We just wrapped up the final weekend at the club, and it was a lovely way to end the season.
As noted earlier, we had to cancel the Northern Lights Regatta due to low temps. But the day definitely outperformed the forecast. We had sunshine, a high of 45 F, and winds at about 5 knots on Saturday. There were a surprising number of folks out at the club to enjoy the final day, and we had crews sailing on both the Ensign and the Catalina to take advantage of the winds for a final evening sunset cruise. On Saturday night we had the final campfire of the year, and we evening had an especially intrepid group of kids and kids-at-heart out for a final swim and sauna!
The work party was a great success, and the club is nicely buttoned up for the winter. Here’s a list of spotlight projects for the day:
- Grounds organized and cleaned with picnic tables and canopies stowed
- Clubhouse and sauna thoroughly cleaned and organized
- All the dinghies put away for the winter including the Lidos, the Catalina, and the club Bucc
- The Ensign and both pontoon boats pulled and buttoned up
- All batteries brought to town for warm storage
- Engine pulled from the new pontoon boat for (hopefully) in-town repair by Bruce Lee
- Docks pulled back in “storm survival” position
- Trailer row electric plans reviewed by Jim Auman, Dave Johnson, Dave Verbrugge, and myself (Jim made some great drawings that we’ll post soon)
Harbormaster TL already sent out a lovely thank you the the club email list, and I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of this expressing appreciation for the volunteer effort this year. We had a great work party turnout with plenty of both old and new members. We couldn’t keep the club running without all the work from all of you!
Oh, and I managed to get some great work party pics that I’ll post in the #photos channel in the ASC Discord server.