Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:30am

What a spectacular the month of July is expressing. The weather is not only dramatic and the Fourth of July fireworks display seemed to be the most outrageous one yet. Of course, the traffic has increased to its seasonal bloat ... Which rhymes with Boat and starts B and rhymes with V which stands for Vacation. Thank you Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man.”

The first week of the season at BHYC began with its own spectaculars. Chef Raymond, as promised, dazzled with summer lunches and savory dinners. Russ Hoffman’s Speaker Series presentation drew a sold out crowd, including a hefty waiting list. There were nearly 100 in attendance and they are still raving about the meal and its presentation. Wednesday evening 50 hungries enjoyed a Farm To Table Family Style fete. Every Wednesday through out the summer Chef Raymond will present a different casual theme dining experience, never lacking in his exceptional attention to quality and presentation.

Thursday, The Fourth’s Cookout was a showcase of more of Chef Raymond’s talented epicurean abilities. I could go on and on. The truth is ... It’s making me hungry.

I so enjoy the sights and sounds of the Junior Program. As I write I can see a flotilla of Optis wending their way in a graceful tack. Each one of them parallel to the next like a well orchestrated dance. The musical score for The Dance of The Optis is the sound of young people on the shore, chatting and laughing. The Junior Program sailors are polite and respectful as are those playing tennis. The program is open to youngsters from throughout the community. Reservations can be made online at under Junior Programs.

Next Tuesday’s Speaker Series offering will be Rear Commodore Jon Dunsford’s presentation of 4-Masted Schooners of Boothbay Harbor.

On Saturday, July 20, BHYC presents The Novel Jazz Septet and “All That Jazz” produced by Carol Cochran and I. It will be a festive cabaret with a Cajun-inspired meal followed by music for dancing and dessert.