AYC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!!
The night of July 21st was a real opportunity to celebrate 50 years of experience in our Club. The founders, charter members, and all past commodores were honored. 150 people attended a wonderful dinner, and good times were had by all, as we reflected on the values and memories over the years. A wonderful slide show played continuously of members and memories over 50 years, and a video was shown that featured many of the original members sharing the beginnings of the Club and what it meant.
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, a new race tradition was begun - the Founders’ Cup. Five boats went across the starting line, on a 10-mile race, in a light to moderate northerly. The downwind start was exciting, and a couple boats went off course in search of the turning mark (John Fraser's boat Widgeon). Kanaloa ended up 1st to finish and 1st on corrected time, with Mariko 2nd and Blu 3rd. Crewmembers looking to experience racing showed up at the Club and were recruited or assigned to a boat. Kanaloa ended up with some of the most "experienced" crew - Bob Badger, Cecil Benson, and Bill Reoch. Bob Badger donated a new perpetual trophy which will be on display at the Club with Kanaloa’s name will be on it. Crewmembers of the winning boat received handsome paperweight trophies.
The 2007 season got off to a slow start due to the poor early weather, and most slips remained empty until the end of June. They eventually filled in, and now those who cruise are finding the time to head downeast for a few days or weeks. The docks are in excellent condition and most weekends there has been plenty of activity there. Contrary to most years, the dinghy dock still has room for a couple more dinghies to tie up.
By the time this is read we should be about 75% through the busiest social calendar in the recent history of AYC. The celebration of the Club’s 50th anniversary has inspired a lot of special activity and set a unique context for a wonderful year of enjoying the Ropewalk and the company of our membership. The Ways & Means Committee congratulates and thanks our members who have participated in the delivery of all of our AYC events. There are 21 social events on the calendar this year and we offer them as the equivalent of a 21-gun salute to the founders of AYC.
Ways & Means Committee
The House is in great shape this summer. Chris, Patrick and Conner have done a wonderful job of watching over the House. The stewards have expanded their hours and stay as late as 7pm during peak summer hours.
The gardens and flower boxes are especially gorgeous, thanks to Ann Marie Somers and her 'garden fairies'. Ann Marie has spent many hours at the club with weekly garden maintenance. She is a very experienced gardener and we are so fortunate to have her beautifying our House. Thank you Ann Marie!
The Jr. Sailing Program has had a busy summer. We have had approximately 40 students on the water this summer. Our new instructors, Justine and Matt have been a pleasure to work with. We hosted our annual MIRC Regatta at the Club on August 1. It was well attended with over 50 sailors. It was a joy to see the club alive with young sailors. I would like to especially thank Dave Emery for volunteering with Catch 22. He donated a full day on the water to the Jr. Sailing Program! THANK YOU MR. EMERY!
The 2007 Boon Island Race was one for the books! For a change, bright sunshine and a WNW wind of 10-12 knots welcomed the ten boats that showed up for the start of the race at 10:40 am, June 24.
Boon Island Race Committee
Ed and Susan Jaccoma - Sponsored by Bob Scribner. Seconded by John Frasier & Milda Castner, and Eleanor Scribner.
Rick and Patty Dempsey - Sponsored by Tim Hussey. Seconded by Pete Donovan and Gail Preble.
Membership Committee Chair
AYC polos - $12.00 (limited colors and sizes)
AYC Navy Polar Fleece vests - $35.00
AYC Navy Polar Fleece long sleeve zip - $40.00
AYC hats - $15.00
AYC burgees - $16.00 and $18.00
AYC mugs - $3.00each or 4/$10.00
AYC cocktail napkins - $3.00/125
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