August 2019 Commodore's Corner

August is an interesting time at Eugene Yacht Club. The doldrums of summer seem to be creeping in as the lake level is dropping, but the activity level at EYC is busier than ever.

Thursday night racing is in the middle the fall series, the Jim Skeen Youth UnRegatta will be held on August 17, both the Women’s Cup and the Commodore’s Cup winners will be decided on the weekend of August 24 & 25. On the non-racing side, we have Women’s Only weekend will be occurring on August 23 through August 25. I am encouraged by the enthusiasm that this event has created among our women at the club, both young and old. Our Junior Fleet continues sailing on Wednesday and Sunday and they also have a Full Moon sail this weekend.

I would like to thank Jim Martinez for organizing Concert by the Lake this year. Hilltop Big Band was wonderful, and the time and weather were perfect. There was even dancing in the back while the band was playing.

Some news from the Board: the small hoist was repaired and delivered to the club so we now have a backup. We continue to seek out options for protecting our docks and members boats. The Board is seeking out alternatives for boat trailer storage at out club to help provide more room for the busy times at our club. The long term planning and youth sailing committees will be meeting this month and I encourage members to take the time to participate either by attending or sending your ideas to Gary Powell for Long Term Planning or Dick Brust for Youth Sailing.

We lost a member last month, Salty Green. For those of us that had the wonderful opportunity to know Salty, his stories of sailing and of the club will be missed. A celebration of life will take place at the club on August 31 at 2:00 pm.