Commodore's Scuttlebutt February 1, 2019

 
Feb 1 at 6:00 AM
 
Around the Clubhouse:
Thanks for leaving the cabinet doors open under the sinks. Please continue this for the next six weeks provided the groundhog sees his shadow tomorrow. An effort was made to repair the chimney and as a result the fireplaces can once again be used.  Thank Joe Ballard the next time you see him for working on this. Someone turned off the ice maker last week. If  you know why it was turned off please send me a note. We are working on a plan to get the porch roof repaired. Hopefully that can be completed in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, don't park under the overhang on the north end of the porch.

Have kids? We are trying to coordinate some kid-friendly activities this summer at the club and would love your input. 
Please fill out this quick form:
https://goo.gl/forms/jHWlzHvKd9vMTUt53 

The Social Committee will use the information and suggestions provided to help ensure we have some activities that our kids will enjoy.
 

Kent Martin Winter Series

If the Friday 10:00 PM weather forecast on Channel 4 predicts a high temperature of 40F or higher then the race is on. The official starting time 0:00 hour is 12:00 PM. The competitors are encouraged to gather in the clubhouse before going. We are half way through the series so everyone should know the drill by now.
The current forecast for Saturday is a high of 60 F and wind at 6 out of the South.

 
 
 

Schmid Frostbite Series
Come join in the fun every Sunday through the end of February. Sailors tend to gather just before noon in the dinghy lot to begin rigging and get themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day. The historical rule of thumb for a temperature cut off has been a forecast high of 34 degrees. The current  forecast for Sunday is 64 F with winds at 7 out of the South.

Race Committee
We need a volunteer to fill the role of PRO for the Cully Cobb Regatta on March 16th. Contact Jim Doran Jim.Doran@wallerlaw.com to volunteer. 

Welcome Ashley Evans to her first major event as Social Chair. Early March will bring us a winter wonderland semi-formal SNOW BALL. The event will be inside the clubhouse, feel free to dress formal or semi-formal. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday March 2nd, in the evening. This event will be replacing the Mardi Gras Party (every other year), but the Regatta itself is still a-go. Performing, will be the band Nicole Boggs & The Reel. The Nashville based soulstress sings fearlessly and has shared the stages all across the country with many notable acts and musical monsters of the industry. Most recently Nicole was featured on "The Four" on Fox "making Meghan Trainor jealous" with her rendition of "Like I'm Gonna Lose You." We can't wait to have talent like Nicole's to entertain us; wear your dancing shoes, and be ready for a party. Feel free to give her a view / listen:

Link 1: https://www.nicoleboggs.com/bio
Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_wknhCw1-0
Check out www.facebook.com/nashvilleV15 for more information
 
 

  Groundhog Day is this Saturday (Tomorrow) Let us know that you are coming, then show up and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends!

 https://www.facebook.com/events/759773614392849/

Coming Soon.
Friday evening, March 15th we will have a special guest speaking at the Club. 

Chris DiCroce is an Amazon bestselling author, sailor, and online educator. He has been featured in Sail Magazine, The Waterway Guide, Spinsheet Magazine, and various other magazines and podcasts. He spent 6 years cruising various parts of the U.S. and the Western Caribbean with his wife and dog, and 2 years traveling through Guatemala and Mexico. To learn more about Chris and his travels, visit mondovacilando.com .
See the next couple of issues of the Scuttlebutt for more information.
 
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