Our “Drive By Sail Past” was a great way to see many of you this past Sunday. Thanks to Jim and Sandra Dutton for hosting the “Drive By Sail Past” and the weather for cooperating. It provided a chance for all those convertible owners to get out with flags and burgees flying. The innovation and ingenuity demonstrated why we have such a great club. We had one member replicate the “Dinghy Sail Past” of last year, some folks turned their vehicles into vessels, and some constructed new vessels, as they had so much time on their hands. To me, it demonstrated we have an active and vibrant core that will contribute to the club’s health for years to come. Thanks to videographer Joanne Caple for capturing those moments even though we made her stand on the wrong side of the road.The video will be on the website shortly.
We last communicated by sharing director’s reports published in response to the cancellation of the Spring General Meeting. The Executive has met by email and via a Zoom meeting to review issues that matter to the Club.
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our signature event, the BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta, which has also occurred for other racing events around the province. Our racing program and our scheduled social events have been suspended until such time as we can do so whilst complying with the spirit and intent of the Medical Officer’s directives. The Spring Cruise decision will be made before the end of May.
On a more positive note, the yearbooks have been distributed as explained in a Scyline notice, published on April 21, as well as other information provided regarding marina closures, coast guard directives, etc.
We have also appointed a new Vice-Commodore. Scott Brown agreed to take on that role for the remainder of this term…and then headed north for an extended sailing vacation so I could continue to do his job for a couple of more months. Kidding aside, thanks for stepping forward Scott. We still have a vacancy for a Social Director but appreciate that many have volunteered to run individual social events when we next get a chance to do them.
We will post our latest understanding of cruising station availability as we learn more about their operating status. At this stage, John Henry, Otter Bay and Genoa Bay are closed to transient moorage. Salt Spring Marina is accepting transient boaters but check their website for their COVID-19 Notice.
Once again, thanks for your support and patience as we seek to manage in these unique times. Stay safe, stay well and keep in touch.