It is not too late to sign up for fall fleet racing in Sonars this Saturday, Saturday 28. This is an initiative sponsored by the Corinthian Sailing Committee, in response to the cancelling of the MRA Fall Series. The
racing will be done in the club owned Sonars, and you can reserve one through the CYC Sailing Director, Kevin Dooley, who can also help coordinate crews if you do not have a full boat. For insurance reasons,
our Sonars can only be reserved by members of CYC and must be helmed at all times by a respective club member. It should be fun, the weather looks great, talk it up with your EYC and BYC friends.
Here are the cliff notes to the sailing instructions, the full versions of which will be available via Kevin: First gun at 1230. Racing will be short course college style races with an average race time of 10-20 minutes. Sailing area will be at the mouth of the harbor near MH1…don’t sail to halfway rock. No starts after 230. Spinnakers are planned to be used, although since these are all borrowed boats, use may be restricted if the breeze is up. Read the sailing instructions. They are not that long. There is no entry fee. If
you have questions, email CYC sailing Director Kevin Dooley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Fava
OTHER FLEET 5 STUFF:
Remember that the MRA Awards Night Saturday, October 12, at 6:30 PM at the Boston Yacht Club. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. It is important that Fleet 5 show our strong support for all that MRA
does for us, and that we show up to collect our swag. If you are due an award but can’t go to the party, be sure to contact someone who will go, so they can be a proxy and pick it up for you.
Our own Fleet 5 Awards Party will be on Saturday, November 16, again generously hosted by Peter and Wendy Frisch at 20 Mostyn Street in Swampscott, near Preston Beach. Be sure to keep that date open!
In anticipation of that night, if all those who received perpetual awards last year can drop them off on the Taylor porch at 8 Wyman Road in the next two weeks, that would be greatly appreciated. (Several have already done so). Also, if Fleet members have input that they would like to offer regarding folks who might be a deserving recipient of one of these awards this year, please feel free to forward you thoughts to Jim Taylor at email@example.com. As a reminder, our award list includes the Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Richie Santos Crew, Hallawell Family, President’s, and Hacker awards. Your input is especially critical for the Santos Crew Award, as candidates are supposed to be nominated by their team.
Nominations for the Hacker Award are made on the night of the party, of course. Be prepared to troll!
On a more somber note, remember that there will be a memorial luncheon in honor of our departed friend and #1782 skipper Joan Wheeler on Friday, September 27th at 12:30pm at the Eastern Yacht Club. The family hopes those who attend will bring stories and photographs to share if
possible. The family has asked that sailors RSVP to Debbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they plan to attend.
Finally, for those unable to attend, be assured that the service for Mark Lindsay was a moving and heartfelt celebration of an amazing life. The world will be a darker place without Mark lighting it up. Donations in his honor can be sent to the Courageous Sailing Center.