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2017 Hui Wharram, Florida - to be attended by Hanneke Boon

By Thom DelForge

Polynesian Catamaran Sail-In. North Fort Myers, Florida, May 19-21. North Fort Myers Beach Park (Best Western Waterfront). Open to ALL Multihulls and pretty much anything that floats!

Wharram cats at the 2016 hui

A “Hui Wharram” or “Hui-o-waa-Kaulua-Wharram” (Hawaiian) is a group or gathering of Wharram boats but any type of boat is welcome. Come even if you don’t have a boat. There is no easier way to fulfill your sailing dreams - from sailing the trade winds or the local shores - than with a Wharram Sailing Catamaran. Wharrams range from 16’ to 63’ and are mostly home built of plywood. Stable, rugged, fast, FUN, comfortable, inexpensive to build, operate and repair!

Come, see and enjoy the boats. Weather permitting we sail, We talk about Wharrams and nearly any other boat. We tell sailing stories…some may even be true. We compare notes. We share pictures. We look at plans. We take pictures of each other’s boats and get some really good (and a few bad) ideas. We eat and drink and just have fun. Bring a boat if you have one and everyone is welcome … no boat needed! FREE! Join us for a Dutch-treat dinner on Saturday night…door prizes! This year's special treat - our line up of speakers features Hanneke Boon!

Accommodations are available at a special discount (be sure to reference Hui Wharram and reserve early) at the newly renovated http://www.bestwesternwaterfront.com/. Featuring River over-looking balconies, and complementary breakfast at IHOP within the complex, Best Western Waterfront has allowed us to dock at their new facilities whether you book a room or spend the night aboard your boat. We can also beach our craft at the adjacent North Fort Myers Beach Park during the day. The Saturday night Dutch Treat dinner will be held at the Three Fishermen Restaurant http://www.threefishermenseafood.com/ and (of course) Bar on the waterfront.

The after-dinner program includes several speakers, the presentation of awards, and features a special presentation by Hanneke Boon.

Within walking distance are a number of other motels including Red Roof Inn and Motel 6.

Bonus: Nearby Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront District features a Music Walk on Friday in an area with several food and beverage establishments.

Please "like" us on Facebook, Hui Wharram Polynesian Catamarans & Friends. Questions? Email to HuiWharram@gmail.com. Please RSVP to help us with planning.

Thom DelForge ~ aka Tiki Thom