July 26, 2011
Nantucket Rendezvous 2011
The Nantucket Boat Basin was Base Camp for the 2011 rendezvous. From there we began a fun-filled weekend with a cocktail party hosted by two generous owners at the very spectacular new Great Harbor Yacht Club. Over fifty owners and invited guests feasted on a raw bar, hors d' of every description and some very exotic cocktails by the club's own mixologist. Everyone got acquainted on the deck overlooking Nantucket's Harbor and ooh'd and ahh'd over the decor of what has to be one of New England's most elegant clubs. Our launch service, Hinckley President Jim McManus' Picnic Boat EP "Lucky," seemed particularly aptly named as she ferried guests back to their boats at evening's end.
The next day, even a downpour couldn't dampen the spirit of the Best Dressed Hinckley Contest. There were gorgeous picnic baskets handcrafted by Hinckley craftsmen on display on Allegiance and a blow-up doll labelled "new Hinckley Autopilot" jovially propped up at the helm on Serenity. Plum TV cameramen loved it! That evening we dined in style at the White Elephant.
By Sunday only one question remained: same time next year?