Commodore's Corner

Commodore Larry Parrett

Hi everyone:

We have just returned from Memorial Weekend’s fantastic HHYC event, the Hundred Mile Cruise, hosted by P/C James Life and Julie Life along with their cohosts Charlie and Terry Life.  This cruise (a long time Memorial Weekend tradition for the Life family) included a grand tour of Gig Harbor, Longbranch and Poulsbo.  We had awesome rafts in each location (see the photos in the newsletter!) with a taco bar, CSR bow thruster margaritas and a Mexican Piñata (filled with everyone’s favorites, booze and chocolate) on the Sea King on Friday night in Gig Harbor.

Saturday night we went to the annual barn dance at the historic gymnasium in Longbranch, and then Sunday night we had our traditional dinner at Casa Luna in Poulsbo to complete the weekend’s Mexican theme.  The cruising was excellent all weekend, and although a little more sun would have been nice, the weekend ended with beautiful weather in Poulsbo.  Thanks James, Julie, Charlie and Terry for putting together such a great event!

The Evite is already out for our next HHYC event, our annual Rock the Dock at Bell Harbor Marina, hosted by P/C Vic and Kari Portolese and P/C Dane and Terry Franz.  This event takes place the weekend of June 21 – 23 and will feature live music on the dock on Saturday night.  Bell Harbor is a unique opportunity to moor in downtown Seattle and take advantage of walking the Seattle Waterfront (this year without the noise of the Viaduct!) and the Pike Place Market.  See more details in the Evite, and we can share more specifics at the next meeting.   

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