FRIDAY……..October 9th 2020….. Time:..5:08 am EDT
Feels like 43°F (High 67)….CLOUDY…..Humidity 85% …..Wind 0 mph ENE (rising to 7 mph at 4 pm) ……Precipitation : 0 %
Water temperature 62.2 degrees F (16.7 °C); Water plus air temperature = 105.2 °F
07:02 AM Sunrise
07:10 AM 3.1 feet High Tide
12:43 PM 1.1 feet Low Tide
02:17 PM Moonset
06:23 PM Sunset
06:56 PM 3.7 feet High Tide
08:41 PM Last Quarter
11:25 PM Moonrise, 56.7% visible, Waning Gibbous
03:12 AM slack –
05:42 AM flood 0.75 knots
09:00 AM slack –
11:24 AM ebb -0.96 knots
03:00 PM slack –
05:36 PM flood 1.11 knots
09:00 PM slack –
[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
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My Reach

Single oar sculling

Came upon this interesting painting by Wilson Hepple
“King’s Meadows Island and Boats on the Tyne”
(early 1900’s) and notice the boat being both rowed at bow
and sculled at the same time at the stern.

Single oar sculling is the art of propelling a boat with an oar over the stern.

…sometimes it’s simply not possible to row in the conventional manner.
Sculling is a useful way of moving a loaded dinghy that’s too laden for
you to use both oars. In a sailing dinghy it means you can make headway
even if the boom is too low or furled sails prevent rowing. It’s handy for
making headway up a channel that’s too narrow for a pair of oars,
between moored boats, or in busy harbours where standing up and
looking over your shoulder allows you to see where you’re going.
It’s a useful ‘get you home’ skill in case you break an oar.

Read more about it in:

Sculling over the stern

Sunday Solo row Sept 6 2020

As you can see the map shows a 7 mile plus row up the Hudson.  I note the moon is high in the West.  I hear a sound behind me and when I turn around  I see a tugboat pushing a barge south inside the  channel.  .I love the sound it makes as it passes by.   I continue north along the shoreline  which will soon be well known as Quarry Waters  (see  It is very quiet and beautiful.  I stop and pull my boat in for a break and take note of the very clear water (I can see my feet!).   On the way back I run into some SUPers who launched from Rhinecliff.  They picked a splendid day to paddle the river!   As I go back up the creek I see what looks like an eagle on the leafless, scraggly tree on the north bank of the creek.  I am henceforth call it “Eagles Perch Tree”.  

Coastal Rowing in Italy

The challenge is open to European Rowing Member Federations and will take place over three days, from 23 to 25 October, at Marina Di Castagneto in Italy’s west coast province of Livorno. There will also be training days on 21 and 22 October to allow for racing preparation. Racing events will be in junior and senior Beach Sprints as well as senior Coastal Endurance format events.