Commodore’s Message

Greetings Colington Fleet,

Welcome to all old and new members, and all those who wish to join the Colington Yacht Club.  Our mission is to have fun and fellowship among our members and promote sailing and power boating, with a long list of social events on land and sea including sailboat racing, and sailboat and powerboat cruising on our beautiful and windy Sounds.  We are an inclusive Club striving to grow membership and participation, so if you have family or friends interested in boating please invite them to join and experience our events.  This winter the CYC Board has focused on scheduling a longer list of events for 2023 focused more fun social events at the Colington Pavilion and on continuing traditional sailing education and cruising, sailboat racing, and new events for power boating.  We have also been focused on improving communications with our members.  We are interested in all of your feedback including suggestions for events and please let us know if you would like to volunteer to help.

The Club is in the process of upgrading our website.  Please visit our website for our schedule of events.  Social events start in March and run through the year.  We are marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 19, and have a social event at the Pavilion on March 25.  The first Poker Run is scheduled for April 15.  Our Wednesday nights sailboat races start on May 31, and we have a Summer Solstice moonlight sail on June 21.  We are planning a youth sailing camp for July.  It is critical to have a US Sailing certified instructor for this program, so if you know someone with this qualification that would like to help instruct the program please let us know.  We have a female skippers race on August 19 and we welcome all sailors who would like to participate in the ASSA Albemarle Challenge Cup held at the Albemarle Plantation on September 28 to Oct 1.  We will finish the season with another Poker run and picnic at the Pavilion in October and a Turkey race in November.

Thank you all for your support and hard work.  I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Commodore 2023