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Nine ChYC boats made the trip to Dataw Island Marina for the Labor Day weekend. In addition, we had six club members join us by automobile. In all, there were twenty-four members present for the cocktail party and dinner Saturday evening along with three guests.
Several members and past commodores of the Dataw Island Yacht Club joined us for the cocktail party, which we held in the gazebo (shelter) at the marina. The party was BYOB, and the hors-d’oeuvres were great. Afterwards, we dined at the Sweet Grass Restaurant, and everyone thought the food was wonderful.
Sunday morning some of the attendees took a walking tour of Dataw Island before the brunch which began at 10 A.M. in the gazebo. The group was introduced to “omelets in a bag” along with bagels, cream cheese, jam, donut holes, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and coffee.
Sunday evening there was a cocktail hour on “Sea Wings” with delicious hors-d’oeuvres and great company. We all enjoyed a beautiful sunset together. Everyone had fun at Dataw Island. Some of us rode bicycles around the island, hiked, and swam in the indoor pool located next to the marina. Some relaxed in their boats, and a few visited friends who reside on the island. Hopefully, we’ll be able to repeat the trip next year and have even more boats attend.
Special Thanks to:
Howard Blackburn for graciously offering his fabulous spot on the Cut
Threads of Charleston for the prizes
Commodore Swan, Lyn Swan, Robbie Lee, Fred Kinard, Ken King, Kathryn and Henry Dunbar, Keith Rembold, Paul Jaques for toting, cooking and cleaning.
Outstanding Angler, 26 crabs – Keith Rembold
Female Angler, 13 crabs, second biggest – Susan Hankel
Biggest Crab , 7.5 in – Johnny McAlister
Don’t miss it next year!
The Women’s Award is presented to an outstanding female sailor in the Charleston area that displays skill, sportsmanship and character on and off the water and serves as a role model for younger female sailors. Congratulations to this year’s recipient Lauren Hamm
And congratulations to Mike Palazzo the winner of the The George Lockwood Trophy which is given to an active racing sailor from the Chas. Yacht Club, who best exemplifies the combination of the passion and dedication to the sport of sailing including its organization and administration.