Skippers, Sailors, and Friends of Fleet 163:
Please Join us for our
Annual J/24, Fleet 163 Holiday Celebration!
Friday Evening, December 11
from 7 to 11 pm
Everyone is invited!
T'was a month past the circuit had ended its season.
The fleet needed a party, yet it hadn't a reason.
Those J/24's were all parked in a line with care,
In the hopes that brand new sails would soon be there.
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
A host of sailors in ugly sweaters they held dear.
Their eyes—how they twinkled! their dimples, how merry!
Their cheeks were like roses, their noses like cherries!
Then a lone Gray Wolf who was anything but tame,
He howled, and laughed, and called them by name:
"Now Bad-Moon, now Siren, now YounGuns, Enigma!
Hey Burner, hey Outlaw, Knot 2 Bad and Yoda.
"C'mon Miss Conduct, with all your glitter,
Just lead the way and forget about Twitter!"
"Let's get this party started and crank up the beat!
It's time to laugh and sing; share something to eat."
With a blink of his eyes and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
So, the sailors all played well into the night
and recalled a great year of great racing delight.
Then that crazy gray wolf sang as he hugged us tight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
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Wear an ugly Christmas sweater, and bring a pot luck dish to share! It's time for the last party of the year with the funnest fleet in the world.
- Contest for best (worst) sweater
- White Elephant gift exchange (rules)
- Review the season in pictures
- Play some dominoes?
I very much hope to see you there,
Your fleet captain, Tim Johnson.