Akuna Bay Cruising Club

Commodore's Message

Tuesday 20 July, 2004

Well !! Winter is truly with us now, not always the ideal time for boating, but the hardy ones will still find joy in the relative peace and quiet on the water, while most of us are tucked up at home in front of the fire.

Reflecting back over the past few months there has been a reasonable amount of activity. In particular it was most heartening to see a significant number of Club Members at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. In fact it was hard to believe we actually mustered over 30 members for a sensational dinner at Omeros Seafood Restaurant at Marina Mirage.

Unfortunately we couldn't get sufficient players to hold our Annual Golf Day, though the "after golf" BBQ put on by the Southerns was obviously a great success, with over $500 being raised for charity.

The planned "Christmas in July" Harbour Cruise has unfortunately been postponed as we couldn't get sufficient numbers to make it financially viable. We will now use the "Cruise" as a venue for our Annual General Meeting on August 29th (full details in "Events").

Please make every effort to join us at the Annual General Meeting, it is always a great function and this time we'll have Leif Albertson along to enlighten and entertain us with his "Nautical Knowhow". As the Club is subssidising the cost from Club funds, you won't get a better value day on the harbour !!

Also.....with almost 70 boats (about or 140 members !!), we could use a couple more enthusiastic Committee Members to keep the Club on the boil. We promise no arm-twisting, but would welcome any new comers.

With a few recent changes at Akuna Bay, sadly several of our members have chosen to move their boats to other locations. It is sad to see the number of vacant berths at the moment.
If you have any issues regarding the Marina, please make the Club aware of them promptly, as we have been asked to meet with the Marina management to discuss a variety of issues