Down East Yacht Club

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 3:00pm

    The DEYC has been busy since my last musing about the happenings of the Club. On Saturday, June 18 the DEYC gathered for a fun get together at the home of Jane and Dana Mulholland on Solon Road in Southport, Maine. Some 40-plus members shared in a social event which featured the famed Woody Wagon (always a powerful social enticement) and BYO Lunch.

    The next Saturday, June 25, several DEYC boats gathered for a Day-Tripper event behind McMahon Island in the Little Sheepscot River. Day Tripper organizer, Troy Hersom always coordinates a fun time to share lunch and stories. Of course, The moor, Mularky, ran short of fuel on the excursion to the Day Tripper and had to return to a fueling station. Thus, causing Jane and I to miss the gathering.

    The following Tuesday, June 28, we gathered for a Windjammer Days Raft-Up in Linekin Bay prior to the Antique Boat Parade in Boothbay Harbor. Several DEYC boats were part of the on-the-water event. Then on Wednesday our entry in the Street Parade was the DEYC Woody Wagon featuring hosts P/C Bill and Anne George and V/C Brent and P/C Susan Pope. On Thursday, we all enjoyed the Antique Boat Parade.

    Our annual Summer Cruise was once again, a success. The Pre-Cruise Reception was hosted by Frank and Lora Luke at Luke’s Boat Yard in Linekin Bay. Fleet Captain, Kristen King and Party Hosts Bentley and Brenda Collins organized the event.

    The Cruise, July 9-16 featured 40 boats, a mix of Motor and Sailing Yachts. Fleet Captain Kristin King led us on a great cruise. Ports of call included Dix Island/High Island Harbor, hosts P/C George and Theresa Hamilton; Seal Bay/ Vinal Haven, hosts Peter Edwards and Tracy Robinson; Seal Bay, Vinalhaven, hosts Jay Hackett and Helen Rush; Castine/Hollbrook, hosts R/C Aaron and Suzanne Rugh; Benjamen River, hosts P/C Steve and Debbie Arkley; Pretty Marsh Harbor, hosts Mac and Barb Gray; Northeast Harbor, hosts F/C Kristen and Dan King. The Cruise ended with an awards dinner in NE Harbor, a great time for all.

    On Saturday July 30, the DEYC held a memorial Boat Parade around Boothbay Harbor to honor recently deceased Commodore Ron Richardson, a loyal DEYC member since 2005. Following the parade for Past Commodore Ron Richardson, most of the 18 boats gathered for the July Day Tripper event in nearby Linekin Bay.

    A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of P/C Ron Richardson was held Sunday, July 31, at the American Legion. The large turnout of Yacht Club members and friends from near and far on a warm Sunday evening was a testament to the love and respect so many hold for Ron. His presence as a member of the Yacht Club will be missed.

    On the following Saturday, Aug. 6, we held a summer gathering featuring an Ice Cream Social at the home of P/C Joe and Brenda Blake at Crow Point in Trevett. Several DEYC members were anxious to take advantage of unlimited ice cream treats!

    You can look for a report on the last events on our Summer Calendar. This year’s Commodore’s Cruise (AKA Mini-Cruise) is scheduled for Aug. 11-14. The ports of call include: Stover Cove in West Harpswell (Cook’s Lobster and Ale House on Bailey Island): Dolphin Cove (Dolphin Restaurant and Marina): Safe Harbor (Great Island Boat Yard) and then (home or ports unknown).

    The final scheduled events for the Summer Months are the annual meeting at Tugboat Inn on Saturday, Aug. 27 and a final Day Tripper to Linekin Bay following the annual meeting. Our Haul Out Party will be at Blake’s Boat Yard, Sept. 10. Thank you for reading my rather wordy and even disjointed reporting.