Yesterday was Arey’s Pond Annual Cat Gathering in Pleasant Bay. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
The Cat Gathering is one of the largest gatherings of catboats on the East Coast. Catboats and other classic wooden boats are invited to participate in this just-for-fun regatta through Little Pleasant Bay, into Pleasant Bay and back.
It was a perfect day with a good wind and sunny skies and lots of catboats out in the bay. I counted about 90 boats in Pleasant Bay! Wow! It was quite a sight to see!
Yesterday was Arey’s Pond’s 2021 14 World’s Regatta on Little Pleasant Bay and Big Pleasant Bay. The regatta was the best of three US Sailing sanctioned races using a windward-leeward course. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
Two races took place in Little Pleasant Bay, and one took place in Big Pleasant Bay. The goal with this event is to work towards making the Arey’s Pond 14′ Catboat a US Sailing recognized one design class.
It was such fun to watch the races, certainly a group of talented sailors out there sailing! If you missed the races yesterday, you can see Arey’s Pond Annual Cat Gathering today on Pleasant Bay.
Arey’s Pond is so pretty that we stopped for a couple of photos on the way to the boatyard. I loved the dinghy on the side of the pond at with all of the sailboats in the background. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
This 2nd photo was a pano that Phil took of Arey’s Pond from the same place that I took mine. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Arey’s Pond in Orleans is a picturesque little pond that houses many sailboats on Cape Cod. It is easy access to the river and out to Little Pleasant Bay and Big Pleasant Bay.
We love to stop by Arey’s Pond Boat Yard and just look… their signature Catboat is just beautiful, as many of them are tied up at the dock or moored out in Arey’s Pond.
As we were leaving, I turned around to get one last photograph. I thought the colors and the composition were just beautiful. What do you think?
There are no boats at Arey’s Pond yet, but in a few weeks there will be much activity, assembling and launching their world-renowned and popular Catboats. I took this photograph from across the pond looking at the boathouse. It will be fun to watch their Catboat fleet grow this spring as the pond fills up with boats of all sizes.
If you’ve never seen a Catboat, they are pretty cool. Google areyspondboatyard.com and you can learn a lot! Arey’s Pond Boat Yard is known for its exemplary workmanship and the elegance of their boats. It is amazing just to read their history!
It is such a familiar sight to see a boat on a sandbar on Cape Cod, especially on the bay side. I thought this sailboat was especially pretty with the muted colors.
What do you think?