Commodore's Scuttlebutt November 29, 2019

November 30th Flotsam Jetsam
This annual event celebrates the end of the year’s sailboat racing, awarding winners with trophies from previous events which were cancelled, left unclaimed or were not awarded for whatever reason.  This is your chance to claim that trophy you always coveted!  The Flotsam Jetsam is named for the nautical terms "Flotsam: floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo," and "Jetsam: part of a ship, its cargo or equipment, that is jettisoned to lighten the weight of a ship."  This regatta is a PHRF cruiser race with 4 fleets: Heavy A, Heavy B, Light, and C fleet (main and jib only). More information and signup can be found online here: /racing/flotsam-jetsam 

November 30th Clubhouse Decorations

Julie and Markley Gordon have stepped up to coordinate the decorating of the clubhouse. Julie's comment to me below. 

"Club Christmas decorating this Saturday November 30th 4 pm, we need as many hands on deck as possible, beer for the first 100 that show up!" See you there!
Julie Gordon 423-351-3431.

Christmas Brunch Sunday December 8th

Each year the HIYC Board of Governors hosts a Christmas Brunch and everyone is invited. Join us this year for good food, good conversation, champagne, and maybe a bloody mary.  It will be the last HIYC event of the year. Brunch will be served at 11:00 am. This year we have an opportunity to step in for Dave Hardesty as Santa for Dave's grandchildren. If you would like to participate, please bring an unwrapped gift or cash present  to the Brunch on behalf of Dave. This December may be especially tough for Valerie and Addi since their father Ben, Dave's son, died last year on December 23rd.  Please add your gift to the list or check on what has already been purchased here: /about-us/davesanta 

Below is a little information on Dave's grandchildren. 

VALERIE is almost 11. Her birthday is December 4th. She wears size 16/18 which is an XL in girls clothes. She loves dresses/clothes. She wears 8.5 women’s shoe and wants house slippers. She has been a cheerleader and dancer since she was in kindergarten. She is now in 5th grade. She loves horses, legos, and cheer/dance related things. She asked for a “LEGO horse set with Mia”. She enjoys barbies and Disney items also. 


Addi is in the 1st grade and is 7 years old. She wears a size 8/10 which is a Medium in girls clothes. She wears size 1 in shoes and wants house slippers. She is a girly girl for sure and loves legos and dolls.


Owen is 10 months old. He is in size 18 month fall/winter clothes. Diapers in size 4 or 5. Or wipes. He loves toys like the “play and learn” or “laugh and learn” items. He’s teething so a lot of stuff goes in his mouth. 

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