On Saturday, September 11, SPOG will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the collaboration between Ian Bruce and Bruce Kirby that ended up with the most successful sailboat ever.
The celebration (nicknamed the MacKenzie Meander) will include a zany course round all the familiar SPOG landmarks, as little beating as possible. There will be no hiking, unlimited SPOG points for all, and everyone must stay behind the Ornery Measurer until the last downwind leg. The start will be a little after
11 am (correction 11:45 when ferry leaves), and will be signalled by BC Ferries very own SPOG salute – 5 blasts of the horn. In sympathy will Really Old Old Guys and Almost Dead Old Guys, we won’t be out too long and should be done around 1 pm.