I’m sure everyone has been enjoying the beautiful weather this fall has brought us. As I write this though, we are on the verge of being hit by Tropical Storm Nicole; hopefully there will be no serious damage to the Golden Isles or our boats and marinas.
Racing season is over until next spring and I’m hopeful more of you will get involved. We now have a Newcomers Class, and all our current racers are more than willing to help new racers.
Our club was well represented in the Florida-Georgia Ocean Challenge race held on September 24 and we won the overall club vs. club trophy. Bill Laws/Dave Heine and crew sailing “Contente” had a photo finish against “Misty” from the Amelia Island Club and took first place on corrected time in Spinnaker Class, Dennis Mehegan and crew sailed “She Said Yes" to third place in Spinnaker Class, and Greg Zarus and crew sailing “Gallivant” took third place in Non-Spinnaker Class.
This year has been a very successful year for the club after having endured two years of dealing with the impact that the Covid pandemic had on all our lives. We have also had quite a few new members join the club. Please give them a warm welcome when you meet them as well as inviting your sailing acquaintances to join our club. We have also had several successful social events. The next and final event of the year will be the annual Holiday Party to be held on Sunday, December 11 at the American Legion Hall on St. Simons Island. The hall has been recently remodeled, and everyone seems to enjoy the facility for our social events. We plan to continue holding our events at this location. We will be voting at the party to elect our new officers and leadership team for 2023. If you have an interest in serving, please let me know soon, as the nominating committee is currently looking for members to fill several open positions.
Reminder!! Sign up for the Holiday Party ASAP!
Happy Sails to You,