Cowes Rally August 2006 – Eight Blue Boats Berthed together…
Congratulations and thanks go to Andy and Sara of Asante who orchestrated a very successful and enjoyable rally to Shepards Wharf, West Cowes on 19th/20th August.
We can consider this event as showing Maxi Owners keenly wish to get together with 8 boats in attendance.
I approve of Shepards Wharf: it is a "town quay" type with the interests of the sailor and the town first. We could watch all the Cowes commotion just as they could see our two Maxi broad pennants above the eight blue hulls.
All 20 crew were hosted aboard Asante’s cockpit with barely a ripple on her bathing platform. Swarthy stories included Guy Warner’s completion of the two-handed race round British Isles and Eire. Also, a new member who shortly after embarking on a Maxi 1000 has already moved on to own an 1100.
Together we moved off to a well planned and very good dinner at Cafe Mozart on our own in the upstairs restaurant. Deep analysis continued so Colours on Sunday may have been a trifle late. Also it is suspected that there was a return to slumber after a rather early departure of one of our party.
Participating boats were:-
Asante (1100), Blue Demon (1100), Blue Lightning (1100), Blue Rider (1000), Caribou (1100), Magewind (1050), Maxima (1100), Sapphire (1000)
Dec 06: Reprinted from Maxi News Autumn 2006