COMMODORE’S BLOG JULY 2013
Well, July is just about in the books! Hard to believe we are well into the second half of 2013. Despite a week of temperatures in the mid-90s’, July was pretty much below normal temperature-wise.
Forty-five BackYakkers cruised to Lankford Bay Marina for the “After 4th of July Cruise”. Strong southerly breezes enabled the sailors to be under sail for the entire route and almost into their slips.
JJ Sullivan and Juliana Nedd organized dinner at Waterman’s Crabhouse Restaurant in Rock Hall on Friday evening complete with shuttle bus service.
Laura and Cort Treuth hosted an Eastern Shore chicken and rib barbecue Saturday evening and really out did themselves!! Not only did they cook everything on the grill but also brought all the corn, tomatoes, beans and charcoal. They even introduced BackYakkers to Ocean City Orange Crush! What a treat!!
The Mid-Week event saw eleven BackYakkers dine at the Broadneck Grill before seeing the musical “She Loves Me” at the Infinity Theatre. Thank you Pat Bernhart for continuing to find interesting venues for these events.
Nine boats and twenty BackYakkers rafted up in the Rhode River on Sunday, July 21st. The original Saturday get together was postponed one day due to the extremely high heat index (see “below normal” temperatures above!). Steve Cavin organized a ”Mango Madness” theme with everyone contributing mango concoctions. The talent and palate of BackYakkers continues to amaze!
Next Saturday is the most popular event of the summer…the Annual Lobster Feast held at Wally and Molly Stone’s home on Crab Creek. John Oberright and Joe Rys are hosting this event. Tuesday, July 30th is the cutoff date.
The following morning is the equally popular breakfast featuring the Flip, Flop & Drop chefs preparing omelets to order. Jae Hamilton and Steve Feldman will be hosting the breakfast. Your chefs will be Bill Kranzer, Bob Higginbotham and Moi.
The August 17-18 weekend cruise, hosted by Michelle and Richard Sanger, takes us to Dun Cove off the Choptank River. After we dinghy in to a public dock, a short walk takes us to Lowes Wharf for an evening in a South Seas atmosphere.
Thanks so much to all the event hosts who give their time to organize these events. Without their efforts, we would be having “virtual cruises”.
John and Pam