With show season on pause until the February 2012 Miami Show, it looks like we escaped hurricanes again this year. The last time I remember having a serious storm was 2006. While the season technically ends November 31st, I do not think I am whistling in the wind by celebrating now. A couple cold fronts have come through already, and another is forecast for later this week with lows in the 50’s. It is a beautiful time of year in Fort Lauderdale. From now until the holidays, snow birds start coming down to tidy up their yachts or cruise down in rallies such as the Caribbean 1500. Royale Palm is filling up a bit more with vessels such as the classic Herreshoff design, “Mistral,” stopping in. The marina is a-buzz with owners newly living aboard. So haul back up your headsails, clip back on your biminis, and slip the docklines for the Bahamas.