Some thirty years ago a pal who came back from a few years cruising the Caribbean
in a 60 foot schooner with four of his school
pals described this routine.
He'd look up the yacht club on his latest route
and raise them by radio
to arrange for a slip, and he had them announce through the club his arrival and that there would be a black tie champagne party that he'd host with food
and overnight accommodations.
After a few repeat visitations, he had a following and his version of a party voyage was, in the end, quite spectacular. South American politicians and their daughters, for example
Anyone lurking on tis forum with big, heavy-sail boats who have black tie stories in this forum?