Hooray! It’s summertime and the living’s easy. Lots of sunshine means lots of wind and in addition, the seas have been quite calm, perfect for our motoring mariners. The marine layer burns off early these days, so let’s toss off the dock lines and have some fun.
We took a break from our Fun & Entertainment meetings to conduct some squadron business on July 5. Although the attendees are mostly members of the bridge and their various reporting members, we want to be sure that all members know they are welcome to these meetings to stay up to speed on what the people behind the curtain are up to.
Fun and Entertainment returns on Aug 2 when Eddy Lakankiewicz, former Captain of the USCG Cutter Blackfin, will describe what it is like to perform Search and Rescue operations in the Santa Barbara Channel. If time allows, we will also screen an exciting short movie, Around Cape Horn, about a square-rigged bark rounding one of the most notorious southern points on the planet. Arrive early, our last event was standing room only.
We have several more Fun and Entertainment meetings coming up and I invite you to submit a proposal to me for a presentation of yours or of someone you know whose subject would be interesting to a bunch of boaters.
July was PCYC month and not only did we have an excellent turnout of boats to make the trip to the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club in Channel Islands Harbor, we had nearly capacity dinner attendees. The room holds 29 and we had 28. If we increase the count next year, the club will have to move us to a larger room. The evening was filled with interesting conversations, including a few mishaps that occurred as will happen whenever boats leave their slips.
An unusual wind condition in the channel spoiled the first outing on June 28 and our second Evening Rally scheduled for Thursday, July 26 didn’t happen as many of our squadron captains were on vacation that week. August 30 is another Evening Rally and we are planning something special so save that date and get your boats shipshape.