The challenge of weather planning....Offshore.

When we go for a sail, our first concern is which way is the wind blowing...and how hard? OK, maybe we look for a SUNNY, 80 degree day first-then worry about the wind. We might be on a power yacht...When I plan an offshore passage of 8-10 days duration, I can generally anticipate the first 2-3 days with some confidence but after that, where do I tu...
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Babe II ~ The New S&S 30

With summer just around the corner, S&S comes ever closer to the anticipated release of the reinvented S&S30, Babe II. Back in February, we were excited to tell you about this stunning yacht, originally built in 1935 from the design table of Olin Stephens and rethought for our generation by the same designer just before his death in 2008. W...
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The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

The first annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is just around the corner. Next weekend, April 27th through the 29th, City Dock in Annapolis will host sailors and sailboats from all over the world. We will be featuring our very own Windalier and Helena in the show, a classic and a modern classic, built 47 years apart.Windalier is a 1962 58' Sparkma...
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BABE II ~ Sparkman & Stephens 30’

We are proud to represent one of the newest designs from a renowned design firm.  The Sparkman & Stephens 30 was originated in 1935 by Olin Stephens with a design called Babe. She went on to win several off-shore and on-shore races.  In 2005, Olin Stephens was asked which design he would like to see rebuilt and reintroduced using today's state ...
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Happy President's Day!

Happy President's Day from all of us at FHY! President's Day is intended to honor the presidents of the US, however, we find it to be an excellent opportunity to appreciate the beauty of a couple of ex-presidential yachts.THE USS SEQUOIA:The 104 ft long, wooden hulled, USS Sequoia was privately built in 1925 for $200,000. Designed by John Trumpy Sr...
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Real Sailors Don't Need Shoes

Lloyd Cooper, FHY broker, at the helm of Windalier sailing head on into the winter winds from St. Mary's back to Annapolis. The head winds were so strong that our speed over ground was nearly zero when we wern't moving backwards. We were forced to tie up at Solomon's Island and drive the rest of the way home. Despite the icy winds, Lloyd's concentr...
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