COMMODORE’S BLOG DECEMBER 2013
While we weren’t looking, 2013 came and went! Wasn’t it only yesterday we were worried about Y2k?!
I trust everyone had a great Christmas and welcomed in the New Year in style!
BackYakkers transitioned into official winter in December with the always popular Annual Midnight Madness in downtown Annapolis. Pat Bernhart did her usual ‘magic’ orchestrating dinner at Galway Bay restaurant combined with strolling the streets of Annapolis.
Bill and Laurie Crosley hosted the Annual Holiday Brunch at the West River Yacht Club. Over fifty BackYakkers enjoyed food and drink (and apparently a lot of Bloody Marys!) and the ever popular Yankee Swap. The petrified crab even made another appearance!
On January 1st, your new Bridge of Officers took the reigns of Back Creek Yacht Club. It has been my and Pam’s pleasure and honor to have been your Commodore (and Commodorable!) for the past year. Every member of BCYC has contributed to making 2013 a fun year. All of you made my job very easy!
Commodore Bill Kranzer will ‘officially’ raise his flag at the Change of Watch at the Commodore’s Ball on January 25th. The Ball is always the highlight of the year where we get to put on real clothes and dance the night away. If you haven’t yet registered, I encourage you to go to the web site and do so.
This year’s Ball is hosted by Rosie Cavin (who also hosted last year’s). Laurie Crosley has graciously agreed to Mistress of Ceremonies so you are in for a real treat! Former BackYakker Mike Lange will bring his “Tiki and the Barbarians” band for the entertainment. And I promise they will not be as loud as last year’s band!
Down here in Stuart, FL, we weren’t spared the deep freeze that is currently engulfing the Northeast. There was actually a “wind chill” alert for last night! Jamie Ritter was here for a few days and left this morning to get back for her Ritter Happy Hour this coming Saturday.
Stay warm and we’ll see you at the Commodore’s Ball.
John and Pam
Sunset Bay Marina