This will be the 9th Archipelago Rally held in the upper reaches of famed Little Narragansett Bay! BBQ food for kids and adults will be on hand at the Watch Hill Boatyard with heated bathrooms, covered picnic area, a beautiful launch ramp and protected pier. Sunday is the Rain Date and that call will be made by Nov. 7 through Paperless Post and to the media outlets.
Anything with a sail is eligible, we will give you a Portsmouth Yard Stick Rating and start lemans style from the pier. Keelboats not recommended unless small like a 110. DON’T FORGET your personal flag to fly from your rig. Prizes and the enviable BROKEN HEAD PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded, along with the PINE NEEDLE and LONELY LOON awards!
Bring a six pack, thought there is some beer being provided and all food is provided too with some drink boxes for the young ‘ins. Feel free to bring something fun for the BBQ to share if you’d like, but not essential to sustenance.
UPDATE 10/30/14: DATE CHANGE to Saturday, NOVEMBER 8!!!! Though we will have three chase boats, if conditions seem beyond your threshold, please come anyway for the party and remember that with about 30-40 boats on the water, there are always more people have a great time on land enjoying food, beverage, rights and music the whole time! – Chris Museler.