The 2013 Spring Rendezvous and Cruise held on June 8 began under clear blue skies. It wasn’t supposed to happen that way, given the “Ministry of Weather” had declared the beginning of rainy season two weeks before. We’d done our due diligence, reserving space at Velasis next to the clubhouse to take advantage of their giant awning if the rain came down. When it became clear that Saturday would remain clear, we quickly moved the event to deck space separating the boat yard from the marina for a view of the boats floating at their docks; the perfect setting for the feast we’d prepared.
Over thirty people attended the event, with new and old members mixing with friends with children. Two boats sailed in: Mike Snyder’s Distant Dreamer carrying two crew and Demir Sadikoglu’s Akdenizli with four people aboard.
It was a lively barbecue that kicked off when the beer keg was tapped at 2:00PM. The fire had been lit a bit before and soon the cook had steaks and chicken on the barbie. By the time the coals had burned out, everyone got their fill of steak, chicken, prawns, paella, steamed mussels, caesar salad, Mexican rolls, and fruit salad. Many types of beer were on offer, and the same for red and white wines, soft drinks, and water. By the end of the event everything had been consumed, with no one left wanting.
A big thanks to everyone who came out, and a special thanks to those who worked hard at putting it all together: Per Knudsen, Eugen Mall, Francis Wertheimber, and the hostess with the mostest, Rumiko Fraser.
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