July 1, 2016: It certainly feels like summer in Annapolis. This time of year always reminds me of why I enjoy living in such a wonderful town. The waters are full with people enjoying their boats, downtown streets are bustling with shoppers with ice cream cones in hand and the EYC deck is in full swing with members enjoying a cold cocktail, a terrific bite to eat and a great view.
July is packed with fun things for club members of all ages. As if enjoying the best view in Annapolis weren’t enough, the month starts off with a bang (literally) with the July 4th celebration, followed by the Chesapeake Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge, the newly revamped Boomerang race, St. Michaels cruise, powerboat classes, Junior sailing and the list goes on and on.
Stay on top of what is going on by reading the weekly Blast and following the calendar on the club’s website. There are surely a number of exciting things for all of our members during this active time of the year.
Fourth of July
Come down to Annapolis’ best club and see the fireworks in all their glory from the Eastport Yacht Club! This year we will repeat our successful food and beverage format from last year. We will be serving a July 4th picnic style casual buffet in the dining room in addition to an a la carte grill service on the lawn. Members are restricted to two (adult) guests for this event and we welcome you and your family to join us for the fun. Tickets may be purchased at the door for both guest entrance fees ($10) and for the food buffet. The band Major Company will be setting the stage for the fireworks so come down and enjoy the show.
The safety of our smallest members is paramount during this time of the year when playing on the EYC lawn and clubhouse grounds is at its peak. We ask that all members who have young children please monitor their actions when playing in close proximity to the water or in the sailing yard. It only takes a moment for a child to chase a ball or trip while playing tag and tumble into the water. This type of tragedy is unrecoverable and I hope it is not one that I ever have to address as a parent or as someone responsible for the safety of our club members.
Also note that all children on the docks are required to have life vests and supervision at all times. I appreciate the assistance in helping keep our club safe for everyone and if there is ever any question or concern about safety of our members please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Celebrate May and June
I wanted to take a brief moment to thank the volunteers and staff who helped make two of the club’s most busy months a terrific success. The club held some amazing regattas, the Commodore’s Reception and festive Latitude Adjustment Party to celebrate the always exciting A2B race, a number of large private weddings for our members, and many other events and waterside activities all while business was hustling and bustling in the bar, deck and dining room.
It requires a lot of effort and exemplary team work to execute these events and I think we did so admirably. “The little club that could” keeps on doing thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and our hard working staff. Thanks for all of your collective efforts. Look out July and August here we come!
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