Our cruising fleet of Columbia Yacht Club has taken to gathering for a yearly night sail to South Haven for the long Independence Day weekend. We set sail about 9:30 on the evening of July 1 and had a delightful sail in light winds and flat water. About 10 boats sailed that night and about that many joined us later for a sizable presence in a small town.
South Haven is a great harbor and village with many galleries, shops, and restaurants. On this weekend, there was a farmers market, art fair, parade, and fireworks. Our cruising fleet added a picnic and a group dinner at the South Haven Yacht Club.