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MARCH 2009

COMMODORE'S CORNER

Sabrina, March 2008How things have changed……..

In the 70’s, if I was on a plane, it was probably Friday and we were off to another regatta somewhere in the world. Remember the 70’s? And the airports? You were dropped at the curb, duffel bag in hand, you ran down the concourse and just as they were closing the gate, you whizzed by the attendant, handing over your ticket, and announcing you were right on time.

Try to do that these days? Last March, I was invited to race in a similar event from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. On the appointed day, Carole performed her “dump the chump” duty at the airport, but instead of “whizzing by the attendant”, I spent a whole hour going through security. (I think I’m on the “no fly list”.)

Finally, I arrived at the Duke’s California airport and hailed a cab to be taken to the Balboa Yacht Club. The turbaned driver asked me where it was. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help—things sure looked different than the last time I was there over 20 years ago.

Making it to the club, I couldn't help remember this was where we used to hunt Easter eggs as children. I walked down the docks to find my ride, a classic 50 year old Calkins 50. It was easy to spot as it was the only wooden boat and had a mast about half as high as the rest. I had to climb up the pointed stern rather than step on a 20’ wide swim platform.

Sabrina's CrewThen old home week started. There were faces and people I had not raced with (or even seen) for over 20 years. Wow! Were THEY a lot older!

Then the stories (lies?) started, the beers flowed, and it seemed just like old times again. Ha! Maybe there are still some things that never change.

The race?

Well, that’s another story.

Start your sheets! ~~~ Bill White, 2009 Commodore


March 18, 2009 General Membership Meeting


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
ISLANDER RESORT "CLUBHOUSE"
1800 HOURS — NO HOST SOCIAL
1900 HOURS — POTLUCK DINNER AND PROGRAM

“MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE MIXER”
WEAR A MASK AND YOUR BEADS


Bring a main dish, side, salad or dessert to share and your own plates and utensils. Coffee will be provided and other beverages can be purchased in the Islander Lounge.

THE PROGRAM IS STARRING
YOU!

THAT’S RIGHT! BRING YOUR BEST JOKE, RIDDLE OR LIMERICK AND JOIN YOUR HOSTS DAVE AND JUDY WELKER FOR AN EVENING OF FUN IN HONOR OF FRED LONG, LIYC’S REIGNING JOKE TELLING CHAMPION.

Questions? Call Dave or Judy at 360-468-4007
or Email Judy: islandhopper@centurytel.net
or Eamil David: lono@maui.net

 

ANACORTES BOAT SHOW

MARCH 20-22, 2009
Cap Sante Marina
Cap Sante Marina
For details, visit: www.anacortesboatshow.com
It's free!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


GULF ISLAND CRUISE

June 12-14, 2009
Brentwood Bay Marina



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Brentwood Bay Marina and Resort

COMMODORE'S CRUISE

July 17-19, 2009
Poets Cove Marina
(Details in the April newsletter.)

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