View from the Bridge
Greetings and Happy New Year to All.
It's an honor to be your Commodore for 2017. We have a great Slate on the Bridge as well as a great Board of Governors. As you know the Marion Bermuda Race is held every two years since 1977 and this year will be the 40th anniversary. Safety at Sea Symposium is one of our most prominent contributions to the M-B Race, as well as having attendees from the Marblehead - Halifax Race. A very big thank you to our many volunteers. This year, so far, we have 5 or 6 BWSC boats and many more crew signed up for the M-B Race. I, as Commodore, will have the great privilege of awarding the “Board of Governors Trophy” to the first yacht to finish AND the “Commodore’s Cup” for outstanding performance by a BWSC yacht. So this year is the perfect year to “do” the M-B Race – There’s still time to sign up. Another small but significant reason to “do” the M-B Race is you will have a ring side seat to see the AMERICA’S CUP.
For those not participating in the M-B Race, we have plenty of alternative Events. On Land events, for example, we have seminars, Ski Weekend, Trip to Cuba, Near-Shore and Off-Shore Communications. On Water Events, we have Rendezvous, Weekend Events, Southern Cruise, Womens Cruise, Maine Cruise, planned throughout the 2017 sailing season.
Check out your new website to see what’s going on with land and sea events. Our Club is a great club made up of many volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to help run and/or organize events - it is a very rewarding experience – so if you have the time, commitment and interest in helping your club, please let me or the bridge know.