Update on the Fleet
I would like to begin by thanking Joe Morgan for meeting with me in January and providing a very thorough pass down of information. For those I have yet had the opportunity to meet, I look forward to meeting you very soon.
As Joe mentioned last month, Snags has been moved to Holiday Marina for maintenance. As we move into February and March, a few work days will be scheduled. If you are willing to help with maintenance on Snags, please let me know.
Wags has been moved around to the cove behind Steve Hanson's house. This location will allow for a more secure anchorage during the end of the winter season. The intent is to leave Wags in the water for a few more months to provide an opportunity to get out on the water when those surprisingly mild late-winter days present themselves. I ask any club member interested in taking Wags out to please drop me a line. While the boats are off the WRYC moorings, we intend to conduct an inspection and maintenance on the anchors and moorings. Thank you, Jim Garrett, for offering to dive on the moorings this winter.
With an eye towards the spring, several initiatives are in place to ensure all WRYC members have ample opportunity to enjoy the beautiful waters around our area. The adult sailing program will continue, under the direction of Commodore Steve Hanson. Initial talks have taken place to define a spring, summer and fall cruising series. The cruising series would include plans to take both keel boats to a local anchorage for a weekend adventure. We would also love to have members bring their own boats, if interested, to raft up at the anchorage and enjoy some time together on the water.
As Joe mentioned in the last Telltale issue, there has been strong support for a Sunday Series on a donated Albacore fleet. Unfortunately, the gentleman from the club that was to donate the Albacores has passed away. The donation is on hold for the moment. I will supply more information on this as it becomes available. Joe Morgan led a well-attended meeting on January 27th to start planning the Sunday Racing Series. The series will start in March and will run through the summer. The series will include racing on the Club's 420's and Lasers, as well as any personal boats racing in a PHRF class. Please contact Joe for more information. Additionally, there has been some talk of possibly racing Snags on the York River next year. If anyone is interested, please let me know.