Time to Sail into Retirement

After 37 1/2 years at Eastman, I will join Sandra in retirement on Jan. 1st, 2016 and we will set sail.  We plan on leaving early May 2016 from Charleston, SC and sail north towards Long Island Sound.  I have no idea how long it will take, but no problem, we are retired!

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Here are our initial plans for next year:

-Participated in Southern Collegiate Offshore Regatta on Ragtime (see post)
-Participate in Charleston Race Week in April, three 23-mile races offshore in 3 days
-Leave Charleston early May 2016
-Sail to New Bern, NC to join our friends Rob and Minta Fannon who recently purchased a Catalina 42 sailboat
-Sail around the Outer Banks and Chesapeake Bay for an undetermined amount of time
-Possibly sail up the Potomac to Washington DC area
-Go up the Chesapeake Delaware Canal/Delaware River/Cape May
-Out along New Jersey Coast to New York Harbor and spend a few weeks in NY City
-Up the Hudson River
-Down the Hudson/New York City then to Long Island Sound

4 thoughts on “Time to Sail into Retirement

  1. James,

    Work will never be the same! You have no idea how much you will be missed, but at the same time, I am so happy for the two of you and pray many blessings upon you and your travels. May God richly bless you and keep you!

    Love you and Sandra dearly! Tony and I are here if you ever need us!

    Be blessed and be a blessing,
    Donna C. Kilgore

    Those who seek Him in all things (including retirement) will find Him!

  2. Hi James.
    I live in Charleston SC. My wife and I are considering a J40 and, if possible, we would like the opportunity to look at Ragtime to see if the J40 makes it to the “short list”. The closest J40, besides yours, is in Virginia. We are hoping to view yours locally before deciding to make the trip North. Please contact me to let me know if you would be willing to show us your beautiful J40. Thank you. Larry

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