Event: OIYC Opening Day
We Have Fun!
May 11, 2019
Orcas Island Yacht Club Opening Day and Boat Parade. Contact Carl Lewis and Roxy Marck.
10:00 AM Sailing Race in the beautiful waters of West Sound. Contact Jeff Rodenberger, 360-317-5094 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
12:30 PM Opening Day Boat Parade. We will use the customary OIYC order: 1. Rear Commodore, 2. Fleet Captain, Cruise, 3. Powerboats, in order from longest to shortest LOA, 4. Fleet Captain, Sail, 5. Sailboats, in order from longest to shortest LOA. Boats will form up beginning at 12:10 PM in West Sound and will proceed past the reviewing location on the end of the OIYC dock beginning at 12:30 PM, where each skipper will be saluted by Commodore Ben McLeod and will return that salute. A panel of judges will select, in their sole discretion, winners in each fleet (Power and Sail) in three categories: Best Decorated Boat, Best Decorated Crew and Spirit of the Event. A prize will be presented to the skipper of the boat chosen in each category during the spectacular lunch following the parade.
Please contact me, Rear Commodore Carl Lewis, 360-386-6831 or email@example.com, as soon as you can to let me know that you plan to participate, whether the vessel you will be using is sail or power, and the LOA of the vessel. Monitor VHF Channel 09 during form-up; stay off the radio if possible and be certain that your radio is set on low power. If enough participants reply in advance, it might be possible to publish a preliminary list of the order, so you will know in advance which boat you are to follow. In any case, a list will be broadcast on Channel 09 during form-up. Follow closely behind the boat ahead. A one-boat-length gap makes a good-looking parade and is something to shoot for, unless your vessel has a weak ability to stop for one reason or another. Of course.
1:30 PM Lunch Onshore. After the boat parade, moor your boat either at the OIYC dock or, if your mooring is nearby, at your regular mooring. We hope to have a large group participating in the parade and, if we do, it will be necessary to raft up at the dock. Please do your best to facilitate a quick and painless arrival and mooring by assisting others in whatever way you can, particularly those attempting to raft up to your outboard side. Mooring to a boat can be intimidating to some.
Lunch is in the capable hands of Roxy Marck, 619-224-9015 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Roxy know if you are willing to volunteer to help set up, serve, or cleanup!
Roxy has a great menu planned to complement our Treasure Island theme this year:
• Chicken Jambalaya
• Veggie Jambalaya
• 2-3 Side Salads
• Crusty Bread
• Ice Cream Sundaes
This menu is subject to change, but it is what Roxy has in mind at present. We have reserved the WSCC building in case of inclement weather, and possibly to provide additional kitchen capacity. Roxy has a few volunteers to help decorate, set-up and generally help handle the lunch, but more volunteers would be appreciated. As you know, this is a volunteer club, and many hands make light(er) work.
The lunch will be priced to cover costs, but we need your help to do that so we need to have a fair idea of how many people will be coming. Please RSVP to Roxy about the lunch as soon as you can. Roxy will send out another e-mail with the price and payment arrangements as soon as she has enough information about expected attendance to know about quantity.
We look forward to you joining us on Opening Day!