Sunday, August 7, 2016

SMALL REACH REGATTA 2016!

After a year of self-imposed exile, Sea Pearl SCOUT and Cap'n Callsign sail in hard and fast to Brooklin, Maine for another exciting...

SMALL REACH REGATTA
THE ONE
THE ONLY

Hark! The skies open with glorious sounds of boats, small boats, fun boats, sail boats and rowboats!

MRS MUMBLES came too, which was nice.  So dependable, this MRS MUMBLES.

DAY minus-ONE





DAY ONE



Cap'n Jon sets up the bling on INDIGO while Chef Juan duckpunts by in
world-famous SAISON DuPUNT!

Cap'n The Angry-Teuton sails by with his not-so-angry wife in D'COCONUT,
a take-apart CLC Passagemaker. First build, beautiful build. I hope they build more!
Note Duckpunt HALF-TIDE! Ooooohh, how many duckpunts are here?

SO much awesome going on in this most awesome picture

MAINE LIFE

THREE! COUNT 'EM! THREE DUCKPUNTS!
(Notice that Commodore Hazard is regretting his initial resistance to building such craft,
"Golly Gosh Darn It! He is saying to himself as we leave him behind.)

YOU GUESSED RIGHT INTREPID READER!
"ThRRee! ThRRee duckpunts! AH AH AH AH" 

The three duckpunts on expedition!
MRS MUMBLES, HALF-TIDE, and SAISON DuPUNT
Love it! YES!
(Selfie by Cap'n Jon)
 
DAY TWO


Pete Culler designed Kingston Lobster Boat


VIKINGS ARE NEVER LOST

Yet again, the Caledonia Yawls are the fastest boats, along with the Sea Pearls and Coquinas.
NEDD LUDD, MABU (cheating with staysail), and MOLLY a Paul LaBrie peapod which
was quite speedy with the new rig.  Good sailing!

Melonseed RIVUS, one of the most beautiful executions. Also, quite speedy.


YES! FUNKY-FUNK ANDREW returns to GIS Amateur Style!
This year, sporting sporty topsail! What a lady-killer this boat is!



SAUSAGE BRIAN how we missed thee dear pork loving friend!
How my heart pitters and patters at
the splitter spatter of your sausages
frying off the transom,
I smell the fat from here
and swoon in your arms,
revive me with fermented malts.


(how awkward!)



Cap'n Jon and INDIGO sails to the thunderheads
looking for adventure
and safe harbor
wing and wing

Dragging the leg so we can catch up and talk and...
...WOAH! LOVELY WIFE SIGHTING IN THE BOW!
A rare moment for GIS Amateur Style! She is an elusive creature,
often not seen in such an alien environment.



 DAY THREE

I awake in SCOUT to a world surrounded by fog and deep thoughts
I love sleeping in my boat.



Later...

Cap'n Jon decided to take over Half-Tide Rock in the harbor.  The other duckpunts follow his lead.
We quickly colonize the rock and declare ownership, kick out the natives, and impose taxes
on any new settlers.
 
Funky-Funk Andrew rows quickly in and takes the Half-Tide rock back for England,
For Queen, For Glory,For Empire, etc etc etc
and then he promptly gets attacked by...

...The native bloodthirsty barnacles who are completely opposed to autocratic English rule.
(remember SRR 2014?)

Chef Juan examines the wound and declares it fetid. We fetch for leaches and rum.

Funky-Funk Andrew decides HE TOO needs a duckpunt while Commodore Hazard avoids
the local taxes and stays offshore in SLIFPER

OH NO, a Coquina battle row-off!

John Gardner 16' Swampscott Dory

DAY FOUR

I had to leave a day early, so there was a day four and five, but I wasn't present.

Just imagine.

Sun and sand and sea and stars. And lobster.

Must've been nice!



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