It’s been a fickle start to the boating calendar with some warm days in September and then dropping to freezing in October. Thanks for voting me your Rear Commodore and I look forward to this year and trust I can maintain the high standard of our outgoing Rear Commodore John Abeliotis.
The Club Opening Day was held on Sunday 15 October with the weather near perfect. After the ceremony welcoming the new committee, all the VIPs and committee boarded boats for the sail past. The competition for best dressed boat this year was tightly contested between three boats with the winning boat being Bluey and Girly owned by Ron and Dora Lindsay. This decision was taken by all the passengers on Gnarly and it was a very close decision with Beats Wurkin owned by Steve Hayward with Tina Sherrie just coming in behind after a count back.
Our quarterly meeting was well attended in September where dates and events to the end of the year have been pencilled in. These events are open to all ORSSC members and if you are interested, just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will happily keep you in the loop.
Future events include:
- 28 – 29 October an overnighter at either Cockburn or Mindarie
- 18th or 19th November a river run to Woodbridge House for lunch
- 8th to 10th December a weekend staying at the Quest Apartments in Mandurah for our annual Christmas Lights weekend.
In September, the section took a favourite fish and chip run to Fremantle leaving Ocean Reef and running along the coast. The weather was fantastic with light winds and seas and the temperature in the mid-20s. Three boats launched and picked up Steve and Rachael on the way with their 40 footer at Hillarys. In all, 11 members attended the lunch at Cicerellos and then adjourned to Steve and Rachael’s new boat for ales and conversations before heading back. It was good to have the regulars come out for a day and some new faces join us for what is always a fun day.
Safe boating and hope to see you on the water.
Peter Hawker Rear Commodore Power Boat Section.