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Shearwater Sailing: Full Moon Evening Cruise

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Shearwater Sailing
Manhattan By Sail
www.shearwatersailing.com
212.619.0907 (Reservations/Directions)
212.619.0885 (Charters and Information)
Captains Tom and Matt

North Cove Yacht Harbor
World Financial Center

A Photo Documentary

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 8, 2006


This is not a detailed and technically researched documentary, but, rather, a mental and visual reflection of a wonderful trip.

(See Labor Day September 5, 2005 Shearwater Daylight Cruise).

For my third delightful sail on the restored and elegant Shearwater yacht, built in 1929, I chose a moonlight evening cruise, with “day after full moon” sailing. The weather and timing were perfect for a pre-sail stroll on the boardwalk of Battery Park. As it happened, September 8, 2006 was a Pre-9/11 night, with the two full blue memorial beams reaching to the stars, from the base of Ground Zero. On this very clear, full moon night, with a rapid current and strong breeze, the owner and Captain of Shearwater, Tom, as well as Captain Matt, shared the steering of the boat, while the entire Shearwater crew managed the hoisting and lowering of sails with complicated rigging.

It was a gorgeous sail, accompanied by champagne or wine of choice. The crew is warm and helpful, and the mood is romantic and restful. This is a two-hour evening excursion that feels like a mini-vacation. You can order picnics, wine, and catered parties through the friendly Shearwater staff, and they also take requests for longer, private sails and overnight excursions. Call Shearwater at 212.619.0885, and tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.



Sunset on the Hudson
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from Battery Park
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



View from Battery Park
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sunset on the Hudson
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Captain Matt and Christina
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



NY Skyline with Memorial Beams for 9/11
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Crew
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



NY Skyline with Memorial Beams for 9/11
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Owner, Captain Tom, and Captain Matt
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



NY Skyline with Memorial Beams for 9/11
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Sail in Night Sky
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Crew
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Crew
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Shearwater Teak Interior
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



NY Skyline with Memorial Beams for 9/11
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Captain Tom
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Captain Matt
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net