February is almost over and boating season will be here before you realize it. Applications for both junior sailing and the race team are now available. Please take advantage of the member discount as well as early sign up before it is open to non-members.
Those of you who attended the Valentine's Day social know what a nice function it was. It was truly a treat. Many thanks to Nina Watkins and Robin Troutman for decorating the clubhouse, the music, and coordinating with Gary Ward of Olivia's for the catering. The ladies recruited their "other half" to work the bar. Thanks to Tom and Bonnie Bernard for working the door. If you were unable to attend, you were missed and we look forward to seeing you at the St. Patrick's Day Brunch hosted by Charlie and Mary Alice Woerner.
Our board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm at the club. The meetings are open to the membership. If you are curious about the various topics the board may discuss, please feel free to attend.
We have several work days scheduled in the upcoming months to make sure the boats are ship shape, the grounds are presentable and to knock the winter dust off of the clubhouse. Please plan to attend. Not only do many hands make for quick work, you will have an opportunity to shake off some cabin fever, catch up with friends and meet new ones.
Before you know it we will be kicking off boating season with our traditional flag raising ceremony rescheduled for April 26. See you there.
Jay McGlohn, Commodore
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More details have been announced for the First Annual Non-motorized Fishing Tournament scheduled at WRYC on Saturday, May 3.
Peter Wilcox, tournament chair, reports the first event will start at 8 a.m. with a second in the afternoon, following lunch and a complementary fishing clinic.
The event will be limited to kayaks, canoes and row boats with a $50 per craft entry fee. Purses will be provided for the top three morning and afternoon catches. Proceeds will benefit the Waterman's Scholarship Fund.
Once again, the Ware River Yacht Club is proud to offer sailing instruction for kids ages 8 and older. Our goal is to promote seamanship, sportsmanship and a lifelong interest in sailing to young people in our community. We offer Optimists, Lasers, 420s and a 26ft keelboat for first-time and experienced sailors. Wether you prefer racing or just want to sail for fun, you will learn a lifetime skill!
Session 1 - June 23-27 (M-F) and June 30 - July 3 (M-Th)
Session 2 - July 7-11 (M-F) and July 14-17 (M-Th)
Session 3 - July 21-25 (M-F) and July 28-31 (M-Th)
50th Annual Governor's Cup Regatta - Aug. 2-3.
Pricing per session --
Members' children and grandchildren - $400 ($350 if providing own boat).
Non-Members' children and grandchildren - $500 ($450 if providing own boat).
Experienced sailor who wants more race experience? Consider joinging the Ware River Race Team.