Memorial Day Event Recap
Thanks to Mike H for hosting the traditional Memorial Day picnic on Cattail Creek. The crowd enjoyed a beautiful afternoon, with a shared buffet of appetizers, sides, and desserts to complement our grilled meats of choice. Many members arrived by car, but four happy crews sailed in and rafted up along the dock. When the rains came about 5 pm, the party moved under cover and carried on! It was a wonderful opportunity to share memories of past sailing adventures and of dear friends.
This year's symposium was a sellout, and the lucky 40 sailors who registered enjoyed a full day of informative, entertaining, and inspiring speakers. We learned about the Pride of Baltimore II, fundamentals of maritime law, a proposed marine sanctuary at Mallows Bay on the Potomac, vessel safety recommendations from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, basic CPR and first aid for sailors, and Matt Rutherford's ocean research in the North Atlantic and Greenland. After a buffet lunch, we practiced using flares and smoke signals on EYC's sunny lawn. Thanks to Crusader Yachts for sponsoring the meeting room, and to all of the vendors and sailors who donated the wonderful door prizes.
2016 Planning Meeting
At the annual planning meeting in Galesville, MD on February 21, members created a calendar of events for the 2016 season. Events include traditional ones like the Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July meetup, and Crab Feast, plus a few new ones too. Many "cruises" can be attended from the land side as well as by boat. Click on the Events Calendar
for details and to register for an event. Check the Photo Pages for some pictures!