Thursday, August 13, 2009

Go Pirates!

The pirates of AYC had a great week despite very ominous weather (at least in the forecast! not all of it came to fruition, thank goodness!). 14 kids participated this year, which was perfect for the 4 Lasers and 2 Walker Bay dinghies on the dock. We have one more day of pirate fun planned, and will cross the bay to commandeer Saddlebag Island.

Many thanks to those who helped make Pirate Camp a success: The Lee family came through en force and donated ElToro dinghies, helped with movie day on Monday, and brought lots of kids and a couple helpers. Thomas Childs donated a carpet to the dock and showed up at the right place and the right time to help everyone dock on Tuesday. Dean Headstrom donated his Laser to the camp. The Gilbert family was a big help, with Suzy going on a pizza run on Wednesday and Tom sailing with us on Thursday (and Friday is in the works!), plus the help with the big screen movie projector. Andy Schwenk and Dave Baker moved all the dinghies to the dock, and Andy was our rescue diver when we lost a rudder at the dock. Gabriel (of Pangaea sailing fame) came and volunteered his sailing skills, and Wendy baked brownies for us. Who am I forgetting? If I forgot a wonderful helper, I apologize!

We are planning on some Sunday sailing this fall (starting with the next two Sundays 8/16 and 8/23), and make plans around sailing camp next year on the first two weeks of August. I'll get all the pics to Kevin for posting very soon.

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