For those of you that were able to attend our TYC Family Day on Saturday…it was an awesome day with something for everyone. For those of you that were not able to attend…you missed so many fun activities including a tour of the Commodore’s boat! We had Laser boat racing, RC Boat Racing, Kids Activities, Boat Tours, and BBQ under the pavilion. It was a perfect day with so many conversations with new and veteran TYC members.
Thanks to all that made this day a huge success:
Thanks to Carla Nicolson who organized the day including the boat/tour appetizers on the dock along with the BBQ. Terri Kimball, Glenn Hayworth, Kathey & Rene Koningen, Linda Fuhro, Nancy Dudgeon, Yolanda Pandolfo and Jamie Gardner helped on the day of with set-up and food organizing.
Thanks to Steven Wimmer who ran the laser racing/tryouts with ferry help from Doug Johnston; there were 6 lasers, 14 plus participants. Teams of father/daughter, father/son, grandfather/granddaughter, young and old. And for racing of a different kind, thanks to Steve Fisher who ran the RC racing and introduced many to the fun of racing this one design fleet.
Special mentions to Matthew Curtis and Jenn Perks for the amazing effort and great planning for the team boat building and the kids activities during the boat tour.
Last but not least, thank you to the13 boat tour hosts that opened their hatches for other members to climb aboard:
A Dock: Amida (Andy Banaszak & Marilyn Beaton), Ganesha (Nancy & Scott Dudgeon), Guardian II (Carla Nicolson & Doug Johnston), Windless (Elizabeth & Alastair Hughes), Spirit of Tobermory (Terri Kimball & Mark Beaton)
B Dock: Second Quest (Ruth & Glenn Hayworth), Victory (Wally Downer), Windbound II (Liane & Martin Kimble), Zuleta (Kathey & Rene Koningen)
C Dock: Moon shadow (Josee & Nick Seston), Wanderer (Melri & Mike Wright), Yaramaz (Dana & Andi Dana Kleiser)
Pavilion Pier - Hurricane Basin: Virtual Escape (Yolanda Pandolfo and Jamie Gardner)
I also want to mention the Coffee with the Bridge on the morning after the Family Fun Day. Thank you to those Members who came to meet with the Bridge to discuss any issues that were top of mind and also to learn about the Strategic Planning Process that the Bridge has embarked on. A summary of the meeting will be included in next week's e-blast.
Mike Wright, Commodore
The Sail Georgian Bay Team Challenge on Sunday August 27th in Meaford at the sailing school was also a success. TYC tied for first in the 420 division and won the Pico class. Winning overall for the third successive year.
Steven Wimmer, Rear Commodore Racing
Meaburywood - this Meaford, Thornbury and Collingwood team race for the coveted Clare Norris Trophy is being held on the weekend of September 9/10. This year, Thornbury is the host of the barbeque on the night of Saturday, September 9th in the Pavilion. Members as well as racers are invited to attend this barbeque....please just register on the TYC web-site. Registration is now open.
Wine'd Up Dock Party - the last 'official' dock party of the year is on Saturday September 16th. As with all dock parties, this is an event not to be missed. Yolanda Pandolfo and Jamie Gardner are the hosts of this dock party and planning a fish fry. Please go on the TYC web-site to RSVP.
End of Season Banquet and Award Ceremony - the RSVP for this event will be open shortly, but in the meantime put the date Saturday October 14th on your calendar and the location will be Maiolo's. Details to follow - we hope to see you there.
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