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    Sailed Stamford CT to Ossining NY

    Not a bad way to start out the Memorial Day Weekend. Met up with friends that just purchased an X-Yacht X-332.
    http://sailingmagazine.net/article-401-x-332.html They used to race one years ago. He's always regretted selling it. Fastforward, he bought another one.



    The wind was ripping pretty good on Friday, 25-30 mph gusts. We sailed from Stamford to City Island in fairly short order. Got her way over a few times.





    Dinner view from CIYC...


    Colors...


    Nightcap


    Woke up to a beautiful morning, next to a friend that also has an X Yacht


    Passing Fort Totten (Construction began 1862, named in 1898)


    Fort Schuyler (Begun 1833, garrisoned 1861)


    Continued under power past the Throggs Neck to the Whitestone


    Industry on the water


    Massive floating prison


    Last edited by FLS; 05-28-2019 at 12:00 AM.

    "Some folks may have the luxury to hold out for “the perfect.” But a lot of Americans are hurting right now and they can’t wait for that." - Hillary Clinton

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    Old power




    Current power


    Hell Gate, East River




    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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    I think this is part of Rockefeller University




    Roosevelt Island Tram




    to be continued....

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    Next up, The UN building, Freedom Tower in the distance


    To the right, new construction, Republic of Turkey Consulate, Turkevi Center




    The Copper Buildings luxury apartments




    Water taxi's. It got real busy, sail boats, power boats, planes, ferries,taxis, NYPD patrol, Homeland security, US Coastguard boats, etc.

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    Heading for the Manhattan Bridge (1909) followed by the Brooklyn Bridge (built 1869-1883), Lady Liberty beginning to show herself. Extel luxury condo towers to the right.


    Brooklyn Bridge








    Rounding the bottom of Manhattan









    Coastguard was not thrilled with our young man out on the pulpit. Glad they were friendly That gun on the front means business.



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    Happy Owner


    NYC skyline is changing so fast. Westside has spawned it's own city.




    Beginning to leave the city behind as we head north on the Muhhekunnetuk, the river that flows both ways. (get bent Henry ) Sliding by Grants Tomb. Final resting place of Ulysses S Grant (1822-1885). Tomb was completed in 1897.


    Riverside Church (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "Beyond Vietnam" speech).


    Winds working in our favor


    Heading for the George Washington Bridge (Built 1927-1931) One of the worlds busiest at over 100 million vehicles per year.


    A lot of people don't realize that there is a lighthouse at the foot of the bridge. Officially known as Jeffery's Hook Light (1921)



    Through the Palisades





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    super cool, fls. thanks for posting.

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    Heading for the mighty new Tappan Zee Bridge (FU Cuomo)






    The "Left Coast Lifter" (nicknamed "I Lift NY") is one of the largest floating cranes in the world. This thing is a beast! If you saw just that red crane un to it's self, you would think that it was big. Put along side the big lifter it looks like a toothpick.




    All in all it was a great 2 days. Aprox 65nm. Winds and tides were almost always in our favor. Got dropped off and they continued on their way to Ossining.

    Almost home...
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    cool, seems like a good way to see NYC.

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    Thanks Wy and 406. Of course pics (at least the ones I take ) never do it justice. When the Palisades, and points north, are ablaze with color come fall, it's like sailing through a kaleidoscope. Good times.

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    What a great sail!!! Love the scenery. My buddy had a 32 ft. Express in the Bay Area that held the record for SF to Maui for it's class. We ran that thing around the Bay during Fleet Week, out the Golden Gate, up the Delta. Always love going under the big bridges.

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    Man, there is some crazy architecture going on in NYC nowadays. Guess I'll see it at the end of August when I'm in town. Been 10 years!
    Cool picks. Never did do the water sports thing around there.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Strong work, nice pics

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    Ossining? Shattemuc or westerly?

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    Shattemuc's the place. I take it you are familiar?

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    I love this. I paddle around the area where you finished your trip all the time. Great pics.

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    Sweet pics and trip.

    No titty pics FLS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooseknuckle View Post
    No titty pics FLS?

    Nah, kept my shirt on this time

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