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Dear Members,

Your Club is getting ready for you to come and walk the grounds on the weekend of April 25th.  We’ve noted some important dates below, but be sure to check the calendar for additional events.  We will have a few picnic tables set up for that warm sunny day that beckons a picnic by the water.

Work Party Schedule

Saturday, April 25th:
Letters A-B:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Letter C:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 26th:
Letters D-F:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2nd:
Letters G-I:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Letters J-K:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Sunday, May 3rd:
Letters L-M:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 9th (Last Work Party):
Letters N-R:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Letters S-Z:  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.*

*  Grill opening party at 3:00 p.m.  Open to all members that want to come open the grill and talk about the Club and upcoming summer events.

Youth Program Sign-Ups

Online Sign-Ups (New This Year!):  Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week on the program sign-up page.  All you need is your member account number.
April 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  Walk-in Sign-Ups
June 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:  Walk-in Sign-Ups
June 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:  Walk-in Sign-Ups

WBYC & NYS Parks Boat Safety Course

Sunday, May 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:  This class is for adults and children.  There is no cost for this course; however, if you are 18 or older, you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.  Please contact John Froio at (315) 692-4868.

Weekday Sailing Leagues

Wednesday, May 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:  Introduction to Women of Willow Bank (WOW) Kick-off
Thursday, May 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:  Meet and Greet the People of Water (POW)

Doug Shepard, Commodore

Imagine fifty-two colorful Sunfish sails on the lake at the same time!  That is our goal, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

To demonstrate the Sunfish strength in numbers, we are planning to launch and sail our colors just off the Club.

This sure-to-be memorable event will take place on Friday, July 10th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, celebrating the occasion afterwards with the Club Fish Fry and music.

This is to be a fun and all inclusive gathering.  It is open to all WOWs, non-WOWs, and Sunfish owning recreational sailors – yes, even men!

On the water, we would like to see the boats concentrated and visible from the Club.  To that end, we may set up a simple course between two marks.  There could be a starting line and a finish line, but not necessarily a race start.  Those not interested in moving around two points may just congregate near the Club.  We are open to suggestions regarding how we organize on the water.

Beecher Graham and Jeannie Doering and the rest of the WOWs will be organizing this event to make a grand show of the Sunfish Fleet, as we number the most boats of any fleet at Willow Bank Yacht Club – fifty-two!!

We will be contacting each Sunfish owner individually sometime in the spring to see who is on board for this spectacular event.  We will be on hand to encourage all Sunfish owners to spiff up their boats and participate.  We will even hold an advance “help” session a week or so before, to check out rigging and boat parts and generally welcome all participants.

For those members too unsure of sailing their boats, we will suggest you allow your grandchildren or other Club members to sail them.  We emphasize this will be a FUN inclusive event.  Our aim is to have all Sunfish out on the water for this event!!

We look forward to your participation,

Beecher Graham & Jeannie Doering

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