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Newsletter - Current Jun 1, 2018
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Cambridge Yacht Club

Commodore’s Newsletter June 2018

Hello everyone,

            We have had a great start to our summer season. Cinco de Mayo was a well attended success and our Jr Sail fundraiser was likewise well attended and succeeded in raising a good amount of money for the program. Thanks to Anastasia and Branden Spear for organizing this event.  Our Gazebo opened with a large crowd on the Sunday before Memorial Day but has been rained out since then. Not to worry, our Gazebo will be very busy this summer and will be the place to be.

            The Junior Sail program starts on June 18th, with follow up sessions starting on July 2nd and July 16th. Costs are $350 per 2 week session for CYC members (children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of members included). Non member cost will be $400 per session. Discounts are available for those taking multiple sessions and those providing their own boat. It is certainly not too late to sign someone up. Please contact Linda for applications and more details.

            Starting on Thursday, June 21st, we are will have our informal Laser regattas for both adults and younger sailors. If you are interested, but are unsure of your racing abilities come on Fridays and someone will put you in a Laser and show you what to do. Yes, sort of adult sailing lessons. Be prepared to get wet, a Laser is not a dry boat.

If the sailing activities on Thursdays and Fridays are not enough, there will be croquette on Thursday evenings and badminton on Fridays. To start everything off on Thursday, June 21st, we will have a musical performance by Angie Miller at 6:00 PM at the gazebo. Really a lot to do on Thursdays and Fridays. Our thanks to Steve Adams and Dottie Holoubek for arranging most of these activities.

             On Sunday, the 17th, we will celebrate Father’s Day at the Gazebo with Bobby Reed.

             Looking ahead we will celebrating July 4th with a special menu from Chef Gregory.  Our Regatta activities start on Friday, July 20, and will feature 3 days of racing with evening entertainment. Opti and Laser racing starts at 3:30 on Friday and Fleet racing, that is big boats, on Saturday and Sunday. Bobby reed will perform in the gazebo on Friday night and the band Twisted Fate will perform on Saturday. Games on the lawn both nights. A big weekend with something for everyone! 

             If you look around you will see several improvements. Ruby’s garden has been replanted with flowers, thanks to the effort of Sue Jones. Our Gazebo has been rejuvenated thanks to Tom Love and our Saturday work crew. The lovely flowers in pots and baskets are the work of Nancy Johnson. Decorative flags adorn the gazebo and the pergola due to the work of Bill Clyde. Our Junior sail dock was repaired by an outside contractor, but Branden Spear replaced the adjacent bulkhead planking. Dan Dvorak has been quietly repairing our dining room chairs and tables. Jim Burton has been replacing defective planking on our piers and docks. I’m sure I missed someone, but so many people have contributed their time and effort to improving our club facilities. Thanks to all of you!!

              This summer our own member/artists will be displaying their works on a dining room wall. Peg McCormack will be our first exhibitor with her sailboat paintings. If you are a painter or photographer, please consider taking a wall and showing us what you can do. Since this is part of our effort to enhance and improve our clubhouse appearance, I will refrain from exhibiting.

              You really have to check out our new menu. The mussels in broth are my favorite. Chef Gregory and the kitchen staff are working hard to make our dinner offerings both tasty and varied. Look at the daily emails from our Chef to see what the day’s specials are.  Please try to make reservations for dinner. These reservations enable the staff to plan for each evening and make your dining experience better.

              Associate members- use your membership cards to charge for Gazebo drinks and food. All non member slip holders are required to be associate members. If you do not have a membership card please see Linda.

              Slip holders should be careful to dock and tie up their boats in such a way that their boats do not extend beyond the end of their slip. Boats extending beyond their slips into the waterway make it more difficult for others to dock and pose a risk of damage to other boats and injury to other boaters.

              Our Club is doing well and is off to a great year. Please come and join us in our celebration of boating, dining, and fellowship.

 

Bill Lachenmayr

Commodore, CYC

billlach@earthlink.net   tel: 908 310 3818