July 31, 2006

Passing to port

(c)2006 jonathan hudson
Edgartown Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard 2006

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November 11, 2005

One sheet to the wind

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
The Bite at Norman Island, BVI 2005

Yes, it may look like Murph is getting impaled by the pulpit— but he’s actually 6 feet forward of the bow swinging on the spinnaker halyard.

We’re off to the islands for 7 days of R&R. I’m taking a cantenna to see if I can’t “weeze the juice.” If I can get online, I’ll post some island shots.

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August 23, 2005

Hull inspection

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
Guana Island , BVI 2001

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July 28, 2005

Wednesday’s cold front

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
University City, Philadelphia PA 2005

The storm last night was something else. I was racing on the Delaware River when it hit the city. The sheer force of the gusts came close to downing our J/27. I fought not to go over-board while struggling on the deck with a 60° heel to get the jib down. We knew the storm was coming— but we were caught off-guard by it’s sudden impact on the area.

Looking for leeward shelter from the stink we motored along the PA shore of the river. When we reached the piers with new condo construction, the storm began ripping 6ft plywood sheets off the buildings and sending them sailing into the river. The dirt and debris from the construction sites was whipped into a dust storm that reduced visibility to less than 30ft.

The Liberty fleet made it back to dock without incident. 16 others were not so lucky.

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July 27, 2005

Night watch

Long Island Sound2000
Long Island Sound, NY 2002

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June 30, 2005

Pre-sheet the pole

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
Delaware River, 2005

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June 9, 2005

Chute

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
Delaware River, 2005

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June 8, 2005

Race Committee

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
Delaware River 2005

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April 26, 2005

Start of the season

Starboard Ls
J27 racing begins tomorrow, and I’m terribly out of shape. It’s going to be a rough start this year.

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March 6, 2005

80 feet at the water line

(c)2005 jonathan hudson
Turtle Bay, St. John 2004

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February 3, 2005

Fuel, Ice & Water

(c)2002 jonathan hudson
Marina Cay, BVI 2002

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November 29, 2004

Queen Mary 2

click to enlarge
Charlotte Amile St. Thomas, USVI 2004

Cunard’s QM2. The largest liner in the world.

More ...

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October 26, 2004

Four wraps

(c)2004 jonathan hudson
 Sir Francis Drake Channel, BVI 2003

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October 22, 2004

Parallel Parking

Carnival Cruise St

 St. Thomas, USVI 2004

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September 15, 2004

End of the season
(c)2004 Jonathan Hudson
Delaware River 2004

More ...

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September 14, 2004

Lightship
(c)2004 jonathan hudsonLight Vessel 107 Liberty State Park, NJ 2004

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August 24, 2004

Mediterranean mooring
(c)2002 jonathan hudsonIos, Greece 2002

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August 16, 2004

Squid Boat
(c)2004 jonathan hudson
Cyclades, Greece 2002
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August 10, 2004

Winch
(c)2002 jonathan hudson
East River, NY 2001

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August 6, 2004

Brooklyn Bridge Lookout
(c)2001 jonathan hudson
East River, NYC 2001

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July 22, 2004

W2
(c)2004 jonathan hudson
Delaware River, 2004

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July 21, 2004

Main
(c)2004 jonathan hudson
British Virgin Islands 2004

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June 28, 2004

Untitled
(c)2002 jonathan hudsonIos, Greece 2002

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June 17, 2004

Leeward
(c)2004 jonathan hudson
Delaware River 2004

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May 27, 2004

POTD
(c)2004 jonathan hudson

Close Hauled

Delaware River, 2004

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May 26, 2004

POTD
(c)2004 Jonathan Hudson

Chutes

Delaware River, 2004

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May 17, 2004

POTD
(c)2004 jonathan hudson

Layline

Delaware River 2004

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May 14, 2004

POTD
(c) 2004 jonathan hudson

Untitled

Delaware River 2004

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May 6, 2004

POTD
(c) 2004 Jonathan Hudson

Windward Passage

St. John, USVI 2004

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April 29, 2004

POTD
(c)2004 jonathan hudson

Mooring Field

St. John, USVI 2004

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April 27, 2004

POTD
(c) 2004 Jonathan Hudson

Big boat, little boat

St. Thomas, USVI 2004

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April 13, 2004

POTD
(c)2004 Jonathan Hudson

Untitled

Sir Francis Drake Channel, British Virgin Islands 2004

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March 12, 2004

Tying the knot
(c) 2004 Jonathan Hudson

 

Sailing season on the east coast is going to begin in a month. With the mess I get my deck into,I doubt I'll ever be able to remote control my boat à la Hyperion. If my lines aren't neatly stored or runnng free I end up with something "Fancy".
(via J-walk, Gizmodo)

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January 1, 2004

Mo-Pho
(c) 2003 jonathan hudson

Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Mobile Photo: captured and posted
in real-time with a t68i

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December 26, 2003

Bon Voyage
(c) 2003 christopher martinez

Setting sail in the British Virgin Islands tomorrow with my lovely new fiancée. I'll be back Jan 5th. If I can pick up U.S. Virgin Island cell service as I cruise to Jost Van Dyke- I'll post a picture or two.

photo: C. Martinez

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December 22, 2003

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
(c)2003 Jonathan Hudson

With my mother on the mend, I can start focusing on my plans for next week. In 5 days I depart for some fun in the sun. My rum-loving friends and I have chartered the same 45ft Bavaria in the British Virgin Islands. I'm spending New Year's Eve aboard the William Thornton in the Bight of Norman Island. The USVI has GSM service, so if I can pick up the signal I'll post some Mo-Phos from the deck.

Current temp in BVI: 81°F (feels like 84°F)

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December 15, 2003

POTD
(c) 2003 jonathan hudson

Close Hauled
Tortola, BVI 2000

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October 20, 2003

POTD
(c) 2003 jonathan hudson

Untitled
BVI 2001

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October 17, 2003

JWorld Annapolis

I'm off to JWorld for some intensive racing classes. I'll be back on Monday afternoon- sore and very tired.

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October 13, 2003

POTD
(c) 2003 jonathan hudson

Fuel Ice & Water
Tortola, BVI 2000

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August 3, 2003

POTD
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Untitled
East River, NYC 2000

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July 3, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Head to wind
Cyclades, Greece 2002

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July 3, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Life Lines
Tortola, BVI 2001

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July 2, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Untitled
Cooper Island, BVI 2001

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June 30, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Wing On Wing
Cyclades, Greece 2002

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June 29, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Lookout
Ios, Greece 2002

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June 28, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Pulpit
Jost Van Dyke, BVI 2001

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June 27, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Untitled
Sir Francis Drake Channel, BVI 2003

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June 26, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Red Right Returning
Hell's Gate, East River, NYC 2001

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June 25, 2003

POTD : Sailing Series
(c) 2003 Jonathan Hudson

Chute
Long Island Sound, NY 2001

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June 25, 2003

Bareboating

I'm in the beginning stages of planning my next charter. A couple of my closest friends and I are looking at spending New Years on either a 45ft or a 50ft Bavaria in the British Virgin Islands. I'm so psyched to get this trip going- that my picture of the day photos for the next week or so are all going to be photos I've snapped in the last few years while sailing. I'm chartering again from Horizons. They're an outstanding little charter company. I highly recommend them.

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June 20, 2003

POTD
greece

229° SW (self portrait)
Cyclades, Greece 2002

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June 18, 2003

Spanish Bowline
knots
I race J/27's on the Delaware every wednesday night. This past wednesday, as we rounded the leeward mark, we lost our spinnaker halyard. As the pit was hoisting the chute, the shackle must have released, and the halyard went all the way to the top of the mast. The chute deflated and plunged into the river. Not having a bosin's chair, I quickly fashioned a spanish bowline with the Jib halyard, and hoisted a crew member up the mast to retrieve the spin halyard. I was amazed I still knew how to tie that knot- something I learned as a kid in boyscouts.

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February 2, 2003

Bareboat

I'm off to the BVI for some fun in the sun. 7 days of sailing a 45ft Bavaria I've chartered with some friends. enjoy the snow while I'm basking on a beach!

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