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Bob Arias

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4th of July Sassafras River Event

Sign up -- Last minute for a fantastic cruise to the Sassafras River. We'll plan to rendezvous at Georgetown Yacht Basin on Thursday, July 2nd, departing on Sunday, July 5th. Details: Great...wonderful beach, pool, loaner bikes, free kayaks. Slip: $1.25 per foot. MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS! Contact Margaret Newell 443-480-3434; say that you are with EYC! Arrive Thursday, July 2nd: Cookout at the marina/or restaurant. Friday, July 3rd: Happy Hour on Kindred Spirit; then music and dancing at the Kitty Knight House; Saturday, July 4th: 1:00 p.m. Wine Tasting at Crow Farm and Vineyard: $15; 7:00 p.m. Happy hour; Fireworks at dusk. RSVP by June 19.

No boat? Kitty Knight and Crowe Farm Vineyard have rooms! RSVP ASAP for slip at the Marina and to Carroll and Rob, if you plan to attend the wine tasting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: To confirm; 443-255-6643 or 443-995-1172

We're Off to See the Wizard! Baltimore Little Italy Cruise, Friday, July 17

Attend a great, fun Baltimore ‘institution.’ We are going to the Little Italy film festival, Friday, July 17. Outside movie at corner of Stiles Street and Albemarle Street (parking garage at Pratt and President). Movie is “The Wizard of Oz.” Begins ~8:30. Come early, ~7 p.m. to stake out a spot. Many restaurants in the area & pizza-to-go is available. Bring portable chairs! As you sit in the street, sidewalks or parking lot. Bring wine / drinks. Sail in: Slips at Inner Harbor East Marina, (410) 625-1700, right below the Legg Mason building. Movie is three blocks away. Or Hendersons Wharf (and use Uber to get to the Movie). Or come by land yacht! Saturday, July 18, stay for internationally known ArtScape on Charles Street. Bocce Ball is also on the agenda. Contact: Bob & Jan Miller, Miller's High Life, 410-626-8051 (home) 410-703-7114 (cell)

Spontaneous Day and Weekend Cruises

Impromptu cruises are always welcome. If you’d like to coordinate one, get the word out by contacting the cruise committee—we’ll send notice through the email server. Expect 1 each month. Watch your email, and subscribe here


Participate at EYC

Thursday night “Cruisers Night at EYC,” beginning at 5:30: Look for the big table! Discussions include impromptu cruises, get a crew/finding a berth

Participate on Cruising Committee: Meets monthly in EYC conference room 7:30 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month (Thursday May 28th and June 25th). All EYC members are welcome!

Looking for Pictures

We've noticed lots of photographers at recent events. For the annual end-of-season pot-luck party in December, Bob Arias creates a slide show. So collect your best shots in high-res (500 KB or better) and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Cruising Committee meets monthly to plan activities. We welcome all EYC members to attend and provide input and new ideas. We have reserved the conference room on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

EYC Cruise Committee 2014 Summary Report

Submitted by Bob Arias, Cruise Committee Chair, 25 September 2014

In 2014 the Cruise Committee coordinated close to 15 on-water cruise events plus a number of club-based social events. Some events were “come by land or sea,” enabling members to come by either boat or land yacht. We hosted several pot luck dinners and seminars on boating topics during the winter, which were well attended. The annual April Icebreaker Cruise/Dinner was held at the Kent Island Yacht Club. This year's rendezvous locations included the Sassafras River, Baltimore (twice!), the Severn, the Wye, the Rappahannock, Choptank, and the Chester Rivers, Cambridge, and St Michaels. We’re happy report that quite a few new and younger EYC members (or at least new to cruising) have joined the cruisers ranks.

Two special cruises deserve highlighting.  One was a long 4th of July weekend cruise to Georgetown on the Sassafras.  We had great fireworks, good eating and even a wine tasting, all without the typical crowds one gets on the Western Shore.  Second was the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore, with multiple Blue Angels shows, a huge fireworks display, and many visiting ships.  (For this, there were crowds.) Both cruises were organized by Rob and Carroll Greve, who deserve special recognition, essential acting as co-chairs.

We also did some "outreach" type activities, such as a day cruise for EYC staff, and a day cruise of Junior Sailing graduates, as well providing many boats for the St. Johns College sail picnic.  We should plan to do more of these next year.

Cruise Committee members include Bob Arias (Chair), Kathy Arias, Rob and Carroll Greve, Bill and Anne Sieling, Bob and Jan Miller, Brad Merry, Terry Otis, Rob Gauthier, and Julia Newhouse and Dennis Jay. Commodore Miller and especially Vice Commodore Ersts often attended and were very supportive. The Cruise Committee meets monthly and meetings are open to all. We have received excellent input from some non-committee EYC members who have participated in our meetings.

Last year, we moved the 200-name cruisers' mailing list from the chairman's computer to a central server. This enabled designated Cruise Committee members to communicate with cruisers anytime from anywhere. When we have a "popup" cruise or need to make a last minute change, this proved useful. We need to work on automating cruise signups

As cruising activity expands within EYC, the Cruise Committee has discussed the need to form subcommittees/work groups (e.g., communication, publicity and event planning)   to conduct the committee's work efficiently and effectively, as well as accommodating different cruising styles such as day trippers and power cruisers.

"Thank you" to all the volunteers who acted as cruise coordinators and anchor boats this year. Others include Wally and Jean Gribbin, Terry Otis, Cynthia Palmer and Jim Brooks, Bob Clopp and Prue Clendening, Dennis Jay and Julia Newhouse, Pete and Jane Chambliss, Brad Merry, and Bill and Anne Sieling.  Note many are "new" on this list.  And a special thanks to Kathy Arias for helpful advice.

A note regarding the chairmanship: I have served in this position for many years and believe it's time for a new chairman. We need new blood and new ideas. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as the Cruise Committee Chair and to work (and play) with so many dedicated EYC member volunteers and staff. Kathy and I will gladly remain on the committee to assist with the transition.