The 22nd Annual


Saturday/Sunday, October  4-5, 2014

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The 22nd 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, October 4-5, 2014.  


MISCHIEF, Kip and Linda Newbould's 1970 MK-I Yawl, and SHEARWATER, Tom and Kaye Assenmacher’s 1972 MK-II Yawl, 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); and Wayne and Sherrill Bower of Bowie, MD (TEELOK).  Also present was Frank Miller, the new owner of the MOUSKA (ex ENVY), the 1970 MK-I Yawl formerly owned by Cindy Strahm of Independence, MO.


Others attending the Rendezvous were friends/neighbors:

Becky and Jerry Knop of  Reisterstown, MD; Lou and Jean Wayne of Rochester, NY and former owners of the 1967 MK-I Sloop PIKA;  Don and Judy Polifka of Kinsale, VA;  Richard Hackett  along with neighbor/friend Joe Frost, both of Lusby, MD who arrived on Joe's Tartan 3700 GEMINIMatt Assenmacher and wife Lisa McGowan along with son Eli (our son and his family) of Silver Spring, MD; Charlie Corkum of the Cape Cod, MA area - Charlie owns a cottage on Man O’ War Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas, and we know him quite well from our 4 cruises to the Abacos.  This was Charlie’s second visit to our home on the Yeocomico River, on Virginia’s ‘Northern Neck’!  


The early Fall weather was again GREAT! 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 (we -Tom and Kaye- are 'oyster gardeners') were roasted over an open fire-pit, followed by an outdoor hot dog and hamburger BBQ on the back deck.  Fortunately,  friend of all (and previous A-37 owner) Becky Knop - was able to attend this year's event, so we DID have Becky's  famous and ‘fabulous’ Crab Soup


Henk and Wendy DeVries (PAWBEE), and Frank Miller (ENVY) were the winners of the 'Good Old Boat' free subscriptions, provided by the publishers of GOOD OLD BOAT MAGAZINE.  For several years, Good Old Boat has provided 2 free subscriptions to their great magazine to be awarded at the A-37 Rendezvous.  Our special thanks to Mark Busta, Director of Circulation and Merchandise at Good Old Boat for always sending the subscription certificates.

Sunday's weather was a repeat of Saturday's, and those folks who had driven longer distances  left by mid-day on Sunday.  Those who were still here enjoyed another pot luck dinner in the early afternoon, and more OYSTERS.  A great time was had by all!! 

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