NEMA Cruising 2012
by Ken Levitt, Cruise Chair
2012 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 2012 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:
Buzzards Bay Blast Race/Picnic – June 23
Around the buoys day races.
Day sailing and picnicking on Saturday (bring your boat or just come to the
picnic by car). The events on Saturday are followed by raft-up in Wareham with
barbeque at Gleason’s Saturday night. The barbeque includes the annual
NEMA-South picnic. There is a nice sandy beach, good holding ground and
typically very protected. Ken will link up members who want to day sail
together on Saturday and/or Sunday.
You are also welcome to go out on the race course
and see how you do. Racing is scheduled to start at 11am.
Bob Gleason (Racing) 508-295-0095
Ken Levitt (Day Sailing) 508-295-3542
Black Dog Dash – July 21th
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. If
there are at least three interested cruising boats, I will organize a “Fun Race
for Cruisers” to start just after the real race and end a little before so that
we will not miss any of the racing or social activities.
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.