The Crew Swap Cruise went off without a hitch, or for that matter without much wind. The boats that participated were S/V Libertad, S/V Ecco Bella, and S/V Benchmark. The captains and crew showed up promptly, crews were selected quickly by a less than random process, and by 4:30 we were off! We all met up at the red buoy: S/V Libertad with Dennis Johns, Lisa Burns, and Clark and Andrea Bowdle; S/V Ecco Bella with Rich and Peggy Ciolino, Janis Johnson, and Duane Felender; S/V Benchmark with Scott Burns, Jim Hirsch, and Sebastian Kohlmann – a German exchange student and first time sailor. The wind was variable at less than 5 knots from the south. Sebastian deftly took the helm and piloted the S/V Benchmark from start to finish without incident. The group motor sailed toward Ledbetter point. I believe Rich decided to head for the bar first with the rest of the fleet in tow. The Fleet wasted no time getting the boats put away and met up at the trendy Brass Bear Brewery in the Funk Zone, where we shared great conversation, beer, and food. Overall our first Crew swap Cruise was a great success. Looking forward to next year’s cruise with the squadron’s our entire fleet!