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06-19-2011 12:56 PM
T37Chef Dear Mods...I think this thread can be removed as a sticky
06-26-2008 07:29 AM
chucklesR Sorry I missed the raftup folks.
I will make the next one, unless someone invites me to sail in some far off place again
06-18-2008 06:33 PM
craigtoo Nahhhh.....

Feel free to hang out my dirty laundry anytime!!!!

Lemmie try a YouTube from the day before.. with shiny new sails.. .reefed main...

YouTube - Sailing on the Chesapeake
06-17-2008 01:07 PM
T37Chef OK OK OK, I get it, send PM's before posting pics
06-17-2008 12:46 PM
Originally Posted by craigtoo View Post
Close the forward hatch you moron!

Thats ok, I'm trailing a line from my's only 6' long, but it looks like I'll foul my prop.
06-17-2008 10:12 AM
Jeff_H "The wind was so weird that day, I think I tacked through 400 degrees at one time? Is that possible?"

LOL, I don't know if you saw my own personal collision with the revenge of the Chesapeake wind G-ds, in which I went from a port tack broad reach under spinnaker with the the wind slowly slowly circling my boat 540 degrees before settling in as a starboard tack beat resulting in a windward takedown. Did I mention that I didn't even have to alter course?

I also want to echo how it much I enjoyed meeting everyone. To me this felt like a gathering of seemly old friends, even if we only met a few minutes earlier. I had to hand it to the group, this was one well equipped bunch, bringing a spare Cathy and a spare Donna, that way just in case one of the Cathys or one of the Donnas left early we'd still would have at least one Cathy and one Donna left (you had to be there).

I want to thank Dave and MYC for their great hospitality and arranging for the fireworks and all of the wild life to come visit during the post vituals festivities.

I want to thank the chefs, all of them, for the over-abundance of great food. I want to thank Criag for providing the musical entertainment and the dose of humility as he beat me back to the Magothy, (Did any one mention how bright white and wrinkle free Craig's sails were?).

T-37 Chef, Thanks for the photos. Its always difficult to get good pictures of one's boat. Heck, I even have the sails trimmed half way close to right. (You can get rebuilt and new replacement Datamarine gauges at DMI Marine. DMI Marine, Inc.)

Regards to all,
06-17-2008 09:39 AM
sailortjk1 Sounds like everybody had a great time!
Way to go you Sailnet junkies!
As sway always says "Friends for life" from the internet????
Cpatain Rizzo's wife Eileen just could not understand how we all became such good friends. Its from stories like yours! Sailors sharing their experiences with each other, yep, its that simple. Thank you sailnet and thank you for all those on the East Coast who shared their stories.

(Sway, Rizzo and I will try our best to keep the midwest chapter alive........ all in the area are welcome to join us)
06-17-2008 09:22 AM
Originally Posted by craigtoo View Post
Close the forward hatch you moron!


That first tack was funny...

Thanks for the pics T37...

LOL...I didn't even notice till you mentioned it!

The wind was so weird that day, I think I tacked through 400 degrees at one time? Is that possible?
06-17-2008 08:59 AM
craigtoo Close the forward hatch you moron!


That first tack was funny...

Thanks for the pics T37...

06-16-2008 08:09 PM
Great time, food, & friends!

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
what was best was it was a gathering of friendly nice people who otherwise would never have met had it not been for the sailnet connection. There was no boasting or bravado or bragging or know-it-alls like sometimes we see, just a neat brotherhiood of windseekers who had fun stories to tell and enjoyed each others company.
Well said chef2sail, Irene & I felt as if we were with a group of friends we had know for years, and thanks again Dave & Donna for your hospitality!

We throughly enjoyed our weekend with everyone, and look forward to the next one???

We followed Craigtoo & JeffH out the creek to the Patapsco to enjoy some sailing without the kids for a change and found some of the most bizarre winds I have ever encountered on the bay???? WTH was going on out there, then once back near Rock Creek the winds picked up, some white caps and we sailed all they way back to our slip...nice

Anyway, we were having so much fun and conversation that we forgot to take pictures, but here's a few...

Sapperwhite ready to depart our raft up:

and off they go for the trip home to Harve de Grace

JeffH...sailed right off the end of the T pier then circle around us to say his goodbye, impressive to watch!

Craigtoo and his blindingly new sails...head home from MYC

then the jib

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