Welcome to Summer!
WYC is in full swing. The club opened with our Annual Blessing of the Fleet and the Commodore’s BBQ over the 4th of July weekend. Our new 420’s and RS Quests received a warm blessing from Julia Fuller who promised that they will be the fastest boats in the ECSA.
Our classes are full of happy sailors and our race teams are competing! The annual Nat Earle Regatta was held on July 12th and a record number of sailors entered the race. It was an exciting day. Thanks to the efforts of club manager Merrick Smith, the staff, Ted Sherman, Bill Boll, Margaret Hark and all the other volunteers, the event was a huge success. Special thanks to Anne Earle, without whom this event would not be possible.
Charlie Warner reports that the Sunday Beetle races have been well attended. We have added Thursday evening races this year, so please come down and compete. We understand that there is a fleet of Sunfish that have been racing in addition to our usual Beetle and 420 fleet.
If you are thinking about taking sailing lessons this year, we have added a new Adventure Sailing program. This class is offered for two week sessions, unlike our other monthly classes.
Our equipment is available for use by our Full Family members and for a fee to our Patron members and their families. We have been staffing the club on Saturdays and there are instructors on hand to help you rig boats and head out for an enjoyable sail on the pond. The Hobie and the RS Quests are a huge hit, so please stop by and try one out.
I hope to see you around the club. We have a bunch of events on the calendar. Please try to join us at the club for the annual awards banquet on July 30th and the Commodore’s Reception on August 5th.
The 2016 Commodores