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Islamorada Spring Wharram Rendezvous

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Islamorada Spring Wharram Rendezvous

Time: May 14, 2010 to May 16, 2010
Location: Loralei Islamorada FL
City/Town: Islamarada FL
Event Type: gathering
Organized By: Dan Koonz
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2010

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Event Description

WHARRAM RENDEZVOUS
SUMMER 2010
MAY 14, 15, 16

ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA
(THE FABULOUS FLORIDA KEYS)

IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GETTING EMAILS ABOUT WHARRAM EVENTS, PLEASE FORWARD THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES TO floridawharramrendezvous@hotmail.com. THANKS.

IF YOU DIDN’T GET EMAIL #1 ABOUT THIS EVENT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I’LL SEND IT TO YOU. THAT EMAIL CONTAINS A LOT OF DETAILS ABOUT THE LOCATION, GETTING THERE AND SUCH.

E-Mail #2

First, Wharrams available and related information (to the best of our knowledge as of this email!):
1. Tiki 26, ‘05, Staten Island, NY, Betsy, betsy@vinestreetworks.com, 718-524-0221.
2. Tangaroa, ’02, MKIV+, Islamorada, FL. Dan, drkunz@hotmail.com, 305-664-0190.
3. Tangaroa, ’83, MKI, Annapolis, MD, Carl, cdkral@gmail.com.
4. Tahini, Pennsylvania, unfinished, Don, don.jones@live.com, 305-801-5663.
5. Professionally built Wharrams, Florida, David, www.boatsmith.com, 561-744-0855.
6. Professional built and kit Wharrams and a very informative website with Wharram forum, Texas, Shane, www.wharrambuilders.ning.com, 254-232-4033.

We will be holding our annual summer rendezvous in May 2010. Specifically, May 14, 15 and 16. It will be in Islamorada, FL (Florida Keys). We are expecting Wharrams of various sizes and descriptions.

A Gathering of Wharrams
Hui Wharram -- Hawaiian name. In long form “Hui-o-waa-Kaulua-Wharram”. “Hui” means a group or gathering united for a common purpose (further: “o” means of, “waa” means canoe and is pronounced va-a with both a's short, “Kaulua” means two hull (Kau=hull and lua= two)). So, it literally means a gathering of two-hull Wharram canoes. In the short form "Hui Wharram " – a group or gathering of Wharrams.

The Florida Keys are a wonderful place to visit. Everything is close to our anchorage and nearly everything you might need is within walking distance. There is a lot of information about the area in Email #1. If you didn’t get that, let me know and I’ll send it out.

We will be anchoring behind the Lorelei Restaurant at Mile Marker (MM) 82 Bayside in Islamorada (approximately N24.55.5; W80.38). The Lorelei is a landmark in the Keys and I’m sure that some of you have been there before. The holding is mud on top of flat coral rock (sometimes need two anchors if there is a blow) and the Lorelei will allow us to use their property for dinghies (about ¼ mile from the anchored boats). We will hold our Saturday evening party there. There is live music every evening. Dining is mostly outdoors, although the bar area is covered (priorities!). Many of us will use the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu ranges from hamburgers, fish and conch sandwiches to full meals. The food is very good and the ambience is definitely “Keysey”. The Lorelei is both a local’s and tourist hangout. Check out the Lorelei at www.loreleifloridakeys.com.

Our Saturday night group dinner (limited menu) will be at the Lorelei.

What Do People Do at a Wharram Rendezvous? We talk about Wharrams. We tell stories…some may even be true. We compare notes. We share pictures. We look at plans. We take pictures of each other’s boats and get some really good (and a few bad) ideas. If you haven’t seen a Wharram, are building a Wharram, thinking about sailing and cruising for a reasonable amount of money, want to do something unique or just like multihulls (or boats of any kind) we welcome you to the event. We welcome everyone…trimarans and even “half-boaters” (monohulls) too. Stinkpotters are welcome if you are really nice! Oh, yes, we do eat and drink a lot too!

More Questions?
Call Dan at 305-664-0190 and leave a message with a phone number (note: I do not have caller ID so if you don’t leave a number I can’t get back to you). Or, send an email to floridawharramrendezvous@hotmail.com.

See you in May.
Fair Winds.

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