Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene Update

We got a vm from our dock neighbor this evening. s/v Honey Ryder weathered Hurricane Irene just fine. When the forecast shifted Irene slightly to the north, he decided not to haul his boat but instead ride it out on board. It's his full time home. His message said he had winds 40-45 knots overnight so he was rocking and rolling quite a bit making sleep tough. However both his boat and s/v Honey Ryder stayed put really well. YAY!!
I want to give a HUGE thank you to my main hurricane man - Cap10 Tom for prepping and securing her so well earlier in the week! Additionally a big thanks to dock neighbor Greg for all his help.

This was definitely a learning experience. Most learning opportunities in sailing are fun. This was not "fun" but I guess it's just part of coastal cruising. Our thoughts are now on fellow sailors and others still in the path.
Go away to sea Irene! Enough already!!!


  1. Glad to see that your boat came through unscathed...

  2. Thanks. Even after the storm passed s/v Honey Ryder, we continued to worry about all of our fellow sailors in the path. Glad you guys are safe too.