The party is the big event. Technically, it lasts from noon on Saturday until around 5. In truth, it starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Lots of very cool people, all with interesting lives and fascinating stories. Unlike the previous 72 hours, the whole weekend was beautiful.
The event is hosted at the Renaissance hotel, right on the water where the boats are docked and events take place. Makes it easy for grog-soggy sailors to stumble back to bed. Clean dry sheets, a warm bed, hot food and hot showers, a feast of oysters and roast pig, and beer wagon . . . it’s no wonder captains and crews abandoned ship when it looked like they’d miss it.