March Commodore’s Corner

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As of today, our forecast is for temps in the mid 20’s, winds 50-75mph. Blizzard conditions up north. Waves on Lake Ontario could reach 28’.  That all sounds like sailing weather to me! No, not really, just kidding. Those are not safe conditions for Hobie sailing.   But our sailing schedule shows us at our Oswego Regatta in just under 6 months from now.    Our Madcatter is 3 months from now.

I missed most of the CNY Boatshow, but was able to be there for the last day. I saw the list of volunteers we had working the show, thanks to all who came out and supported the fleet.  We have a list of about 60 people who signed up to sail with us on a Newbie Tuesday or our Come Sail With Us day in June. Hopefully they will have a great time and join our fleet. The Boatworks display looked really great. The whole show, now in the Expo Center, was a great place to be. The building is so much bigger and brighter, and the other building was full of boating dealers, boating support agencies, and for the first time, 43 NORTH MARINA had a booth as well. I say this because that will be the new location for “Boatworks”, soon to be known as South Bay Sail and Kayak. We, the Fleet, have had a long standing relation with Boatworks and look forward to working with the new South Bay Sail and Kayak, to be located at 43 NORTH MARINA. (formerly known as Trade-A-Yacht, on Oneida Lake, next to I-81 )

If you haven’t heard the other news, our “Social Meeting” where we meet and greet potential members, is scheduled for June 11. This month’s meeting will enjoy refreshments courtesy of Boatworks. That alone is a great reason to come out and enjoy some good times with good sailors.

Madcatter plans are coming along well. We are still in need of the following,

Breakfast person, (Jackson?), Trophies, Tee Shirt Design, Beach Captain, (Bridgette?), First Aid, Givies for registration, and Beer Meister.  If you are interested, or know of a person who can help, let me know.

We have a pool going for Ice Off The Lake. There are open dates for you to choose from. Who knows the winning date? Sign up at our March meeting.

Plan on being at our March meeting.     Tuesday, 12th.     Borio’s.      7:30. Refreshments courtesy of Boatworks.



Stay warm.

Think of Oneida Lake as blue, not white

See you on the 12th, at Borio’s

Commodore David