Posted by: wlsc1979 | 2012-07-24

“July 4th” Pig Roast Weekend Re-cap

Greetings Club Members!

I can’t let another day pass without mentioning the annual “Pig Roast on the Point”, hosted by Bill and Adair Murdoch and their family the weekend of July 6-8.  The event started on Friday afternoon with a variety of Club kids and adults helping with the transport and setup of all the supplies from the bridge at the sailboat dock to the floating dock at the point.  The floating dock had been moved over by other volunteers (with help from Jim Shell of Lakeshore) on Thursday, following our July 4th party.

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Saturday began with the 3rd Summer Fun Race, which followed our normal 3 mark course.  A total of 14 boats participated, including some of our young sailors who showed off the skills they had learned at Sailing Camp.  The race started with 6-9 mph winds, making for a fun beat to the island.  But, by 10:00, the winds had died to next to nothing.  Spinnakers were certainly in order, as only 3 boats managed to finish: Skip Greene and crew on Knot for Long, Mike Farthing and crew on Hollyann and Grayson Moody on his MC Scow.  Two of our young racers were stranded at the island mark for lack of wind and had to be towed back to the dock.

Later in the afternoon folks started heading over to the point for the pig roast.  Clarke Lucas (with Katie Bruce-Smith assisting) and Bruce Quinn from the Power Squadron used their powerboats as water taxis and ferried people and their chairs and desserts over to the floating dock. Heading up the hill, attendees were greeted by the delicious smell of roasting pork and frying hushpuppies!   The dinner, which consisted of barbequed pig, beans, coleslaw, french fries, hushpuppies, soda, water, beer, and wine was simply fabulous and included many delicious desserts contributed by our members.  Over 100 people participated, including members and their families who only make it out once a year for this popular annual event.  Needless to say, a great time was had by all!

On Sunday, after a delicious pancake breakfast on the sailboat dock prepared by Bill and Adair, the process was reversed and volunteers helped bring it all back to Bill’s Blazer to be hauled back home for another year!

MANY, MANY THANKS again to EVERYONE who helped make this event such a success, but especially:

Bill and Adair Murdoch and their family (without whom this event would be, well, a non-event!), Clarke Lucas, Katie Bruce-Smith, Bruce Quinn, Paul Poulakis and his chain saw, and all those who carried stuff up or down the hills, dug holes, put up tents, loaded and unloaded the boats, or contributed any other labor during set-up and take-down.  You are appreciated!

 Commodore Gayle


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