Commodore’s Blog May 2019

Spring is here and almost gone. Boating season is in full swing.

Progress on the marina continues. While I am sure we would like faster, arranging contractors has been a challenge. The harbor master and marina committee are actively engaged. Ted Bartlett, GM DIOA, and Curtis McDaniel both addressed our pig picking gathering in person. They thanked us for our support as well as laying out plans for future marina activities.

Roy Crocker, Sailing Captain, has outlined a sailing program we want to activate once we have the marina back (think a shore line dock for sailboats). This program can be found on our website by CLICKING HERE.

The kayak program continues in full swing. The spider lily kayak trip was canceled 5 min before launch due to weather. At least we did get to see a spider lily at the launch site. The next kayak trip to the “edge of the world” (think offshore Fripp and Hunting Islands) is coming up in June.

The Prince of Tides cruise was another success. We had 2 full boats again this year. Capt. Lawrence treated us well. The next boaters’ cruise is coming up to Daufuskie Island in June.

For the list of all cruise and trips, please visit our website and review the calendar. All the upcoming trip flyers can be found there.

We continue to work on the DIYC’s participation in Pledge the Pink project this coming October. The board agreed to budget $500 at this point and then look at further funding needs once we have a finalized cost estimate. The DIYC will again be supporting Camp Dataw, featuring, for the 2nd year, Ranger Megan from Hunting Island State Park and her loveable snakes and alligator.

Membership numbers are back up to pre-Hurricane Matthew levels – 230+. Thank you to all members.

Safe boating, sailing and kayaking

Keith Aspray