The Karl Millen Regatta – August 13th

kmillenREVISED : Our Annual Karl Millen Regatta will be held Saturday August 13th with a skippers meeting at 10:30 AM with racing to start soon after. While this started as primarily a dinghy regatta, it is open to all classes and all are welcome. Come out and support your club and let’s have a great time out on the water. Aeolus do us a solid and give us a little wind this time!

The 2016 Huddleston Cup Regatta

huddlestonCome one, come all to our first race of the season! The Huddleston Cup will be held on Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th. Please contact Gary Reimer Racing Chair if you want to serve on the Committee boat. Saturday night we will have a Smoked Pork meal for $10. Racing will be $25/boat includes both days. Join us for our First Regatta for the season.

May Club Meeting! and CRAB BOIL!!!

CrossingtheLineJoin us on Friday May 13th – Our Monthly Club Meeting at the Lake 6-8 pm.

This month our own Keith Simpson will be fixing a CRAB BOIL! We need you to RSVP by say Friday May 6th, so Keith has time to catch the Crabs and get them ready.

Please respond via a comment on here or on our Facebook page which will have this made as an event.

Come on down and see if we made it to summer pool yet! Check out the new motor on the Committee boat!. See the fabulous General Lee lawn tractor! Talk sailing with your fellow members… No need to dress up, just come as you Arrrrr..

The Blessing of the Fleet & Opening the Season

Commodore Hatcher welcomed all present and saluted the past commodores as is our tradition.

The Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet

We started with the hoisting of the colors by Rob Wyatt and Bill Miller.

Hoisting the colors

Hoisting the colors

Rob Wyatt gave a nice explanation of the history behind the flag etiquette we use at the yardarm. Next was the Pledge of Allegiance led by Gary Reimer.

We then moved on to a recitation and performance of a sea chantey by Lee Huddleston

and an excellent homily on sailing by Deborah Champion.

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Deborah Champion’s Homily on Sailing and Life

Reverend Judith Foster Reese then blessed all the boats in the yard and all present.IMG_20160430_122205310

We concluded with the ringing of 8 bells at our Plank park for our fallen members by Commodore Rob Hatcher.

Carol and Frank Kersting provided an excellent repast of heavy hors d’oeuvres and copious amounts of beer and wine.

Grubbin'

Grubbin’

As has been related elsewhere we then proceeded to a renaming ceremony for Gary Reimer’s boat which was well and truly renamed Firefly.

A good time was had by all and onward to a great 2016 season.