Thursday, March 01, 2012

What's in a Name? Hot Sauce

Boat names that have caught my eye and shutter.

Here's Hot Sauce. Doesn't her colour match her name? I can imagine sprinkling some bright orange Tabasco sauce over fresh raw oysters while lounging on deck.

We first saw Hot Sauce at Cortes Bay at the public dock. It was one of our first cruises in Halcyon Days in 2003 We squeezed in on the end of the dock and tied up for the night. After we got settled, here came a trimaran skimming past us. All 44' of Hot Sauce angled past our bow aiming for the last small spot, then a young man leaped for the dock. In my memory, he was dressed in chino pants, a button down shirt with a sweater draped over his shoulders. Whatever the case, the boat was filled with young men and women well versed in sailing.

We saw her again in 2008 in Rebecca Spot on Quadra Island. But I guess that's the last of her in BC. Her new owners from Florida are working their way south and home with their new toy. You can read about it at their blog. Adios Hot Sauce. Enjoy those warm waters and hot summer nights. -- Margy


  1. Interesting name for an interesting trimaran, Margy. And an interesting story, too.

  2. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Checked out the "Hot Sauce" blog...hope they'll start posting again!

    I like that saucy name...I saw one I liked at a marina off of St Petersburg, FL..."No More Mondays"...3 words says it all!

    Enjoyed your post!

  3. A catchy name for a bright orange boat.


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