Wednesday Navy in Review
season was bookended with rain. We started with Judd's steak appreciation lunch
for the WAM staff who had worked tirelessly to get the marina through the floods.
It rained. We ended with a gourmet bratwurst lunch grilled by the inimitable
chefs Brian and Beverly. It rained. In the middle, however, we had a bit of everything,
all glorious! There was the day it blew 30 and we did the entire course, including
rounding the mark in Cove 4, with double reefs and handkerchiefs for jibs, in
2 hours. There were also a few days when it took a bit longer than 2 hours-maybe
close to 4. We practiced our starting skills on many ingenious lines. We tried
different strategies to beat Bob Westrich and his stalwart Misty II crew, but
alas, he emerged victorious at the end. However, we are all taking comfort in
the obvious demonstration that some things DO improve with age!
there is a picture of the well-fed Wednesday Navy crew. We welcome newcomers and
returners to our fold next year. In the meantime, we will be eating lunch at the
Great Grizzley in Soulard on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Eating is one of
the activities at which we excel. We are also good at exaggerating sailing accomplishments,
joking with each other, and enjoying ourselves.
Should you wish to be
on the Wednesday Navy e-mail list, please contact
Bonnie Newell by email:
for a large fee, she will add you to the list.
all brave, healthy, and able bodied sailors in this neighborhood, who have any
Encouragement at this time, that:
Navy Sailors challenge will be offered on the Second Wednesday of the Months May,
June, July, August, and September.
that, According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency and Weather Underground,
there will be at least
4.3 knots (5 mph) of wind at 1 PM and the heat index
will not be above 93.
attendance may be received at the Dam, starting at 1 o-clock in reverse PHRF sequence.
who favor with their attendance and win, will have the opportunity to fly the
Wednesday Navy burgee until the next engagement.
this opportunity of attendance with the spirit of honourable and truly respectable
a fellow sailor, neighbor, or friend. All cabin sailors on the lake are welcome.
PHRF starting time will be posted at the Carlyle Yacht Club clubhouse.
questions or crew, contact Judd at 314 892 4475