It's not too early to mark your calendars, folks. Last year's event was a blast, so we've already started scheduling the next one, for the congruent Saturday of May 16, 2015.
Just like last year, the Messabout will be held at Seafarer's Memorial Park in Anacortes, with both dock and beach space for the taking. All small, beachable sorts of boats are invited from canoes, kayaks and SUP's to the more substantial rowing gigs and wherries--not to mention the likelihood of a sail & oar boat or two making an appearance. And after the main event on Saturday, I wouldn't be surprised if some of us might head on out for an overnighter again.
Lee Baxter took some of the best pictures of last year's event, so I'm shamelessly re-posting them now:
And Joel Bergen has more pictures and even some videos of dock-walking and launching boats from the hoist on his blog here.
So pencil it in, get yer trailer tires pumped up, and come on down! I absolutely guarantee we'll have awesome weather again.*
*Guarantee subject to change in regards to actual weather conditions on day of event. No warranty is expressed or implied. See Manager for details.