Sailpast got off to a great start this year. Chris Murray, Sailpast’s morning OOD could hardly believe his eyes – sunshine and a light breeze. In recent years we’ve had high winds, rain, fog or a combination of all these. What a great start to the day. Karen Ford, the prime organizer for Sailpast, had a good day planned.
The explanation for the proceedings for Sailpast was done outside of the clubhouse in the sunshine. The processional order of boats past the Commodore and Flag Officers was outlined and then Reverend Phillip Hobson from St. Martin in the Fields Anglican Church blessed the Fleet. Reverend Hobson and Former Commodore Paul Bond provided a Memorial Service for NYC Members who have passed in the last year. Commodore Jones also wished all a good summer.
After the Fleet had been reviewed one of our Members had a complaint for our Manager – it was too hot out there! This was a brand new, never previously heard complaint. Usually it is ‘Too windy, too hard to control the boat’, ‘Got soaked in the rain’, ‘Too rough, my guests got seasick’, ‘Damned near froze’, etc. I assured the Manager that this was not a major problem.
The 65th Toronto Seascouts have added a new dimension to our Club. Their 30 foot vessels (rowing and sailing) took part in our Fleet Review.
The Reception Line, where members and guests have the opportunity to meet the Commodore and Flag Officers was another highlight.
A wonderful dinner was served to those who planned ahead.
A great time was had by ALL!
Thanks to O. Bertin and E. Jacob for their photos.
By William Cook