Commodore's Scuttlebutt January 10, 2020

This is Vice Commodore Kaufman filling in for Commodore Carlton
Change of Watch Regatta Cancelled due to weather

Due to a forecast that includes rain, high winds to 24 MPH (possibly higher gusts) chances of thunderstorms, and the possibility of tornadoes in some areas, Race Chairman Jim Doran has requested that we cancel all Saturday racing.

With fewer support boats at this time of year, and very cold water it makes sense to act with caution and cancel this cruising event.

The weather should be much improved for Sunday and the Frostbite Series will hold its first race of the season.

Up coming events:

Change of Watch events:

Change of Watch & Quarterly Meeting: Sunday January 12 

The Pot-Luck dinner begins at 5:30 PM.  Please bring a dessert, or a vegetable dish, or a salad. If you wish to consume something stronger than iced tea, this is a BYOB event.
  Change of Watch Quarterly Member's Meeting 6:30 PM
Our general membership meeting will follow the dinner.

Change of Watch Ceremony will follow the Member's Meeting.

The Change of Watch ceremony is an inspirational event as many of our past Commodores are assembled.  The presentation of our annual member's awards will follow the installation of our new Commodore and Board.

Other January events:

The Schmid Frostbite Series for our Laser Fleet begins Sunday January 12 and continues every Sunday in January and February.

The Kent Martin Winter Series for our cruising fleet begins Saturday January 18 and runs every Saturday through January and February.

Our first Board Meeting of 2020 will be Tuesday January 14 at 7:00 PM in the Beesley Board Room.


As we approach our weekend events, I received an email from Andy Griswold reporting that last night the Sea Scouts had set up the tables and chairs in the club house. What a great blessing it is to have at our club this organization that mentors and shapes such fine young men and women.

Retiring Rear Commodore Gene Lovelace has arranged the catered portion of our Change of Watch Dinner.

Club House Chairpersons Markley and Julie Gordon, with help from volunteers, put away our lovely Christmas Decorations and prepared the Club House for all of us to use.

This is a volunteer organization and I am continually humbled and amazed by all that is done by our members behind the scenes to make even the smallest event possible.

I am so thankful for the strong dedicated leadership of Bob Carlton and our outgoing Board and hopeful that we can continue their excellent leadership!



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