Commodore's Corner

Commodore Larry Parrett

Hi everyone:

I hope many of you were able to take part in the Fleet Captain event in April at the Daffodil Marine Festival, hosted by the Tacoma Yacht Club.  Keli and I were not able to make it, so look forward to sharing your stories at our next meeting on May 14.  I will be out of town on business that week in Columbus, Ohio, so the meeting will be hosted again by our lovely Commordoress Keli.  From what I hear, her meetings are more popular than mine!

Today is May 1, May Day, and Keli, Pearl and I are making our plans to take our boat to the Seattle Yacht Club on Thursday for a fun 4 day weekend celebrating Seattle’s annual festivities for the Opening Day of boating season.  As Commodore, we have been invited to moor at the SYC for the weekend and would like to acknowledge all of the hard work put in for this event by our HHYC member Mike Howshar, who is on the SYC Opening Day Committee and has been assisting us with getting a slip for the weekend.  We have never been to the full weekend of Opening Day events, and are really looking forward to it, especially going out on Saturday on a SYC VIP boat to watch the parade of boats and Windermere Cup crew races.  We are looking forward to seeing many of our HHYC, SYC and Queen City YC friends out and about over the weekend.

The Evite is already out for our next HHYC event, the infamous Hundred Mile Cruise (one of my personal favorites) during the Memorial Day weekend of May 24 to 27, hosted by P/C James Life and Julie Life.  This event takes us on a grand tour of Gig Harbor, Longbranch and Poulsbo, and features major rafting, tacos, bow thruster margaritas, barn dancing and many other activities.  See more details in the Evite, and James and Julie can share more specifics at the next meeting. 

All our best and happy boating in 2019!
Commodore Larry & Keli Parrett