Last year the Catboat Association celebrated their 50th anniversary on the water. And now sights are turned to the upcoming 2013 summer sailing season in and around Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
We've got an early release of this summer's list of rendezvous and races. They come from the Cape Cod Chapter of the Catboat Association. Take a look and mark your calendar.
The big news of this year is the return of the Martha's Vineyard Catboat Rendezvous to Edgartown. Through the coordination of a number of people, a number of nonprofit organizations and the enthusiasm of many more, the rendezvous is being held in Edgartown.
You think the rendezvous is early? Not at all. The event is two weekends after Memorial Day.
In the sailing community, many talk about global warming and the expansion of the sailing season fore and aft. Well?
Call this the best time to hold a rendezvous in Edgartown. Through the cooperation of the Town of Edgartown and the support of the Harbormaster, all sailors have access to free mooring space for that weekend. There is free dockage.
Though the details are to be worked out there will be receptions and cookouts by a number of supporters. They include the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust and the Martha's Vineyard Museum.
Mark Alan Lovewell is hosting his annual Catboat Captain's luncheon and there is talk of a cookout on a private beach.
Stay tuned. More will be shared at the upcoming Catboat Association Annual Meeting being held on the first weekend of February, in Groton, Connecticut.
Happy New Year!