Written by Mark Whitehead, B.B. Wright
Editing Kathleen Whitehead
Photographs B.B. Wright, Tim Wright, Mark Whitehead
Layout Paul McBride
The first item on the agenda was new shirts for the skippers.
New Back Bay Skipper shirts were ordered for our skippers, scorekeepers, and several trustees in the fall. Usually, about twenty shirts are requested – this time there were seventy-two!
Videos and Photos
- Back Bay Skippers Video (WMUR NH Chronicles)
- Back Bay Skippers YouTube Channel
- Latest Videos: Solings, US12s, Lily Pond
- Latest Photos: Solings, US12s, Lily Pond
- Photo Gallery
- Sheila Ryan Memorial Footy Regatta
- Awards for 2019 Season
- Tim Wright Wins CAN/AM Challenge 2019
- Lake Discovery Camp 2019
- US12 AMYA Region 1 Championship, Nashua
- Sasquatch Footy Regatta (Nor’Easter Footy Series)
- Skippers Spring Party 2019
The four styles offered were:
short-sleeve tees, short-sleeve polos, long-sleeve polos, and hoodies. Each style of shirt came from a different company, resulting in four different shades of blue. Combined with our original dark blue shirt, we will truly have a “rainbow of blues”at Back Bay next season.
Thank you to the New Hampshire Boat Museum for helping with the invoice and to those who waited patiently for Calico Graphics to arrange for these orders.
The photos of the two days when shirts were handed out at Back Bay were taken just after a storm left two feet of snow! (Note that even our Floridian Don Opie braved the 30-degree temperatures to come to the bay!)
We look forward to reconnecting with everyone and sailing once again.
Happy New Year!
The second item to be taken care of is how we will handle the many programs we run, as well as schedules, sailing seminars, committee staffing, model yacht building, skipper gatherings, and awards.
Our very first Zoom meeting for the Skippers was held on January 12 with twenty-seven participants. The 2021 calendar was approved along with an increase in dues in addition to leadership positions. Under discussion was prerace training, a memorial plaque, model yacht building volunteers, Ellen Koehler’s puzzles, the skipper party, race course changes, and picture calendars.
The next Zoom meeting on January 26 will be presented by Phil Pace, owner of Vac-U-Boat. He will be showing and describing the new Soling kit that will be in this year’s model yacht building class.
Anthony Quinn is hard at work sewing sails for the new solings.
‘Tis the season for model yacht annual maintenance. Yup, it’s time to smooth out all the dings we accumulated over the past summer and to make sure all electrical components are in top shape.
For the little guys and gals, it’s a good time to build more sailboat kits. Last season we gave out about eighteen kits to youngsters who visited our sailing regattas on Back Bay. Look at the great smiles we got!
Just a few of the happy faces from 2020
Links: American Model Yachting Association, MinuteMan Model Yacht Club, Nashua Model Yacht Club, Marblehead Model Yacht Club, Greater Worcester Model Yacht Club, Sarasota Model Yacht Club, Space Coast Model Sailing Club, Sun Coast Model Sailing Club, Stowe Yacht Club, USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild