Monday, December 7, 2009

It's the most wonderful (and windy) time of the year!

We weathered last week’s windstorm with little damage to the marina, but the harbormaster’s house took a beating! Those north winds, sustained at 32mph with gusts up to 63mph, wreak havoc for sure. Batten down the hatches and hold on, as the prediction is for a stormy winter. Just a reminder to be sure your boats are secured and bilges are working!

The dock project is underway and being completed in 80’ sections. Thank you for your cooperation last month as we moved the docks into the water. For now, the guest dock is closed. The next stage is to install the electricity and water lines. For you own safety, please stay out of the construction area.
Congratulations to all of the berthers who participated in the Lited Boat Parade this past weekend. Terry Leavitt won the Best of Show and Joe Sabino won the Judge’s Choice Award. Other winners included Nick Rassussin, 2nd place 35’ and over and Jim and Cheryl Davi, 2nd place under 35’. Also Driftwood Yacht Club members, Steve and Heather Ingram, of Delta Discovery Cruises, took 1st place for over 35’.

In partnership with Delta Discovery Cruises, Driftwood Yacht Club is hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year. For $69 per person, you will be welcomed aboard the Island Serenade for a 2 hour Cocktail and Appetizer cruise on the delta and return to the Yacht Club for dinner and dancing to live music. The boat departs Driftwood Marina at 7pm. Please contact Delta Discovery Cruises for reservations (see link on our homepage). Everyone is welcome to attend.

In addition to our winter hours (the office is closed Tuesday and Wednesday) I want to remind you that the office will be closed at noon December 24th and all day December 25th as well as January 1st.

Kathy and I want to wish each of you a very happy holiday season and thank you for your goodwill this year.