Upcoming cruise destinations include Pamlico Sound and Cape Lookout, plus a three-dinner cruise for some deliciousness to go along with boating. Other on-the-water fun includes a shallow draft day cruise and a poker run and picnic. Sailboat racing continues with a Labor Day weekend Holiday Fun Race, Tuesday afternoon fun races, and the Edward Teach Youth Sailing Association (ETYSA) fun regatta.
The Ensign series begins on Sunday afternoons at 2pm in the Inner Harbour, starting September 11. Spectators come to watch the colorful races via golf carts, bicycles, and automobiles, or stroll in by way of the Shoreline walking paths. A Neuse River Regatta, sponsored jointly with Blackbeard’s Sailing Club and the Neuse Yacht Racing is planned for October 1.
Off-the-water events will include a presentation at the September meeting by Ed O’Dowd on the topic of beach nourishment. Our Fall Appreciation Dinner will be held on October 20 at The Chelsea, and at the general meeting, nominations for 2023 officers will take place, with elections to follow in November. December is always busy with the Holiday party, support for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, the Past Commodore’s food drive and the lighted boat parade. Save the date – Saturday, December 10, for the lighted boat parade.
Club committees, which ensure growth and continuity, are always seeking member participation.
Members of committees establish strong friendships and develop lasting bonds in these smaller groups. Aside from the Cruising, Racing and Entertainment Committees, there are opportunities with programs and education, hospitality at meetings, storekeeping, yearbook and newsletter, information technology, maintenance of markers, and marine assistance which helps fellow members when they happen to experience boat trouble.
The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Community Center. Attention fellow boaters! You too can Join The Adventure. Information about becoming a member is available through Pam Miller and Paula Phipps. Their phone numbers are in the Fairfield Harbour directory.
Membership: If you are interested in becoming a member of this active water-oriented group, contact Membership Co- Chairs Pam Miller, 631-1747, or Paula Phipps , 808-352-3810.
The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club is committed to promoting and encouraging safe boating, education, camaraderie, and fellowship for our members. More information is available on the website at www.fhyc.us.