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Commodore's Corner

  • 03 May 2018 12:17 PM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)


    Welcome to spring! Spring has come to the Chesapeake, the water is finally starting to warm up and the “Southern Fleet Snowbirds” are arriving in the Chesapeake!  In the last week, Free To B (Gene and Ginny Browning), Indy (John and Madi Yates), Lady Kadey (Colin and Chris Soucy), and Last Mistake (Bob Brown and Vicki Moon) have all completed their sea journey north from Stuart, Florida.  Lali (Bill and Laurie Crosley) have taken a little side trip to the Bahamas but expect to arrive in the Chesapeake in a month or two!

    May is shaping up to be a busy month for BCYC members with the Derby Party hosted by JJ and Julianna May 5th, the Change of Watch celebration (hosted by Gail Higginbotham and Patti Bartlett) May 19th, and the Memorial Day Weekend Get Together May 26th (hosted by Bob and Gail Higginbotham). 

    There will be a BOG Meeting May 27th following the 11:00 am Sunday Breakfast (hosted by Colin and Chris Soucy) under the tent in the Higginbotham’s back yard. 

    The Annual BCYC Cruise (June 2-9) is coming up fast!  If you haven’t already, you need to make your slip reservations now if you plan to attend!  The marinas are beginning to release slips that have not been reserved by BCYC members, back to the public this week.

    Hope to see you all soon!

    We sail on the tide!


  • 01 Jan 2018 12:16 PM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)


    January 1 2018

    As your new Commodore, I want to welcome everyone to the New Year, 2018 and bring you up to date on some of the Back Creek Yacht Club happenings.

    Social Director, Pamula Budesheim, has a full schedule of Happy Hours and a Super Bowl Party scheduled in the coming weeks for the hardy souls who stayed “up North”. The South contingent is firmly entrenched in Florida, and judging by the weather up north we are staying here till spring!  Madi Yates has built a full schedule for those in the South with Happy Hours, a Super Bowl party and Bowling. The only difference between the two is that the North events are all indoors!

    The Change of Watch will be on May 19th at the US Naval Academy Officer’s Club. This year the event will be a little bit more formal than in years past.  More information will be forthcoming.

    I want to thank our outgoing Commodore, Terry Bidnick for his service.  I also want to extend  thanks to retiring Officers Treasurer Jeanie Bidnick, Secretary Mary Ross, and BOG Member E Don Smith for their service.

    Chuck Kahle, our new Fleet Captain, is putting together numerous water events for 2018 including the Annual Cruise. We will be announcing the dates and locations shortly.

    Safe travels to Wally and Molly Stone, Jamie Ritter and John Oberright and Jo Rys who will be driving to Florida this week; you guys left the North one month too late!

    Happy New Year!

    Colin Soucy on Lady Kadey in Stuart, Fl

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