Unfortunately, that turned out to not be true. Nobody had keys for us, and when we went back to survey the docks there was nobody there either. The party was great, with a catered taco truck and a good group of people. When it wound down, we had a few people come back to the boat, but had to use some pretty creative climbing to get Charles around the gate. At least nobody had to swim?
We had about 8 people on the boat, our sweet little 28 foot boat, and I think they were all very surprised with how small (but cozy!) the living space we share is.
Due to tides on Sunday, plus our schedule at home, morning was the only practical time to leave. So at 6 a.m. we kicked my dad off to drive home, and had a very light-winded downwind run home.