Guilford, CT to Newport, RI

Today we made the 62 mile run from Guilford to to Newport. We had a mellow southerly wind but also got our first taste of the open Atlantic Ocean. It took us about 9.5 hours to get to Newport and our biggest challenge was picking up a mooring ball. The harbor master was kind enough to let us use one of the buoys normally assigned to a tall ship. Otherwise this harbor is pretty darned full! This is the largest concentration of large vessels I have ever seen!

Tommorrow and the next day looking forward to seeing some of the J boats that are freshly back from the Bahamas and visiting all the various nautical exhibits as well as the historic Newport Yacht Club. I’ve never been to Newport before and I am super impressed⚓️. A few moments ago a former America Cup vessel sailed by as well as a beautiful schooner. Wow!

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