Honest conversation about the upcoming 4th of July weekend

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Honest conversation about the upcoming 4th of July weekend

Attention Members,
 
We need to have an honest conversation about the upcoming 4th of July weekend. The Board of Directors would like nothing better than to organize events, hire bands, and throw a blow-out party. It’s what we do and we’re damn good at it. We’ve come a long way since the Clubhouse was shut down. The bar and restaurant is open; the Juniors are tearing up La Playa Cove; and our employees continue to receive their paychecks.
 
I can't tell you how happy I am to see our tables full. For two months a couple of us - including the Club Manager and F&B Director - babysat an empty Clubhouse. It was as depressing as it sounds. During that time, I don't know what I missed more, the boasting of the anglers coming back from hauling their catch from the ocean’s depths or the sailors reenacting their near-death racing experience rounding channel buoy seventeen.
 
The Club is once again humming with excitement but the specter of COVID-19 is still not so much on the horizon as it is floating close to shore. As of today- to the best of our knowledge - we have not had a direct exposure at SWYC. We continue to follow the guidelines of the San Diego County Department of Health but sooner or later, it seems inevitable that you are going to receive a Signal Flare from me detailing an exposure. It would be naive not to expect it at some point. Please know the Board of Directors will keep the members fully informed of any situation that may transpire.
 
This leads me back to this coming weekend. The Club has no official events planned. This is by design. We are unwilling to risk large gatherings on the decks/docks. We ask that YOU do not risk it either. By all means, come to the Club and enjoy your boat. There will be drink specials. There will be a few surprises from the Board of Directors rolling around. Please dress your boat. How about using some of those Christmas lights too? Have fun with it.
 
All we ask from you is that while on the docks, and while unable to be more than six feet from other members and guests, please wear your mask. Please also do not gather in crowds. There is a realistic possibility of going backwards with respect to restrictions in the next few weeks. Nobody wants that to happen, especially the staff.
 
Thank you for everything you do and I can't wait to see you at the Club as we celebrate this incredible country. I look forward to seeing your boat dressed up and you rocking a mask.
 
Ryan Hunter
Commodore
Posted: 6/30/2020 7:37:18 AM by Commodore | with 0 comments


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