Parade of Lights 2014!

The annual Parade of Lites was beautiful this year. Six boats participated and the colors were glorious. We received several cheers from the people at the Campground and traffic was backed up at the Dam to watch the spectacle. The clear evening and tropical temperatures ( no mosquitoes or blackflies ) could not have been more perfect for the event. Apres parade there was a glowing campfire and homemade entertainment provided by JP and Stephen on guitar, Kim on harmonica and Guy on percussion. A great ending to the New Brunswick Day weekend.



1st Wednesday Social Race 05/28/2014

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The first Wednesday night race of 2014 was held on May 28.  It was a beautiful evening – sunny, a good breeze, and not too cold – certainly much finer than the evening last week when Corey M found hail on his boat.  Five contestants entered the field. 

Brian’s Bermuda Blog Edtion 3 Dec 16-22

Sun Dec 16 – Sat, Dec 22

Last Sunday (Dec 16), Judy and I joined Ted Wood, his wife Jasmine, his business partner and his family for a cruise on Ted’s motor yacht to The Royal Navy Dockyard . We had a great supper at the Frog and Onion Pub.  As always, it is great seeing the Island from the water.  We arrived back from our 5 hour excursion in the dark .  What a treat seeing all the Christmas lights and decorations as we entered Flatt’s Village.

First Saturday Breakfast Club – Dec 2012

Yes, it was a great gang at the breakfast.

The CCG had no advice for JB on dealing with slow food service. I was sure it was at least a ” Sécurité“, honest.


Wed Night Race Aug 28



Another great race with 14 sailors, 5 boats, and our first honest start!  If you ignore the false commands shouted from the committee/start/cheater’s boat.

We never get tired of saying… ” And our winner was  Rod Pickles” Yeah, right. Well, congrats Rod to a race well run. Ya think the cranky old son-of-a-gun could manage a smile.

The Wining Crew, Rod Ben and Soling










6th Wed Race Winner on July 25 was …..

…Christ Guys… I gotta work for a living… give me some time to get this stuff posted.   Hey Brian M… we all ain”t retired ya know.


Rough Notes:

  • Rod cheated ….
  • The Catalina 22 Water’s Edge was was ordered from the course for the showing of breasts.   Sadly they were Brian’s breasts
  • Winning boat was a “first timer” but wining skipper was an Old Coot of the MSA and filled his boat with fellow Old Coots including one of the cootiest who we have not seen in a year or 2.  When we same him we knew something big was going to happen… not necessary good but big.

Wed Race # 5 Old MSA Habits Trump Up Starts

Your fifth  Wednesday Night Race winner can only be called a Club Icon,  an MSA Original, a  Vet  of  the sport… but it was nocake walk and our winner had to work.

This race  saw an increase to 20 people and 8 boats with both Mike & Heather C and John  R putting in the effort to make a showing from “the upper reaches”.  Thanks guys as this was John R.’s first race at Mactaquac in 2012.

The start was less  confusion but in pure   Rod P. style our boy Rod faked a faulty signal horn and got a head start. Limey Devil!  But in Pure Wed Night Fashion, the start does not tell all.

4th Wed Race Winner is Stephen T and Ann H on T 26 Raven

Your fourth Wednesday Night Race continued the “Holy Shirimp Theme” with yet another new winner stunning the field with a dramatic victory.

This  Races saw an increase to 12 people and 5 boats make a showing on the course as Kevin and Stephanie P were good enough to take the trouble to bring Wild Wood a Wayfarer down for the event. Thanks guys. It was nice to see her back at Mactaquac

The start was pure confusion with  Rod P. and Geoff  W   rounding the starting mark so far ahead of the fleet it was not a  staggered start but a “2 Time Zone” start. But in Pure Wed Nnight Fashion, the race was not to evolve as expected.

Wed Race Winner Trevor, Helene, and Terry on CS-Ta

The third Wednesday Night Races saw 10 people and 4 boats make a showing on the course. The start was pure confusion for all except Brain and Madeline M in their Cateline 22 “Waters Edge”. They had a great line when the word “Start” was mentioned.

A little rain did fall and the winds were fluky but that is what we call “Welcome to Mactaquac”

First Overnight Cruise of the Season!

The MSA had the first overnight cruise of the 2012 sailing season.  We warmed up with a Friday night bonfire, although midway through, we had to relocate to the storage building so we could watch the spectacular lighting storm that passed through the night.  After a filling breakfast at the Riverside Resort and some minor provisioning three boats , departed Walinaik Cove at 1:15 for Nackawic on Saturday June 30th.  We travelled as far as Steeple Cove and had to tie up to allow for some minor thundershowers to pass through.  We arrived at the newly built Mariners Point RV Park in Nackawick at 830, to enjoy a Pig Roast as well as live music by professional musician John Myshrall, of the band Flat Top.  The night ended with a beautiful fireworks display at the RV park.    It was thoroughly a fun and relaxing day.   One great thing about staying at the RV park was that there were newly built shower facilities.

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