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A Sunny Thanksgiving

Patsy Verhoeven (right front) and friends are obviously pleased to be celebrating a barefoot Thanksgiving.

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You know you’ve officially made it into the cruising lifestyle when you can say you enjoyed Thanksgiving while wearing shorts and flip-flops — or better yet, bare feet.

That’s precisely what scores of both veteran and newly arrived cruisers did last week in many Mexican towns and anchorages. 

From La Paz, Patsy Verhoeven of the Gulfstar 50 Talion reports on a dockside gathering at her home base, Marina de La Paz, which included diners from Eros, Yellowstar, Sorceress, Adios, Star, Aunt Sur, and Maria. "We had great food, music, stories, friends, and a fabulous sunset to top it off!"

“Did someone say turkey feast?” It didn’t take long to muster up a big crowd of cruisers when the idea of holding a Thanksgiving potluck was proposed at Guaymas.

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Up in Guaymas the crew of the B.C.-based Woods Meander Ceilydh explains that, despite the challenge of obtaining turkey and ham, they shared in a huge potluck feast at Marina Guaymas that drew 50 sailors. Unlike some long-anticipated cruiser events, however, this one was essentially spontaneous, with the effort spearheaded by Phil Perkins of the San Diego-based Mannasea and Sharon of Castaway. In addition to inviting all cruisers, they also invited the entire staff at Fonatur’s Marina Guaymas. "As cruisers, we clearly have a lot to be thankful for," say Diane Selkirk and Evan Gatehouse of Ceilydh.

If you enjoyed a cruiser Thanksgiving elsewhere, we’d love to hear about it via email, and see a few photos.

1 Comment

  1. milly Biller 2 weeks ago

    Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you !
    Sail on…..

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There wasn’t much racing scheduled this weekend, given the holiday, so instead of wrapping-up what wasn’t, we’ll give you a heads-up on what’s coming.
Ideal tropical sailing conditions are on tap for Wednesday’s start of the Banderas Bay Blast, three days of socializing, fundraising and ‘nothing serious’ cruiser-style racing just outside of Puerto Vallarta.