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News from the Commodore – August 2014
August 27th, 2014 @ 06:38 PM EST by admin

Commodores Cruise to Ashbridges Bay

Wow, what a crazy busy weekend! We started with our annual Commodore’s Cruise to Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club with 18 boats from NYC. There were also a number of members who drove over for the party. Thanks so much to Karen Ford for her excellent work in organizing this event.

The folks at Ashbridges were so welcoming – staff and management went out of their way to make certain we had a seamless event. Some of our members took a little longer than other to sail over, other chose to motor-sail. The wind provided us with a few major shifts so the cruise-racers had to stay focused and tack a little more.

Commodore's Cruise 1

At 4:30 – cocktail hour – we hosted the entire group on the patio with pot-luck appetizers and of course. an open bar. Good fellowship was enjoyed by all, as you can see form the photographs. Soon we were all enjoying Calypso music and imagining that ABYC was on a Caribbean Island.

We had a contest for the Lady with the best striped navy and blue ensemble.

Commodore's Cruise 2

And of course then we included the guys that had the best Bermuda Short’s outfit. It was a tough competition between Chad, Dave, Ric and John. Who would you have chosen?

Commodore's Cruise 3

One of the ‘most popular’ prizes was to the two models shown in the following photograph:

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We have many more photographs of people having fun and we all know a picture is worth a thousand words. I will make every effort to e-mail photo’s to all cruise participants, please be patient.

Please forgive me the indulgence of thanking my wife Anne Blais for her efforts in preparing the gift prizes and the most amazing dessert table – our Kitchen was a busy place for a few days. Anne has been a huge support to me in my capacity as Commodore. Thanks so much Anne.

Here you see Anne being congratulated at the gift table by Pat and Chad Humphries.

Commodore's Cruise 4

Thanks to everyone for participating, we all had a wonderful time.

Shark Worlds at The NYC

As soon as we returned from the Commodore’s Cruise we rushed home and changed into Blue and Whites to celebrate the opening of the Shark Worlds Regatta.

A race to the finishWe are so delighted to be hosting this world class sailing event at The National Yacht club.

As you all know, The NYC has one of the most active Shark sailing and racing programs on Lake Ontario. Thanks to an amazing group of volunteers chaired by Dave Thomas, it looks like once again we are going to enjoy a very successful regatta. The sailors are a great bunch, so come down and enjoy the fun, or get out on the water and see 47 boats all-striving for position on the start line.

This is really exciting and it makes me very proud to see our members in the thick of this world-class competition.

Wishing you all great sailing this next week and may the best crew win!

Regards,
Denys Jones, Commodore The National Yacht Club