November 24th – 27th:
This is the cruise for which no one wanted to be the cruise leader. So – Linda Raymond (Zydeco) sent out a nice email blast relating a very simple plan for Thanksgiving Dinner at Cabbage Key on Thursday.
Well – the plan worked extremely well. Altogether, 24-CMCS boats showed up. Lots of fun was had by all – long walks and jogs on the beach, chatting with friends in beach chairs on the beautiful Cayo Costa coastline, sharing laughter and delicious food in various cockpits, dingy explorations, and doggie social hour. All reports from the various CMCS cruisers were that the Cabbage Key traditional Thanksgiving dinner was excellent as were the Thanksgiving meals cooked aboard the boats. The weather cooperated nicely. A front came through, blessed us all with a fresh water rinse and we had nice sailing winds as an extra bonus. Gordon on Aerial commented that the boy scouts that were with him are now spoiled. This was some of the finest sailing ever! We’re all thankful for our sailing community and friends here in southwest Florida.
Here is a list of the boats which our sodden memories could recall. Keep in mind, if you were there, and your boat is not on this list, it is simply because no one was keeping a list at the time (I hope that make sense).
Chase the Clouds
Corrells in an un-named runabout
Slider (Thiele’s runabout)
That makes 24-boats! The largest number of boats we’ve had at a cruise this year! (The 2011 Danger Island Cruise count was 23-boats). That’s just plain HUGE!
Respectfully Submitted by a team effort:
Linda Raymond on s/v Zydeco & Glen Vetter on s/v Freestyle
with special THANKS to those who helped remember all the boats