2017 is going to be an interesting and enjoyable year for Schooner cove Yacht Club. We have new owners of Fairwinds Marina and are working to achieve a positive relationship within new realities at SCYC’s “home port”. We have a yacht club with a very strong history and solid membership that is well positioned for another very exciting year!
Our volunteer core is second to none, as evidenced every year by our successful regattas, social events and racing and cruising programs, complete with outstanding attendance and endless enthusiasm! We recently introduced the new Social Membership category, which will enable us to retain long standing members who no longer want to participate first hand in boating activities but are keen to retain their strong links with the club. This is a “win-win” for all of us.
This year we have a great mix of talented people on the executive, including some relative “newbies”. You will also be happy to hear that there are some exciting plans for new social events and the 2017 cruising program.
I encourage all of you to get involved in the club. The racing fraternity would love to have more participants and typically there is always a need for crew. All members are invited to participate in the racing and social events held during the Lasqueti Island Regatta in June and the Fleet (‘Fun’) Regatta in September. Details of both the Spring and Summer cruises are currently being finalized and I would recommend that you sign up early. Last year our cruising program was fully subscribed, both power and sail, with many compliments from participants. I am prepared to bet that this will be repeated this year!
I would like to thank our membership for its support for the increase in our annual dues, effective November 1, 2017. This increase enables your executive to maintain all programs at existing levels. I encourage you to make the most of your membership. By utilizing our cruising stations and reciprocal arrangements you can very easily recoup the cost of your dues.
On behalf of your Executive I would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable boating season coupled with all the fun, camaraderie and competitiveness that being a member of our excellent club represents.