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Regional Events 2016

 

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Proposed Schedule of events

Tuesday March 12 Happy Hour 5 pm - bring your own drinks and appetizers or snacks to share.  Anchor in Marsh Harbour and the location for the Happy Hour will be determined by the number of participants.  There will be email to people who contact me and VHF 68 announcements on the 8:15 am Cruisers Net.

Wednesday - could be a race day with the Hope Town Sailing Club, racing details will be available at the Tues. Happy Hour

Hope Town Day - get coffee at the Hope Town coffee house, visit the Hope Town lighthouse, snorkel the Hope Town Beach, walk to On Da Beach for lunch, wander Hope Town village to check out the shops, meet at a local restaurant for dinner, buy Key Lime Pie at Vernon's Grocery

Treasure Cay Day - get cinnamon rolls at Flo's Cafe, shop for groceries and liquor, do laundry, see one of the 10 best beaches in the world, rent beach toys like a stand-up-paddleboard or Hobie cat, enjoy the marina pool, maybe a bonfire night on the beach

Great Guana Cay Day - walk the beach, snorkel, go diving with Dive Guana, visit Nippers and Grabbers Beach Bars to play bocce or swim in pools

Man-O-War Day - visit the sail loft where they make many kinds of bags (kit bags to shaving kits), get homemade ice cream, walk to the beach, see the tropical fruit trees growing in gardens, find a good coconut, take advantage of MOW Marina laundry, local grocery, fresh fish

ST Patrick's Day - world's shortest ST Patrick's Day Parade followed by Irish music and Irish menu at Snappa's Bar in Marsh Harbour.

Possible Information sessions

1) Cooking on board - share your best recipes and ideas for making your galley work better

2) Maintaining your Nonsuch - share your experiences, like replacing a Westebeke engine with a Beta, better shower sumps, adding a cockpit shower, replacing your instant water heater with a new model, adding a stern platform, whatever you want to share

3) Show off your boat - have an open boat time for others to see your modifications for cruising or living aboard

4) Rainy Day - learn to play Dominoes Mexican Train which is really fun

Post Rendezvous -

This year the free Barefoot Man Concert at Nippers on Great Guana Cay is 1 to 4 pm Friday April 5th. This will be his last concert at Nippers so it will be a big party and worth staying in the Abacos for a couple of weeks.  After the concert the Keltic Kat plans to head south to Eleuthera and down the Exuma Cays to George Town.  After the Family Islands Regatta at the end of April we would return to Abaco with stops at Long Island and Cat Island and Eleuthera.  This can all be done with day trips and there are some safe harbours for stopping along the way.  Every plan depends on the weather being suitable but usually April gets steady east winds.

Pick the following link to Bahamas "Cruising Advice from Keltic Kat"

 

 

 
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