Dear Fellow Corinthians!
As you can see from our event calendar, we have a busy summer ahead of us! Wednesday Night Music has started, Sunday Night Dinners will start the third week of July, and we are getting a full house almost every Friday night! Boats have started appearing on the river, and our Ideals have been well used for sailing lessons, trials and racing. There are several regattas (both PHRF and One-Design) planned in the near future, and summer cruising will start soon.
We are still looking for a good date to reschedule the postponed Hamburg Cove Raft-Up. Slowly but surely the club's boats are being splashed, and we hope to be able to find an agreeable date soon. In any case, feel free to call upon your fellow boat owners and organize a casual raft-up, our mooring in Hamburg Cove is ready and waiting! One word of caution, though, we do not have a pennant this year (who knows where it ended up again, we are trying to find out from the harbor staff), but the crew of Raggamuffin, Dick & Cheryl Arndt were kind enough to attach a small fender to make line retrieval easier. Please make yourself familiar with the mooring protocol (available on our website) if you are planning to use it.
Just in case you are looking for our new Club Roster, unfortunately it is not yet complete. Boat splashing was not the only activity that was delayed this year... While we can blame the boats on the rather mixed weather until now, the delay in printing was unfortunately caused by a lack of volunteers. It seems that every time we tried to tackle the roster, something else had to be prioritized or fixed at the club and only a handful of volunteers were to be found. Hopefully we will be able to provide you with a roster soon, but please be patient - or even better, consider volunteering to help next year!
My thanks to those of you who came to our (very successful) Cocktail Reception to benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in May (a.k.a. as the Leukemia Cup Kick-Off). We had more than 70 people attend, and bidding on the various items up for auction. Many members and local business went above and beyond to help make the event a success! We were pleased to welcome a large group from Hamburg Cove who very much enjoyed our club and party. We are now working on the Leukemia Cup Regatta & Post-Race Party (August 11th), in cooperation with the Pettipaug Yacht Club. To find out more, to help, sponsor, or enter the One-Design River Regatta, please go to our website and click on the "Racing" link or take a look below for more information.
Summer means regattas, cruising, waterfront dining and events, and more at ECYC. My favorite time of the year! Come join us on July 4th at our traditional Harbor Parade & Cookout! If you have a boat, let me know if you want to be part of the on-water parade, it is a lot of fun! More information in the Entertainment column below.
You can always refer to our website at www.essexcorinthian.org for details on dining, social, educational and on-water events, and any other information on the club and its programs. Please feel free to contact me or any member of Bridge and Board if you have any comments, questions or concerns. I plan to be available for a quick chat at the club on most Friday nights!