I hope all our Dads had a wonderful Day yesterday. The update on C-dock is that the 4 slips have been removed. They have the finger pier bracing in, they have the cement anchors in place. They added a few more too. Today the divers were going to locate the other cement anchors and make sure they are in the right place. The plumber has to come and hook up the end of the dock and the electrician needs to finish the job at the end of the dock. Word is that everyone will be able to move back to their slips by this coming weekend. If that changes, I will let you know.
I’d like to welcome new members Elaine Stem and Greg Young. They are the new owners of Glenn’s Catalina 25 on C-dock. This weekend was quiet up at the lake as far as our members are concerned. I am sure many of you had family events scheduled. On Saturday was the first day of the Governor’s Cup. Several of us went out to observe the event. There were 68 boats participating. It was fun looking at all the white sails on the horizon as you headed up to Henderson Point. They seemed to have some confusion on starting the race because of shifting winds. There was a 2.5 hour delay. I am sure tempers were high. At about 1 PM the winds picked up and the race was started. We picked up our sails and had a great sail. We hit 8.2 knots and heeled over so much that we found out later, we lost the prime for our air conditioning “weeeeee!!!!”. We stopped over to visit some friends at the UNC campgrounds. We saw several other members out enjoying the winds. At 6 PM, we headed back to the marina. The winds were good and we sailed back to the marina. We saw Tail Wind and Unplugged headed back to the docks too. That evening, we had cake up at the top of C-dock to celebrate Father’s Day. We were watching and waiting for a storm to hit. The winds increased but the fizzled out and we never got any rain.
On Sunday several members were having guests on their boats. Several other members came up for a day sail. The Governor’s Cup races got off a little better on Sunday. The winds were continued to be good and our members had a nice sail. We had 7 on the boat so we didn’t want to be too aggressive. After sailing for and hour, we pulled up in front of UNC anchored, swam and enjoyed a Father’s Day barbeque. Tenacious rafted up with us. By 5 PM, it was time to pull up anchor and head back to the marina. What a nice weekend and a great Father’s Day.
This coming Saturday is our Afternoon Beach Volleyball challenge and campfire cookout at Clambake Cove. Enjoy your day and come on over to Clambake at 4 PM (when it starts to cool off). We will set up the net and play a few games. You can swim or dinghy to the shore. At about 7 PM, we will start a campfire and everyone please bring your own food for cooking over the fire. Don’t forget drinks too. (Need to stay hydrated). We can sit around the campfire, listen to music and make smores. The club will provide the fixings for smores. Then you can decide if you want to stay overnight or head back to the marina. Have a great week and see you on Saturday.