On hand to greet the crew of Cirrus were Agnes Doutre, Uta Swiatecki, Sam Kim, Randy Riddle, and Randy and Kathy’s son, Levan, and Tina Crabtree (from the Cirrus delivery crew of 2008). Cirrus arrived at 6:00 pm and we all went to the Yacht club for a welcome celebration. Once we got there, there was a lineup (literally, a lineup!) of people who wanted to welcome and congratulate Bill for his crossing.
We passed the computer around so everyone on the crew could send their own greeting. Here they are:
Bill: Bill’s so glad that he decided to do this again. He’s really glad to be here in Richmond. More later when he has more time.
Kate: I’ve never been so happy to finish a “sail”!
Kathy: A Corona has never tasted so good.
Chris (Left him until last because he’s been hogging the blogging throughout the trip) I’d like to thank my agent; no, my crew-mates, for making this the voyage of a lifetime.
We’ll provide details of the welcome party when we have more time to type.
[update by Ulli: Don't miss the slideshow by Randy ! Everyone is back smiling and no damage to the boat at all!]
[update 2 by Ulli: More pictures, this time from Dave]