May 18, 2006
Massachusetts to North Carolina Aboard a RIBCRAFT 210
They’re off! With a light 2 knot breeze out of the Southeast and overcast skies, Kirk Sears and his wife Sylvia left Marblehead Harbor this morning aboard their new RIBCRAFT 210 (their 3rd RIBCRAFT) bound for Wilmington, North Carolina. With the winds predicted to build to 18 knots out of the South/ Southeast, the Sears anticipate arriving in Newport, RI this afternoon around 3:00pm. Why are they doing this you might ask? For the thrill and excitement for one, but more importantly, to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Today’s departure was in stark contrast to three years ago, when Kirk and his nephew left Marblehead on a RIBCRAFT 5.85 (his second) in the midst of a classic April Nor’Easter. They made great time, arriving in North Carolina in just under four days. The Sears’ route this year will be to head out of Marblehead, pass through the Cape Cod Canal into Buzzards Bay and then on down to Newport, RI. From Newport, they’ll head down Long Island Sound, pass by Manhattan and then on through the East River. They’ll head “offshore” off the coast of New Jersey and then make their way into the Chesapeake heading through Norfolk, VA and then home to Wrightsville Beach, NC on Sunday.
Check Back Later for an update – we’ll keep you posted on their progress.
Posted by ribcraftusa at May 18, 2006 10:53 AMBack To Index