Racing a J-24 double handed has taught me new multitasking tricks and added countless steps for me as I traverse back and forth from the foredeck to the winches. Important to acknowledge that I really miss my crewmates, and often don’t make it out myself to share in the limited opportunities to race with reduced crew. I know the big boats are suffering through this the most and I’m looking forward to the health crisis passing and seeing everyone out there on the water just as soon as feasible.
With all of your ongoing support we are embarking on much needed servicing of our steel barge and refreshing of the clubhouse, it’s amazing to Keith, Noel, Steve, and Stuart to name a few volunteers taking this project on what appears to be nearly a full time job. My respect and appreciation runs deep to all of you. Seeing everyone in the clubhouse when we’re all vaccinated will be something that will take on extra importance to me personally after all the hard work and isolation we’ve all put in this year. Our ability to host limited racing and camps is a testament to our commitment to our mission while working within the safety guidelines so critical we follow for society at large. I am also grateful to the Board, our Business Manager Cindy, and to countless volunteers who have put in countless hours, hard work and creative solutions to rework budgets and programs to keep our limited operations functioning and maintain our club finances in a healthy state.
I take great pride in being the club’s Commodore and to be associated with such a great group of people and sailors. As always I look forward to chatting with each of you as opportunities present themselves, flying your burgee helps!