Schedule of Courses
Ocean Training Cruises
Captain Tom Tursi, head instructor for the MD School of Sailing, left Spring Cove Marina in Rock Hall, MD on Friday, May 21, 1999 aboard DREAM CATCHER, an IP 40. Eric Petterson , one of our offshore graduates, was on board to lend his able assistance in delivering the boat to Taylorís Landing Marina in Little Creek Harbor, Norfolk, VA . They arrived in Norfolk on May 22, 1999. DREAM CATCHER is one of three boats that the MD School of Sailing is using for their Bermuda Ocean Training Cruises this year.
Captain David Appleton
arrived in Gwynn, VA on May 21, 1999 to board TEAL MONDAY,
an IP 38. He was joined by student crew members Ed Kalinka from Troy,
MI and Steve Crane from Elm Grove, WI
Captain Jeff Papps arrived in Norfolk Sunday night, and he and Tom drove to VA Beach to inspect ENCHANTMENT, an IP 40. They returned the next day to deliver the boat to Taylors Landing Marina. A forty knot front went through during the delivery, affording an opportunity to check out ENCHANTMENT under heavy weather conditions.
Our Captains this year are David Appleton, Jeff Papps, Guy Grant, and Jack Morton. Navigators are James Bortnem, Dr. Lee Tucker, W.C. Holmes, Jerry Nigro, & Mike McGovern. Head Instructor, Tom Tursi, is our back-up captain in case one of our captains is disabled due to injury. Tom will be sailing as navigator on the first outbound trip on DREAMCATCHER and on the first return trip on ENCHANTMENT.
The rest of the student crew for the three
boats arrived on May 25th and 26th to begin final preparations in readying
the boats for an ocean voyage. The crew worked on sea anchor set-ups,
trisails, and other ocean equipment requirements along with doing a complete
inventory of the equipment on each boat. After two days of intensive
offshore preparation training, the boats departed Norfolk on Friday, May
28th. They will arrive in Bermuda on