President’s Comments

Captain Bryan Smith, President

Michigan Challenge Traditional Sail Training

It’s hard to believe that launch time is really here!  We have been extremely fortunate to have a dream team of volunteers who have appeared like a gift from heaven at the time we needed them and with the skills required to help with our restoration, upgrades, and repairs.  I will always be indebted to them for their valuable expertise and willingness to pitch in and get the job done. Our team is small now, but we will have need for more volunteers in the near future and welcome your participation. We are scheduled for launch on Monday,  June 18 when Perception will be loaded onto a truck and transported across the street to Discovery Pier.  There an Elmer’s crane will lift her off the truck and into Grand Traverse Bay just to the north of Manitou.  Then the masts will be set and rigging will begin!