Last night, the Rally fleet gathered for the SAIL Magazine Arrival Party at historic O.C. White’s, across the street from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. It’s the holidays in St. Augustine when the town sparkles with millions of tiny lights. O.C. White’s, dating back to 1790, was looking especially festive.
We gathered for appetizers and drinks, with more pirate booty to raffle off (more on that in a later blog). And each boat was presented with a Certificate of Accomplishment, with awards such as the “Magellan’s Got Nothing On Us Award” (most states and provinces traveled), the “Hubba Hubba Award” (not one but two women aboard), and the “Altitude Award” (most vertical distance covered).
Rob Becker on s/v Kinship and Jere Lahey on s/v Do Wah Diddy Diddy had been practicing together and shared some folk songs and pub songs with the group.
And, finally, this event couldn’t have happened without the organizational prowess of Lisa Tarlecky on s/v Tiki Trek with the St. Augustine Cruiser’s Net. She worked for months to coordinate a full week of activities for the fleet, everything from booking the venues to handling the drink tickets. Thanks again to Lisa and to SACN for, once again, being there to welcome and aid cruisers coming to St. Augustine.