Greetings ECSC sailors!
The Harbormaster crew has been busy this summer purging abandoned boats from our property. Harbormaster Robertson is forming a wave of interested parties ready to wash the rest of the scars off of our shores. It is imperative to apply current ECSC stickers to your boat so that we do not consider it abandoned. If you have extra boats that you have not used in several years and you are interested in selling, we may be able to help you.
Mark your calendar for November 5th. That’s when we will meet at the club for our annual Club Closing Party. This is when we close up the club, rake up the leaves and trim the weeds before winter sets in. Be sure to bring your tools, rakes, leaf blowers and weed eaters. The work party starts at 8:30 am. We will have hot coffee and donuts. This is your last chance to earn those work credits. Rain out day is November 12th.
Our last and extremely well attended sailing event is coming up in October. As usual parking is a problem for the Hornback Regatta and Saturday evening Chili Cookoff. In order to ease the parking problem the club has a rule that there is to be no parking of boats or trailers inside or around the outside of the parking corral until Sunday after the Regatta. Reserving your space by parking your extra car is not a solution to our parking dilemma. In the event an extra car (or truck) is found in or outside the corral it may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Winter storage for wet slip sailors may be accomplished by Angle parking along the beach. We have widened the road to allow for more boats to be angle parked close together. I would like to see about 1 foot of space between gunnels or fenders. We should be able to relocate some other unused boats to the tree line as the purge continues to make room for often sailed crafts. Please do not lock your trailer in the event it must be relocated. Call me if you are storing your boat on the property and need to find a spot.
Finally, check your boat frequently throughout the Winter and for that matter, the whole year to prevent damage from water.