After how many years of being on this form and reading about sandpipers and the affection with which their owners speak, I finally spotted one in the water moving. What a thrill, I thought I would have to travel to Ontario from Manitoba to see a sandpiper that was alive. I have spotted one on a trailer and one that was parked at the dock for two years but now I can feel a part of the pack. I have to say I did not see it for long as I was crewing on a Hunter 28.5 in a race but it looked good and I hope to beg a ride on it at some point. As a cl16 owner I have to say I have enjoyed the camaraderie of the piper family. Have a great summer and maybe I'll spot you.
Conrad Sea Wolf CL16 # 1755
Loc: Mazinaw Lake
Jo and I also spotted a Sandpiper. But this one was on the Trans-Canada Highway about 70km west of Dryden heading west towards Kenora at about 11:30 Central time Saturday morning. It had a dark blue hull. Was that one of our e-fleet?
It was brutally windy from the Manitoba border to Wawa. Somebody may have had a fantastic sail.
I was siting at anchor off of 50Pt beach on Friday when along came a Sandpiper. They had seen me go past and thought that they would drop by to say a quick hello, I never caught their names, the Piper was dark blue with a white top Sail #323. That number rings a bell for some reason?
One lost soul sailing in a fish bowl.
We spotted a Sandpiper launching at the Village of Rosseau ramp. The new owner had watched the Rosseau Raid fleet launch and was impressed enough to start researching the boat. We gave him our email and contact numbers. Sandpipers are a fantastic Lake Rosseau boat.