Posted 8/16/12 -
The Annual Summer Cruise
July 28 - August 12, 2012
cruise began with lady Elaine, Euphoria, and Shenanigans at
Watch Hill where the waves were high, and a late afternoon
thunderstorm washed the boats, but gave us a beautiful
The next day we traveled to Wickford,
where we met Til, Just Desserts, Ceilidh, Synergy, and Peace
and Quiet. During a rainstorm we laughed as we celebrated
'Italian night' with costumes, Italian food, and drink.
At East Greenwich we shared a quaint
beachfront, and met at the EG Yacht Club grille night, and
celebrated Bill Littel's birthday!
At Ida Lewis YC in Newport we were
joined by Wolverine and a cameo appearance with Ginger Snap!
Irish Night brought more costumes and Irish jokes. 'Til
hosted and treated us to a booming cannon and taps by Bob at
sunset that rivaled NYYC!
The cruisers started for Cutty, but
Plan B was implemented after engine trouble kept our
Corinthian leaders rallying to the aid of our fellow ducks.
Plan B took four boats racing up the Narragansett to
Potter's Cove, Prudence Island. CPR was given to the
troubled boat, and we raced the next day to Dutch Harbor,
Jamestown. The military transport planes buzzed our masts
and provided a sunset show.
The final stop of the cruise took us
to Block Island and a reunion with the three power boats,
and a meeting with Kittyhawk. Cocktails were enjoyed aboard
Ceilidh, as many boats decided to head home early due to
thunderstorm threats. Shenanigans stayed at Block, and
enjoyed a beautiful ride home on Sunday.
Many thanks to the 11 member boats who
attended and made this Cruise a success.
John and Linda (Shenanigans)