The season is underway. Mother Nature smiled on us and the weather for launch was considerably better than many past launches and even better than the forecast. The Commodore's Ball held the night before launch was a great success - about 100 members, good food, good music and loads of lively 'catch-up' conversation! Special thanks to Pete Mather for taking 'black and white' pohotos of everyone and for taking a group shot...watch for it in a future publication.
Moving Masts Out of the Pavilion - The window for moving the masts out of the pavilion is a short one this year. With launch behind us and the work party to install the sides at 1000 hrs on the 27th, masts must be moved out of the pavilion between today and the 26th. The sides are going up on the morning of the 27th so that everything can be ready for Lobsterfest in the afternoon.
Using the Mast Crane - Safety and knowledge arecritical for successfully stepping your mast. If you have not used this Mast Crane before or if you are not comfortable using it, please contract Gyles Sails and Marine to work with you to step your mast.
As you know, you get the key to the Mast Crane from Gyles Sails and Marine. You will be issued a key if your signed waiver (signed by all owners of your boat) is on file and with a $20 key deposit. There is a limited number of keys, so please REMEMBER to return your key as soon as you are done and have left the mast crane locked. And if you have used a dock cart to move materials to the crane area, kindly return it to the end of a dock.
Lobsterfest - Sign up now for Lobsterfest 2017. We provide the Lobsters (price is about $20 per person)....and you bring something to share such as an appy, a salad or a dessert. George Londos with Pat and Tobyn host this event and boil the lobsters. Not to be missed. You must sign up on line no later than May 21st.
Sail Past - Registration is now open for Sail Past on Saturday June 3rd. Every TYC member is invited to participate and to bring their guests, sail, power and no-boaters alike. The Skippers meeting is at 1100 hrs, followed by the Sail Past on the water and then a bbq in the pavilion. Registration for the BBQ is necessary as we usually get a big turn out and need to ensure we have sufficient food. Members are free and guests are $15 each. Please go on-line and register today. If you have any questions, just send a note to Vice Commodore Andi Kleiser at firstname.lastname@example.org/
Note that the race schedule has been amended - please check the website for details. Of immediate note is this coming weekend. There is no race on Saturday the 20th. The Ice Breaker Race is on Sunday the 21st.
We want to take this opportunity to welcome 8 new members so far this year, If you see them about on the dock, be sure to say hello and welcome!
Membership card update. In keeping with the GLCC practice, there will be one membership card issued per TYC membership, ie. senior and associate member's names will appear on the same card, The cards are in production and will be distiributed at Sail Past. Remember that showing your card gets you significant discounts at local restaurants.
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