Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year

New Years Day featured a bakers dozen of AYC yachts on the water! Three generations of Bottles led the way on the Celebration and received the award for first spinnaker set of the year. 10 kts of wind and it was either storm jib or spinnaker, interestingly enough I remember a certain 'Round the County when the sail selection was the same only lots more wind! The new guy on the green Catalina 27 was out next followed by the army aboard Emoyeni. The Wind Warriors received the award for the reptile hanging from the spreader and Banagarang put on a show with sails from the Antiques Roadshow. The lovely Sherman couple parked the tri and took the helms of his and hers Lasers chased by Stephanie and her current pet Hershey. Also in the fray were a brand new Jeanneau 409, more Catalina 27's, and the usual suspects. The wind was chilly and many libations were tested to ward off any frozen assets. Meanwhile back at the club the big screen was on and snacks were snacked upon. The games were entertaining and if you need a new New Years tradition pencil this in on next years calendar. In other news Chris Roethle has taken the reins of the Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race/Cruise to Friday Harbor Feb 21st. As always the hospitality of SJIYC can't be beat and if you like a warm homemade meal after a day on the water don't miss it. As Girts would say, "Have fun, it's later than you think!"