The new cruising season is officially upon us! Thank you to Fleet Captain Stacy and PC Leo Longenecker for coordinating the BYC contingent during the Opening Day festivities at SYC and QCYC, and to Captain Steve and Deanna Brett for providing Ocean Jewel for the officer parade boat. The weather was in mid-summer form and the turnout for the event was fantastic.
And we at BYC kicked off our new year with our Change of Watch. I want to thank the membership for your support and look forward to serving you as Vice Commodore. I would also like to recognize and thank Past Commodore Mike Murray for his leadership, mentorship, and genuine kindness over this past year. Mike maintained a steady course throughout the year, kept things enjoyable, and always had helpful suggestions for getting through all of the hurdles. Mike and Ruth and Commodore Dan and Ruth Saikkonen all made this first year a great experience for Nina and I. And now, we look forward to a great year with Dan at the helm and look forward to welcoming Rear Commodore Phil and Susan LeBas into the Grand 14 Junior Officer circuit.
Now, let’s get out there and enjoy this great cruising season!
John Burwell, Vice Commodore