2004 Activities

19 Nov - The Annual Awards/Installation was held at the Newport Officers Club.  The new board, see below, was installed and the awards were given out; see 2004 awards from the racing page. 

15 Oct - The Annual Meeting.  The following is the 2005 Nominated Board: Commodore - Samira Hakki, Vice Commodore - Mary Brennan, Rear Commodore - Cheryl Rienzo, Treasurer - Bill Cone, Secretary - Maureen Rotondo, Members-at-Large - Andrew Kallfelz & Linda Babich.

3 Oct - The last race of the 2004 season is now over. Thanks all those that participated on the Race Committee.  Without you there would be no racing.   I hope all those that raced enjoyed it again.  The awards will be held 19 November 2004.  Stayed tuned for where.

11 Sep - Family Day was once again blessed with perfect weather.  The light winds and sunny day made for a great day for our members to gather at the Fort Getty Pavilion.  We had a traditional New England clam bake with mussels, corn, fish, potatoes, sausage and of course clams.  The chowder was heated and ready to eat first.  Not too long after that, the mussels and clams were ready to eat.  We did have hot dogs and hamburgers for the kids.
While the kids were off playing volleyball and flying kites, the adults relaxed and enjoyed the socialization.  The late afternoon weather was warm and perfect for sitting in a chair and hanging out with fellow members.   We all had a great day, even if it wasn't on the water, in typical JYC fashion - we enjoyed the time spent with friends and family.
Triathlon - Finishing order of the 4th annual JYC Kids Triathlon:
6 and Under:
Eliza Kallfelz, Lane Anderson, James Doherty, Emily Anderson, Madeline Doherty
7, 8 & 9:
Kelly Babich, Emily Kallfelz, Amina Brown, Nico Rienzo, Eamon Hunter, Meryl Nelson-Lee
10 and Over:
Will Defley, Michael Schnack, Lisa Brendlinger, Alison Doyle, Nicole and Meghan Babich, Emily Lester, Haley Rotondo, Caitlin Schnack, Hayden MacLane.

24 Aug - The summer series is over in a sloooow race.  Light winds.  Congrats to those that placed.  I hope all enjoyed the series.  Fall starts next Tuesday and then shifts to Sundays after labor Day.

14 Aug - Check out Mary Brennan's write up on the JYC cruise.

15 June - The summer series started today with wonderful weather for June.  We are off for a wonderful season, I hope.

6 June - The itenery for this year's cruising has been posted.  Check it out.

11 May - And we are off for another year of racing!  Spring season started today.

1 May - The Commissioning occured on a beautifull day at the Musem of Yachting in Newport at Fort Adams.  My first time to this format.  Three Jamestown Ferry loads of people as well as some car loads participated.  We had a good catered food and a good quantity of it.  The Dark And Stormys were nice.   The Juniors helped officially open the 2004 season with playing Taps and America The Beautiful and the raising of the Jamestown Yacht Club Burgee.  It was a great time, seeing, hearing all.

27 April - Skipper's Meeting ended up being held in the Caddy Shak of the Jamestown Golf Club because we could not get into the upstairs area.  Worked out fine.  Racing starts 11 May.  Scott Walker gave a pitch for the Leukemia Cup which will be held on 20/21 August.  We had the usual gab sesion to find out who sold their boats, who hasn't switched to low flow toilets (where did that come from).   Looks like that big J/105 fleet we have had for the past two years was decimated over the winter; Robert Saulk went to Virago a Nelson Marek 47, Link Mossop to a J/120, Brendon Kelly to a J/133 and Vic Bell to a ? (rumor is that he is selling Vale).  The Race Circular is now posted for download..

19 March - One of the clubs most popular events was a great success again this year.  There appeared to be over 100 guests, enough that extra tables had to be rolled out.  The kids were entertained by Dr Juggle, who not only juggled but twisted balloons into animals and swords.  Meanwhile the adults chatted and then did their best to listen over the noise of excited kids to the presentation by Dick Dray on the upcoming Tall Ships visit.  It's hard to believe that 5 years ago this event was attended by only 6 kids!  There was a nice assortment of food which betrayed it's quality by being wiped out quickly by both children and adults.  The night wouldn't be complete without the penny candy table run this year by Junior Commodore Cate Brennan.   Once Again, the very lucky, Sam Baines won the raffle.  If you missed this fun event - there's always next year!"  From the April 2004 Newsletter.

16 March - Race Circular meeting was cancled due to the little snow storm we had.

6 February - Winter Dinner at the Red Parrot.  Approximately 35 JYC members and guests attended the winter diner at the Red Parrot Restaurant in Newport.  Peter Johnstone, of the J-boat Johnstone family was the featured speaker.  Peter, his wife, and two children recently sailed on the 60 foot catamaran, Tribe, throughout the Caribbean. Peter showed slides of the islands, and commented upon the locations that they thought were most desirable to visit.  He also talked about the day to day dynamics of family life upon a boat. He and his family are planning to continue to circumnavigate the world in small,   manageable segments of a year or so at a time. They plan on leaving again in 2005, possibly for the Pacific on a slightly smaller 48 foot boat.  Mary set up a great location, Samira had the AV equipment up and running, and Steve found us a great speaker. A great way to start off 2004.

1 January - H A P P Y    H O L I D A Y S

Created by Roy H. Guay - 21 January, 2005