Great video, Rebekah! Thanks for the hard work. Nice presentation.
Sapphire is back on Mazinaw Lake. But before going in the water, I was able to recruit someone to pressure-wash the boat, motor and trailer just to make sure that we weren't transplanting any invasive species: zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas, Republicans, Democrats . . .
Hi all, We finally have our internet back, Yays! I know this is late but we want to say thank you to Lauren and Mark for putting this years rendezvous together, along with Ken, Dave V. and Cousin Frankie and the Meijers sponsorship. It was a totally awesome weekend up in Hessel. It was good to make new friends and reconnect with our old friends. Again, thank you all. Dave & Jean & Sam S/V Trouble
Very nice photos Sandpaper! Next on the agenda is to put some dates on the calendar for next year. Never too early to lock in the dates. I heard there were some proposals out there to host the next one out east. I assume someone will start a new thread for 2018 Rendezvous and put the proposals on the table. It will be a long drive for us, but fun to see new territory.
I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who had a helping hand in making the 2017 Sandpiper 565 Rendezvous a very successful event. For example;
Mark Rowe and Lauren Fry (Rendezvous Organizers) Ken Nelson(Rendezvous flag) Dave Ventresca (CL Boatworks) Meijer Store (corporate sponsor), Frank Guglielmi (sponsor rep.)
Both Rebekah and I enjoyed our weekend with everyone attending and we enjoyed the longer sailing time, good weather, and weaving among the islands. We also located and chatted for a bit with an old sailing friend that used to attend our local sailing club, that's the guy who was yelling our names from a dock as everyone sailed by.
As soon as we got home, we had to rush pack and to create a you-tube movie with both pictures and videos, as we were all flying out to Vancouver to enroll Rebekah at S.F.U. Being on the wrestling team she had to be there early. So we stayed for a week to ensure she was all settled in and we toured around the area for a week taking her with us when she was available. We hear she is flying to Calgary next week for her first tournament.
Well the Sandpiper's now emptied out and all tarp'd up to keep all the falling leaves off (man those wet leaves really leave nasty rust stains on the deck - CLR is good at reducing it some), and soon to be jacked and stored next week at the club after the crane hauls out all the big boats.
What's really nice is seeing all those Fall Colours highlighting a Sandpiper in the foreground (eg: Sapphire).