happened to Cadence? I got very lucky. As you can see below, Cadence is still upright on stands. I am not exactly sure what happened but I think, the boat to port washed up from the dock as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
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I spent a lot of last night and this morning trying to find out what had happened at Morgan Marina, where my boat, Cadence was hauled out and on the hard. Given her location, I assumed she would be safe.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
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These two shots were taken by fellow RYC clubmember, Alan Uminski this morning. You can see the full extent of what happened here. Watch in Slideshow mode. It may me weep. Yesterday, there 30-40 boats standing there. Great boats like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
Just received this from club-mate Bob Wardlow. My heart is breaking: Very Bad News... at 6:00pm the intense waves and storm surge from Sandy, breached our yard. All the boats in the yard were knocked off their stands and floated... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Messing About In Sailboats
Pat, tragically it's absolutely true. It's devastating. http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=BLjFYzlJ