For those who do not sail, there is a maxum that goes something like this. When ever two sailboats are remotely going the same direction under sail (or power, but way more competitively by sail) both captains figure they are in a race.
The Chart for Day 2:
|The Abraham Lincoln out of Home Port Everett, going north up Admiralty Inlet. She probably loaded planes out at sea.|
|The Coast Guard cutter left more of a wake and paid WAY more attention to us than did the carrier.|
|Bling Ling, Lori Sorensen(The Countess),|
and Count Enrico Ferrari with their 1994
( the last year of the Mk 1) C42
Cathy, our 2011 South Sound Fleet 12 Captain, was in charge of the event and did a great job. Lots of emails was the most laborious part. She put us all in our assigned slips on arrival, arranged for the dock conference center (heated, carpeted, with tables and chairs) that was used for various activities like the pot luck and the last morning’s coffee and donuts. They also hosted the guest speakers aboard in their cockpit.
Camelot has been at all three rendezvous with Jah Mon and we also met them in
Allen loves to race his boat in the CAPS (Catalina Association of Puget Sound)
Some how Blue Fin rates at 140 with the NFS as does Jah Mon but Sisu rates 120 and has a fixed prop, where is the justice? When last checked the Puget Sound PHRF book had 2 C42s registered, one of which was Jah Mon, the other was up in Blaine.
When Joe arrived at Poulsbo he started at the fuel dock coming in with a 10k stern wind. He had lots of dock assist but surprised all by stepping ashore while keeping the boat in reverse with nearly full throttle, saying to his son, who was walking back from the bow, “just throttle down”. It all worked fine but a very unique docking!
The Events of the Rendezvous:
Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones were pulling out in Dreamspeaker. For those who have cruised the NW, you will recognize the boat name from all of your best cruising guides! If you are going to cruise the NW, then you should do yourself a favor and buy the one for the area you are going cruising.
Their older IOR style 37' boat was pretty small compared to our C42s and they live aboard for most of the year if not all. They certainly get around on it. I was only able to hail them as they exited the fairway.
|Cathy checking out the banquet room adn counting chairs.|
|All of us in our places with too much food to consume.|
|Sonya celebrating a tough day, see the water, of transit.|
We had no wind and a perfect late summer day with full sun all day and the tides were with us for most of the 50 miles we made that day. We got our mooring buoy in
|Is anyone having fun?|
|Count Ferrari with L'il Mon in Eagle Harbor|