SEAS Kick-off Weekend a Success

The SEAS BBQ and nautical treasures sale was a success.  In true southeast Alaska spring fashion we all huddled under the protection of a Sandy Beach Shelter, and had food and drinks around a fire, defying wind and rain.  Bargains were had (should have seen the “Free” table!), stories told, and plans made for the upcoming sailing season.  About 35 or so attendees came and went, in spite of the weather.

The following day, three of the fleet; Haiku, Tango and Shoreless, braved the rain and had a spectacular first sail of the season, heading out to DuPont for the planned Rondy.  With 16-20 knots from the south, gusting to 25 on occasion, it was a real sail event.  Unfortunately DuPont was blown out – too rough to safely raft up.  A back-up anchorage on the south end of Douglas was too shallow with a falling minus tide, and we all headed back to town and did cook-outs on board in the harbor.  A great way to break in new equipment, wash the winter slime off the bottom, and test reefing gear!