NEMA Cruising 2013
by Bob Gleason, Cruise Chair
2013 looks to be a great year for NEMA Cruising.
We can all hope that our bad weather for the year is behind us and every cruise
will have the best of conditions.
Dates and destinations are subject to change over
time. During the cruise, wind, weather, and input from participants determine
how things unfold. We will try to keep you informed with future communications,
but the best way to keep up to date on cruising events is to be on the cruising
mailing list. On the NEMA 2013 Membership Renewal Form, there was a check box to
sign up for the cruising mailing list. If you checked this box you are all set.
If not, please contact us and have your membership record updated.
If you do plan on attending an event, make sure you
let the responsible person know your plans in advance, even if you are unsure
about your participation. That way you can be notified of any last minute
changes in plans.
Here's what we have planned so far:
Black Dog Dash Cruise– July 18-21
This is a racing event sponsored by NEMA, but is
also a good excuse to cruise over to Martha's Vineyard and do some socializing
with other NEMA members. If you have been thinking about giving racing a try,
this is an extremely low key event and a good chance to get your feet wet.
The intent here is to meet Thursday night in the Elizabeth Islands (Cuttyhunk preferred), Lunch on Friday in Tashmoo, Vineyard Haven Friday night, Black Dog Dash on Sat (race or cruise), Dinner at Kate and Joe's in Vineyard Haven Sat. night. Tarpaulin Cove for lunch on Sunday, then home.
This year all participants of the Black Dog Dash (both racers and non-racers) are invited
to an evening dinner party at the home of Kate Shands and Joe Mulinare. The Party will
begin on Saturday, July 20th about 7:00 PM after the traditional post-race awards
ceremony on the beach. ALL are welcome! Please see invitation with all additional information
August 10 - 18 Penobscott Bay Cruise
There has been some discussion to date including Tri Me (Gleason), Blackbird (Nicholson), Skidaddle (Gill) and others about starting in Rockland on August 10th and heading home on August 18th. If you are interested in joining in please let us know. The itinerary is very opened and will be somewhat planned but very open to change depending on weather.
Start a Cruise
For those of you on the Northern or Southern
fringes of NEMA (Maine and Long Island Sound), how about organizing a cruise in
your area? Show off what your home turf is all about.
Any (and all) NEMA members are encouraged to
organize cruises. Cruises happen when members make them happen. Don't just sit
by and wait for someone else to do all the work.