Commodore’s Blog – October 2019

Great, outstanding, marvelous, lovely. Just a few words used to describe the recent cruises to Bohicket Marina and the Edisto Island Yacht Club. Good company and perfect weather for both cruises. If you missed the cruises, look for them again next year.

The long awaited restart of our monthly sailing competitions has unfortunately been delayed. The shoreline dock will not be open in time for the first event on Oct. 14th. We will reschedule the first competition for a later date and keep you informed.

Kayaking activity continues strong with a recent combined kayak and bike event on the Beaufort River and Spanish Moss trail. An inshore fishing competition has been schedule for this month. Check out our website ( for a list of all events, flyers and registration forms.

The fish cleaning table we purchased has arrived and we will work with the Marina to find a suitable location once the dock work is complete.

Don’t forget to sign-up for the Commodore’s Ball!!! It will be held November 9th in the Carolina Room. All DIYC Members are invited. I trust members have received their invitations in the mail. Please return those as soon as possible. If you can’t find your invitation, contact Karen McCue or Cheryl Johnson.

The Commodore’s Ball is also the DIYC Annual Meeting. We typically start the ball with the Annual Meeting and then move right into party – dining and dance. The band, Threshold, is back for their 4th or 5th year – I have lost track. Always a crowd favorite.

At this year’s Annual Meeting we will have the election of our Flag Officers as we typically do every year. Scott Johnson has been proposed as Commodore for 2020, with Bryan Tuttle and Dan Duncan proposed as your Vice and Rear Commodores respectively.

The Board of Governors has also been working on revising the DIYC Bylaws. This started as an effort to look at changes needed if the DIYC were to lease true clubhouse space. While the DIYC has not acquired any space, we are still looking at updating the Bylaws were last revised in 2010. More on this issue in the next week or so.

If you have pictures of a DIYC event, please send them to Louise Moses ( Louise will get them posted to our website for all to enjoy.

Be safe if on the water or on the road and as always, smooth sailing, safe boating and kayaking to all.

Keith Aspray