With August gone and September here, sailing season is coming to an end so make sure to get out on your boat and enjoy some of the best days of the season while you can. If you are still looking for work credits, now is the time to get them. We still have several jobs that need to be done. One in particular that I would like to see done before the end the season is water sealing the dock that was replaced last year. Everything that is needed to get this job done is already at the club. All that is needed is you and a willingness to work and earn work credits. Winter storage is coming upon us quick. Please remember there is no trailer parking or boat storage in the car corral or on the beach until after the Hornback Regatta and Chili-cookoff. That means no earlier than 3 o’clock on Sunday, October 14. If you feel the need to get your trailer out of storage early please park in the boat parking lots.
Calling all Racers, crew members, and want to be racers/crew members
Reminder – The 2018 ECSC Governor’s Cup Regatta has been combined with our famed ECSC Lobster Fest. So why not do both! Go to Regatta Network at this link and register NOW! – https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=17385
Online Governor’s Cup registration closes on Friday, September 7th, 2018 (optional mail in registration at club website) – Your $50 entry gets you racing Saturday and Sunday with awards and prizes for all, continental breakfast both days, specially designed regatta tech shirt, and one LOBSTER or STEAK dinner (Saturday). Note: Additional dinners for family, or friends can be purchased for $20.00.
We currently have 6 Catalina 22’s and one J24 registered, and a reminder to everyone, the largest fleet takes the cup!
Bob Hickok and John George – Race Committee
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More Club Changes!
Have you noticed the flowers planted around the club? Special thanks to Kate & Andy McMillan and Cody McCoun for planting and watering the plants. If you want to join the Landscape brigade, please contact Kate. We’d like to get volunteers who for the various flower beds around the club (Main entrance, upper shelter, lower shelter, “B-dock”). Volunteers will get club funds to purchase flowers/plants and will get work credits for planning and watering their “garden.” We need about 5 or 6 volunteers.
Colin Leatherbury has blocked off a couple of the large Ash logs to make a flower bed boarder at the lower shelter. Kenny Chapman donated some time to help pull out the old railroad ties, so we can fill in the beds and plant flowers. Tony Rice has volunteered to help secure the new logs and block out the flower bed. This will eliminate a safety hazard at the lower shelter and add to the aesthetics of the lower shelter.
We want to make the lower shelter a place where families can bring their children out to relax, eat and play. Last year, we added a gas grill to the shelter for members to use. We are in the process of installing ceiling fans in the shelter to create a nice breeze. These should be installed in the next week. With the playground nearby, we think this is a perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the club.
Thanks to Mark Walker, Bill Grant and Kenny Chapman for their help.