Every April and May, I am overwhelmed because my hobbies of gardening and sailing both require a lot of energy and attention at the same time of year. Typically, at the boatyard, you see boat owners working all day on their boat projects alone, with the tedium interrupted only by an occasional visit from a boat neighbor. A few years ago, while quietly working on my boat all day, I heard what seemed like a party all day, just a few boats down from mine. A group of people were working on a Tartan 37, having a great time. Finally, at the end of the day, my curiosity got the better of me, and I went over to find out what it was all about.
It turns out it was a work party, consisting of half a dozen Pelagic Crew members, working on a boat in the Pelagic southern fleet. What a great idea! This was so different from the typical spring weekend boatyard routine – work parties are way more fun – I was sold! You get to meet members of the club; crew get to check out your boat, and you then all sail together!
Although I can single-hand my Bristol, I have gone on numerous sails with Pelagic crew for weekends and cruises, some of whom helped with spring commissioning.
Equally important, Pelagic has also allowed me to get to know a lot of boat owners, learn how they do things on their boats, and get tips on harbors I am not familiar with. I am much more likely to tag along to a new harbor when accompanied by a Pelagic Boat. Besides, having Pelagic boats raft up alongside creates an instant party!
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