Saturday, February 01, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to the club...

The plan is to party at the club and break in the new floor covering and window treatments...So you have your kidney beans soaking for your crock pot of chili to share at the big game. The Velveeta is off the shelf and at the ready. You have your tax return done. In other words let's focus on sailing, (is Baker even open?) If you are planning on Swiftsure or Southern Straits you need to update your state registration, if you are over 30' you need a new customs decal. PIYA has adopted a new set of safety regs called ISAF. PHRF you can sign up on line, if you have a new sail or a new rudder you need to let Mr. Lindberg our club handicapper know. Maybe a bottom scrub? Sign up on the website for the Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race/ Cruise to Friday Harbor. In years past the Rough n Ready has been the finish line, this year they are in warmer climes so we need a brave volunteer. Typically a former race will hop on board to handle the timing and recording. Highlights this year include a new perpetual trophy, our Canadian friends joining in, boats from Bellingham, Orcas and a whole passel of those colorful SC-27's. This will be the return of Capt Tom Gilbert in Grafix 2 the Legend Continues, ably assisted by former Knot News editor Dave Martin. Power it, Sail it or Ferry it but get yourself to Friday Harbor and get registered so we don't have a lasagna panic....