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Jaye and Dan,

All the best. Ill bet you guys are having fun....we are shivering here.

Pick a date and you can be the "captain" and determine the direction we go with it. I suggestrd this way as that way there is an obvious organizer. With that pressure and responsibility goes the "privlege" of making the final decisions (with input and opinons of course which all people have.)

Donna and I will take the 3rd Annial Rondevous at MYC June date of course. We will be in the Long Island Sound or NE for the August get together so we would also chose to take the October date if no one objects. October is our favorite month to watch the "geese parade and landing circus " on the Eastern Shore near Cacaway.

There may be a way once I have confirmed the date with the club to dovetail this Roindevous with the OPSail week which is in Baltimore that weekend. The ships will be sailing up the Patapsco right past Rock Creek where our club is located. and Ft McHenry is just up the river about 5 miles.

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Not all the boats in our group join a raft. Some anchor independently and dinghy over for the food. Not a problem.
Yep, that's the way we do it at HHSA as well, but it makes it tough to host if you aren't willing to raft up, at least for Happy Hour, which usually means all night, since the anchorages tend to fill up, leaving the boats breaking off from the raft poor options to anchor.
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Some other thoughts...keep it simple and spread out the locations-T37Chef[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the kind words Shawn. The Rondevous has become quite a tradition. First year we had a ballad singer (Craigtoo), that was a hoot.

Hopefully others will volenteer and step up as "Captains" of some of the available dates. That way it would insure it would move around to different parts of the bay. Its still early in the game so there may not be any need to cajole people to step up.

We have narrowed our search to two boats.

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I'm definitely planning on making the Rendezvous this year. Haven't decided if I'll go further north than the Bay this year yet, but most likely not. So I'll be keeping my eye on here.
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Looking forward to reconnecting with you, John! Where are you now, and when are you heading north?
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Will be great to see you in June...
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I'm still in New Bern, NC. Quit working in Oct, but felt too rushed to head south, so I decided to stay over and head north in the spring. That way (after 3 years, gasp) I can take some time here in Carolina to bounce around and get the boat and me back in cruising condition before heading back out for good. Probably end up spending the summer on the Bay before heading south for the winter. Certainly looking forward to meeting back up with those I've already met, and meeting those I haven't yet.
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Back to the original purpose of this thread ... we'll take the lead for the July gathering. It will be somewhere in the Annapolis area; exact location TBD weather depending. If the weather is going to be really hot, we'll host at our marina so people have the option of plugging into A/C for sleeping; swimming pool; and the air conditioned lounge for the evening gathering. (There are still anchor-out possibilities within easy dinghy range for those heat-hardy souls.) If the weather will be milder, we'll find a more relaxed place up the Severn. Either way, the raftup will include a Sunday morning photo op at the Naval Academy bridge for those who missed it two years ago.
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Chef mentioned picnicing facilities on the Rhode River-

I live up in White Marsh Creek, on the Rhode, in a water-access neighborhood. It's a bit further up than the traditional anchorages such as High Island, but not far. It's also very, very sheltered with a muddy bottom and good holding.

My neighborhood has a dock, a small private beach, and a small pavilion and grill for gatherings. I can reserve it for a weekend (free of charge). People who want to come by car, are welcome and I can provide my Avon dinghy as a taxi to get people ashore for a bar-b-que.

I provide the facility, you guys provide the grub.
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