View from the Bridge
Greetings from your officers of the Bridge!
One of our goals for updates in this space is to bring each of you current news about what the Club is up to - as well as what those entrusted with charting its direction may be planning. As you know, we serve in these roles as volunteers…and we strongly encourage all members to jump in with some sort of role. It is a great way to meet more people and better learn all of the things we do. So as most of us go through the bittersweet task of hauling our boats (other than the lucky ones heading south), the Bridge is actually kicking into high gear. The winter is when we hold most of meetings, do our planning and lay things out for the coming year.
Shortly after our annual dinner on November 6, we plan to be sharing our winter seminar schedule. For many who cannot make longer commitments to cruises or skiing, this is a fantastic way to get your winter sailing fix, meet other members, and learn a thing or two. The seminars start in January and span most of the off-season. We are always looking for members willing to offer seminars of value; or who can bring in others with stories, training or entertainment to share. By the way, the date of our November dinner is also the start date of the Vendee Globe, solo, non-stop, around the world race. Two years ago we had Rich Wilson, who is IN the Vendee Globe, as a seminar speaker. Rich will be sailing as the oldest competitor in the race at 66. Hard to imagine.
So our message for now is, just because you may not be on your boat, don’t think your Club slows down. You will be seeing notices for our seminars, get-togethers over beer, the ski weekend and more. Use the winter as a chance to stay engaged, make new friends and take advantage of all of your benefits of being a member. Hope to see you soon!
Roy Greenwald, Vice Commodore