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Launch Day!
April 27th, 2011 @ 07:31 PM EST by admin

The morning of April 30th is launch day at the NYC! Remember to arrive early!

Set your alarm to get up early as you will want to be there by 7.00am to volunteer as there are many jobs to do.

ALSO IF YOU KNOW YOUR BOAT IS GOING IN EARLY PLEASE BE THERE EARLY. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IRRITATING FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS THAN TO DELAY OUR LAUNCH FOR A SKIPPER WHO SLEPT IN.

As Vice Commodore Marine Operations, the Launch and Haul Out project is part of my portfolio. This committee is, in my opinion, one of the best organized groups at the National. I firmly believe if it “ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Karen and Trevor give their time as joint chairs of this committee and have done a fantastic job, so when you see them at work, be sure to thank them.

During the thirty years that I have been a member at NYC I have done almost every job at Launch and Haul Out from working with greasy beams at the old club and hauling on the steam winch, to running the slinging crew in the West yard with 8 ft swells in the Western Gap.

If you are new to the club, this is a great way to get to know your fellow members. Volunteer, participate and you won’t regret it.

It doesn’t matter which yard your boat is stored in, you can volunteer for the East or West Yard. If you are new to NYC you might feel a little more comfortable volunteering for the West Yard. Boats in this yard are smaller and perhaps not so intimidating to work with.

If you are not sure where you may be of assistance, please contact Ian Pooles as he is in charge of organizing volunteers. ianpooles@rogers.com

Also, if you are only able to work on the Sunday the 1st, come down and volunteer for Yard clean up crew and you will be greeted with open arms.

See you all on the 30th

Regards,
Denys Jones
Vice Commodore Marine Operations