Commodore's Corner - September 2010
September – the official “End of Summer”. Wait,
summer can’t be over until after we have the 23rd
Annual Endless Summer Sailboard Classic October 1-3, 2010
on the shores of Shell Point Beach!!!
Registration will begin Friday at 7:00pm on the beach and soon
thereafter you can look forward to those famous Rick and Judy
wings, cooked on the beach right before your very eyes! Rick has
decided that this year RUM will be the liquor for tasting!! So,
let Rick know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you plan on bringing a bottle and what your poison of choice
will be. Rick will coordinate so there are no duplications and
your palate will be sufficiently saturated with a different “taste”
of Rum each time you belly up to the table.
on Saturday and Sunday will be lovingly prepared by Linda’s
Home Oven. Ya gotta get some of that coffee it’s the best
on the beach!! I’m sure there will be an assortment of breakfast
pastries and fruit to wash down with that great coffee.
Don't miss the opening of Café Donaldo’s for lunch
on Saturday and Sunday. They will be serving Gumbo and you can’t
leave the beach without eating one (or two) of Hulon’s Dogs!
The Gumbo Contest will be headed up by Don and Leah this year.
Unfortunately, Sharman can’t be in two places at once and
we will miss her. I’ve heard she may be able to make Saturday
afternoon. Anyway, get those gumbo pots warmed up and make your
best batch for judging on Saturday, October 2. If you plan on
entering a pot, please let Leah know (email@example.com).
For your entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, presenting
the one, the only, DJBobbyG!! Since he has a never ending list
of favorites I’m pretty sure he will be spinning some awesome
tunes that will keep the dance floor packed!!
Following racing on Saturday we will have suppah at the Village
along with a prize drawing. There will be more racing on Sunday
(wind permitting) and then trophy presentations in the afternoon.
Register now to save a few bucks!
And, if you haven’t “upped” your dues, please
September – not only the official “End of Summer”
but it is time to cast your ballot for your Shell Point Sailboard
Club 2011 Board of Directors and Board Members At Large at the
meeting on September 14, 2010. Be at Beef O’ Brady’s
for a bite to eat and cast your ballot for your 2011 Board.
2011 Board of Directos and Board Members-At-Large Nominees
The Nominees are:
Commodore: Bill Olson
Vice Commodore: Bob Andrews
Purser: Wright Finney
Scribe: Bob Graves
Board Member: Linda Downey
Board Member: Ann Getman
Board Member: Mike Levine
Board Member: Tina Mazanek
Non-Elected Position: Past Commodore: Donna McMahon
As a reminder - If you wish to be on the SPSC mailing list, you
can opt in to do so.
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2. Go to the very, very bottom of the Home page, to the line that
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click on SPSC Yahoo Coordinator. Send an e-mail asking to be added
to the list.
The Inn at Wildwood
Wildwood Resort has blocked off 10 rooms for us (thanks Tigger).
Here are the details: Block of 10 Rooms - King Sleeper (King Bed
with a Sofa Sleeper) or King Suite (1 - King Bed). Reservations
needed by September 27. Rate will be $69 per night. Contact
Wildwood Resort at: 850-926-4455 and request the "Regatta"
Getting Fit Between Wind and Water
by Jen Murray, The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2010
The Executive: Larsh Johnson depends on the
weather for his workout. When conditions are right, the founder
and chief technology officer of the San Mateo, Calif., based energy-usage
software company eMeter, is out windsurfing. If Mother Nature
doesn't cooperate, even his home workout is designed to strengthen
him in ways that make being on the water safer and more pleasurable.
Mr. Johnson, 53, swam competitively in high school and has always
enjoyed water sports. He was first introduced to windsurfing in
the 1970s while attending Stanford University. "I saw people
doing it and found a friend to try it with me," he says.
"Having someone equally inexperienced is great since you're
not the only one getting the laughs." The exhilaration of
it attracts him. "Windsurfing gives you that adrenaline rush
when you get your speed going," he says.