The clubs 50th anniversary year started off with the annual Sail Past and dinner which took place on June 11. The day’s festivities started at 1400hr with a skipper’s meeting organized by Vice Commodore Fred W. Next was the a flag raising ceremony/blessing of the fleet that was organized by Alan H and Steve T. During the ceremony the sun came out and the weather was beautiful for the rest of the day and evening. Hope the blessing will become a tradition at PYC.
VC Fred had the fleet well organized and the sail past procession started promptly at 1500hr. This is also happened to be the time that a 10 knot breeze developed and the fleet of 31 boats had a great sail past the stern of Tomfoolery. Commodore Tom W, Life member Albert S, and Deputy Mayor Brian O reviewed the fleet and what a fine site it was. Also aboard Tomfoolery was Tammy O, Pat K. and Rebecca W (who took all the pictures at the end of this post).
The on water activities were followed by members visiting decked out boats and finally at 1800hr it was time to BBQ. The BBQ your own meat theme was a return to past sail past tradition when the event hosted less than 100 people. This years attendance was 147 but with several extra BBQ’s and fine organization by the sail past committee, this did not present a problem. Many thanks to this committee’s members, Pat and Bob H, Don and Diane S, Tim and Tina D, Mandy and Al D. for a great meal.
After dinner entertainment was kicked off by master of ceremony Herb the Nautical Sheik. Speakers included Commodore Tom, Deputy Mayor Brian, and Past Commodore, Rob A. Herb made sure to add the right amount of comic relief to keep things light. Special guest Norm De Plume (John W) did a good job (actually great job considering how much we paid him) keeping the audience laughing.
The night’s weather brought warm breezes and many stayed till the we hours of Sunday keeping the camp fire going. Many thanks to all the members that pitched in and helped with the event setup or cleanup. With out this help it would not be possible for PYC to host such a fine event and entertain all our friends and families.