Thank you to everyone who made the 2011 Commodore’s Banquet and AGM a success. We had a full room for the Conestoga School of Culinary Studies students, who served an excellent dinner. We also had a very entertaining pair of guest speakers – Stephan and Nancy Lefneski. We heard about their humble start sailing Albacores on Conestoga Lake. From there they eventually scaled up to a 49 foot ocean worthy boat that took them on adventures literally around the world. Their route started in the Great lakes,then heading through the Erie canal, down the Atlantic coast and on to the Pacific via the panama canal. They kept sailing west for 3 years until they made it back to Canada. Logging many nautical miles and tons of adventure, they have come away with some amazing stories about tropical islands and close calls with pirates. Everyone at the dinner was toughly impressed and entertained.
We also recognized this seasons award winners. The recipients are regatta champions or are just champions of the club for their volunteer efforts this past season.
- All Arms Race (Dwight Aplevich and Ken Nethercott)
- Club Championships (Bill McLaughlin)
- Race Captain’s Award (Jan d’Ailly)
- Shore Captain’s Award (Mike Burton)
- White Sail Award (Jesse Macgorman)
- Bronze Sail Award (Rachel Miller)