Dear Friend of CHARIAD:
The Mighty CHARIAD swims. She was launched last week. She is now on the dock at the Beverlyport Marina ready to go sailing – almost.
The CHARIAD crew completed spring assembly on the dock this past Saturday. For me, the most fearful unknowns each spring are: will the engine start?; and can we get the halyards down from the top of the mast? Yes, the engine started. And, yes, we got the main and jib halyards down from the top of the mast.
I hope we will take CHARIAD to her summer home on her mooring in Marblehead this coming weekend. The clubs are starting to talk about racing. I expect the racing season to get underway more or less on schedule. The sponsor clubs may not allow the racing crews to come to the clubs until later in the summer, but that is an unknown. The clubs are extremely risk averse. These decisions have nothing to do with health or logic.
The CHARIAD Team
You saw the profile of several CHARIAD team members. Part of my spring ritual is a reminder to the Friends of CHARIAD that most crew members are recommended by you. Our Friends community knows the boat, the team, and the expectations for being a crew member. If you know someone who might be interested in joining the crew as a regular team member, suggest they check out the www.CHARIAD.com website and contact me if they want to learn more.
A Spring Parable
Each spring, we retell a simple story of rebirth.
My best wishes from a Moderna two shot guy.