The CCA Narragansett Bay Post is pleased to announce that we have been officially established under the auspices of the Boston Station by vote of the Board of Governors on March 3, 2017. Our two officers, Steven M. McInnis as Post Captain and Carol Vernon as Secretary/Treasurer, were appointed by the Board at the same meeting. We appreciate the support of the Station and the Buzzards Bay Post in getting our Post established in a prompt fashion. We also want to thank Sheila McCurdy and Janet Garnier for their efforts to organize the petition to the Station for establishing our Post.
On a brisk December Saturday sixty-two members and guests attended the December 10th luncheon at the Damariscotta River Grill in Damariscotta, Maine. This event, one of our most popular, may have set the attendance record for a standalone GMP gam. In the privacy of the entire second floor of the restaurant there was plenty of time to take advantage of the bar and to mingle before lunch orders were taken. Following lunch Post Captain Maggie Salter welcomed the group, especially the newest members Dale Bruce, Gene Gardner (who couldn’t attend), and Gust Stringos. Then after describing the future GMP events that she has planned she introduced Boston Rear Commodore Bob Morris to present the 2014 Vilas Prize to Zdenka and Jack Griswold for their article "Kite Crossing the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to South Africa" which was published in the 2015 issue of Voyages, the first opportunity to present the prize since the completion of their circumnavigation.
Dear Boston Station Members:
Apogee raced to Bermuda under command of Ben Morris in the Double Handed class and your Rear Commodore flew down to bring her back to Woods Hole (not double handed!!) While in Bermuda I had the pleasure of congratulating Vice Commodore Brad Willauer and his family crew for their First-In-Class finish. And congratulations to Commodore Binch for not yielding to those who wanted to postpone the Race.
The Buzzards Bay Post and Gulf of Maine Post have both been leading the way in communicating on members' cruising and on past and future events. Please check out the CCA website and follow links from BOS to the Posts. Bob Rosbe will succeed Peter Cassidy as BUZZ Post Captain and Larry Hall has agreed to take the Secretary / Treasurer job. Maggie Salter and Frank Cassidy each have another year in those roles at GMP. Please give them each you support in the fine programs they develop.