Final Club Cruise of the Year Heads to Cape Charles for Labor Day
Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the club cruise to Cape Charles. The RPYC flotilla will depart Regent Point on Saturday morning, August 30 and make the 6-hour (or so) open water passage to Cape Charles. Spend the weekend at the town docks (new destination from years prior) with its floating docks and proximity to the town’s historic tree-lined streets with Victorian homes, trendy restaurants, and shops.
We’ll gather for a welcoming “docktail” party on Saturday evening. Dinner will follow on your own or with friends. There are a number of good restaurant choices in town -- only a short waking distance away.
Cape Charles Town Harbor Marina is holding a number of slips for RPYC. The marina now has an automated (you still have to give a person the info) slip reservation system and will give you a confirmation number which be sure to record. They will need a credit card to hold a slip, have a 48-hour cancelation policy and no minimum stay requirement. Their phone number is 757-331-2357 and make sure you tell them you’re with the RPYC. View the marina map to see your slip assignments, once your reservation has been made. When you make reservations, then please let Commodore Jim Lassiter know so he can establish a “cruising flotilla” list.
John M. Barber’s Chesapeake: 50 Years of Maritime Art
Deltaville Maritime Museum, June 14-October 12
This groundbreaking exhibition brings together five decades of wark by acclaimed maritime artist John Barber. Barber has spent his career chronicling the watermen, vessels and lifestyles of the Chesapeake Bay. The retrospective of more than 50 original pieces gather some of Barber’s most important paintings, most of which are in private collections, providing a rare opportunity to see the evolution of his work.
Deltaville Maritime Museum (www.deltavillemuseum.com)
287 Jackson Creek Road, Open 7 Days a Week, 10am-4pm
Memorial Day Cruise to Onancock
13 boats made the trek across the Bay on a beautiful weekend.
RPYC Chili Cookoff Held on May 10
Rear Commodore Chris Griggs is pleased to announce the 2014 Regent Point Yacht Club Chili Champions: Linda with her chicken chili and Myra with her turkey chili. Thanks to all members that prepared chili or brought sides. We really had a good meal after we all got a shower from mother nature.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Visit the VIMS website (www.vims.edu) to gain all the information you need to more fully enjoy the Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean - watch videos, research topics, view tide charts and weather reports, review wetlands reports, and more. A special thank you Dr. John Wells, Dean and Director of VIMS, for speaking with RPYC members at this year’s Wine & Cheese Social.
Membership Form Available for Renewals and New Members
New to the marina? Looking to join with fellow slipholders for some great cruises and land events? The RPYC membership form can be downloaded and printed from this link.
2014 Officers Elected
In elections held on October 26 before the Seafood Festival, the 2014 RPYC Officers were unanimously approved by the membership.
Commodore - Jim Lassiter
Vice Commodore - Chris Johnson
Rear Commodore - Chris Griggs
Secretary/Treasurer - Alan Markfeld
Board of Directors - Pete Bradley, Bill Cornprobst, Ed Hibbard, John Odden and Arona Richard
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