Friday, December 30, 2011

Susan Hood Trophy Race - Port Credit Tradition

In the spring of 1955, Doug Hood, a member of Port Credit Yacht Club, approached George Cuthbertson the creator of C&C and offered to put up a trophy if someone would produce a simple measurement system for handicapping custom built yachts. Doug donated the trophy named after his brand new bouncing baby daughter Susan. Approximately 25 boats were measured and the first race was held in early June of that year. The course was Port Credit to Oakville to Port Dalhousie and back to Port Credit. In spite of a fire on one yacht, very little wind, and Doug winning his own trophy in a Cruising 6 Metre “Junge”, the race was a great success.

Today, the Susan Hood Trophy is presented to the yacht winning PHRF overall, with other trophies for the division winners. It is believed that this is the only case where the title trophy is not awarded to the winner of the “Grand Prix” class (CCA, IOR, and now IMS), although there are trophies for those divisions as well.

Excerpt of article by John Weakley

The race is a 73 nautical mile overnight race around the western end of Lake Ontario.  Starting at 8:00 PM from just offshore of the Port Credit Yacht Club competitors sail through the sunset to the Burlington Weather Mark then make their way to a mark off of the Niagara river before heading back across the lake to Port Credit.

In 2011 the racers experienced some amazing weather not unfamiliar to seasoned lake racers:

The video below is a cool trailer lead-up to the 2011 race:

Video below of Black Diamond, a Jeanneau 39i in a wild squall storm sailing in Susan Hood Trophy Race 2011. Black Diamond experienced all sorts of conditions on Lake Ontario from no wind for most of the night to a 50 knot squall, rain, sleet, snow and hail. Finally completing the 75 miles in 16 hours.

Video aboard BLAST: At around 11:00 the storm front hit us. We scrambled to reduce sail area as the winds went from light to sustained 30+ knots and we were being blown downwind at 10+ knots with just our main up. The boat was under tremendous strain since we still had a full main sail up and couldn’t get a reef into it so to avoid damage as the wind was continuing to build we rounded up into it and quickly dropped the main. Here’s a short clip from just before we doused the main.

Susan Hood on facebook

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cronkite Report - 1987 America's Cup

Taking us back to the turning point:

In 1987, sailing enthusiast and CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite hosted an in-depth look at the competition for the 1987 America's Cup. The 2-hour show includes some amazing footage, insightful interviews, and of course the reporting thoroughness and style that made Cronkite an icon of American television.

To celebrate Walter's contributions to American sailing on this occasion, the NSHOF website is now featuring a two-part series entitled 'America's Cup: Cronkite Reports' where he chronicles, race by race, the 1987 America's Cup campaign, a watershed event in Fremantle, Western Australia. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mercy/McQuaid Sailing Team win 2011 White Trophy

Story from Rochester Yacht Club.

It took a total team effort for the Mercy McQuaid High School Sailing Team to win the 2011 Lawrence A White Trophy at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London CT October 15,16.

The White Trophy is by far the biggest High School Regatta in the Fall Season, attracting 21 teams from as far away as Sarasota Fl, Georgia, Chicago IL and Minnetonka MN, including the 2010 National Champion Antilles HS, US Virgin Islands.
High School Sailing combines the scores of two Fleets (A and B Divisions). Each School has one boat in each Division they sail two race sets then switch boats and Divisions. Scores are added representing the number in which they finished and the lowest score wins.

Very shifty and strong 20-30+ knot winds greeted the six sailors from the Mercy McQuaid team that made the trip. Lead by Team Captains, Senior Brendan Cook and Sophomore Maryn Cannon starting in A division and Sophomore Nick Sertl and Junior Danny Lawless in B Division.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Optimist - Humble Beginings

The history of the Optimist Pram has been well documented. The ubiquitous little boat has been a proven trainer for many of today's sailing masters. If you are not familiar with the inception of the Optimist down in Clearwater Florida, you can hear the story firsthand from the designer Clark Mills as he recounts the events that resulted in the largest one-design fleet in the world. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blazing boats on Halloween - at it again

Halloween Boat Burning - LI Maritime Museum - West Sayville NY
The museum's annual Halloween Boat Burning is one of New York's most unique family events! Each year, someone donates a large, wooden boat that is simply beyond repair and we set it ablaze for Long Island's largest bon fire!

Each year at this event, we also raffle off a new wooden boat, lovingly hand-crafted by our boat shop volunteers to a lucky winner!

Halloween costumes encouraged.

Interesting video from last year's inferno - have to skip ahead to the three minute mark in the video to see them enkindle the sacrificial yacht.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Local sailing legend to retire

Local sailing legend, Bruce Franklin announced his retirement from yacht racing at Oak Orchard, but will continue to support the program in another capacity. Franklin stated that he made his decision to retire "after a long hard look." "I like the idea of sailing," Franklin went on to explain, "It's the actual sailing part that I need to give up. I'm going to continue to watch sailing; I love that. But, the actual pulling lines, tangling them around my feet, and putting over-rides on winches while trying to protect my head -- that part needs to stop." 

Skipper Ray Leonard commented on Franklin's decision, "He's a vital part Emeraude's crew, and I think other crew members look to Bruce to draw the heat off themselves when things get tense out there. I'm not saying that he's a whipping boy - because we don't actually whip the crew anymore. But, I'd say he was very important to crew morale." 

Franklin has requested to fulfill a very important role as the Committee Cottage. "I've got a really good vantage point to watch the races from my front deck." he explains. "I would like to run the races from my front lawn where I can keep track of the racing or take a walk if I want. I really only have to pay attention during the starts and finishes; that I can do."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The O.O.Y.R. Logo Design - Available

The design scheme for Oak Orchard Yacht Racing encompasses the iconic image of the newly built Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze, N.Y. The lighthouse was destroyed in a storm in 1916, and with the rebuilding project, it has become the newest lighthouse built on Lake Ontario in the past one hundred years. So, it was an easy choice to include this image in the design. 

The design is available on clothing and other merchandise through  CafePress the items are purchased at a nonprofit price. Just a few of the items are shown here in this posting.The online storefront in located at:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Ebb of Summer

The colors of autumn were beginning to show along Oak Orchard's treed banks, and the weather was like a summer's day this Columbus weekend. Up here in the north we have to shelve our summer skills and prepare for the cold that will turn this little river to ice.  The video of Emeraude making her way to the gin pole and readied for the yard, is a bit of an art/music video to capture the waning of our warm sailing days.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Term Sailing - a Casual Observation

Over at Google Labs they have developed software that will search through over 5.2 million books: 4% of all books ever published! The Google Labs N-gram Viewer is the first tool of its kind, capable of precisely and rapidly quantifying cultural trends based on massive quantities of data.
So, what better way to test out the N-gram Viewer than to try out the terms "sailing" and "boat" just to see the trend from 1920 to today. The results are pictured below - just interesting to note the slow decline of "sailing" while "boat" seems to be making a slight comeback... It is also interesting to graph the phrase "yacht racing". The words did not appear in print together until the late 1860s. "Sailboat racing" did not appear significantly until about 1920. Yacht racing is still out pacing sailboat racing in usage today.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oak Orchard Yacht Racing - Sailors' Night and the Black Pearl


Come enjoy a chef prepared, sit down, waitress served, spaghetti dinner at the Harbor Point Country Club.

Don't miss  the brigantine Black Pearl presentation "One family's journey on the road to restoring an icon" The owners, Amanda and Nick Alexander will be there for the narration and photo presentation.

Everyone's invited!   Skippers, Crew, Families, Friends, the more the merrier.

Sailing Participation mementos awarded.

Cocktails             5:00
Dinner                 6:00
Black Pearl Presentation        7:30


The Alexanders' Black Pearl:
The hull of the 73-foot-long Black Pearl is built of wood, its main mast stands 68 feet tall. It normally operates with a captain and a five-member crew, and at least half a dozen people can sleep overnight below the deck if they don’t mind being a bit crowded. Both the Alexanders are licensed captains, and their vessel often is used for sailboat training, especially among Sea Scouts.

The Black Pearl was built in 1948 by C. Lincoln Vaughn, a Newport, R. I., shipbuilder who used it as his personal yacht. He sold the Black Pearl in 1959 to Barclay Warburton III, who helped to promote the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City by anchoring the vessel at the museum’s pier in the early 1970s for sea music festivals.

Warburton sailed the Black Pearl to the Caribbean many times and to Europe for the first TransAtlantic OpSail race. In 1974, he organized the American Sail Training Association, and the Black Pearl became its flagship. Upon Warburton’s death, the Black Pearl was willed to the association.

After several owners and in desperate need of repair, the Black Pearl was purchased in December 2008 by the Alexanders.

Bone Yard Boat article link

Monday, September 12, 2011

San Francisco - Perfect Sailing Conditions

Beautiful cinematography in this video that captures the great sailing conditions of San Francisco Bay:

San Francico Melges 24 from sfmelges24 on Vimeo.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Canada's Cup Returns Home

The first time since 2003 a Canadian team has won the Canada’s Cup, regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious sailing races.

Bob Hughes
HOLLAND, MICHIGAN -- When Ada, MI resident Bob Hughes helped win the Canada’s Cup in 2007, he dreamed of defending and winning it again in his home state. But Sunday, Hughes’ dream came to an end as Toronto’s Vincere defeated Hughes and Holland’s Team Heritage. Hughes said he was incredibly disappointed he couldn’t do more to keep the cup in the United States.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rochester's Sertl Wins Third Rolex Title

Amy Seymour Moran, Heather Devine, Rolex USA,
Cory Sertl, Jane Mastrandrea,
Annemarie Cook
Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster)
“It’s pretty exciting,” said Sertl of her third win of this championship title. “To do this with all four of us from Rochester Yacht Club, and especially since our focus this summer has been on taking our kids to events and not so much on our own personal sailing. To be able to relax and pull together our experiences – sailing together, sailing here and sailing the J/22 – is just really satisfying.”

"Only Hollywood could have scripted a more dramatic and exciting finale as racing for US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship (Rolex IWKC) came to its nail-biting conclusion today on Lake Ontario." (US Saiing)   Read more

Video of final race:

 Watch and Read more at US Sailing News

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The History of Racing Rules

The Royal Yacht Club (eventually the Royal Yacht Squadron) was formed in 1815 in Cowes is generally recognised as the first organiser of yacht racing. 

Interestingly, of the 13 rules of the Royal Yacht Club in 1928, there is only one strongly worded right of way rule, but it lives on in similar form today:

“Vessels on the port tack must invariably give way for those on the starboard tack, and in all cases where a doubt of the possibility of the vessel on the port tack weathering [crossing] the one on the starboard tack shall exist, the vessel on the port tack shall give way, or if the other vessel keep her course and run into her, the owner of the vessel on the port tack shall be compelled to pay all damages and forfeit his claim to the prize.” 
(excerpt from Mark Rushall's History of the Racing RulesThe Racing Rules of Sailing In 2007 ISAF commissioned Bob Fisher to produce a book to commemorate the centenary of our sport's governing body. Unfortunately it was never published. Here is a chapter on the history of the rules, written for the book by Mark Rushall.)

To read an in-depth history of racing rules download pdf at History of Racing Rules. Mark is one of the UK’s leading sailing coaches, a freelance yachting journalist and a highly successful dinghy and keelboat sailor.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rochester Yacht Club Welcomes Competitors for 14th Biennial Regatta

Getting ready for the Championship Bow: 1, USA-1536, HOT TICKET Helm: Sandy Adzick, Haverford, PA, Crew: Hilary Armstrong, Malvern, Pa, Debbie Gibbons-Neff, Rosemont, PA, Sue Mikulski, Annapolis, SSA/ (Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster)
 “We love hosting this event and we were thrilled when they liked what we did in ’09 enough to give us a second opportunity to host it,” said Regatta Chairman Chris Dorsey (Irondequoit, N.Y.). Explaining that RYC is excited to have many of the competitors back as well as quite a few new faces, Dorsey said competitors should be prepared for “everything” this week. “For instance tomorrow, they’re probably going to have a lot more sea than they have wind because it will take a while for the lake to lay down from what is blowing through here now. And I think later in the week they’re going to have to adjust to having significantly lighter air than what they’re going to have tomorrow." Read more at
TROPHY WIVES Helm: Dawn Shumway, Rochester, NY, Crew: Lisa Dorsey, Rochester, NY, Linda Gardner, Honeoye Falls, NY (Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster) 
 Bow: 33, USA-466, Helm: Katja Sertl, Rochester, NY, Crew: Christine Moloney , Glenwood ,NY, Merritt Moran, Pittsford, NY, Julia Wiesner, R | (Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene Visits Oak Orchard

Pretty tame day at Oak Orchard as the winds picked up from hurricane Irene gusting to about 30 mph out of the north. It was a dry day as the rain bands stayed just to the east.

  A video clip of the west side of Oak Orchard Creek:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Video: Oil Tanker Collision at Cowes Week

Excerpt from
"The first day of racing in Cowes Week, Isle of Wight was disrupted on Saturday when the 124,000-ton Hanne Knutsen encountered a fleet of yachts.

One of the racing vessels, Atalanta, was in collision with the 870ft-long Norwegian-owned tanker as it proceeded to the oil refinery at Fawley, near Southampton. The yacht, which normally has nine crew members on board, became entangled in the larger vessel’s anchor and had its sails torn off and mast snapped." Read article

After viewing the video, I'm guessing they saw the tanker behind the sail, and the spinnaker collapsed as they tried to point higher to squeeze by.  Bad miscalculation of speeds. That seems to be the only reasonable explanation for this accident that could have had a much more tragic outcome. It is a reminder to keep checking behind our sails and talking to the skipper. The "right of weight" rule applies here. - Ed.

N.S.H.F. Announces First Inductees

The 2011 National Sailing Hall of Famers

The National Sailing Hall of Fame has announced its first fifteen all-star sailing inductees. Inductees must be American citizens, 45 years of age and up, who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the categories of Sailing, Technical and Contributor. Induction will be held on October 23, 2011 at the San Diego Yacht Club.

Links to inductees' sailing bios:
Betsy Alison, Hobie Alter, Charlie Barr, Paul Cayard, Dennis Conner, Nathanael HerreshoffTed HoodGary Jobson,  Buddy Melges, Bus Mosbacher, Lowell North, Joshua Slocum, Olin Stephens, Ted Turner, Harold Vanderbilt

Video of Annapolis' Sailing Hall of Fame Center hosted by Gary Jobson:

Virtual tour of Hall of Fame building and grounds:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saving Sailing - Winter Reading

I'm planning on building a wooden Optimist with my seven-year-old son this winter. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to make a real racing class sailboat, but after studying the hull specs I became a bit disheartened - there are 5o measurement points and tolerances as tight as 2mm. So, I'm going to build one to Clark Mills' original plans from 1947. The Optimist was supposed to be the sailing equivalent of a soapbox derby racer. It's not impossible to build one to race, but I wouldn't call it a father/son project. The original purpose of the dinghy seems to have been lost.

In a conversation about the Optimist with my brother who races out of GYC, we got on the topic of "Saving Sailing" by Nicholas Hayes. It sounded like an compelling topic for a book, so I thought I could share it here at the OOYR page for anyone (like me) who was unaware of it.

--Kyle L.

A review of "Saving Sailing" by Carol Standish at Main Harbors:
Available at this link: Amazon

Casual sailors may not have noticed but devoted sailors and the businesses which support the activity are painfully aware that “in the last ten years, Americans have abruptly stopped sailing. Nick Hayes is a market researcher by profession. He is also an avid sailor. Over the course of half a lifetime of sailing he became aware that fewer people were involved in his particular passion so he applied his professional skills to the matter. Beginning in 2003, he interviewed more than 1200 sailors worldwide and analyzed their responses. Saving Sailing is the result of that work.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last Moments of 2011 Sailing Season

A video capturing the final moments of the last race as Mariah and Second Wind finish out the last race of the 2011 season.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Midsummer Season Results

The Midsummer Season Series was the second series of races that ran on July 28, August 4, 11, and 18. The series was a four race series that counts the best three out of four.


Finish     Boat                     Total Points

1st           The Machine           5
2nd          Red Line                 7
2nd (tie)  Emeraude                7
4th          Sciabola                   9
5th          Advantage              11
6th          College Tuition       15
7th          Mariah                    18

(Just to clarify what happened to third place: In rankings a tie occupies two ranked positions like we have above. As in a foot race, a tie for first place would mean that two people finished ahead of the third runner who is considered to be in third place - no one really finished second in this scenario.)

Also raced th
is season:

Sea Dog
Second Wind

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Final Race of the Midsummer Series

The last race of the 2011 summer. Thanks to all the competitors for making this a memorable and fun summer.

ABC Order------Place.-----Corr. Time

Coll. Tuition------5--------52:16
Sea Dog-----------7--------57:29
Second Wind-----9--------1:04:38
The Machine------2--------48:52
Red Line------------1---------47:16

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oak Orchard Yacht Club Regatta

The Results of regatta are below:

#1 Spinnaker
Final Place/Boat           Boat Type            Race 1    Race 2    Race 3  

1 - Spider                     B-25                         1               1             1
2 - Walkabout              Laser  28                  3               2             3
3 - High Anxiety         Olson  30                   4               3              2
4 - Red Line                Tripp  26                   2               5              5
5 - The Machine          Evelyn  32                5               4              4

#2 Spinnaker

1 - Celtic Fire              C&C  29  MkI           1              2               2
2 - Thriller                   Olson  25                 2              1               3
3 - Obsession              C&C  29                  3              3               1
4 - Emeraude              Cal  2-27                  4              4               4

#3 Genoa

1 - College Tuition      Soling                      1                2              1
2 - Dolce Vita              Alberg  30               2                1               2
3 - The Beat Goes On Catalina  27            3                3               3
4 - Advantage             Catalina  34             6                5               4
5 - Scibolla                 Sabre  38                 4                 4            DNF
6 - Mariah                                                   5                 6              5
7 - Second Wind        Pearson  28-2          7                 7              6

Friday, August 12, 2011

3rd Race - with the Fantastic Four

Reports came back that the lake was really kicking-up and looking like a rough day for sailing. Things seemed to be looking better by late afternoon, and four went out to have-a-go-at-it.

Conditions at race time:
Winds out of west 10-15 knots
Waves 2-4 feet
Course -  full course


Place                 Yacht                          Corrected Time 

1st                    Sciabola                      51:07
2nd                  The Machine               53:03
3rd                   Advantage                  56:53
4th                   Mariah                        1:06:27

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Craig Wilson of Johnson's Creek

Craig Wilson writes for USA TODAY and grew up at Johnson's Creek, a quick boat ride to the waters of Oak Orchard and Point Breeze and shares a trip home in his recent article Final Word: Staying afloat in style.

Excerpt:  "The water sprayed, the wind blew, the boat pounded against the waves. The romp in the lake was followed by a calmer ride up Oak Orchard Creek..." Link to entire article

Monday, August 8, 2011

An 8 Meter Story from Lake Ontario 1954

The two 8 Meters that met in 1954 live on today in Toronto.

Surviving video from the challenge.

The Canada's Cup was being challenged in 1954 by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. The Rochester Yacht Club had successfully defended the Cup for over 50 years. Both clubs had to scramble to get boats that could be competitive...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

2nd Race of Midsummer Series

ABC Order----Place.---Corr. Time

Coll. Tuition------6---------1:03:57
Miss Alice------DNR-----------
Sea Dog---------DSQ------1:15:36
Second Wind----9---------1:21:36
The Machine------1----------44:43
Red Line-----------5--------1:01:44

Note: Tripp 26 is now Red Line

A beautiful sky at the end of another day of lake racing.

2nd Race of Midsummer 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back When

Here is a look back at Point Breeze and Oak Orchard in 1948. The pictures are from Jonie Richmond's Kodachrome collection. The racing of Snipes at the Point had begun ten years earlier with the formation of OOYC, but it was curtailed during the war years. The Snipe activity picked up considerably at the war's end and OOYC once again became a sailboat racing club.

Click on image for larger view:

Friday, July 29, 2011

1st Race of the Midsummer Series

No waves near shore - some small rollers farther out on course
Wind 5-10 knots southeast and diminishing
Shortened due to wind conditions - start-line to east mark and back through line for finish

ABC Order----Place---Corr. Time

Coll. Tuition----4---------48:32

Miss Alice------DNR-----------
Sea Dog---------6---------51:53
Second Wind----DNR-----------
The Machine-----3--------42:44
Tripp 26----------1---------39:56

Note: Times for Sciabola and Sea Dog were entered in error on the first post. This posting reflects the changes and correct place for both yachts

Play Slideshow

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oracle Racing Pitchpole Last Month

If you haven't seen it, this is dramatic video of Oracle Racing accidentally capsizing one of their racing boats in San Francisco. They were unveiling a new class of catamarans ahead of races leading up to the 2013 America's Cup when the boat pitched over. Nobody was injured during the incident. A crew member can be seen falling through an expensive sail.

Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Eurex Match Cup in Chicago Video

Eurex is a big derivatives company in Europe that sponsors match racing in Chicago. In another wild day of greatly varied conditions off Chicago's Belmont Harbor, US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield and his team of Alden Reid, Matt Clark and Tod Reynolds have won the Eurex Match Cup. Here is some exciting video of the event.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Early Summer Season Standings

1 Emeraude 3
2 Sciabola 6
3 Advantage 12
4 Sea Dog 12
5 Mariah 15
6 Second Wind 22
7 Miss Alice 24

Also raced twice but do not count in standings:
  College Tuition 5
  Tripp 26 10
  The Machine 13

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot! Hot! Hot! - End of 1st Series Race

ABC Order----Place.---Corr. Time
Coll. Tuition-----2---------41:10
Miss Alice--------9---------56:37
Sea Dog-----------6---------49:09
Second Wind-----7---------52:46
The Machine-----8----------53:08

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 14 - The Race that Wasn't

The winds were too light to produce any kind of headway for the fleet, but it made for some nice photo opportunities.

Play Slideshow

Due to this race being called off because of no wind, this five-race series has been reduced down to four races. This will be done by borrowing a race from the next race series making the next series a four race series also.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Third Race of 2011 Series

BOAT                       PLACE                 CORRECTED TIME
EMERAUDE                       1                            56:12
SCIABOLA                          2                           57:51
COLL. TUITION                  3                           1:01:01
TRIPP 26                            4                           1:03:04
SEA DOG                           5                           1:03:48
ADVANTAGE                      6                          1:05:04
SECOND WIND                 7                           1:06:43
MARIAH                             8                           1:09:01
MISS ALICE                       9                           1:22.00

Second Race 2011 Series

PLACE/BOAT                                          CORRECTED TIME

1 EMERAUDE                                           50 MIN 57 SEC
2 SCIABOLA                                             53 MIN 55 SEC
3 ADVANTAGE                                          55 MIN 32 SEC
4 SEA DOG                                               59 MIN  7 SEC
5 THE MACHINE                                       60 MIN  0 SEC
6 TRIPP 26                                                67 MIN  34 SEC
7 MARIAH                                                 74 MIN  51  SEC
8 SECOND WIND                                     76 MIN  10  SEC
9 MISS ALICE                                           DNF

First Race Resuts 2011 Series

Boat            Place                           Corrected Time

Emeraude      1st                             37 min  47 sec.
Sciabola         2nd                            41 min   2 sec.
Sea Dog         3rd                             41 min  51 sec.
Advantage       4th                            42 min  19 sec.
Mariah            5th                             47 min   19 sec.
Miss Alice       6th                             56 min   29 sec.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Irene Comes to Oak Orchard

A view back towards the breakwall as winds kick up some waves. Gust to about 30 mph are expected today, but rain bands will stay just to the east.