Sailing on Cay of Sea: At the Watkins Rendezvous

Another offering from my wife’s sketchbook. You can see the original post at, orvisit her website at

Ruth Bailey, artist

The wind was strong and gusty on Friday, and boats arriving at the marina had horror stories of being bashed about by the waves and wind, so we stayed put and watched for the arrival of other Watkins owners.  The wind settled down some in the afternoon and allowed our group to have seven boats present, with several other owners driving to the site.

Saturday is traditionally a day of sailing and crewing on the boats, as well as visiting between boats and examining projects undertaken during the past year. This year included a celebration of Bill Clouse’s life, a late member of the group and owner of “Happi,” a Watkins 27.  We usually end the day with a group dinner at a local restaurant, but this year’s organizer, Tom Robinson, brought dinner to the marina, a memorable feast!

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