LTF and I have been having a little chat in another thread about another Naragansett Bay gathering while I'm down in Newport coaching my wife for a Paralympic Training regatta in a couple of weeks.
Most likely, the only day I'll have "off" from my coaching duties will be Saturday 8/25. I arrive on 8/21. I won't have much (if any) access to rib.net after I leave home, but you can email me at "dctucker at comcast.net". I get mail on my PDA. I'll be in Newport, Bretton Cove to be precise, at the Shake-A-Leg docks just beside the Sail Newport hoists. During the days, I'll be on the water just outside the harbor every day 8/22 to 8/30, mostly between Rose & Goat Islands chasing these around:
Particularly USA 22. That's my wife in the front seat of USA 003. She's now sailing with a new teammate in a new boat.
I'd like to do something with you all on that Saturday, but not an all day thing. I'm probably going to want to get OFF the water with the wife and kids for a bit!! We'll be living in rather close quarters on our 25' sailboat "Winsome" moored just off the Sail Newport/Shake pier. 2 adults, 2 kids (7 & 1.75 y.o.) in a small boat for 9 nights.
Maybe a 9:00 or 10:00 gathering? In or close to Newport? At our boat?? Or the Alofsin Docks (the pen) in Newport near Fort Adams? Go somewhere for lunch up the Bay? I'll mostly be lunching on Cliff Bars and fruit all week so somewhere we could grab a burger, lobster roll, fish sandwich or something would be most appealing to me!