Sunday, July 15, 2012
Every sailboat in the Port Huron to Mackinac Race that took the Shore Course came past Cedar Bluff yesterday afternoon. It was a veritable herd of sailboats (oh, I know I should say "regatta" or some such sailing word) that we viewed for several hours.
Spinnakers up, the boats tacked and turned, their sails dotting the horizon (and closer) with jots of color. Someone in our Race Day Terrace Party counted 83 sailboats at once, with more coming up Lake Huron at the time of the count. I gave up counting around 40 something. The flotilla (there's a good boating word) moved smoothly up lake, giving us a wonderful view.
This morning's website mapping showed them just off of Alpena, well on their way to Mackinac Island where they should start arriving early Monday.
Wanda Hayes Eichler