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17 Jun 2013 8:22 AM | John Loving


I’ve been somewhat negligent in writing this blog but sometimes boating gets in the way!

As I write this, Pam and I are docked at Miles River Yacht Club in St Michaels where our 2013 Annual Cruise has just finished.

But, before I get to the Cruise, let’s re-cap the events of May…

May was book ended by the Season Opener/New Members Gala and the Memorial Day Cruise.  In the middle was a Mid Week Event.

The Season Opener/New Members event was hosted by Bob & Gail Higginbotham at their waterfront home on Minnow Creek.  Seven boats were tied to their docks while forty five BackYakkers enjoyed the grilling expertise of our Rear Commodore.

Pat Bernhart organized a great Mid-Week event hosted by Wally and Molly Stone at their home on Crab Creek.  The theme of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party was evident in the numerous hats and parasols brought by members.

Memorial Day Weekend found some rough weather and even rough seas on the Bay which necessitated some last minute rescheduling.  Ultimately, four boats made it to Maryland Yacht Club on Sunday.  Over thirty BackYakkers drove to MYC to enjoy a catered dinner under their outdoor pavilion. 

Now to the Annual Cruise…

This year’s Cruise commenced with twelve boats making the trip up the Chester River to Lovely Cove off Langford Creek.  There we arranged a first ever “linear” raft up originally conceived by Fleet Captain Guy Collins.  This ‘back-to-back’ raft was a big hit and afforded the opportunity for great camaraderie (not to mention the exchange of water balloons!).

Rather than detail the rest of the Cruise, I’ve posted separately the review of the Cruise I gave at the finale dinner at Miles River Yacht Club.

The next Mid Week will be held Wednesday, June 26th in Harness Creek off the South River.  This is just off Quiet Waters Park should you want to drive over.

July 4th is on a Thursday this year and many members desire to see the Annapolis fireworks with friends and family.  Soooo, the usual July 4th Cruise will be on the weekend of July 5-7th (or an “After July 4th Cruise”).  Please make your slip reservations at Lankford Bay Marina for the event.  JJ Sullivan and Juliana Nedd have organized dinner at Waterman’s Crabhouse Restaurant in Rock Hall on Friday evening (transportation is provided).

Court and Laura Treuth will host an Eastern Shore Barbecue on Saturday at the marina pavilion.  Lankford Bay Marina is always a favorite destination for BackYakkers so please put this on your calendar.

Thank you to everyone who made the Annual Cruise such a fun and enjoyable event. It is all about the people!

See you on the water!

John and Pam

“Compass Rose”

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