Saturday, February 07, 2015

Friday Harbor or Bust

Now is the time to get ready for one of AYC's best events of the year. The Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race/ Cruise is scheduled for Saturday Feb 21st. The start off the tanker dock, slide down the Guemes Channel, choose a pass Thatcher, Obstruction or Peavine, typically a short beat up Upright Channel and choose a place to park. It doesn't matter if it's Southerly or Northerly it's reachy and fun! For the motorboat crowd what could be better than watching those ragbaggers battling the elements while you are snug as a bug in the pilothouse sipping coffee? Well maybe a drink that has some coffee in it even if it's not entirely coffee, maybe just coffee flavored. Strolling up and down the docks a little window shopping, maybe more coffee flavored libations and it's off to a scrumptious dinner. The good people of SJIYC know how to make a down home lasagna with all the fixins just like mama used to make. There luxurious clubhouse is just at the top of the dock and door prizes are for racers and cruisers alike. We're talking free haulouts, salty fashions, the works! If you're old sea dog or just new on the scene this event is just for you! Click right here on the website and come join the fun....
In other news:
On a sad note legendary sailor, builder and designer Ted Irwin has passed. His yacht designs in the 1980's were revolutionary for their day and nothing if not innovative. Get out on the water, it's later than you think...
Next Sunday the 15th OIYC is hosting the Winter Classic around Shaw. If you don't have a PHRF cert they will create one for you. SC-27 one design and two PHRF divs, usually the break is at 100 and if you're not sure just follow Count Ferarri an his merry band aboard Jah Mon.
Friday nights at the club have been hopping and let's not forget to thank our bartenders rather than criticize them. Of course if you think you can do better just take the course and show us your stuff:)
Saturday the 28th AYC is hosting an informal meeting for those interested in helping administrate local regattas. Come find out how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can hamstring a Race Committee, it's informative and free!