The Old Point Comfort YC initiated the cruising season with a cruise to Cape Charles, VA, over the Memorial Day weekend. The weekend started out filled with adventure as several boats on Friday sailed from Hampton to the Eastern Shore on a day that started out with wonderful weather and suddenly changed to gale force winds and up to 8 foot seas. Despite the stressful conditions, all boats made it safely to their slips at the Cape Charles Town Harbor. More boats arrived on Saturday and Sunday, for a total of 29, while some members came over in their land yachts. In usual OPCYC style, we all had great fun, delicious food and libations.
In addition to our usual festivities, camaraderie and enjoying the sights and shops of Cape Charles, OPCYC members were joined by members of the recently established Cape Charles YC for a sumptuous barbecue and pot-luck meal on Sunday. The Commodores exchanged burgees and recognized members of both clubs who attended this event, including our most senior and youngest members. Meme Williamson, 96 years young, has been sailing on her boat Sunlion for 3 decades, while Sofia Morris, 3 months, is just beginning her adventures on the water aboard her grandparents boat Legacy. By the way, Meme sailed over from Hampton on Friday with her family during all that awful weather and roiling seas.