Big Red ArrivingBy Shawn and Corinne Severn

For American Tug owners, the season officially starts at the annual Spring Fling. This year, the informal rendezvous was held at Deer Harbor Marina in the San Juan Islands April 24-27. Twenty-six American Tugs, more than 50 crew, and about a dozen dogs were present. For the second year in a row, the marina rolled out the red carpet for the group.

The event started with the “best ball” golf tournament: 12 golfers enjoyed sunny weather at the Orcas Island Golf Course. Two evenings of potluck dinners were held at the beautiful community centre, and the wrap-up was a memorable dinner Saturday night at the Deer Harbor Inn.


The Spring Fling enables folks to catch up with friends and start planning the summer boating season. Thanks to Rex and Susan Chadwell, AT owners and Fling organizers, from the entire group. 
Happy Tuggers