Vice Commodore's Corner: September 2021

Happy September Club Members!

For this month’s meeting, we will be going over knots. I will bring some lengths of rope to the meeting, and if you are watching from home, gather a length before the meeting. Our own Robbie Leighton will be teaching the class and will go over the basic knots. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting. Our group is great because of all the participation of the members and volunteers. I want to thank everyone for their help during these trying times and look forward to a better year next year.

Next month during our October meeting (on 10/18), we will have a Boating Garage Sale. So, gather all your excess sailing gear and bring it to the meeting to sell!! We will have tables set up around the room for you to display your boating items for sale. Come right at 7pm to grab a table and start selling!! Feel free to invite any non-member boaters to attend, as well.

October is also the month for our Annual Photo Contest, and it will coincide with the Boating Garage Sale. Submission & Voting will be done during our October 18th general meeting. Remember the categories are: Bloopers, Old Salt, Best Sunrise/Sunset, Under Sail, Best Boat Name, Scenic, and Best Group Shot. Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded to the winner of each category!

Please print & bring your photos to the 10/18 club meeting at the Arlington Heights Historical Society. Write your name and the category which you’d like to submit each picture for, on the back of each photo. Voting will start promptly at 7:30pm, so drop them off when you arrive at 7pm, and then start shopping at the garage sale!!

The winners will be announced at our November General Club Meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 11th, and I will bring them to the meeting for you. The winners will be announced in November. I can’t wait to see all your wonderful pictures from this season! Official rules can be found on our website here: PHOTO CONTEST RULES

As everybody begins putting their boats away for the winter, please keep in mind that there are some that could use assistance. Feel free to reach out to members that may need help, or if you’re a boat owner, please reach out to membership for assistance. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will attempt to provide you with assistance.

-Wayne Smith, 2021 Vice Commodore