The Board Of Directors continues to be very busy behind the scene this
winter as you can see from all the detailed reports below. I want to
give a special thank you to our Communications Committee. Gayle Jayne
has been creating the Corsica Currents from all the reports given at our
monthly Board meetings and Joe Della Barba continues to update the
website. Both of them are doing a wonderful job keeping our members
I'm looking forward to our first big event of the year with the
Winter Social on March 11th. Thank you Jessie Keating and her Social
Committee for all the planning and preparations. Please RSVP early with
an email to Jessie
Don't forget to RSVP by March 5! This event at Corbaley Hall in Centreville will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music by The Guthrie Mathews Band, and a cash bar. Bring friends who might be interested in joining CRYC and get ready to have a good time! RSVP to email@example.com.
Gail Owings and Byron Luna
As of our last board meeting, 29 members had paid their dues for
2017. Thank you! Those who haven't paid yet, please pay by
the end of March in order to be included in the directory. The
gate combination will be changed on April 1, so if you haven't paid your
dues you won't be able to drive onto the property. The new gate
combination will be sent along with your 2017 membership card.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
John Foster and Art Silcox
Want to learn more about race committees so you are more knowledgeable
when volunteering at race events in the future? Attend a seminar
at the Miles River Yacht Club on March 4. CRYC will pay tuition
for three members who would like to attend. Please contact email@example.com to sign up.
Junior Sailing Committee
Andy Wood and Wick Dudley
The Corsica River Yacht Club is pleased to announce a partnership
with the YMCA of the Chesapeake to provide sailing camps for our area
youth this summer. More information will be available soon through the
YMCA Summer Camp registration process on the YMCA website. CRYC will
continue to provide the sailboats and Corsica River waterfront venue for
the camps while the YMCA will run the program and handle all
registrations. Two camps will be offered:
Does your camper love the water? This all-day camp is hosted by the
Corsica River Yacht Club and our staff will teach the essentials of
sailing with a focus on fun and adventure. Campers will learn a variety
of sailing skills as they explore the beautiful and calm waters of the
Corsica River. Observe wildlife, swim, and explore special sailing
destinations like “China Beach”. This camp is a great way to beat the
heat by enjoying a week on the water. For campers ages 8 - 16.
SAILING PEE WEE
Interested in getting your youngster introduced to sailing? This
half-day camp is hosted by the Corsica River Yacht Club and our staff
will familiarize your young enthusiasts with sailing through a mix of
on-shore and in-the-water activities. The Corsica River is the perfect
location for teaching young children about the water and sailing as the
beach is sandy and the waist high shallow water extends a hundred feet
from the shore line. This camp is ideal for young children who want to
play on the beach while learning about the exciting sport of sailing.
For campers ages 5 - 7.
Building and Grounds Committee
Mike Hollis and Mike Sipes
If you visit during the off season please continue to pack out your trash – there is no trash service.
The Gate combination will be changed effective 1 April. You will receive the new combination with your membership card upon payment of your dues.
Boat Racks: The boat rack project is advancing
nicely. Our intent is to build two racks (one for club boats, one
for privately owned boats) with the possibility of adding a third for
the Opti fleet. Mike Whitehill submitted a design for three
identical racks that could hold a total of 18 boats on the outer braces
and an additional 9-18 canoes / kayaks on the interior braces.
These racks would be skid mounted so as to be moved for grass cutting or
storms. We are nearing approval from the board on the
design but are seeking donations to help ease the financial
pain. Anyone desiring to donate money for the racks (up to
$1500.00) please contact Mike Hollis or Joe Doll for the particulars.
You may also send a donation by check to CRYC, PO Box 24, Centreville,
Comet 3561: Bob
Gerber and Mike Hollis are still seeking one or two additional hands to
strip comet 3561. Only common sense and a few hand tools are
required. When relaunched, this boat will serve the sailing school
and can also be used to introduce interested members to the Comet.
Please contact Mike at 703-692-4380 or 410-801-6339. firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat Donations: In order to expand offerings for
members and the sailing school the club is seeking donations of the
following items in good shape:
Contact any club officer to have your potential donation assessed.
- 2 rowboats
- 6 kayaks
- 2 canoes
- oars, paddles, life jackets, anchors and line would be appreciated too
Spring Work Projects: It may seem like Spring is far away but it is only a couple of months till Opening Day for CRYC. Projects include:
Our goal for the Spring is to gain accountability for the clubs
assets and ensure that they are maintained. Additionally we will
attempt to get a handle on member assets that are stored on club
grounds. It appears that many of the boats and trailers are either
abandoned or neglected. If your boat or trailer is not in good
working condition it needs to be attended to. We will be moving
all vessels into the bush line during the spring work party. Any
boat or trailer not moved by the fall closing will be claimed by the
club for disposition as the club sees fit.
- Fencing to protect the septic drain field -
The Club is seeking an individual to install approx. 8 feet of split
rail fencing to prevent vehicles from driving behind the bush line and
into the leech field (and possibly collapsing it). James Wood has
kindly offered to drill the post holes with his tractor. If you
desire to lead this project or have split rail / posts to donate please
contact me. Projects don’t get much easier than this.
(needed James Wood +2, shovels)
- Boat removal
- Wick Dudley has kindly offered his trailer to remove boats to
the dump on opening day. We intend to remove 2-3 lasers, 1 420 and
1 inflatable RIB – all derelicts. (needed Wick + 6)
- Road Maintenance-
The road leading into the Club has several potholes which need to be
filled and compacted. We need a leader to coordinate for crushed
concrete delivery and a work party TBD. (needed leader +5, small
scoop loader, shovels)
Schedule of Events
- Winter Social, March 11
- Boat Work Party, March 25
- Semi-Annual Meeting and Flag Raising to Open the Season, April 23
- Spring Regatta, May 20
- Open House, June 3
- Fireworks, July 3
- Annual Regatta, July 21 - 23
- Rock Hall Yacht Club Social, TBD in August
- Junior Regatta and Pumpkin Patch Regatta, September 9
- Corsica River Day - Corsica River Conservancy, September 17
- Crab Feast, September 24
- Fall Sailing Series, September 24 - October 15
- Annual Meeting, October 22
- Boat Work Party, October 28
- Comet Pumpkin Bowl, November 4
- Site Closing Work Party, November 12