Well, boys and girls, it's that time of year again -- time to start thinking about where to hold the 7th annual Northeast O'day Owners rOnDAYvous. Your suggestions and other input can be very useful in this regard, so I'm hoping some of you may already have a few ideas to share.
Here's what we ought to consider in making the site selection. Ideally, it should have shoreside sanitary facilities (toilets and showers), a place where a barbecue or picnic can be held, and perhaps space for other shoreside activities (either on-site or close by). The facility should be able to hold at least 20-25 boats, from Friday through Sunday. Either docks or moorings are OK, although I concede the fact that some people have very definite preferences when it comes to this aspect of it. The site should be somewhere in the Greater New York tri-state area.
Thus far, the rOnDAYvous has been held in the following locations: Harlem YC (City Island), Liberty Landing Marina (Jersey City), Captain's Cove Seaport (Black Rock Harbor, CT), Raritan YC (Perth Amboy, NJ), Milford Landing Marina (Milford, CT), and Chelsea YC (Chelsea, NY). There's nothing whatsoever that precludes a return visit to any of these locations, but there are so many places to choose from that we haven't gone to yet.
Anyway, send along your recommendations, along with any compelling reasons why you think a particular place would be good for the 2009 rOnDAYvous. Post your replies as soon as possible, so we can reserve the site early. Thanks a bunch, and a Happy New Year to all!
s/v EmmieLou (O-322)
Little Silver, NJ