Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all my fellow members and friends. I hope you are all doing well and ready to celebrate with a New Year coming. I have been busy getting ready for the holidays and I am excited to spend it with my family. I am looking forward to a New Year with enthusiasm for a better, more normal 2021. OYC needs our social functions back and in full swing. All of us on the Bridge are trying to think of ways to keep the social fun going with a zoom twist.

In the meantime, In light of all the criminal activity recently with boats being stolen, other boats being climbed on and pilfered through, and my boathouse curtain having a flap ripped into it directly over my dinghy and both gas tanks aboard syphoned, I can only encourage you to get out on the docks to check on your boats more often than usual on a regular basis. Please report anything you see, to our caretaker Robert or main station chairs Jim and Bill. Of course, you can always call the owner directly from the contact card in the window. We are in this together and it takes a team effort to keep the crime out of our Yacht Club. If there is anything I can do to help you, I am more than willing to do what I can when I am there each week, multiple days.

I want to thank all the live-aboards, especially Mary Ann, Kelly, and Captain Finnegan for their constant eye on the 600 dock. We need our full-time residents, who are in essence, free security. They are not only keeping an eye on things at all hours are also a great deterrent to would be criminals looking for an easy take. We need you now more than ever. Thank you again!

I will finish this month’s column with a link on the OYC Facebook page to an amazing race finish, in the sailing world, that one of our members attended back in 2018. I lightly spoke of this particular race, R2AK, during the Facebook postings I had done for the Halloween events. It is such fun to share, so I have recently posted an article Matthew Dunning wrote about his families experience in the heart of the competition, as well as his wife Jaime’s article she wrote. A big shout out to Matthew, Jaime, and Della for allowing me to do so. Thank you! You have made me thirst for this race experience next time it happens. I wish you all the best for a nice holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you on the docks soon.

Happy Cruising,

Fleet Captain Sail Lenora Tanaka MV Sea Life

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