Commodore’s Notes 2022
June 9, 2022
Since COVID has been making its rounds up north I have canceled the
season kickoff social scheduled for June 26th. Hopefully by the end of
the season things will be more settled and we can end the season with
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May 20, 2022
Captains note: Ahoy NBYC Mates,
I trust we all thrived this past winter and are ready for a beautiful summer. I believed most of our boats have launched and are ready for racing and cruising.
The Applebee and Sutton’s race series are listed below this newsletter. We plan for 10 races in each series. It is my intention to adjust the start/finish line for the Applebee series like I did at the last 2021 Applebee’s race. It appears that it reduced favoring one mark over the other, thus reducing the sharing of gelcoat. In addition, we’ve developed a couple of variations of the racecourse to spice things up some. More on this to come. Thanks to Bill Allen we’ll handout a laminated map of the Bay so that each week’s course can drawn by the captain providing all crew will know the course before the race. If adjustments become necessary while we’re on the Bay preparing for the race, I’ll blast the horn 3 times. This signals to monitor channel 72 for instructions regarding the changes. We will continue with the email captains’ meetings at 10:30 AM.
For the Blue Water race, we have been invited to race to Omena Bay to join up with the Omena Traverse Bay Yacht Club. Their Commadore desires to encourage their club members to get back into sailing. Once in the Bay they can meet our boats and take us to shore. We can have a social with them. Being aware of the current health safety concerns, please state your desire – socialize or not. If we race, I request that we invite any of their members that wish to crew with us please extend your welcome.
Annual Dues: Dues remain the same, $25 for renewal and $50 for new membership (this includes a club burgee). The race dues are increased to $100 as the cost of flags are much more than last year.
Typically, we have a club social at the beginning of the season and at the annual business meeting are the end of the season. Once again, I am sensitive to health and safety concerns. Therefore, I request that you express your desire. Do we not meet socially, meet with proper safety protocols, or use your suggestions? Please express your desires.
Mike Cann has tabulated the race results for the past several years. It is now time at his request to pass on this duty to another club member. Don’t all volunteer all at once. Seriously, we need to relieve Mike of this duty. If interested, please say so.
Finally, it is my hope that all of us enjoy the wonderful gifts that Northport Bay has to offer. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Mike Finazzo, Commodore 2022