Ham Jam Wednesdays
In November, South Beach Yacht Club revived something they call the ‘Ham Jam’. These are just-for-the-heck of it daysails, typically on Wednesdays at noon. The Ham Jam is a two-hour sail with the destination determined by Mother Nature — and a few ideas thrown out by the skippers and crew who show up.
The Ham Jam was named after Pete Hamm, a longtime racer and beloved member of SBYC. The event was worthy of its own trophies back in the day. Now Bill Hackel, Dan Courter, Patti Mangan and Tom Giammona are leading the charge to take to the wind each Wednesday and spend time cruising, jamming and racing a bit. “Namesake Pete Hamm is in to win it as well!” says Patti.
“Interested?” inquires Patti. “Meet at noon on the deck at SBYC overlooking the South Beach Harbor — crew and skippers alike — split up onto available boats and cruise back in happy. BYOB.”
The Ham Jams take a holiday break this week but will resume next Wednesday, January 2. For details, contact Patti at [email protected].
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