26 August 2008

Beautiful Practice Day at KP

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Sonar Match Racing- New Freshman on the Water

Kings Point brought 5 of 8 boats to a new Manhasset Bay match racing event. 35 members of the class of 2012 got thier first taste of one on one match racing. The wind was light, but with enough breeze to sail, and to practice the intricate manuevers involved in match racing.

24 August 2008

Genuine Risk Arrives at Kings Point

Geniune Risk's Route in Red

Genuine Risk arrived in Hague Basin this morning after a 2500 nm trip from Holland, MI. Check out her route and a pic in her new home.

18 August 2008

The Last Bridge for Genuine Risk- and a Front Row Seat for Quebec City's 400th Anniversary

Here is the last and tightest of the bridges that had to be passed by Genuine Risk to exit the St. Lawrence Seaway. Only a few meters clearance in each direction.

And after another 150 miles of river, arrival at the Marina du Port de Quebec. Right in the heart of the beautiful city and center stage for their 400th Birthday Celebration- including an amazing visual display on the mile long Bunge Grain Elevator-

12 August 2008

Genuine Risk Delivery- 4 Lakes, two Rivers, and one Canal down.....

Thirty Degrees of Cant in the Welland Canal

Yesterday was an exciting day aboard the Genuine Risk, our 5th day of the trip. After a windy upwind trip on Lake Michigan, a windy downwind trip on Lake Huron, and a rainy trip through the Detroit river (I did get to wave to Grandma though!) and a rainy trip across Lake Erie we were ready to test our math and cant the keel to fit the 125 foot mast under the 116 foot bridges of the Welland Canal. Success. It was a great trip through the Welland Canal, and we are now in the wonderfully friendly town of Kingston, Ontario, ready to start the rest of our trip through the St. Lawrence Seaway tomorrow.


04 August 2008

About Face Crew Finds the Fish

Waterfront Team members made a trip offshore to the Hudson Canyon this weekend aboard About Face. Not a bad weekend of fishing! Here's the story from Jordan Musselman KP '10-
The seven man crew of the About Face left Kings Point at 1600 Friday afternoon for the 135 mile cruise the Southwest corner of the Hudson Canyon. We arrived at 445 and had 11 rods on the troll by 0500. It was a slow couple of hours before the crew had their first knockdown which was a 35lb yellow fin tuna. Immediately after putting the rods back in the water a school of yellow fin tuna was spotted racing towards the spread from the port side. Within 10 seconds the crew had 7 knockdowns and 6 lines came tight. The crew boated all 6 fish, 5 of which were yellow fin tuna and the 6th was a skipjack. After icing down the fish we continued to work the same area hoping to hook up a nice marlin after a boat nearby released a 400lb blue. Being unable to locate any larger fish we began trolling east looking for deeper water. Around 1500 a large pod of whales was spotted and we hooked a 60lb yellow fin beneath them. An hour later we had a triple knockdown hooking one fish and breaking off the other two. It was an hour and forty five minute battle before we were able to bring the fish on board which turned out to be a 150lb big eye tuna. The rest of the evening was slow until the night bite where we released a 140lb brown shark but were unable to locate more tuna. The crew put their Kings Point education to practical use while U/W for the 330nm round trip dealing with an overheating generator, and electrical difficulties restricting the use of all modern navigation equipment which eventually caused us to leave the grounds at 0500 Sunday morning. The About Face Crew did an excellent job of dealing with the problems and included, Scott McCormick 10’, Jordan Musselman 10’, Pat Lowe 09’, Kyle Setta 10’, Joshua Jordan 10’, Mike Burbelo 10’, and graduate Adam Shannahan 08’. Overall it was a great first trip of the year and hope to make many more.