Once again I will be attending OkoumeFest hosted by Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, MD. This is a great event to try different boats and talk to other builders. I plan to bring down my Petrel, Ganymede, Nymph and Expedition Single.
Friday, May 14th: Friday is an open house at the CLC shop. Throughout the afternoon they'll have shop tours and demonstrations and a free reception with food and drink at the end of the day.
Saturday, May 15th: Last year's on-the-water activities drew record attendence at Matapeake, so we're heading back to that beautiful facility on Kent Island, just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Annapolis. With a huge sandy beach, everyone can stretch out and there is no bottleneck for launching boats. We'll have the entire fleet out for demos from 9am to 5pm. Yes, including PocketShip. The beach is protected from the prevailing winds, but exposed to the northwest. If we have bad luck on the wind direction it could impact on-water activities. OkoumeFest goes on rain or shine (or wind).
Awards: Always a highlight. We'll be handing out a variety of awards and door prizes in many categories, including "Best in Show," "Best Kayak," "Best Smallcraft," and so on.