I couldn't do much shipwatching because I was going to a party with my mom. We were meeting her cousins (they are my great aunt's kids and I'm not sure how they fit in with me...second cousins?). One of her cousins used to sail in the Port Huron-Mackinac Race and we used to gather his sister's house to watch them pass. He unfortunately died and we stopped having those gatherings. I think this is an attempt to get something similar going.
All in all, I had a pretty good time.