May 26-28, 2001
Petaluma Marina Rendezvous
A foggy morning disolved into sunshine shortly after the fleet departed Southampton Shoals about 11:30. Light winds prevailed until the mouth of the Petaluma River about, 1:45, then picked up to around 20 knots as the fleet powered under the Route 37 bridge and up the river the last 12 miles to the Marina. Individual slips were available for everyone, and cocktail hour blended into dinner Saturday aboard Linda & Matt Dusanic's Some Day, and Skipper & Nancy Wall's Snowflower.

Sunday was a day to dinghy up the river into the basin at Petaluma and generally explore the town. Dinner Sunday night at the River House was a highlight for all.

Monday was an early start to get down-river before the tide went negative and trapped folks for most of the day.

Primary photo credits to Bill Higdon & (still waiting for some). Check out the fun below.

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Blockbuster passes Red Rock enroute to Petaluma. Natural HIgh making good time.
4 Our Sanity takes it easy. Snowflower loafs along.
Blue Moon, taken from Blockbuster Snowflower and Blockbuster in their slips at Petaluma.
Secretary Brian Jacobs Blue Moon, and VC Dennis Bush's Natural HIgh. The kids help Matt Dusanic get the dinghy ready.
Bill Hidgon, foreground; Linda Dusanic watches Matt with dinghy. Dockside potluck with Brian & Fran Jacobs, Dennis Bush & Commodore Salvo.
A libation at the Petaluma YC before dinner. They repeat the process at dinner!

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