May 15, 2010
Found this photo of Greyhawk (from the 2008 Monhegan Race) on the Portland Yacht Club photo gallery:
I got together with the Connecticut/New York contingent of my Lobster Run crew (Alec, Eric, and Matt) for a dinner in Windsor, CT, on Wednesday, May 19. Great to meet you guys!
On Friday May 21, I went over to Boothbay Harbor to put in a long weekend of work on GREYHAWK, staying through Monday May 24. Eric came up from New York to help. We got the topsides cleaned and polished, the bottom sanded, dings in the keel repaired, and a coat of bottom paint rolled and tipped. I also got some wiring, plumbing, and deck hardware installation done, too. (Thanks again Eric!) We met up with another of the Lobster Run crew, Steve, and on my way home I stopped off to see the final member of the crew, Bob. It looks like we won't get all six of us together on the boat until the day of the start for the race.
This same week, I was asked to sail in the Newport to Bermuda race aboard another Maine-based boat (they had some crew drop out due and needed somebody to fill in at the last minute). The crew chief and I got together briefly on Sunday May 23 while I was working on GREYHAWK up at Harborfields. I hope to go sailing with these guys this coming weekend. Doing this race means re-scheduling the Lobster Run Crew Practice weekend, and it's going to make for a very hectic month of June!
except for the night of June 25, it looks like I'll be away from home from June 16 through August 15th!!