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here oh where did my fair summer go? The days of having the kids at home may be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few more glorious days of summer to eke out of 2015. September brings about some of the best cruising weather all year long, and our Clubs are determined to make good on them. How about you? Get your events listed in our pages by emailing email@example.com.
SBCC Members descend en masse on Tidewater Yacht Marina
outhern Bay Cru’z Club (SBCC) members out of the Little Creek inlet and other member marina sites descended upon the Tidewater Yacht Marina (TYM) in Portsmouth, VA, for three- and four-day stays to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. In addition, the captains and crews of another two member vessels permanently docked at TYM participated in the many club activities held at the marina arranged by Cruise Captains Shana and Ryan White of the MV Tuna Teaser. The Thursday evening events were low key and included an informal gathering dockside to share signature drinks and fanciful stories and to discuss the schedule of events for the next three days. Another group pulled into the
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Submitted By Ray Smith, SBCC Media Officer dock at various times during the day on Friday, swelling the numbers to 10 boats (and one inflatable) with a combined number of more than 30 crew and guests. Friday afternoon and evening events included swimming at the pool, trips into Olde Town and across the river to Waterside, meeting and co-mingling with neighbors, docktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and listening to music on F Dock all while ducking the various rainy periods. Fortunately, the heavy thunderstorms predicted for the midnight timeframe did not occur. Saturday, the marina hosted a “Low Country Broil” poolside consisting of shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage, and other edibles. The fireworks display looked as if it was going to be washed out by an impending storm, but the time was moved up a half hour, and the resulting show was spectacular and beat the storm by just a hair, dampening a continuation of festivities for most except those vessels with room aboard.
Sunday was “lazy day” with no activities planned, although early risers were treated to a sumptuous breakfast of cinnamon rolls, donuts, chicken rolls, croissants, fruit, and of course, the customary mimosas and Bloody Marys, all of which were prepared and provided by our cruise captains. Julian Kiryluk stood in for SBCC Commodore “Rod” Rodriguez and presented special embossed coffee cups to the two Cruise Captains in thanks for their organizing the cruise and ensuring that there were plenty of events to complement the other Independence Day weekend activities at and around the Marina. Visit the SBCC website for more details on each of the events or membership (southernbaycc.com) or you may contact the Club by email (Southernbaycc@aol.com) with questions.
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