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    Re: Navigation Weekend: Spring 2010
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2009 Oct 14, 16:49 -0500

    For west coast sailors, the April dates conflict with Strictly Sail
    Pacific held 14-17 April.  And for other reasons, I vote May.
    Ken Gebhart
    On Oct 14, 2009, at 3:28 PM,  wrote:
    > Ken suggested regarding Greenwich:
    > "Why not have our meeting there?"
    > Sorry. Not a chance. The core group is still in the US and few
    > would be willing to spend that kind of money for something like a
    > navigation weekend in the UK. But ya know, if you want a meeting in
    > the UK comparable to the ones we've had in Mystic in the past few
    > years (see fer3.com/Mystic2006 and fer3.com/Mystic2008 if you're
    > unfamiliar with this), just plan one. That's how these things have
    > happened so far. I just declare that the event will happen and then
    > do the work to make it happen. It's a LOT of work with little
    > direct pay-off, so think it over carefully.
    > As for current plans for Mystic, I am looking at two weekends in
    > the Spring right now: April 16-18 and May 14-16. Anyone see any
    > conflicts with these dates?
    > I am still considering the possibility of an alternative location,
    > maybe somewhere mid-Atlantic. And ALL NavList members as well as
    > all others interested in traditional navigation are welcome! I do
    > recognize that it's a long way to travel for some, and I apologize
    > for that.
    > By the way, I met up with Stan Klein (who did a presentation in
    > Mystic in 2008) at the memorial service for Don Treworgy on October
    > 3rd. We estimated that about five hundred people were in
    > attendance. It was a fine tribute to Don.
    > -FER
    > PS: Some of us went aboard the large barkentine "Mystic" at the end
    > of the Navigation Weekend in 2008. Sad to say, that impressive
    > vessel is now owned by the bank, and it is up for sale.
    > Fortunately, this business was separately incorporated so despite
    > bankruptcy, Amy and her partners were able to keep the schooner
    > "Argia".
    > >
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