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.
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.
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.
…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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.