May is Busting Out All Over!
New Outfitters merchandise is going to be blooming throughout EYC in May! Check out our new jackets, fleeces, and sweatshirts modeled by our own volunteers that will be on sale over the next couple weeks.
The lightweight crew neck sweatshirts are unisex and come in 4 different colors: Watermelon Pink, Robin’s Egg Blue, Pewter, and a Light Blue Grey. There is bound to be one (or more) colors that you just can't live without. We also have men's and women's light weight jackets from Port Authority that are perfect for this on again off again spring season. Men’s colors are Charcoal and Denim Blue; Women’s jackets come in Raspberry and Royal Blue with contrasting lining. The women’s jackets are very trim looking thanks to just the right amount of tailoring.
For the ladies, the women's full-zip fleeces, also from Port Authority, have an amazingly soft hand and they come in Raspberry and Turquoise. And for the men, we are featuring the often requested Windshirts. They are 100% poly with knit cuffs and they come in Beige, Red, and Black. They also have pockets!
Another new offering for men is a Legend Windshirt that will come in three color options: Navy with white trim, Tan with navy trim and Red with white trim. These will be great on the water when you need just a bit of protection between yourself and the elements.
Finally, don’t forget to grab your camera and/or phone to start getting great pictures of spring arriving in Annapolis and at EYC. Outfitters will soon have an e-link so you can download pictures directly.
There’s a lot of talk these days on the media about ancestry. Where did we come from? Just provide some saliva, send in a few bucks and back comes a pie chart showing ethnicity and geographic origins.
Ever wonder just how EYC came about? Well there’s a short blurb on our web site and new members get a brief brain dump on EYC’s origins, but these are snapshots at best.
Several years ago, a small group of old hands started gathering data on our club. Meeting minutes, photos, newsletters and anything that spoke to our origins quickly filled a filing cabinet, several boxes and part of one of the club’s store rooms. Stories, anecdotes, and recollections of our founders, past commodores and long time members gave further life to the hard copy. The idea of doing a book that traced our history and video-taping the early members quickly evolved.
This three year effort has resulted in a book, Eastport Yacht Club: Back to the Future 1980-2015, and an accompanying DVD of first hand accounts. $30 and available from Outfitters!