Commodore's Musings July 2015

Wabamun Sailing Club Sailpast

Well, it’s sure been hot, however the creator of winds has been in our favour, allowing plenty of racing and some fun times out sailing. The Commodore’s Sail Past was awesome, with plenty of help from many volunteers. Unfortunately on that day, the winds were more favourable for rowing than sailing. Many thanks to Keith Briggs for rowing my grandson Olin and me along the dock, up and down both sides. The repast that followed was delicious and well attended. I was glad to see so many past and present members in attendance.

The following weekend was a wonderful sailing filled Founder’s Regatta featuring fleets of Fireballs and Lasers with Radials as well. There was good attendance and the camaraderie was enjoyed by all.

Sail Week is coming up next week (July 20 – 24) and the theme is Vegas Baby!! We all hope to see many out for the fun and frivolity if only for a day or two. Please stop by in the evening if you are unavailable during the day. Wednesday night is the usual Olympic night with races for all ages.

Thanks to Fred and his reliable crew for his Thursday night fun racing. It has been lots of fun this year and there are 2 more Thursday nights left for your pleasure, July 16 and 30. I hope to see everyone out for a few fun races.

Green Fleet continues on Saturday mornings at 10 for those racers who would like some training and practice before joining the regular races. Every week brings a new instructor and new knowledge to be gleaned. Come on out for “lessons”, just like Saturday mornings as a child at swimming lessons.

This Saturday July 11 is another Potluck dinner. I’m ready for the diverse and often interesting foods that somehow manage to arrive from various hands and round out a pleasant communal meal.


Judy Townsend