Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy 2009!!!

The hubbubs of the holidays are behind us, the decorations are down, and we look to updating our calendars for the new year. Most of the Yacht Clubs have held their Change of Watches and the cruising schedules and calendar of events are being posted. Duck season is drawing to a close, and excitement for the Sturgeon Derby sponsored by McAvoy’s, January 30 thru February 1, is growing. The weather has temporarily turned warm and many of you are out using your boats again. It’s good to see you. Feel free to stop by for coffee when you have a minute. Also, bring those great catches by for a photo. We would love to post some of your prize fish on the web site.

I want to remind everyone that the gate is closing at 9 pm now, so be sure you have your gate cards with you. Our new security cameras and web cam have arrived and we are in the process of installing them. Keep watching the web site so you will be one of the first to see the web cam in action! With these upgrades, also note that we now have wireless internet service.

Driftwood Yacht Club has some great energy going on this year. Under the enthusiastic leadership of Commodore Lucy Anthony and her great board of officers, I am sure you will find some awesome events, food and fun at the club in 2009. The next event is the Superbowl Sunday Potluck, February 1 at 2:30 pm and on February 24th they will be having a Crab Feed that is beyond fantastic!!! The crab feed is by reservation only and you can reserve a place for yourself and your group by contacting Rolf Powers at 925-437-5373 before February 17th. And don’t forget, dinner is served on Friday nights around 7pm. The food is yummy and it is a great way to begin your weekend. Check their website for the menu at