Having taken lessons with Captain Ed, and also booking myself and my friends on charters for the day, there has never been a dull moment on board!
Learning to sail was a great experience with this calm as a cucumber Captain. He has a natural feel for the wind, the sea and the mechanics of his vessel, the Bella Donna.
On July 4th, my friends and I went out on an afternoon charter and experienced all kinds of weather conditions, from winds up to 50 knots, waves up to about 3 feet, and even a beautiful rainbow that formed over the ocean topped off our sailing day! He gave informal lessons to anyone in our group who would like to man the helm, and it was loads of fun and memories.
Captain Ed has a wonderful gift of gab, and is willing to share stories of his sailing adventures over his many years of sailing, teaching and long distant sailing journeys. His 1st Mate, a Papillon dog named Mika, was a joy and added treat on our day out.
At the end of the day, we moored in the Merrimac River for an on board BBQ and were able to see some armature fireworks along the shore of the river. As we sat on board eating our feast, there were beautiful cloud formations, an almost full moon rising, and a gorgeous sunset over the river. It's amazing how much natural beauty can be experienced on board a sailboat.
Taking lessons, or just enjoying the day out on the ocean with your family and friends is highly recommended with Captain Ed's Sailing. Captain Ed is a competent, easy going, profession and personable man and the experience will have long lasting memories and may have you coming back for more!
Pros: A beautiful day out!
Cons: It ends.