It was a simple plan organized by my friend Carl. Show up with your boat for a Saturday night get together at Port Madison, a lovely cove just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Our friends are all sailors, but a few have power boats now. No judgement though, at least they are getting out on the water. It was a mix of eight yachts that arrived that afternoon. The weather did not really cooperate. You can’t expect much in January in Seattle, but this afternoon was even more dismal than usual, with relentless pouring rain and mist. However this did not seem to impact attendance, as the boats gradually arrived, plus three more couples by land.