Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Apollonia Heads Home

On Sunday, Gossips told the story of Apollonia, the 68-foot sailboat destined to make Hudson her home port. Apollonia's journey from Buzzards Bay to Hudson is underway, and two hours ago, as they neared the Throgs Neck Bridge, Nick Zachos submitted this report on their progress.

We just passed the 24 hour mark for our trip and have been making remarkable time. With a full moon and very calm seas, we were able to run straight through the night putting us a little outside New York City at the moment. The engine seems to be running great, and Sam has crew members trained and checking in on it every 20 minutes. If all goes according to plan we will be in the Hudson River by midnight. If conditions allow, we will try to make a race up the Hudson River to beat the storm, which looks like it will get to our area midday. If we cannot beat it, we will probably anchor and try to wait it out, which will push our return date back till Thursday morning. Captain Sam has been running a tight ship, and moral is high.
Captain Sam Merrett at the helm
Zachos promises to continue reporting on Apollonia's progress.


  1. So exciting! Thank you to Nick, Sam and the entire crew. Hudson Sloop Club ROCKS!

    1. Sloop rocks but the department of public wonders is run by land lovers. The docks at Ricks point are already removed for the season when the river won't make ice for 4 - 6 weeks.