Saturday was very blustery, so several would-be rafters opted for other anchorages, but by cocktail time, we had nine boats anchored in the bight just inside the mouth of Hudson Creek:
Raft Captain Dan decreed that there would be no rafting due to predicted winds of up to 25 kts over night.
Everyone gathered in Brunelle's cockpit and after a drink or two, plans were discussed for Sunday's race. Betty settled it all when she suggested a match race between the two 42's (Wind Dancer and Resolve) with guy vs. gals.
Sunday dawned bright and clear with a nice breeze. Several boats left and by 10:30 the crews were assembled:Lisa, Martha, Maureen, Betty and Debbie aboard Wind Dancer and George, Dan, Glen, John and Mike aboard Resolve. The boats seemed well matched when winds were above 12 kts., but as the wind died, Resolve walked away from Wind Dancer. All involved felt it was a fun enterprise and hope to do it again.
The two "race" boats were presented with certificates of thanks for lending their boats for the race. The evening was topped off with ice cream sundaes (thanks to Andiamo for their freezer space, and thanks to Mike Davis for taking care of the extra ice cream! Sunday's raft-up included:
Wind Dancer seems to be leading the race
Dan trying to catch any wind
Wind Dancer, Brunelle and Resolve rafted in Hudson Creek, with Sevilla in the background
Dan watching as George goes up the mast on Wind Dancer
George checking the anchor light
George's view of Wind Dancer, Brunelle and Resolve
Ayewash and Andiamo
Martha presenting certificates of thanks
Belle (Andiamo) wants someone to drop something, anything!
Commodore Mike looks on
Ayewash, Andiamo and Prego