OCTOBER 2018 Commodore’s Report
Upon Arriving at the club for Indian Summer Race 3, something seemed out of place or different . As I walked down to the docks, I realized what was different, 70 degrees and Northwest wind! We are entering the best part of the sailing season and I hope we all take advantage of it. Also the frequent rains have brought the lake level up. So, no excuses. Come out and sail !
The Fleet Challenge, hosted by the AYC Fund, was a huge success this year. Terry Schertz and her team of volunteers did a super job, raising a whopping $36,614. The AYC Fund is truly a special part of our club. As a result of the Fund’s support, we can do extraordinary things, without raising dues or imposing assessments. If you haven’t already contributed, please do. You will feel good about it.
After the fleet challenge, we had the new member’s social and it was one of the best. It showed that we are a family oriented club with everyone from PB&Jers to Octogenarians in attendance .
If you were not at the club on the weekend of Sep. 29,30 you missed the 2018 USSCA Women’s North American Championship.This was AYC at it’s best! Annie Lancaster and Pat Manning chaired a first rate regatta. Thirty six women from all over North America competed fiercely , but not one protest was filed! At the mark roundings skippers were complementing each other’s roundings! Our own Lucy Brock won in dominating fashion.
On a sad note, we lost two former commodores, Rod Malone , 1983, and Ray Lott, 1982.