Commodore’s Blog – December 2020


Just wanted to share with you some of the contributions and hard work that many of our volunteer members and Committee chairs have done recently to represent our DIYC across the Island.

We spoke last month about the great job and big success that our Club brought to the Marina Open House event ; and most recently, last evening at Dataw’s annual Luminary night.

Clearly this event was also a great success that involved many other Clubs and individual contributions ; but WOW , the DIYC came through again in a big way!

From the lighting up of the Ms. Christi , to the welcoming luminaries from the entry to Marina drive all the way to the end of the main Pier Head , to the beauty of having over 20 of our Sail and power boats decked out with an amazing light show and season’s decorations ; we should all be proud that the DIYC and the marina property remain at the very heart of our Dataw DNA .

Well done, to all the Boaters , Social Committee chairs [ Martha Moulton , Sandy Morrow and Cheryl Johnson ] and their volunteers who together came together and ADDED THEIR TIME , TALENTS , AND RESOURCES to make this year’s Luminary night such a huge and memorable success. Be sure to reach out and say thanks to those that you see who worked so hard to make this event so memorable. Also , Be sure and go on line to the DIYC website [ ] and view some of the pictures that speak so clearly to the beauty and success of this special night ; and if you have some of your own please pass them along to me or Louise Moses [ our DIYC Web Master ] for inclusion into our pictorial achieves.

Next up ; the Social Committee and the Board are working on ideas for how we can look towards our kick off our 2021 year with possible Covid 19 compliant Hybrids of our traditional Final Friday events and gatherings in January and February. These Covid protocols are especially difficult to accommodate based upon our customary turn outs of 100 + members and trying to do this in the winter months if we were to look towards “ outside” options. More on this later as we work further on this planning.

Do however be on standby for the release of the 2021 DIYC Cruise , Sail , Kayak , Fishing and Social calendar coming out soon…. We all think that this will be the most inclusive , adventurous , fun and aggressive Calendars we have had in many years. Stay tuned!…….

Bryan Tuttle