Manta Gathering – Annapolis Sailboat Show, October 2012

On Friday, October 5, 2012, fifteen Manta owners met at the Rockfish restaurant near Annapolis Maryland. Everyone was in town for the Annapolis Sailboat show — some came by boat, others by plane, and still others by car — but we all came together to meet and share stories about our sailing adventures and the Manta sailboats that we love so much.

A few of the Manta owners already knew each other from past sailing adventures, but for Michelle and me, it was a wonderful opportunity to get to know other sailors that share the same passion for their Manta Catamarans. We were all in Annapolis for the same reason – to view the latest and greatest from sailing gear manufacturers participating in the Annapolis Sailboat Show, but the opportunity to get together and swap Manta stories and ideas.

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In attendance were:

  • Mike Houghton – Sunshine
  • Clark & Michelle Haley – Double Wide
  • Rich & Carol Wellman – The Great Catsby
  • Jack & Marce Schulz – Escape Velocity
  • Craig & Mary Strautin – Galileo
  • Dean & Chris Hearst – What If
  • Erik Harraweg – Aramis
  • Craig & Wendy Boyer – Anything Goes
  • John Pierce – Storyteller

This was so much fun and such a great experience for Michelle and me. We can’t wait for the NEXT Manta Event! What’s that? Did I hear something about a Manta Migration in the Bahamas????


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