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Commodore’s View for May 2013
Lobsters? Really? At our campout/raftup? WOW!! Since my usual way to cook dinner is to drive to some quickie place, grab some grub and head home, you LPSC sailors boiling lobsters at our First Annual Surf n’ Turf blew me away. Not only did we have some superb hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixins but fresh live Maine lobsters too? Wow! Our anonymous donor was duly notified that each and every lobster was enjoyed to the max but I think all that he/she could hear was crunchin’ and munchin’ over the phone line!! The Surf n’ Turf event, along with the Synchronized Sail, were both resounding successes and I think they may well become recurring annual events. Many thanks to Roland Cleveland for masterminding and facilitating the Surf n’ Turf event. Other sailors, whose efforts were much appreciated for both events were the McVays, Eshlemans, Brewers, Paynes, Janet Cohen, Linda Cook, Tom Dumbauld, Connie Schultejans and many others who my fading memory fails to uh … remember.
Cinco de Mayo de Derby de Sailing event is shaping up to be a bunch o’ fun, what with seahorsie races, drink contests, and a lot o’ eatin’, drinkin’ and tellin’ lies. Hope y’all are signed up so that we can once again raft up in a sunflower pattern. There will be a lot of experienced sailors helping with the anchoring so don’t let all this sunflower anchoring stuff scare you .. it will be lots of fun!
At the last meeting interested parties wanting to have the Catalina Island sailing experience got together for an informal meeting. First, a list of interested parties was started, second, the dates have been picked, and third, if you are also interested, call me at 602-332-6443 so you can get in touch with the rest of the group. Yeah, it’s a great big ocean and it is also a great bunch o’ fun!
Take note of the tally sheet for the cruising award. Remember — two awards — the cruising awards for sailing events, and the club participation award for all events. If only I could compete …
Our communications efforts are being honed all the time so that you can have as much information as you want in as timely a manner as you want. The plans for the club’s events are quite fluid sometimes (get it?), like the weatherman may be way wrong, crazy people at camp sites, etc., so occasionally details have to change on short notice. Check Meetup, Facebook, the LPSC website, and also watch for the LPSC emails for any last minute changes before an event. Even your VHF can work to help stay up to date once you’re on the water.
One last thing … recently an experienced ranger at the Tempe Town Lake (not exactly a 400′ deep lake) drowned while doing his duties. He was experienced around the water and he also was not wearing his life jacket. Since I’m not interested in losing any of my friends (and neither are you), WEAR THE DANG LIFE JACKETS, LIFE VESTS, PFDs or WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM!
By the way, LPSC has gained some notoriety in the annual report of the National Safe Boating Council. A photo of LPSC is featured in their article about the 2012 “Ready, Set, Wear It!” campaign and on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=406277986125602&set=pb.177861688967234.-2207520000.1367088118.&type=3&theater). We’re also known in Japan, Poland, Norway & New Orleans! Yea! Ya done good!
Sail on safely,
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