If you have volunteered for the Club in the past year please join us at
the Yacht Haven Grande Pool
Sunday April 9th from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Please click here for complete invitation.
I sit here in an April Fools snow storm trying to figure out the perfect words to say on this email blast! Let me start by saying how much Dad would have loved his celebration of life at the Club. He was a more the merrier kind of guy and we certainly had more there on Sunday! As my mom and I walked up the ramp towards the awning I was blown away by all the familiar faces some I had not seen in close to 40 years! I want to thank each and everyone of you for making that day special. I need to highlight a few of you.
Lynn Reed and Kaye Knoefel for rallying the troops and having food was amazing. It really helped the experience feel more complete! As for the troops they rallyed (and you know who you are) Thank you for saying yes to our family! Bill Canfield for M.C.ing the sharing part of the event. The stories from that day put me into a new level of grieving, which is a good thing, as you all reminded me of the man before his dementia. For that I am extremely grateful.
I would also like to thank Christine Thompson and my sister Anne Avery Gardner for all of the wonderful pictures. It was fun for just a moment to be back in that space of the Yacht Club and reflecting on the old days with so many great poeple about a man who will forever live in our hearts. One of my favorite conversations I had after the stories was with someone who had tears in their eyes and said "I want to be a better person after being at your dads celebration". Dad would have liked that outcome! Be well! Ingrid
Four teams of STYC racers participated in the 2017 Club 420 Mid-Winter Championships held over Presidents Day weekend and hosted by the US Sailing Center in Jenson Beach, FL. The top finishers were Antilles Sailing team co-captains Sam Morrell and Caroline Teare placing 9th overall in the 52-boat gold fleet. The duo counted 5 top five finishes in the 11-race series.
Teddy Nicolossi sailing with Robert Hunter closed out the series with a 16th, followed by Ryan Hunter and Victoria Flately in 18th. Club 420 class rookie Mateo DiBlassio sailing with Hobie James landed in 37th which earned them a 6th overall in the Junior classification.
Conditions were varied over the three days of racing with both light winds and fresh South East winds offering full trapeze conditions . The final day saw lighter and shifter North West winds.
"The Club 420 class is super-competetive," said Sam Morrell. "One mistake and you lose 10-places. It's great racing. Hard work but very rewarding."
The Antilles High School team is back at the US Sailing Canter at the end of March for their team race qualifier on their march to the Baker Trophy, the US High School team racing championship. The team finished in a tie for 4th in the 2016 Baker Trophy.
The Ceremony will take place on the dock. As a result the dock will be closed starting Friday evening and remain so until Sunday morning.
Sorry for the inconvenience.