A Sail with Courtney - Page 17 - SailNet Community
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #161 of 187 Old 08-30-2010
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Saturday was too windy so we motored for about an hour and then headed in. Sunday was great as the winds subsided to about 10kts. She joined us for both days.


Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #162 of 187 Old 08-31-2010
Moderator
 
Jeff_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,817
Thanks: 5
Thanked 133 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Here on the Chesapeake, the south of the bridge Sail with Courtney consisted of four boats who rendezvoused in Galesville. Eryka (Jaye and Dan) on Cinderella organized the raft up and sailed down on friday night and I suspect motored home again on Sunday. Tom (dacap06) and Crew sailed in on Tranquility Base. Barbara and I sailed down on Synergy on Saturday and back home on Sunday. The fourth boat, was a friend of Jaye and Dan's who sailed down and back.

It is always nice to meet and put faces to the denizens of these virtual pages as was the case with Tom, Karen and the rest of his crew whose name escapes me and for which I apologize, or, as was the case with Jaye and Dan, to see friends and hear of their adventures since last we met.

But we were all there to remember that special ballerina, who was mistaken when she said, she regretted that she had not lived long enough to do something worth remembering. She is very much remembered for the hearts she touched.

Jeff


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay

Last edited by Jeff_H; 08-31-2010 at 07:35 AM.
Jeff_H is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #163 of 187 Old 08-31-2010
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,350
Thanks: 101
Thanked 304 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
.....But we were all there to remember that special ballerina, who was mistaken when she said, she regretted that she had not lived long enough to do something worth remembering. She is very much remembered for the hearts she touched.

Jeff
Nicely said, Jeff....

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #164 of 187 Old 08-31-2010
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,883
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post

But we were all there to remember that special ballerina, who was mistaken when she said, she regretted that she had not lived long enough to do something worth remembering. She is very much remembered for the hearts she touched.

Jeff
I agree with Faster, very nicely said Jeff.

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #165 of 187 Old 08-31-2010
Senior Member
 
sailortjk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
   
Thanks to all of you and all that participated.
The Racine Wisconsin event was a grand success.
Mike and young Mike and I had an outstanding sail home on Sunday night / Monday morning. It was a nice time to bond and reminisce under a 2/3 moon.
Plans are already in progress for next year.
Thanks for remembering!

Courtney is My Hero

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
sailortjk1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #166 of 187 Old 09-01-2010
Senior Member
 
nemier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: currently lying Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 374
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
John - JRD22 - Davidson,
Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the "Sail with Courtney" event in the San Juans. It was truely an honour.
I do not know what it is, but these arranged public meetings have such biblical power, perhaps not realized at first, but they leave you thinking of mortality, and in this particular case, of Courtney.

The day was awesome. Thank you Courtney.

(Aberdeen, Scotland 2147)






Quote:
Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
We had a nice turnout for Sail with Courtney, and I think everyone had a great time. Four boats total, three sail and one power, and 15 people in all. The weather cooperated with a nice breeze to sail downwind to Spencer Spit from Blakely Island and then we had sun and calm for the get together on the beach and a calm night on the hook.

Erps and his better half came in "Nikko" from LaConnor and had a great sail over on Friday; Nemier, who lives in Vancouver, BC. but was cruising here in the San Juans came with his wonderful family in "Gratitude"; my brother and his wife and their friend came in "Tie 'er Loose"; and our son, daughter-in-law and grandson, came from eastern Washington with us on "Laurie Anne".

We all anchored on the south side of the spit (5-6 fathoms, sticky mud) then gathered on the beach at a picnic spot and had refreshments and then a great potluck (crabbing had been good so we brought 14 dungies) followed by a great campfire courtesy of Ray (Erps) who brought the kindling, axe and saw.

I had a wonderful time and I really appreciate everyone taking the time to travel here and participating.

Here are a couple of pictures.











nemier is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #167 of 187 Old 09-01-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: subject to change
Posts: 1,264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Beautifully said, Jeff!
In the Chesapeake we had one breast cancer survivor, one other cancer survivor, and too many stories of those who've gone or still fighting. My favorite moment came when a non-sailnet participant asked, "Tell us about Courtney..." The legend spreads!!

I'm having trouble including the actual photo, but here's a link to the Sail With Courtney flag with the Chesapeake Bay's iconic Thomas Point lighthouse in the background:
eryka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #168 of 187 Old 09-01-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 5,826
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Reading with a tear in my eye! Thanks for the pic's, John. Thank you all! Courtney, we are better people for knowing you. Thanks Honey!!!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Never Forgotten

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bubb2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #169 of 187 Old 09-03-2010
Re-Member
 
welshwind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lake Michigan
Posts: 225
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Sail With Courtney - Reefpoint Marina

Here is a video from the Reefpoint Marina "Sail With Courtney" event. It is comprised of pictures from the cookout as well as the Clevenger Family sail on Tim's boat the next day. The background music is by Elizabeth Carol K... who played at the event. It was truly a great time.

Thank You to:
The Clevenger family, many of whom made the trip to grace us with their presence.
Jim for originating the idea, planning and setting up the event and for serving as Master of Ceremonies
Tim for all his work with Jim to plan and set this up and for being Master of the Grill
Reefpoint Marina staff, especially Debb, for all of their support
Elizabeth Carol K... for providing the live music (Find her on YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace)
All the businesses and attendees for their generous donations
Everyone else who wanted to be there with us but could not. You were there in spirit (but come next year!)

(and thanks to Carrie who doesn't know that I obtained a few of these pictures from her Facebook )

Enjoy!





S/V Benediction
Catalina 445

"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendel Holmes

Last edited by welshwind; 09-03-2010 at 10:18 AM.
welshwind is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #170 of 187 Old 09-03-2010
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,124
Thanks: 135
Thanked 125 Times in 118 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
Wow - welsh - thanks for that. I don't like admitting it - but it brought a tear to my eye seeing Mike and Micheal and all you guys, thinking about Courtney, and hearing one of Coldplay's best songs ever. I'm honored to know that family.

This was a good thing.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40

Last edited by smackdaddy; 09-03-2010 at 11:30 AM.
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traveler question sohi07 Learning to Sail 11 10-21-2006 11:47 AM
Sail Repairs at Sea Brian Hancock Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-22-2003 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome