Come mingle with us. Make reservations now.
This year we are celebrating with our old friends from the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. We hope there is a good turnout and the weather is cooperating.
You can make reservations at the Ship’s Store. Members and guests from Friday Harbor Sailing Club will need to contact Commodore Dusty Forster to make reservations for the various events through the weekend. So please do. Dusty: 425-891-5459
Make a reservation for your boat slip directly with the Islander Resort. Let them know you are there for Opening Day Weekend.
May 6th – 4:30 PM – Opening Day Kickoff Cocktail Party – This is a no-host cocktail party. Appetizers will provided by the Lopez Island Yacht Club, and the cost is free. But we need a head count, so please go Ship’s Store and add this event to your cart.
May 7th – 12:00 Noon – Opening Day Race Challenge – This has in the past been a yearly challenge with the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. We are happy to invite all sailors to participate in racing on the Vanguards. If you are around in the morning, 8:00 AM, please lend a hand getting the sailboats to the staging area, and rigged for the race. You can contact Russ Johnson, who is coordinating the race, but needs your help. 360-468-2655. Weather permitting, we want to encourage intermediate sailors to participate. We will pair you with a more experienced sailor. After the race, we need help getting the boats back to their storage area.
MAKE RESERVATIONS ON THE SHIPS STORE IF YOU PLAN ON RACING, NO COST, JUST NEED A HEAD COUNT. OR CALL RUSS JOHNSON, RACE COMMITTEE CHAIR – 360-468-2655
May 7th – 2:00 – 6:00 – Mingle on Boats that Float – Traditionally, if an owner wants you to board their boat, they will have balloons or flags flying to welcome you aboard. This year we are not having a “Best Marguerita” contest, but if owners want to serve up their specialty or appetizers, it is encouraged.
May 7th – 3:00 – Boat Christening and Boat Renaming – This is a time to gather around the boats that are participating in a christening, or renaming of their boat. A toast is always in order, so please bring your own beverages for this occasion.
May 7th – 4:30 – Cocktails at the Islander Resort and Race Results and awards – No-host cocktails, if you stay and mingle on the docks, it is also BYOB.
May 7th – 6:00 – Commodore’s BBQ Dinner – The LIYC Commodore will be cooking up some amazing BBQ tri-tip and will be serving it up at the Islander Resort deck area along with all the sandwich fixings and salads. Only $10.00. If you would like to help with dinner details, please contact Dusty Forster – 1 (425) 891-5459.
MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW AT THE SHIP’S STORE.
See you on the docks!