To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Whitby-Brewer Rendezvous 2016

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CA does it again. A wonderful meet up. Useful information. Fun parties. Good boat visiting. Generally great weather.

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From left to right: Allegria, Red Ranger, Shooting Star, and Alembic. Two of the boats (Red Ranger and Shooting Star) are local to the Chesapeake. The other two are long-distance cruisers getting ready to head south for the winter.

The venue we've used for a bunch of years is the West River Sailing Club. It's just the right size for the 40+ people that come together. It has a good projector and screen and a good PA system. The caterers that work in the kitchen are top-shelf.

CA and I motored up from Herrington Harbour North for a little over three hours. Wind from the N meant that sailing would take all day as we beat back and forth across the bay to make just 8 miles to West River.

Terry (of Island Time) and I sailed back. The wind was also out of the N. It was fluky. It dropped to 7-8 for a while, and then built back up to 15. Using jib-and-jigger, we had a pleasant broad reach run down the bay for about 3½ hours. I leveraged some of the presentation material to (finally) figure out how to take the twist out of the mizzen and create a more efficient sail shape.