May Message from CYC Commodore

Hello Everyone!

Happy Mother’s Day to all CYC Moms!  I am in Chester for a few days (still) watching the snow melt, the initial boat launchings, spring cleanup, restaurant openings, a street sweeper (yes, really), and garbage separation and collection (after reading a 28 page!!!!? booklet on how to do it… Geeeezzzzzz!).  Chester is alive and awakening!   Spring is in the air!  Renewal is good!

CYC is slowly coming to life.  New this year is the ability to purchase CYC apparel on the web.  Go to the CYC website and scroll down to the apparel button.  We hope to be able to add additional items depending on demand.  CYC receives a royalty without the need to invest in inventory.  You can choose a logo and color.

The 2015 calendar is also available on our website.  A hard copy on heavy paper will be available at the bar when it opens.

There will be a Special Meeting of the membership called for the evening of Wednesday, July 8 to discuss the By-Laws.  This will NOT be on the calendar as it missed the printing date.  A Notice of Meeting with the proposed changes will be emailed in several weeks.  Those who cannot attend can vote by proxy.


Junior Sailing is almost fully subscribed.  This program is always in need of capital to fund the fleets.  The Junior Sailing Auction will be held on Friday, July 31.  Please reserve the date as the funds raised are vital to keep the superior edge on this program.  Several members have come forward to fund the addition of propeller shields on all of our outboards.  This will add a degree of safety to the program.  We have several members who came through the program who fly the CYC flag in international competitions, as well as several members in the program currently competing.  This school works and needs your support.  A big thank you to long time member Robby Seyffert who has donated the original painting of the picture on the front cover of the calendar to the Junior Sailing Auction to support the program.

Margret Bradford, wife of deceased member Bob Bradford, has donated his C&C 30 to the CYC in his memory.  We are very grateful for this gift.  The Executive is in the process of organizing an adult sailing program to teach this wonderful sport to those who do not fit in an Opti.  We are looking for instructors to work with Secretary/Treasurer Keith Fox to develop this program.  Please send me an email if you wish to help – [email protected]

There will be a meeting early in the season to reach a consensus about the Canadian Coast Guard’s interest in changing the buoy system in Mahone Bay.  This is a very serious matter and needs our attention.  If you have an interest in this discussion, keep a lookout for the date of the meeting.

Here’s to a fabulous, fun, safe, summer!  This is your Club.  Use it!  Enjoy it!

Joe Hill, Commodore

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