Ontario Sailors Rendezvous 2013

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Crikey » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:22 am

Yet more:

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StarSpun (Cat and Bryan) leading the way.
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Geoff (Beene) hangin ten.
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Catigale arriving late - unfortunately being turned around due to battery problems. :(

My house bed's still rockin.....
(No spoon jokes John!)

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:33 am

Awesome shots and video! Yay, I finally have a picture of us with the new sails:-)
Thanks guys, we had a lot of fun. We totally should have gone out to PC....what did I tell yas? No storm was coming;-) Bwhaha!
At least not in this area.

I'll have to get some pictures up on here. Not the best of quality from a cell, but better than nothing;-)

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:44 am

Some still shots. Cel phone pics, so not so great, but it's all I have. The admiral has some on her camera, which should be better, and I'll post them when I get them.

Beene under sail:

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Crikey under sail:

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Port Credit:

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Check out Beene's shade sail - a work in progress that morphed into a full-fledged canopy as the week went on. 8)

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:50 am

More shots.

I think my boat has mast envy:

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A gorgeous view of Toronto and the CN Tower in the evening. The light show on that tower at night, coupled with the full moon, was just outstanding, but I didn't get a shot of it.

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The Wall, with the boats of (near to far) Beene, tkanzler, Crikey, and StarSpun. The bugs weren't fun, but it was peaceful at night. Crickets rather than cars and drunks. :D :wink:

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:04 am

seahouse wrote:Grrr :evil: - we aren't going to make it up this year. Been having some fun here with guests, but likely not as much fun as you guys- I don't want to hear about it :x ... OK, so I do :) – I'll be watching this page for “progress” reports. 8)
Now I understand why I don't usually see a lot of updates while these meet-ups are in progress. Speaking for myself, at least, I was living in the moment, unplugged from the information highway as much as possible (other than some communication with my kids), no TV, no forums, no internet surfing, and certainly no work (I even ignored a couple of incoming work calls :P ), rather than living vicariously through others as I tend to do when stuck here at work and behind a computer screen. It never even occurred to me to post some updates, as selfish as that probably comes across. :(

But a good time was had by all, well maybe not quite so much Highlander with serious engine trouble, and it was a trip worth making. Got to meet folks I only know through bits and bytes, and a few others that were leaving when I was getting there, or getting there when I was leaving, and I'm already looking forward to next year. :wink:

Oh, and a big thank-you to Beene for putting it together. It was a great trip worth doing again once the afterglow wears off. :)
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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:06 am

Met up with everyone on their way to Toronto Island....saw the gang coming waaay out there and knew it was them!

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:07 am

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:11 am

Awesome campfire at the wall!
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And Miphy, who was part of our crew for the time. That's lettuce on her head, I was shaming her for not eating her greens:D

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These are the ones I had on FB, I'll see if I have more!

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:12 am

There was no mistaking you (StarSpun), either, with those new JudyB sails with the unique artwork. 8) Geoff sent me a text informing us that 'our host in Toronto' was off the port rail, and it took milliseconds to figure out which boat it was, coming straight at us. Then running around us under sail like it was nothing!

So was it the sails, or was it the sailors? :wink:

(photo courtesy Crikey, copied from the top of this page)

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:20 am

Hmmm....I will just say a combination? Ha ha! :P
We love our sails, and have for sure noticed a difference in the way she handles....

I just found a few more pics, going to get them up here in a few minutes. I was snap happy apparently....!

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by Crikey » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:54 am

Ha Haaa, beat ya!
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Tom sailed a pretty tight ship.
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Crossing the 'T'
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Pegasus and Tomfoolery

An inexhaustible supply of pics this year. 8)

Ross

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:32 am

Ahhh, technology hates me today!
Here we go....

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Re: Annual MAD MEN of Ontario Rendezvous IV AUG 18-22 2013

Post by StarSpun » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:35 am

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Next time, I'm bringing the pro camera!
Thanks guys for wonderful company. Wish we could do this more often....

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