The Whitby Rendezvous starts tomorrow, but some boats have arrived early. Joie de Vivre, Puffin, Red Ranger, Wild Oats, Tribute and crew from Indefatigable are all here this morning.
Today, the arrivals included Allegria, Northern Phoenix, Summer Wind, Natalie M., and Rosa dos Ventos, plus crew from The Incredible Hull.
Tomorrow the official meetings, presentations, discussions, eating, and drinking begin. Mostly we'll be hanging around, talking about boats.
Yesterday and today we're unofficially hanging around, talking about boats.
And Jeanie from Joie de Vivre gave Conch Horn lessons. (Yes, I brought the mighty uke to accompany the conch horns. Two were in F. One was in C#. A very Asus4 kind of feeling if you know that chord.
The wind picked up something fierce in the afternoon, leading to folks to put in spiderwebs of dock lines to hold all these Whitbys and Brewers securely against the dock. In our case, we borrowed one of Joie de Vivre's 100' long ¾" lines to pull ourselves away from the dock slightly to ease the bumping.