Sitting in the middle of the pint-sized Minto sailing dinghy, I held a cold beverage in one hand and the mainsheet in the other. Using the tail end of a pleasant evening breeze, Jill was at the helm as we tacked and jibed around our five-boat raft-up chasing friends in two other sailing dinghies. Earlier in the day, we kayaked and rowed to shore, and later people cruised around on standup paddleboards, even stopping to try a little SUP yoga, much to the pleasure of everyone watching.
All told, we counted 14 water toys had come along with the five boats. A mixture of inflatable, rowing and sailing dinghies, standup paddleboards and kayaks, spending time on the water with good friends is what a summer raft-up is all about. And though there were three boat kids amongst the group, with all the playing going on, you would have thought the adults were the ones yet to grow up.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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