Commodore's Last Corner
- December 2010
Well thanks Bill Olson for chairing a great Christmas Party.
The venue worked out great, there was plenty of food, beer,
booze and music to last through the night. Thanks to everyone
who came early and helped decorate the place and for those
who stayed late to help break it all back down. Thanks to
those who made sure the College Football junkies were able
to get their fix! A satellite dish and television were set
up so the ACC Championship game could be broadcast! Okay,
so the outcome could have been better but thanks to all
of you for making it possible to at least watch the game.
Later in the night, Swami took his perch to deliver his
Christmas Story and a strange hush came over the crowd.
Well, I guess except for the sound effects from time-to-time.
Thank you Santa Swami for your sailing inspired Christmas
Story! Once again, DJBobbyG spun the tunes for us until
the lights came up and the cleaning was done.
Festivus was an absolute hoot, as usual!! Sunset Martinis
were mixed (thank you Perry) with various bottles of gin
provided by the masses - was there a Festivus miracle hidden
somewhere in one of those bottles? I think there was!! Miraculously
after the “slap” the Vice Commodore’s
confidence began to soar! He challenged “La Commodora”
to a harness tug of war!! The victor of this contest would
be crowned the 2011 Commodore of The Shell Point Sailboard
Club. Of course I accepted his challenge. Alas, the Vice
never mentioned anything about helmets, knee pads, shoulder
pads or any other protective gear that he seemed to have
a sack full of but wouldn’t share. With a line being
drawn in the sand, the tugging began! Vice won the first
round by forcefully pulling me over the line! “La
Commodora” won the second round! Not only did I win
the second round, I drug the Vice around the beach! I couldn’t
help it - when he hit the ground I had to drag him over
the line and damn near to the Festivus pole. I was beginning
to enjoy this feat of strength when all of a sudden I began
to feel a little sorry for him. Hey, at least I didn’t
drag him all the way around the pole and back over the line
where he started! Vice got his payback and triumphed in
the third and final round of the harness tug of war! I think
he enlisted help because someone (or some Huzzies) gave
me a push from behind that sent me across the line a second
time. This meant that my reign as Commodore was through!
In accepting my defeat I gave the newly crowned Commodore
a big hug. Problem was trying to get away from him –
everyone at Festivus this year was witness to an accidental
harness hookup!! I couldn’t help but yell at him “Dang
Bill, get your hook out of my hook!!” After a good
bit of uncontrollable pulling, tugging and cussing we were
unhooked and your new Commodore is on the loose! Welcome
to the Commodore’s stoop Bill!
To the membership of The Shell Point Sailboard Club, each
one of you in some way or another has made my year as your
“La Commodora” a positive experience. As a group
this year we accomplished the task of getting a new Training
Trailer built and moved to the beach! No matter what your
part has been or will be it makes this club work seamlessly.
Thanks to each and every one of you for making The Shell
Point Sailboard Club a success!!!!
Thank you, Jack May, for your Christmas