Commodore's Column


by Billie Land

Opening day at our Port Ludlow Yacht Club was Saturday, May 11th. There was a flag raising ceremony with bagpipes, the christening of three boats, a boat parade around the Commodore’s boat, and a BBQ at the Wreck Room. Lots of fun and camaraderie was had by all.

Saturday, May 4th was the Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day. I was honored to represent Port Ludlow Yacht Club in the Opening Ceremony. After the ceremony,  Dan and I viewed the parade festivities from a 61-foot yacht on the cut between Lake Union and Lake Washington. It was a first-class event.

The Marvelous May Moorings cruise was May 14th through May 25th to South Sound. They had an enjoyable time. These moorages are always a great place to get away.

This June will have many exciting events to enjoy. Besides many wonderful food events provided by our June food coordinators (the PLYC Men!) there will be cruising, informational events and, of course, wine. Check the club calendar for event details.

The Commodore’s Cruise will be held June 10th through June 19th. We will spend four nights at the Causeway Marina directly in front of the Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria, three nights at the Telegraph Harbor Marina, and two nights at the Roche Harbor Marina. Several optional events are also planned such as: a BBQ put on by the Commodores, High Tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, a lunch buffet followed by the  play “Mama Mia” at the Chemainus Theater, and several group dinners. This should be a relaxing cruise. I’m looking forward to it.

A Marine Exchange will be held on July 13th at 3:30 at the Wreck Room on “DSC Functionality of the VHF Radio” given by Rob Hamilton. This is an important subject for us all.

A Women’s Group Summer outing “A Wine Tasting Adventure at the Port Townsend Winery” will be on June 25th at 4-6 pm. This will be an afternoon of fun, learn to see, sip, smell, and compare wines. These events are always fun and it is a great way to get to know your fellow women yacht club members.

The sailing cruise to Edmonds will be on June 27th through June 30th. This is always a fun place to visit not to mention the wonderful people you will be with.

A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that keep this club running. We appreciate you all.

See you at the club!