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  • Writer's pictureElaine Berberich

October FHYC - busy, busy!

October was a busy month for all those involved with Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club as members enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Sunfish races, Ensign and Fun races, the clothing drive for RCS, the annual awards dinner with lots of laughs, and the Wednesday night dinners.

Resuming different restaurants after COVID

On the evening of September 28, the Yacht Club took over LaRosa’s restaurant and members enjoyed each other’s company as well as wonderful Italian cuisine. This dinner was the resumption of a favorite activity where members gather to try different restaurants and just enjoy each other. During Covid, this activity had been put on hold, but thanks to Delle Curry

it is back and members are encouraged to suggest different favorite restaurants for the club to try.

October meeting in a sea of pink

The October meeting was held on October 13 and members came out in a sea of pink to acknowledge breast cancer awareness as well as to enjoy a pink cake provided by Ralph Azersky in memory of his wife Linda. Commodore Barb Robinson presented the “State of the Club” address and summarized all that the club had been doing the past year as well as future plans. The following new members were introduced: Thomas Graves and Lisa Blumenschine, Louis and Sharon Nash, and Roger and Kati Hughes. Matt Esmacher will be the new Fleet Chaplain. Vice-Commodore Dave Phipps announced that FHYC is going digital and registration will now be done online. This system will allow for updating of membership, club surveys, dues collections, and many other important club communications. The highlight of the November meeting will be the general election of officers and board members.

Sunfish races

If you haven’t had a chance and need a place to relax on Sunday afternoon, come and watch the Sunfish races in the Inner Harbor by Shoreline at 2 pm. It’s a great place to relax, watch boats in a beautiful setting a catch up with your neighbors. The races will continue through Sunday, October 30.

2022 Fall Appreciation Dinner

The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club held its 2022 Fall Appreciation Dinner at the Chelsea restaurant in downtown New Bern on October 20. Vice-Commodore Dave Phipps was the Master of Ceremonies and presented awards intended to both honor club members as well as poke some fun at events or situations which occurred during the year. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of “A Major Award” to the club’s Marine Assistance Committee Chairman Doug King. The yearly traveling award was chosen and presented by Vice-Commodore Phipps based on who or what committee exemplifies the values of the club and represents what is best about the club in all aspects.

The award was a replica of the leg lamp featured in the movie “A Christmas Story” and Doug had to promise to display the lamp in a very prominent place in his home. The evening’s venue was organized by the Entertainment Committee spearheaded by Kathy Sansone. It

was a grand event and the attendees were treated to good food, good company, and a wonderful program.

2nd Annual Scary Boat Parade

Photos left to right: Adrian and Erin Vergot were the winners in the best costume contest at the Scary Boat parade. Official judges at FHYC were Scarlet (8) and Aurora Azersky. Lincoln Griswold was the winner of the scariest boat at Fairfield Harbour in the boat parade.

The 2nd annual Scary boat parade was held on October 29 to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. The boats were led by the Prime Witch and Warlock and traveled from Spring creek and past the Shoreline Marina. All of the participants and those watching had a wonderful time.

Upcoming Yacht club events

Upcoming Yacht club events include the Three Dinner Cruise, the Lighted Boat Parade, the annual Holiday party, and the Past-Commodore’s Food Drive.

To join

The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club is an active boating club with many additional activities and service projects. Information about membership in the FHYC is available on the website or by contacting membership co-chairs Pam Miller or Paula Phipps.

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