School’s out for-EVER!”
Okay, so Alice Cooper wasn’t totally and completely accurate but hey, it feels like it! A few of us got an early start and are, as of this writing, in Nanaimo preparing to do battle with Georgia Strait on our Summer Trek.
Back home at TYC, we’re getting geared up for two of the big events of early summer. Fourteen boats have signed up to volunteer for the annual Evergreen Cruise on June 19. My sincere thanks to the skippers and crews. My thanks, as well, to V/C Cliff Rickmers and R/C Jeff Krueger for filling in for me. (We did try to reschedule the event so that Diane and I could participate, but it’s one of those things that is on autopilot after so many years and changing it was just too complicated.)
Don’t forget the big Fourth of July Deck Party which takes place, surprisingly enough, on July Fourth. V/C Cliff and Bentley, along with Assistant Fleet Captain Jim and Janet Martinek will be coordinating this event. The Freedom Fair Air Show, while somewhat scaled back this year because of budget constraints, will take place in the afternoon, followed by the big fireworks show that night. Art Winn is busy putting together a flotilla of boats to provide security around the Air Show’s airbox and, thanks to a few brave souls, around the fireworks barge.
Watch for an online edition of the Lubberline coming out around the first of the month. This is something new—we normally don’t have a Lubberline at all in the summer—and we can thank Christina Pupo for putting it together. Event and committee chairs, be sure to get your articles to her in a timely manner!
Above all, everyone get out on the water! It is, after all, why we own those Boat Things in the first place!
It's getting to be that time of year when many of you will be headed North. Please remember when visiting our Outstation at Deception Pass Marina the entrance channel has approx 6' of water at zero tide levels. The Outstation docks have just under 5' at zero tides. There is a hump in the middle of the docks that has a little less water at zero tides.
There is a heavy layer of kelp along the docks please use a lead line to confirm that you will not be on the bottom at low or minus tides.
The marina staff should also be able to help you determine if your going to have enough water to be safe . They also will relocate you to areas with deeper draft if you are concerned.
Jim Justin, Outstations
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Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 North Waterfront Drive
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