It really helps to have an attendance count to better prepare. Please RSVP that you will be attending and also follow the link to our Hui Wharram Facebook page if you can and indicate you will be joining us there.
We have had indications that there will be a number of Wharrams, and perhaps a few other multi hull designs present. Tiki 38, Narai Mk V, Tiki 31, Tiki 21, (2 or maybe 3), Tangaroa (1), and hopefully others. Bring your boat(s)!
Accommodations -- the ‘Official’ Hotel is the Best Western Waterfront at our venue site. Special rate (really nice rooms views overlooking Hui Wharram - plus a ‘free’ breakfast at IHOP - next door) Mention the Hui Wharram to get the group rate and Ask about the vouchers for IHOP when checking in. There are a number of other motels from Motel 6 to Red Roof Inn within walking distance. There will be parking both at the North Shore Park and Best Western.
Saturday night is Hui Wharram ‘awards dinner’ -- It is very important to let us know how many diners we will have at The Three Fishermen’s Restaurant (at the venue over looking the event - with bar) -- at this point we hope to have enough people to warrant a buffet with three different main entrées. This should be around $25.00. Please email as soon as you can in order to help us plan.
FRIDAY ~ A note about Downtown Ft. Myers - It will be Third Friday Downtown Music Walk -- great time to be in Ft. Myers. Literally across the Cleveland Street Bridge to Downtown Ft. Myers
SATURDAY ~ Depending how much fun you had Friday, leisurely messing around with boats, sailing, maybe a race or two? Plans are in place to make the festivities even better but we would like to reach out for help in preparing Saturday night program — It is OUR event, help us make it the best yet!
We expect and invite Tales on the high seas, or any tips and suggestions to share. We are attempting to coordinate schedules to arrange a Skype with James and Hanneke if possible. They will be preparing for the ‘workshop aboard ’Spirit of Gaia’ in Greece which will begin shortly after then Hui. Noting the time difference, we may try for a Sunday morning connection.
SATURDAY Night Awards Dinner ~ 6:30 at the Three Fishermen Restaurant (Waterfront).
SUNDAY ~ Messing around with more of the same.
SPECIAL NOTE: Fuel is available at the City Marina (across the Caloosahatchee River) and several other portable gas stops for recreational gas.
Marine supplies ~ Marine Trading Post (one mile away)
The Edison Estate ~ Fascinating for all to see.
Downtown restaurants ~ So many, most all are quite good and reasonable.
Fast Food ~ If you want it - many national chains all within walking distance.
Grocery ~ Ask -- if you need anything.