30 October, 2009

Oh, A-Sailing We Will Go, A-Sailing We Will Go

So, who would have guessed, but there are some like-minded people in the area that feel that Corozal Bay and Consejo Bay are vastly underutilized and decided to do something about it.

They've formed the Consejo Yacht Club, so far, with about 16 paid couples, with hopes for more within a year.

The forming group, consisting of Jim & Elle Maltais and Carol & Rick Davidson, started meeting and discussing forming a club a couple of months ago. Now it's a official organization.

Craig and Mae were nice enough to hold a membership drive meeting to introduce us all to each other, and to solicit new members.

I joined Dianna and myself. Hey, for $50.00 BZD and a chance to go sailing, it was a deal. Below is a couple of shots I took of the meeting. It was held on Mae and Craig's back porch. Dappled shade and some refreshments made an inviting locale.

The CYC Commissioning Crew (well, sort of)

Here's the burgee for the the club. That's not a pyramid - it's a simplified palapa or thatch roof. I snapped it off the letterhead that Craig was holding.

CYC Burgee

Won't be long now... Membership cards (laminated, no less) tee-shirts, hats, jackets, shorts, all manner of swag will soon be coming our way. Well, at least the membership cards will be coming. All the rest is pure speculation on my part.

The CYC (I'm quoting from the CYC Info Sheet) is open to anyone interested in boating, promoting boating and preservation of the area for the pleasure of all.

Membership is by invitation only and requires sponsorship by three current members. Memberships are available for couples, singles and juniors, under the age of 18.

The CYC plans to be a serious nonprofit venture as well as a social club with meetings, races and other social functions.

The club even has a Website: ( Perhaps it's down for maintenance right now. I'm sure that's probably the issue, as the URL doesn't work. Bummer. I was looking forward to seeing the boat they have a picture of.

The club is planning it's first organizational meeting either this November or December. Both the date and the location are yet to be determined.

Hey, if nothing else, this may keep me in the pipeline for down the road a bit, when I'm ready to buy a boat, and in the meantime, it looks like there will be some sailing to be done - more sailing than I've done since we've moved down here.

I'll have to dust off my kit bag and survey all my sailing stuff - foul weather gear, boots, gloves, wool stocking cap... Oh, wait. I'm down here now. Let's see, inflatable PFD, line-handling gloves, swimsuit, shades, brim hat, swimming trunks, that sort of stuff. I can't wait!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I often wonder why that beautiful bay and the wind don't attract more day sailors.