“Keep Calm and Drop An Anchor!”


As I write this, the Ballard Locks Cruise is underway, and, just days ago we enjoyed the Hadlock Bonfire and Picnic Cruise, a flaming success! In October, three great events are scheduled: the Garage Sale, the Crab Feast and the Halloween Party.   I encourage you to check out the fliers and sign up—it’s time to commit. Hey, having fun takes a little effort! Also, these gatherings don’t happen without the help of volunteers, so please consider lending a hand. This is especially true for the garage sale. By enlisting online and participating, you will take a lot of pressure off Muriel and Katie. Don’t forget you can bring items for the garage sale to the October meeting, or deliver them to the club Wednesday through Friday.

Your humble commodore will pontificate on anchoring at our October meeting. If you are new to boating, or have not anchored much, you might find this talk helpful. Old timers are encouraged to challenge and mock the speaker for the entertainment of all. But take note, you can anchor the right way, or you can move up to El Duano’s way! Finally, your help is needed for an anchor watch during the presentation. Otherwise, Muriel might steal my ground tackle for the garage sale.

Dad, it’s looking really shallow…

Commodore Duane Madinger