I want to publicly thank Joe Brake and the Blackbeard Sailing Club of New Bern, NC for their wonderful hospitality this past weekend. As most of you can view on the main page, we encountered a storm which affected everyone in the fleet in one way or another. The response from the committee, Blackbeard Sailing Club, volunteers, and the community was awesome. So many people pitched in to help pull people from the water, salvage boats and parts, offer a towel, a cold beverage, bilge pumps, clothes, etc.- anything to assist. Some rode out the storm right beside us to make sure we were safe.
While this is the nature of sailors I have encountered over my 40 years of sailing, I thought it appropriate to publicly thank them anyway.
Mills Jones, FS5846
Greater Richmond Sailing Association