Saturday, December 13, 2008

The holidays are upon us!

Here it is, already mid-December! It just kind of snuck up on us real fast, didn’t it?

We just concluded the Lighted Boat Parade last weekend and for those of you that couldn’t be there you missed a great time. Congratulations to Driftwood’s berthers! Terry Leavitt, took 1st place for boats over 34’ (see his boat, Camelot, featured this month on the home page of the website) and Nick Rassushin took 2nd place (his boat is unnamed)! The parade is held the first Saturday of December each year. Boat owners decorate their boats; line up in front of Driftwood, and parade down to Humphrey’s in Antioch where the boats are judged. The waterfront is filled with spectators! Awards are given at a dinner that evening held at a sponsoring yacht club. Please put it on your calendar for 2009 and join in the fun.

There have been a few fishing derby’s going on and I hear people are catching stripers between 10 –20 pounds. Check out our link to Hook, Line and Sinker for the current fishing info! Be sure to get your photos to me so we can add them to the website.

The wet weather is on its way. Right now we are having foggy mornings, so please be careful if you go out. Be sure some one knows where you are headed and check that your radios are in good working order. Also, with the winter weather approaching, we hope you come out and check on your boat to make sure it is ready for the storms.

We have had some problems with the front gate, but have now solved them. With the days becoming shorter, we are changing the hour the gate will be closing. Starting January 1st, the new gate hours will be from 9 pm to 6 am. Every berther has access to enter after hours with his or her gate card. If you need a new one, come see me at the office. Please note, being locked out after 9 pm does not constitute an emergency and staff is not available to let you in if you do not have your card.

Remember the office is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday until April and we will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Driftwood Yacht Club is having a New Year’s Eve Party and prospective members are welcome. Also, the club facility is available for rental for weddings, showers, birthday parties, etc. You can contact Pat Hobbs, 2009 Rear Commodore, at 757-2457 for rental info.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.