March 2019 Commodore's Corner

We are less than a month away from the time when members start to seriously think about putting their boat into the water. April 1, which this year falls on Monday, is the day when the club traditionally begins its activities, with water and power being turned on to the trailers. Also the fleets gear up for the first race of the season.

This year April 4 signals the beginning of the spring racing series, so I would like to remind everyone not to overlook your safety equipment before you head out on your boat. Does your boat have life jackets for everyone? Do you have a throwable floating cushion handy? Do you have a signaling device? Have you and your crew practiced a man-overboard plan? Finally, make sure that you have a current Oregon Registration sticker on your boat.

Dan Merritt, our Club Host, came to our board meeting last week and ask us to remind people, especially those that moor their boats on C, D, E docks, about spring storms and the potential damage the storms can cause to boats moored on those docks in April. So, if you put your boat into the water, keep an eye on the weather, and make sure it is securely moored.

If you have not had the opportunity to come out to do work party, next weekend there is opportunity to help prepare our grounds to get ready for our upcoming season. We will also continue to work on the youth docks and attenuator in the swim area. So, please come out and help.

I would like to thank the Marji Clune, Bob Pritchard and so many others for their continue work on getting our club to look its best. Thanks also go to Paul Stephens, Nick Tabet, Gordon Mattatall and their crew for A dock flotation work. And I am grateful to Gary Powell who continues to selflessly serve EYC in multiple capacities.

Finally, EYC is bringing back the Jungle Cruise! Save July 6 for this fun trip across the lake and into the jungle on the other side. Bring your family and friends for a great adventure! John Ward is organizing this excursion and as date gets closer will have more information about how to participate.