The lake is full! The lake is full! Time to get on the water! Fun will be had!
The new D Dock is amazing. Please go take a walk on it. You will be impressed. Many thanks to Paul Stephens and his hard-working crew for getting this done.
The grounds are looking great but the Port Commission has several projects in mind. So please attend a Work Party if you are in need of hours. We ask all members to put in 16 hours of work. The next two work parties are on April 21 and May 12. These are always much more fun than they sound, I promise.
We also have two great training opportunities for you: Rescue Boats on May 12 and Race Committee training on May 19 with Rich Johnson. There’s no cost, but registration is appreciated—and required. You can do that on the EYC website.
Many people have spent a lot of time working on safety systems at the club this winter. Please take a moment to figure out where the new dock ladders and throw rings are, as well as the fire extinguishers.
Everything is in place for a great season. The fireworks are ordered for the 4th of July. The Memorial Day Regatta is all a "go" (check it out here) and the Live on the Edge Multihull Regatta is also open for registration online. EYC is also pleased to be hosting the Lido 14 Districts this year in mid-August, so this is a good year to get involved with the Wednesday evening racing.
Longtime members Ken and Chris Emmes just retired and they have bought an even bigger sailboat in which to do some extensive cruising. Hit them up for a ride when you see them, though I have to wonder where our Port Captain will be putting their 44-footer. Also of note, long-time member Marilyn Callahan and Fred Welsh have married. We have witnesses. And Marilyn has just published a book about her professional life, which was written up in the Statesman Journal.
And finally, moorage has been assigned by Port Captain Gordon Mattatall. Bills will be going out this week (sorry for the proximity to Tax Day).