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Boating Season is Upon Us!!

01 May 2013 11:31 AM | John Loving

COMMODORE’S BLOG FOR APRIL 2013

HAPPY MAY DAY!!

May Day baskets adorn the light poles and store fronts in downtown Annapolis. 

Hopefully, everyone’s shrink wrap and pink anti-freeze have been removed for the upcoming boating season on the Chesapeake.

April was a busy month for BackYakkers as Bob and Patti Bartlett hosted a fun-filled Happy Hour with everyone wearing their favorite hat.  Steve Bacon and Leslie Goodwyn led a Pub Crawl through downtown Annapolis ending with dessert and coffee at their home.

It is events like these, thought up and hosted by our members, which continue to foster the camaraderie within BCYC.

This Saturday officially kicks off the BCYC boating season with the aptly name Annual Season Kickoff at Bob and Gail Higginbotham’s waterfront home on Minnow Creek. This is also the New Member Party where we ‘honor’ new members from the past year.  In keeping with “themes”, Bob and Gail have dubbed this the Cuarto de Mayo Party featuring Margaritas, Sangria and tortillas.

Later in May, Pat Bernhart kicks off the Mid-Week events big time with a double header "Luncheon of the Boating Party" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luncheon_of_the_Boating_Party) on Crab Creek adjourning to Wally and Molly Stone’s lawn for Happy Hour.  There is also a “wake up breakfast” the next day for those anchoring overnight.  Check out the BCYC web site for details.

Fleet Captain Guy Collins and Water Events Chair Juliana Nedd get the cruise season underway with the annual Memorial Day Cruise. This year we go up to the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena, MD (http://www.mdyc.org).  This is always a well attended and fun weekend at one of the oldest yacht clubs in Maryland.  Details will be forthcoming on the web site.

To see a complete listing of upcoming water events, go to the web site, click on “Calendar & Events” and then “Water Events 2013”.

Pam and I have almost completed the 1,700 mi. trip back from Pensacola, FL.  We are currently anchored in Smith Creek off the Potomac River awaiting a little calmer Bay.  But, we are officially in Maryland!  The rest of the BCYC South contingent have all made it ‘home’ within the last few days so BCYC South is officially disbanded (until next fall)!

See you all Saturday at the Kickoff (aka Cuarto de Mayo)!

John & Pam

“Compass Rose”

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