Newsletter December 2019
GHYC Commodore's Logbook Dec 2019
Welcome to December
I'll take the opportunity to wish everybody a very happy Christmas and New Year, now, and push the message of safe boating. We'll all be out there somewhere at some time, over the forthcoming Summer Cruising period, and so let's keep an eye out for each other. I think that Enigma1 will be on the East Coast of the North Island, maybe in the vicinity of Great Barrier Island and/or the Mercury Islands; of course, with the caveats of 'weather dependent' and Captain Sarah Morgan's wishes. Fly those GHYC pennants proudly!
I'll also take the opportunity to thank the Executive, Social and Sailing Committees, Office Staff and various Members who have stepped up to make our Sailing and Social Calendars happen that is, 'doing the stuff that allows us to do our stuff'. I gratefully acknowledge the efforts of our Sailing Series Coordinators and the Social Committee; the people who stitch it all together.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Burnsco Summer Cruising Series Patrick Rohloff.
Gulf Harbour Marina Twilight Series Keith Auld.
Taylor and Co Lawyers Twilight Series Mike Lanigan.
Beryl Rowland Social Committee Chair.
Miles Cross Club Captain the machine who keeps our machines operating to support our sailing events and club activities
On behalf of the Executive; I thank you for a great year thus far, and for doing the stuff that you do. You are making a positive difference.
Back in Black
I acknowledge that I haven't 'been around' much lately the short answer is that 'I've been at sea in various vessels', ranging from those sleek grey types in a Training and Evaluation role (in our own waters), to a 43 metre Superyacht, in an Officer of the Watch role (in other nation's waters). If you're interested in a short story on the latter opportunity (which was a fantastic adventure), I'm up for delivering a short presentation. Let me know
Summer Social Celebrations
Thursday 19 Dec 1700 BYO BBQ - the last event of the year, a strictly casual affair. Featuring a 'Guess Who' of members bring along a picture of yourself as a teenager or younger, hand to Beryl on arrival, and after the BBQ try to recognise your peers.
Friday 20 Dec last office day before the holiday
Monday 20 Jan Club re-opens after the holiday
Friday 14 Feb Valentine's Night
Friday 28 Feb New Members' Night
Friday 13 March Quiz Night
Sailing into 2020Saturday 14 Dec 1000 - Burnsco Cruising (combined) Race 4 to Kawau. Everyone welcome to join us for a BYO BBQ and Christmas sing-along led by our music maestro Peter Cooke - song sheets provided
Last updated 23:18 on 11 December 2019