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Notes from the Fleet Captain….Bill Clyde

                                                            #3  May 2018

 

Welcome Back Slip Holders.   Spring is finally here and we wish you a safe and fun boating season.  The gazebo is being up graded and will officially open for the season on Sunday, May 27th.   All slip utilities are on and ready for use.   A few issues remain for a small number of slips but they will soon be resolved.  Pedestal Lights must remain on for safety and legal reasons…please do not turn off the dedicated breaker.  The lights are very low wattage, cost almost nothing to run at night and the energy used is not run through either slip holders electric meter.   All slip holders have or soon will receive in the mail a request for insurance information and completion of an Emergency Information Form.  A prompt response will be appreciated.  If you have issues or concerns, please contact me directly at 410.330.1511.

 

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars:

 

Sat, May 12, Noon.  Sock Burning.  What’s a “sock burning” you ask?  It’s a tradition started with the ancient sailors who wore their socks all winter long on the seas and burned them with the advent of Spring’s warm weather….signifying the beginning of the boating season.  Socks only, no boxer shorts or granny panties.  Beer and/or wine may accompany or follow the ceremony.   Following the ceremony by the water, join us for a pot luck lunch in the gazebo.  Questions?  Call John O’Reilly 401.412.4027.

 

Sat, May 19, 1:00 pm.  Flare/Fire Extinguisher demo.  Review and demonstration of inshore and offshore flares and other signaling devices, with hands on practice by participants.  Use of fire extinguishers will also be discussed and demonstrated.  All are welcome.

 

**  Both of the above events in partnership with the Cambridge Sail & Power Squadron.

 

Vessel Safety Checks:   The US Power Squadron, in conjunction with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, conducts courtesy, free, non-punitive Vessel Safety Checks for sail and power boats in or out of the water.  CYC will host Vessel Safety Checks for CYC members and the general public, in the water or in our parking lot on Saturday, May 19, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Boat owners who would like to review a list of the items to be inspected can do so at www.safetyseal.net.  Please remember, this is a courtesy inspection and there is no punitive action taken, you just don’t earn the inspection Decal until all items pass inspection.