Our final three membership dinners of the year are just around the corner and it is our hope that all of you will be able to join us! Please mark your calendars and RSVP by email to email@example.com! Your RSVP is super important as it helps us cut down on wasted food and saves you money on the ticket price. As with all events here at BYC, we rely on volunteers to run these events. It would be greatly appreciated to have YOUR help! You can help us set up the night before, decorate, take money at the door, bus tables and help with final cleanup, all of which make the dinner much easier. As they say, "many hands make light work", thank you.!
Saturday September 21st: Dick Rosin and Natasha Benjamin from the Marine Applied Research and Exploration (M.A.R.E.) organization. Dirk is the executive director of M.A.R.E. and has over 25 years of deepwater engineering experience. He was president and director of Deep Ocean Engineering before selling the company in 2000. At DOE, he was a project manager and test pilot for all three Deep Rover 1,000 meter-rated manned submersibles, and a designer/operator of the Phantom and Bandit ROV systems. At Hawkes Ocean Technologies he served as project manager for the 11,000 meter rated Challenger, a manned submersible designed to go to the deepest point in the ocean, the Marianas Trench. He recently retired from the board of Save the Bay, where he served for nine years. Menu: Wedge salad, wild rice and mixed grill including sausage, chicken, and ribs.
Saturday October 19th: OKTOBERFEST BYC's 2019 Oktoberfest will also be the final weekend regatta of the 2019 YRA season. This year's event details are still being finalized but will surely not disappoint. Please plan to join us even if you are not racing! German beer and delicacies will be in abundance for you and your friends to enjoy! Lasst euch nicht lumpen, hoch mit dem Humpen! Translation: Don’t be a slouch, raise your glass! Menu: Traditional Bavarian Fare & Beer! *Lederhosen and dirndl's highly encouraged!
Saturday November 16th: professional sailor and local race champion WiIl Paxton will discuss how to be competitive in the local winter series races. He will share some of his strategies to conquering the often daunting light wind conditions. Do you favor the currents more, or the heavier air? How might you plan your race before going to the start? Come hear Will speak about these tricky topics and how to make the most of your boat and crew’s winter racing season. Menu: Lobster Feast!
David Janinis, BYC Rear Commodore