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The Club is officially open for the season!

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who made our Flag Raising ceremony and Derby Day Social a success. Attendance was outstanding. The food was fantastic. We were all especially grateful for the Gloucester High School NJROTC Color Guard, Reverend Worthington, and our hosts Hollye & Joe Morgan and Debby & Cleve Corlett. Behind the scenes, our Social Committee Chairpersons, Brownie Bartley and Erin Matthews, did an excellent job as well.

There are a few items for me to highlight this month as we move into our open sailing season. Anchor on the Ware will now be on July 21st so please update your calendars accordingly. We will have live music, food, and adult (and family) beverages. We are in the planning stage; sailboat cruises, kayak races (if I heard correctly), and a few other new activities (Beer Yoga was also overheard) are on the table. Keep an eye out for more information.

Joe and Clayton have kicked-off the Sunday Sailing series. We had several Albacores and a few other boats out racing already (I am still working on mine which is not quite as “sail ready” as advertised, but it is still a great boat). If you want to crew, bring your own boat, or help the Race Committee, then come on down! It all starts at 2pm on Sundays. If you wish to be a bit less active, bring a picnic lunch, lawn chairs, and perhaps some wine or beer, and enjoy watching the boats; the course is set fairly close to the club!

Adult sailing classes are back on most Saturdays from early June through Labor Day. We intend for this to be a bit more flexible this year than in the past. Please give me a call if you want to participate, and we will discuss the schedule.

For anyone still interested in registering campers in our Junior Sailing Program, please visit the WRYC website for more information. I believe the first class is full, but there are two other sessions to fill up thanks to the efforts of Ginger and Clayton James.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who keep our Club vibrant. And, as always, I encourage the membership to please come enjoy the activities at your Club! Hope to see you at the July 4th celebration (Jay and Sharon picked up the fireworks on their last trip south)!

Steve Hanson

Commodore

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