The day was blustery, with abundant whitecaps out in the channel. Several squall lines passed over and fairly drenched us, but the sailing was exhilarating. The wind frequently gusted to 25 knots, and Serenity handled it beautifully, easily staying on course even in the puffs. There was a crowd of people aboard, but the spacious boat was comfortable and had more than enough room for everyone. As we sailed into North Sound and on to the Bitter End Yacht Club, the sky cleared, and it turned out to be a lovely day. Being the largest, speediest boat in the rendezvous, Serenity was the first one to the dock, and we were relaxing with beers and cheeseburgers as the others trickled in. With all the boats accounted for, Jeanneau vessels pretty much filled the docks. Ted and I went boat to boat delivering Cruising World swag, and that evening Jobson regaled the crowd with stories of his recent sail to remote Sable Island and the infamous and deadly 1979 Fastnet race, where he sailed with Ted Turner aboard Tenacious and finished first.