I would like to welcome the new owners of Family Feud, Catalina 27 on D dock (soon to be renamed), Ian and Shelia Shearer. Ian had a Catalina daysailer in the past but would love to have someone help him learn his new boat. Anyone out there interested? (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Also, the gate to the shower house and waste disposal has been locked. If you need to dump the waste caddy, the combo for the lock is 1426. Please keep that number for club members only and remember to close and lock the gate after use.
It was definitely cold in the mornings. The water temperature being warmer than the air left mist coming off the water. It didn’t start to rain until Friday night. So great night for a movie (Captain America). It poured during the night sometimes hard enough to wake you up. By 9 AM it was just misting, but the winds were picking up. By 1 PM, the sun came out. It started to warm up some. Several more sailors came up by 3-4 PM. By 5 PM we had 12 people up and made arrangements to meet up at the Gazebo for our Halloween Costumes and Ghoulish Pot Luck.
We had Fram and Helga, The Tool Guy, Jester & Deuce, Little Orphan Andy, Buck, Mary Popins and Bert. The wind started to pick up and the temperature was dropping as the sun went down so we decided to move dinner to M&M.
All 12 jammed in. (Had to turn off the heat). The crew feasted on intestines (hummus & chips), pumpkin barf (guacamole and chips), eyeballs (deviled eggs), witches brew (stew), baked bones & marrow (baked ziti), pumpkin innards (pumpkin cake) and turd squares (brownies). Had some fun times and great conversation. After some meeting of our officers, we decided the most original costume was…. The Tool Guy. He made all his own tools out of wood. Ron Honeycutt won the West Marine Gift Certificate. The other costumed crew need to stop by M&M to get your prize too.
On Sunday, it was a little cool in the morning. My weather bug said it was 31 degrees in the morning. The sun was out and warming things up quickly. Several more people came up for the day. Several people came up to winterize and refuel and do some projects. By noon, several boats went out for a sail. There was some nice wind when we first got out. Then it died about 3 PM. It was very pretty on the water with all the color changes. We now have the yellows and reds. We had Tenacious, Honeycraft, Chiang Mai, M&M, Maximum Joy, Journey, Seahawk (her maiden sail), Namaste,& the Gray Boat. By 4 PM, everyone was starting to return to the marina. After cleaning up and closing things down, we had 7 people head to Zerdo’s for dinner. Little did we know, we were celebrating Dave Wilcox’s birthday, Happy Birthday Dave.
This coming weekend is Race 5&6 of the Fall Racing Series. I will let Eddie tell you about that. Again please mark your calendars for Saturday November 12that 11:30 AM for our Fall Meeting (Our last club event for the year) to be held at Zerdo’s restaurant in Oxford (5593 Tabbs Creek Rd, Oxford, NC 27565). The club will subsidize the meal. We will collect $5 per adult and $3 per child at the door. I will need to get a headcount by Wed. Nov 9th. Please let me know by next Wed. Don’t forget to bring the pictures that you have taken during the year of our different events on a flash stick (Doug, Laura T., Laura M., Barbra W. Helen R., Diane W., etc.). Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
From I-85 North: Take exit 206 (Oxford 158) at the top of the ramp make a left turn. Almost immediately, at the BP gas station (Tabbs Creek Rd) make a right. Zerdo’s is immediately on the left just past the BP gas station.
From the Marina: Exit onto Highway 39 heading south (left at Shell station). Continue south till you get to the Radio Tower intersection and make a right onto Stagecoach Rd. (If you pass Cuz Seafood restaurant on the left you went too far). Take Stagecoach for about 12 miles. Zerdo’s will be on your right just before the BP gas Station.