The 20th Annual

2012 ALBERG 37 FALL RENDEZVOUS 

Saturday/Sunday, September 15-16, 2012

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The 20th Annual Alberg 37 Fall Rendezvous was held at the Assenmacher home and dock on the Hampton Hall Branch of the Yeocomico River near Kinsale, VA on Saturday/Sunday, September 15-16, 2012.  Tom and Kaye Assenmacher's 1975 MK-II Yawl, SHEARWATER, and Kip and Linda Newbould's 1970 MK-I Yawl, MISCHIEF, were the only Alberg 37s in attendance for the Rendezvous.  

Also arriving (drive-ins) were A-37 owners Henk and Wendy DeVries of Cobourg, Ontario (PAWBEE); Lou and Jean Wayne of Rochester, NY (PIKA);  

Others attending the Rendezvous were friends/neighbors/A-37 Wannabees  Doug and Marion Daiss of Callao, VA (owners of Krentz Marine Railway); Don and Judy Polifka of Kinsale, VA along with friends Jim and Susan Poole of Charlottesville, VA;  Geoff Cunliffe of Mississauga, Ontario; Sandy Romer of North Fort Myers, FL; Richard and Carole Hackett  of Lusby, MD (Richard and Carole arrived in their Shannon 38 KILLISSA); Marcel and Karen Steinz of Oakville, Ontario; Junior and Irvanette Hall of Park Hall, MD; Carol Hutton  of Kinsale, VA; and Eric and Chris Jacobson of Lottsburg, VA

The early Fall weather was GREAT, as opposed to last year's Rendezvous (shortly after Hurricane Irene). Those arriving on Friday enjoyed a pot luck dinner on Friday evening along with a lot of 'sea stories', renewed acquaintances and a good time was had by all!  Saturday dawned clear and cool which persisted the entire weekend, and a lot of time over the weekend was spent on the dock and outdoors!   Saturday's events included the usual 'crab pickin' where a bushel of steamed local Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs were consumed in the early afternoon.  Later on Saturday afternoon, a bushel of our locally home grown oysters (Tom and Kaye are 'oyster gardeners') were roasted over an open firepit, followed by an outdoor hot dog and hamburger BBQ on the back deck.  Unfortunately,  friend of all - and previous A-37 owner Becky Knop was unable to attend this year's event, so we didn't have Becky's  famous Crab Soup!

Sunday's weather was a repeat of Saturday's, and those folks who had driven longer distances  left by mid-day on Sunday.  Sunday afternoon, we roasted another bushel of 'home grown' oysters, followed by another pot luck dinner in the evening.  A great time was had by all in spite of the weather!! 

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