Fellow Woody Boaters and Southern California Roving Reporters Maggi & Rob Cassell sent us this report from last weekend’s San Diego ACBS Fall Gathering on the Pacific Coast. As you can see, the antique & classic boaters joined in with the big boys for a fun weekend outing. Take it away Maggi…
2011 San Diego ACBS Fall Gathering
Fifty members the Southern California ACBS club enjoyed the hospitality of the San Diego Yacht Club this weekend, including beautiful sunny weather, 15 boats in the water, and one static display.
Saturday morning, we had flat seas for a motoring adventure out of the bay at Point Loma, across a bit of open water, and then spontaneously circled to photograph each other in front of the historic Hotel Del Coranado, then back
into the bay, around to the inland side of the Hotel Del.
Since its opening in 1888, the Hotel Del Coronado has attracted filmmakers, presidents and royalty. A National Historic Landmark, is situated along 31 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island, and is considered one of America’s most beautiful resorts.
Today, the legend continues to unfold with the recent unveiling of the dramatic enhancements of a $55 million restoration. With year-round sunshine and classic Victorian architecture, the famous Hotel Del is a favorite for romantic getaways, family adventures, meetings and conferences. You can click here to go directly to the Hotel Del website.
(We have had the pleasure of spending a few weekends at the Hotel Del Coronado and if you ever get the chance, check it out, you won’t be disappointed… it’s a very cool spot – Texx)
The group received smiles and waves from other boaters in the waterway, as this unexpected regatta of wooden boats roared by, and made a close visit to the docked aircraft carrier USS Midway.
Many thanks to Ken and Sue Slaght, who organized the event. John Westin assembled his photos of the morning regatta into a slide show with music that we enjoyed during desert aftger dinner on Saturday.
Happy Boating! – Maggi & Rob Cassell
Prior to the San Diego event, fellow Woody Boater Dave “Wicked Wahine” Anderson sent us this event schedule (below). When we were preparing this story I noticed a few things on the schedule for Saturday that made me think these SoCal folks really know how to have a good time at a boat show. (You have to use your imagination when you read this…)
Saturday, Oct. 1st
– 2:00PM to 4:00PM: Coast Guard Boarding Drills led by John Maddox
– 6:00PM: Cocktails (no-host) and Awards Dinner (SDYC-Staff Commodore Room – 2nd Floor)
– Midnight: Speed Run led by John Maddox
Of course this is all very safe and part of the fun classic boating weekend, but I hope someone who attended the event can chime in to describe how everything all worked out on Saturday night at Midnight…