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The 2013 Annual Cruise

17 Jun 2013 8:33 AM | John Loving
Below is an outline of this year's Cruise that I gave at the finale dinner at Miles River Yacht Club.

BCYC FINALE

 

WELCOME TO THE GRAND FINALE OF THE 2013 BCYC ANNUAL CRUISE

FIRST, I WOUILD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND WELCOME PAST COMMODORES (OR FORMODORES) OF BCYC IN ATTENDANCE:

·        JOHN CAMPBELL 2001

·        HARRIET LYTLE 2004

·        ED EVANS 2005

·        ROSIE CAVIN 2007

·        MADI YATES 2008

·        JOHN OBERRIGHT 2009

·        BILL FALK 2011

WE ALSO HAVE TWO PAST COMMODORES OF OTHER YACHT CLUBS:

·        BILL CROSLEY– WEST RIVER Y.C.

·        E. DON SMITH – SAUGATUK Y.C.

JOINING US TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IS:

·        DEBRA HARRIS

·        RICHARD ROSS

REJOINING THE CRUISE AFTER A SHORT HIATUS:

·        ROSIE CAVIN

·        STEVE CAVIN

WE STARTED THIS YEAR’S CRUISE A WEEK AGO WITH TWELVE BOATS AND FORMED OUR FIRST-EVER LINEAR RAFTUP IN LOVELY COVE OFF LANGFORD CREEK.

·        BEN AND CANDYHOSTED THE FIRST NIGHT’S FESTIVITIES DELIVERING ENOUGH FOOD FOR A SMALL ARMY TO EACH BOAT.

·        JJ SULLIVAN “OUT BLEW” CHRIS SOUCY FOR IN THE CONCH BLOWING EVENT.

·        KAREN AND BILL KRANZER WERE THE SECOND DAY HOSTS WITH A VERY HILARIOUS DINGY/GETTING DRESSED/GETTING SOAKED RACE.

TWO DAYS LATER WE MADE OUR WAY UP TO ROCK HALL AND HAVEN HARBOUR MARINA.

·        JOHN OBERRIGHTAND JO RYS HOSTED THE FIRST DAY WITH JO CONDUCTING A “DRAW YOUR OWN BURGEE” CLASS.

·        THE TRADITIONAL BOCCI BALL TOURNAMENT FOUND THE TRADITIONAL WINNER MADI YATES PARTNERING WITH JOHN CAMPBELL TO WIN THE COVETED ELEPHANT TROPHY.

·        BEN AND CANDYMADE AN ENCORE APPEARANCE AND HOSTED THE SECOND DAY AT HAVEN HARBOUR WITH A NAUTICAL TRIVIA CONTEST.  AT LAST COUNT, MADI YATES WAS LEADING THE POINT TOTAL…

ON WEDNESDAY, AT 0600 DEPARTURE ENABLED MANY OF THE BOATS TO TRANSIT KENT NARROWS AT HIGH TIDE LESSENING THE PUCKER FACTOR.  THANKS TO BOB HIGGINBOTHAM FOR PLANNING AND BEN WILSON FOR LEADING THE TRANSIT.

·        BILL AND GERALDINE FALK HOSTED DESSERTS ON TUG FOR TWO AS THE FLEET ANCHORED IN 3 THREE BOAT RAFTS IN GRANARY CREEK UP THE WYE RIVER.

THURSDAY BROUGHT THE THREAT OF ANOTHER “STORM OF THE CENTURY” AS WE CAME ASHORE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ RECREATION CENTER ON WYE ISLAND.

·        ALTHOUGH WE COULD HEAR THE THUNDER, THE STORM CELLS PARTED AROUND US.

·        GRILLMEISTER WESTBROOK MURPHY EXPERTLY COOKED 7 FLANK STEAKS ABLY ASSITED BY SOUS CHEFS BEN WILSON AND JOHN YATES.

·        A “TURKEY SHOOT” CAPPED THE EVENING.  A COUPLE OF FROZEN TURKEYS WERE SUBSTITUTED FOR BOWLING BALLS.

·        PAM LOVINGDID ALL THE PLANNING FOR THIS DAY.

LAST NIGHT’S BARBECUE AND DANCING AT IZZY’S WAS HOSTED BY HARRIET AND LINDA.

TONIGHT’S HOSTS ARE JJ SULLIVAN AND JULIANA NEDD.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK FLEET CAPTAIN GUY COLLINS FOR ALL HIS ADVANCED PLANNING AND SECURING THE VENUES FOR EVERY DAY.  AS YOU KNOW, HE AND SHAY WOULD MUCH RATHER BE ON THE CRUISE THAN HOME IN PENNSYLVANIA.

THIS CRUISE COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IF NOT FOR THE EFFORTS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED HOSTS.

HOWEVER, NO ONE DID MORE WORK NOR WAS MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GREAT CRUISE THAN JULIANA NEDD.  AT TIMES SHE WORE MANY HATS... WAS PART CRUISE DIRECTOR, PART FLEET CAPTAIN AND PART MOTHER HEN.

THANK YOU JULIANA FOR ALL YOU DID AND HAVE DONE.

ENJOY YOUR DINNER AND I BELIEVE IZZY’S IS OPEN AGAIN TONIGHT.

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