This is it.
The official opening weekend of summer
Even under grey skies,
you can tell it’s summer by the full boat basin.
And the full 235′ Gay Head,
the island’s freight vessel.
And the full parking lot at the Steamship Authority.
In the winter, pick-up up trucks.
In the summer, as you can see,
shiny 4WD Jeeps and SUVs.
The main event of the weekend is the Figawi Race.
(As in sailing in the fog and asking, “Where the figawi?”)
Sailboats race from Hyannis to Nantucket,
their crews party all weekend,
then race back on Monday.
If you can call this racing…