Melonseed Solstice Regatta

by · June 25, 2012

We received a nice event recap from Roger Crawford at Crawford Boat Building. He writes:

In a few words……………….

19 Melonseeds.

Light to occasional medium shifting winds on a hot day.

Incredible hospitality by the Marion, MA Harbormaster and his staff.

A simply beautiful place to sail.

Picnic lunch on a pristine sand spit.

The most remarkable 19 boat ballet I’ve ever seen.  After lunch we found some good wind in the outer harbor and all sailed around together in an area no larger than a circle quarter of a mile wide, tacking, gybing, dallying and dancing about in appreciation of each other’s company, friendship and the wonderful boats that we all enjoy so much.  It seems that everyone had a tiller in one hand and a camera in the other.  Most of the photos taken show a Melonhead taking a photo of another Melonhead/Melonseed!

The constant exchange of smiles.

Great boats, great people, great location, and that magic point in the year when the promise of another summer of sailing is near intoxicating.


Day two has sailing scheduled for 12:30.  Solid rain this AM, but patchy clearing now starting.  Wind report is 14 from the NW, an excellent wind for these boats.

Party at the boat shop last night was, as usual, lots of fun, and we’ll have another tonight with probably double the number of folks.



Congratulations on another successful event. —Eds

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