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Yup to all the sailing folk, we can almost set our watches to the Annual Sail for Life push. It’s our communities’ campaign as part of SL wide Relay for Life fund raising for the American Cancer Society.

“At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!”               – From the Official site.

This year we started off the season with a combination of an LCC Cruise, and a well hosted party!

As with sort of unofficial tradition,  I donned a purple outfit and made a quick, but nice paint job for my favorite cruising vessel, a Trudeau NY 30. Using a few additional textures from Diamond Marchant, it looked pretty darn good if I do say so.

Juneau North to Sailors Cove route

The cruise started in a newer section of the U.S.S., Juneau North, just one section of a large development, all representing the NW passage of Alaska. As you will see in the pics taken in the early part of the cruise, its very different than anywhere else in SL and quite scenic. Well done, MTW and Nber.

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Folks were out getting there boats and themselves ready for the start.

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So, there was the normal mayhem at the start, with overly eager boaters pushing their way to the front in the narrow channels , but after the initial push, things smoothed out and it was a great cruise.

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I was joined by my good friend Kristen Cuervo, and we chatted , laughed, and generally had a great time. Kristen fell out of the boat near the end, and chose to retire for the evening.

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The turn out was as usual, a good one, so we had other cruisers around us most of the cruise.

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When I reached the end at Leo Point, the party was in full swing. I stayed quite a while. dancing and chatting with friends. In all really a great kickoff and a really enjoyable time!

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My thanks to Pearl, (ZZ Bottom), for a lot of the pictures used in this post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that Time of Year again….. Sail for Life!
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