Congratulations to Jason Sanchez who won the Hobie 14 North American Championship held in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 3-7 scoring 12 points out of 7 races. GYC members Herb James took third place at 26 points and Adam Atherton took fifth place at 31 points! See official results on Regatta Network.
Lots of work was done … Mimi took Charlie’s phone for a few minutes to catch some of the activity.
Highights of the day included de-barnacling (and de-oystering) of the boat ramp and the modifying of the kayak rack to increase capacity! Of course, there is always routine maintenance of the grounds and a deep cleaning of the clubhouse.
Thanks to everyone that helps keep our club great! If you have more pics, feel free to share!
UPDATE FROM WEBMASTER (10/1): It looks like we were spared and the water never rose!
9/27 update (1 pm):
From the Rear Commodore:
I have been down to the club several times over the past few days. With the storm surge estimated at up to 10 feet, I suggest that if you can pull your boat out and get it strapped down someplace away from the coast, you should consider doing so. A 10 foot storm surge will be 8-10 feet ABOVE the seawall.
Also, your window of opportunity will be closing rapidly. A and B zones here in Pinellas are under evacuation orders as of 7:00 AM this morning. At some point you may be stopped for being in these areas, or blocked from entering at all.
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To: GYC Members
As you are probably aware, a tropical storm may be headed our way in the next few days. IF the storm stays on the predicted track, it could become a Category 2 hurricane with landfall on the west coast of FL in the middle of next week (Tues-Wed, September 27-28).
As stated in the GYC Ground Rules, dry slip boats shall be secured to the trailers, and trailers shall be secured to buried anchors. It is highly recommended that masts be stepped/lowered if the storm does continue to intensify and approach our area.
Wet slip boats should be secured in accordance with the individual owner’s written action plan, also in accordance with our Ground Rules.
Finally, loose gear on wet and dry slip boats should be removed to prevent them from becoming projectiles that could damage others’ boats and the neighboring homes.
If you have not visited the club recently, this weekend may be a good time to do so and implement your storm plan. There may also be other members around if you need some help. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for securing your own boat.
GYC Rear Commodore