Ben Mewes memorial gathering was yesterday at the Richmond YC. The SSS was well represented. In the morning, about 8 boats went out to Southampton Shoal and threw flowers on the water while Lucie spoke briefly on the radio. Later in the afternoon we went back the RYC and sat with what seemed to me to be about 200 participants in the RYC upstairs meeting room. The room was full and overflowed onto the deck!

SSS boats participating were George Lythcott's "TAZ!" Jim Quanci's "Green Buffalo" and Nathalie Criou's "Envolee". I got a ride on TAZ! and I think that might be my very first time on board an Express 27. We SAILED out to Southampton, around the gathering and sailed back. I think Ben would have appreciated that.

Here are a couple of photos of Ben and Lucie..

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