AMERICAN BOATER SHARING A LOVE FOR THE WATER BY MARK WILSON
A POCKET FULL OF POSSIBILITIES
They came from near and far. The largest fleet of trailerable pocket cruisers ever assembled
shared 10 days of winter sailing fun at the annual Havasu Pocket Cruiser Convention
THE FABLED ROUTE 66 (now known as I- 40) passes with- in 15 miles of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Fittingly, given its reputation as a highway of high-spirited and independent travel- ers, it played host to many of the 212 small sailboats and 440 adventurous ailors who traveled upon it toward the annual Havasu Pocket Cruiser Convention (HPCC) in February. Started seven years ago, HPCC is now the largest rendezvous of trailerable pocket cruisers (defined as small enough to tow, rugged enough to handle an adventure, and roomy enough to sleep below and pre- pare a meal) ever held in the U.S.
Bastante, the Bergers’ 19-foot West Wight
Potter, sails into the Havasu sunset.