Commodore's Column


by Neal McQuarrie

What a year and summer it has been. Great weather, good friends, cruising, and hanging out at the Wreck Room. All of our boats have returned to Port Ludlow with few if any mishaps. Some of our snowbirds have headed south for the winter. Living on the Olympic Peninsula during the Fall and Winter can have its challenges dealing with the wind, rain, and possible freezing temperatures, but the tourists have all gone home. We feel so fortunate to live in this great part of the Pacific Northwest.

As I write this article on October 23, we have already had our Election of Officers Meeting, and Dinner. I want to thank everyone in the club for attending and special thanks to Billie Land and Carol Cole.

The nominating Committee headed by Anne Burrell-Smith with Billie Land and Joe Guillien did a yeomen’s job in securing positions for 2019.

You will be hearing from Rand Lien regarding our new web site in this issue. When you see it, you will be amazed and proud. I have reviewed all the major yacht club sites on the West Coast, and this will be one of the best. One of the main objectives of the new site is to recruit new members, and share with the public just how special this place is. Dan Land and Gary Hicks put a lot of time and effort in this, and I want to thank them all for a job well done.

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I want to wish you all the best and if traveling, stay safe.