This past weekend Sabre hosted over 120 boat owners and their families at the 25th annual Sabre Rendezvous. Owners of Sabre sailing yachts, Sabre Motoryachts and Back Cove Yachts came from near and far. I’ll get some images on the blog this week.
On Friday night the entire group took the Casco Bay ferry to the Inn at Peaks Island where we enjoyed a very pleasant evening on the quintessential Maine Island. The Sabre Sword award was given for the sailing yacht which came the furthest to attend, the Sabre motoryacht Propeller award to the motoryacht which came the furthest and the Best Dressed award was given to the boat which was judged "best dressed" at a contest held earlier in the day.
A special award was given to the owners of Patience Sabre 28 hull #1 which was built in 1970. She is still kept in good condition and sails regularly on Casco Bay. She is a true testament to the rugged construction of all Sabre yachts.
On Saturday we attempted to hold a sailboat race for those interested but the winds were simply too light and we opted for a mystery cruise of Casco Bay instead. A great time was had by those who ignored the rain and chose to find out more about the "Bay of Days."
Saturday night we all enjoyed a classic Maine Lobster Bake on House Island. The trip back to Portland was interesting as the fog had closed in to no more than 30 feet. But with a steady hand on the helm of our charter boat the "Chippewa" we made it safely home.
Sunday’s wrap up was the now almost famous Sabre Maine blueberry pancake breakfast served on the aft deck of DiMillos floating restaurant.
All in all this was a great weekend. Many new friendships were made and many old ones were renewed.