October 2021
October Festivities
10/01 Heather Lords
10/02 Bill Gray
10/04 Chris Weber
10/10 Ryan Paglia
10/10 Tom Ristvey
10/15 Tom Ambrass
10/21 Lori Gallagher
10/21 Richard Matas
10/23 Bill Boros
10/28 Mark LoDico
10/18 Ryan & Jamie Paglia
10/19 Pat & Sue Donnelly
10/21 Gary & Kinta Alizzeo
10/25 Alan & Robbie Fusetti
10/28 Gene & Kathy Soriano
September 11, 2021
Summer came to a raucous conclusion on September 11th at The Century Club Speakeasy with a fun filled tribute to the Roaring Twenties. Guests were carefully questioned at the door by the most imposing bouncer ever to demand a password. Thank you, Gene. Once the Tommy guns and Brass Knuckles were confiscated, gangsters and flappers alike congregated at Gallagher’s Gin Joint for Prohibition’s finest libations, served up by Captain Ron himself. The sound of scratchy Rag Time filled the air while guests sipped their cocktails and grazed at the appetizer tables.

Our fantastic kitchen crew (thank you one and all) served up a delicious Buffet of Twenties Era comfort food, including Baked Ham and Herb Roasted chicken with Parsley Buttered Potatoes, glazed Carrots and Peas with Pearl onions, followed by a dizzying array of desserts.

The evening was capped with the awesome good time music of Salmon Frank. Believe me, if ever you need a band, check these guys out!

It was a great evening full of fun costumes, fantastic drinks, good food and fabulous music…a great time was had by all! ~ Pam Ambrass
Fall Work Party
Sunday, October 31 @ 9AM
Another fantastic sailing season is nearing an end. With that end comes the annual Fall Work Party. This year's work will consist of the typical tasks, but instead of pulling and stacking the T dock sections, we're going to leave them in the water tied between the main dock fingers. This is an easier and safer option. In addition to the normal work, we're hoping to re-establish the French drain around the beach perimeter. Jon Dreher should make quick work of that with his machine. We may come up with another thing or two to take care of by the end of October.
So, come on out and help prep the club for winter. I know we'll have some fun while working. And, if you're interested, it's only 181 days between the Fall and Spring work parties!

Thanks in advance for your help!
~Ron Gallagher
Membership Meeting
While the summer sailing season has passed by there is still plenty of time left to get in some great fall sailing. With fair winds and changing leaves fall can be some of the best sailing of the year. We sailed Felicity the first weekend of November last year on a beautiful fall day and hope to do so again this year. Get out and get to the causeway on last time(s). We are low on trips and may have a new winner this year so it's not too late to log those pin roundings. Since the work dock is now permanent you can pull your boat after the work party but it has to be out by mid-November per State Park Rules.

We will once again have our membership meeting immediately following the work party on October 31st. If the weather cooperates we may once again have it outside but if not we will move it back indoors without restrictions. Be sure to attend the membership meeting to vote on officers and have your voice heard on any other topics.
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This winter we will be doing a little construction work on our website and we'd love to hear your input. If you have ideas on how we could make our website more beneficial or informative to our members, potential members or general visitors - please let us know!

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October hors d'oeuvre party
Join us on Saturday, October 2 at 6:00 PM for our monthly hors d'oeuvre party!

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of the evening. Bring your favorite dish to share. It's BYOB or donate to the fridge. Friends and new members are welcome. No RSVP's necessary, just show up. See you all there!
PCC Sailing School
2021 Recap
Our PCC Sailing School had the busiest season yet, since we opened our doors in June of 2019!

We kicked off our Small Boat sailing lessons in May with a class of 12: combination of new and returning students. The weather this summer provided excellent training opportunities with winds anywhere from 0 (think knots practice!) to 15-20 knots (think capsize recovery, like it or not!) on scheduled class days! Congratulations and fair winds to all of our graduates. Those who would prefer some additional practice are welcome to return next year!

Babes on the Bay returned by popular demand on June 19 - a sailing class for LADIES ONLY. This event was open to the community and we welcomed a group of fearless adventure-seekers for a day on the water.

On Sunday, July 18 we welcomed our youngest members for Kids Day on the Bay! This one-day mini-lesson provided an opportunity to discuss water safety and basic boat handling skills as well as sail a small boat and even practice capsize recovery drill. There was sail-football-tag and water guns and lots of giggles!

We held 2 sessions of Keelboat classes, one wrapping up just this past weekend. Congratulations to all of our participants on your commitment to sharpen your skills!

Last but not least, we gave multiple First Sail lessons to new or prospective members. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the club (hint: look for more info in the next newsletter!)

Phew - it was a very busy but successful season for our school. We can't thank enough all of our helpers and volunteers, we could not have done this without all of you! Whether it's skippering the boats, crewing the safety boats (they were put to work this summer), setting up or cleaning up from classes, helping with special events, or simply moral support - THANK YOU! ~Lidia Gray
Please welcome new members!
We welcome our new members, Robert and Rebecca Bercis, Don and Rita Clemente, Dan Elliot, Josh Lewis, Acacia Parks and CS Mo, and Cody and Nissa Rappoport!  
   We are so pleased that they did not subscribe to Groucho Marx's adage, "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."
   It is true that we are a motley crew. But, we are a welcoming bunch of scallywags. Whether you'd like sailing advice or sailing conversation or just a friendly chit-chat, there's always someone who has the time.  
   And, if you need a hand with your boat, there are plenty of swabs, first mates and self named captains who are more than willing to help. As noted by Kenneth Grahame, "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
   Finally, to paraphrase John Bingham, if you sail, you are a sailor. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been sailing for sixty years. It doesn't matter what sailboat you sail. It doesn't matter if you enjoy the gentle breezes or the heavy weather winds. You just sail.

Good winds ~Gene Soriano
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Board of Directors
Bill Gray
Pam Ambrass
VP/Social Chair
Michelle Johnson
Bill Boros
Harbor Master
Ross Cummings
Racing Liaison
Ron Gallagher
Buildings & Grounds
Gene Soriano
Ex-Officio Board Members
Brian Bish
Michelle Bish
Lidia Gray
Breeze/PR/Sailing School