Monday, June 16, 2008

Wooden Boat Festival at Philly Seaport

The rebirth of a boat festival at the seaport. Good sailing for the Delaware, with all the usual building deflection, reverses, wind gusts, gaps, etc. plus tide rip that always make sailing here interesting. It is really the folks that make the event. John Brady was the smiling host to the event, coordinating the folks who came and presented. A good number of boats; WHITECAP from Tuckerton Seaport, VIDA MIA from Cape May, a herreshof H28 from Riverside, BULL & BEAR sandbaggers from Barnegat, and ELF from Maryland made up the contingent of larger boats. The really big boat category was JUPITER and GAZELLA from the Ship Preservation guys.
The smaller craft came from TSCA members and other contacts. I had URCHIN sailing about, the LITTLE KEY resprented Delaware, There were the tuck-up, two duckers, my two 6 hr canoes, Carl's Melonseed, REDUX, MUD HEN, Ron's Celebrity, Phil's Enterprise, the museum's garvey and sneakbox, and some others along with TRIUMPH from Rocking-the-boat in the Bronx.

Sailed Friday, on MARION BREWINGTON, our TSCA tuck-up bringing her to the event from Gloucester City with Tom & Ed. Saturday, sailed on BEAR, took URCHIN out on the river in company with MARION and THOMAS EAKINS, Pete's ducker. Phil came out in his Enterprise along with Rocking - the - Boat in the garvey. The garvey looked terrific! Sunday early morning went for a lovely sail in elegant comfort on MUD HEN with Ron & Tom, then back again on BEAR. Love sailing sandbaggers.

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