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Greetings from your officers of the Bridge
Summer Cruising Opportunities
The spring equinox is upon us and the 2018 sailing season will not be far behind. However, I am concerned about filling out activities south of the canal.
At this point there has been little interest expressed in a Southern Cruise and no volunteers have stepped forward for any of the holiday weekend events.
Cruises and mini get-togethers are the best environments to enjoy Blue Water company the Club offers, making new and reinforcing the older friendships. It may be that for our southern waters, with their shorter distances, the “rendezvous” option will be more popular. Members setting out for a destination can announce their plans via the website by briefly describing the event, location, time and giving the organizer’s contact information. (log into Bluewatersc.org > event calendar > add quick event).
Meanwhile, Sandra Hall is chairing a fun event covering the July 4th Holiday (Wednesday) through the following weekend. It begins in Fairhaven with a visit to Cuttyhunk and ends up in New Bedford to coincide with its big folk festival.
Complementing this event with one of the other holiday weekends would be good.
The northern calendar is pretty full. There is a Memorial Day gathering in Casco Bay, Doug Robinson and Tory Leuteman, chairs, and Bill Dobson will organize a ten day “Mini Maine” Cruise beginning in Quahog Bay July 21st and extending into early August, feeding into but not quite intersecting in Acadia with the season’s major Cruise. That Cruise, chaired by Dennis McKay and Roy Mayne, kicks-off in Southwest Harbor on July 29th and proceeds north through the Bay of Fundy, travels the Saint John River system, returning via Passamaquoddy Bay and Campobello and getting back to Acadia area by Aug 21th. Finally, the Women’s Cruise, with chairs Linda Allen and Kate Mullins, will take place in Casco Bay Aug 14th–20th.
It should be a great summer but let me hear from volunteers in the south and Mass Bay.