COMMODORE’S BLOG FOR FEBRUARY 2013
Greetings from Florida’s Left Coast! “Compass Rose” is currently making its way up Tampa Bay headed for St. Petersburg, FL.
Should you need a reason to offer a toast, consider that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday at 2 am. “Spring forward” into summer! Spring itself begins on March 20th at 7:02 am. Boating season is just around the corner!!
Well, for a ‘short’ month, February was certainly an active one for the members of Back Creek Yacht Club. JJ Sullivan and Juliana Nedd started things off with their always fabulous Red Wine & Chocolate (and reading poetry) Event. JJ and Juliana are always so gracious opening their home on Minnow Creek to us.
Our Rear Commodore Bob Higginbotham sponsored a mid-week Educational Event “Piracy on the Chesapeake” at the Annapolis Maritime Museum preceded by dinner at Davis’ Pub in Eastport.
Vern and Dorothy Penner held their always popular “Port Wine Tasting” Happy Hour where they displayed their knowledge and inventory of port wine developed from their “ambassadorial” days in Porto, Portugal (technically this event was on March 1st but could have been on Feb 29th).
Not to be left out, the Back Creek Yacht Club ‘South’ contingent held a get-together on the beach near Stuart, FL. Twenty two BackYakkers came by boat, car, RV and train (aka Auto-Train).
Besides the extra daylight and warmer weather, upcoming March events include an Educational Event (solo circumnavigator Matt Rutherford) at the Severn School preceded by dinner at the Woodfire Grille. The always popular St Patrick’s Day event will be held at the Kilarney House Pub. Bob and Gail Higginbotham and Ted and Pat Edmunds will be your Irish hosts.
Thank you to all the hosts and event organizers for keeping it ‘warm’ this winter. It won’t be long before the shrink wrap comes off!
John and Pam