Welcome Aliento!! Our new program boat. Aliento is a 52- foot, William Garden porpoise design, solid teak sailing ketch. She has ceremoniously been made available for the HOTS program by the generosity of the Reverend George Wilson of East Hampton, New York, and his Family.
The beautiful Aliento left East Hampton, New York on Sunday May 27 and arrived in Blue Hill Bay on May 29th, 2012 around midnight. Nielsen, our son Claudio and our good friend Richard Busby made the journey through fog, rain, a big squall ( luckily a short one), and a lightening storm. They were in good spirits when I told them they had to spend the night on the mooring because it was too dark and rainy for me to row out to pick them up. Early the next morning when I went to fetch them…their spirits were actually still in tact. So the three tired crew looked happy and sun-kissed which hid their exhaustion. Claudio was anxious to get to school, and ended up sailing that evening with his school sailing team. I hope he was able to discover more about himself during the short journey. I am told that he did an excellent job as the third crew member.
So a week of rain here in Maine and now we spend this coming week working on Aliento and getting her ready for the first (HOTS) Heart Of The Storm teen sailing voyage which will take place July 11-18, 2012
Sunset on Aliento
We took a family cruise at the end of August and sailed into Morgan Bay underneath an amazing sunset.
Wonderful summer of sailing and planning and organizing for HOTS. We had an amazing time at the Maine boats, Homes, and Harbors Show in Rockland. Made many new friends and supporters of Heart of The Storm. Looking forward to more promoting during the fall and winter season to arrive ready to do a bunch of summer voyages for 2013.