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Well the season will soon be upon us. We are working to update 2012 racing information, in advance of the season beginning. Take a look over at the ‘racing’ tab for pages for each of the racing events planned this season. Not all the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and applications are updated, but we are working on it. The Tuesday Night Series information is all updated and ready to go, and we are working on the Solstice Race info as well because June will be here before you know it! Look for an announcement for a racing group meeting later this month or early May.
Watch this you tube video about the 34th running of the AC:
The Linda Greenlaw event at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Feb 5th was a huge success. What a coup for our 120-member club! Linda’s speech was fascinating, as she spoke about her dangerous, man dominated career as a Sword Boat Captain and long liner with all the gritty details of life at sea, sometimes with wit and humor. She was honest and self effacing in describing how she became an author and a speaker on the national stage, and said that it was the hardest job she ever had.
Our Commodore Al Hodsdon did a fine job with his introduction, and in closing presented Linda with an honorary club membership and our burgee, which she graciously accepted. However, Al had limited success impressing Linda with his “Bigger Fish Story” (something about a 650# Perch).
Cudos to past Commodore MJ Shiverick, for persuading Maine’s own, Linda Greenlaw, to speak before us. MJ attended a book signing in Bethel and had the forethought to ask Linda if she would consider speaking to our yacht club. Linda replied “Yes, I love to speak to yacht clubs”!
After the talk Linda was available for signing her latest books “SEAWORTHY” and “THE MAINE SUMMERS COOKBOOK”.
Thanks go to Doris Smart RYC Activities Chair and her team of RYC Member volunteers (Aleta Kilborn, Karen Simpson, Helen Kuhl, Sue Neisingh, and Kathy Cuthbertson) who helped make this a very memorable event. Finally thanks to all the staff the Owls Head Transportation Museum..
A quick test of the YouTube plugin … not from Rockland! Although sometimes …
Fast Tube by Casper
Some older photos I found ‘laying’ around my computer …
Another ‘found’ picture … Maine summers!
Picture taken from Buckle Island showing Isle Au Haut, and Jericho Bay (of lobster pot fame!).
For twenty some years area talent has joined together at the “Odd Fellows” hall on Swan Island for a three night music festival. Some years the weather cooperates, some years not so much. Such was the case last year. No matter, boats come from far and near for a happy hour puncuated by a parade boat crewed by festival talent. Last year on the first night a few Rockland Yacht Club members and a few Rockport Boat Club members met and a good time was had by all.
Getting to and from Swan Island offers many great photo ops such as: an Outward Bound youth cruise, a number of area Windjammers, and a number of beautiful harbors such as Lund Harbor in Frenchboro, Long Island.