Commodore's Corner - June 2010
I can't believe it is already June and it is Summertime!! Hmmm,
that means 6 more months and I can hand over my Commodore duties
to Vice Olson! I'm sure he will be thinking of a feat of strength
to display at Festivus! Hope it doesn't involve jello or baked
beans! I will probably have to just let him win!
NIMBY is June 18-20 and is right around
the corner! NIMBY,
is sure to be loads of fun, as usual. There will be a yachting
trip on Friday, a happy hour (probably multiple happy hours),
trophies, the Saturday pre-supper party, and a great wearable
item ALL FOR $20.00!!! You just can't beat that!
Lessons have been going great. We had 11 participants at our
first session at the beach and we expect 3 or so for our 2nd session.
If you can lend a hand just let our Windsurfing Lesson Coordinator
Extraordinare Bob Andrews know.
Nominations for participation on the 2011 Board will take place
at our regular club meeting in July. If you, or someone you know,
would like to be placed on the list make sure you come to the
July meeting and get that name on the list! Elections will be
held in August.
Well, that's all for now - stay tuned for a report on the NIMBY
in the July Newsletter.
I remain (at least for 6 more months) your
On May 22, 2010 eleven eager individuals showed up at Shell Point
for the first lessons of the 2010 summer. This was by far the largest
class since I have been involved in teaching windsurfing at Shell
Point. Thanks to a great turnout of instructors, the lessons went
very smoothly. Four children: Lindsey, Britain, Alexis and Reed
practiced using the wide board and a 2.5 rig that Bill Olson had
anonymously donated to the club. Older sister Katie along with Krys
and Gail used the Fanatic boards to learn their tacks and jybes
off the beach. Three of the students were back from last year’s
lessons. We hope to see them at the next monthly meeting. I want
to thank Tina for leading the lessons; Bob Graves for ably and patiently
coaching the young ones; Donna, our Commodora, and Bill for guiding
the older students and Linda Downey for taking some photos to chronicle
the event. I especially want to thank all the club members who helped
with the work days to get our new training facility ready. It is
The next lessons are scheduled for June 12 and June 26. If you
know someone who may be interested ask them to check out the lesson
link on our website.