Season’s Greetings!

We stand together at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, facing the last month of 2020. This year has been a surprise to all of us, filled with demands for open minds, bravery, and patience.

There is much to be thankful for as of late. We had a beautiful evening for the Change of Watch, complete with a tent, oysters, and a buffet catered by Chris from Q on Bay. It was nice to be together outside while socially distancing. Due to many hours of volunteer work, our property looks beautiful inside and out!

We look forward to closing this year with several of our usual traditions, including the Angel Tree inside the clubhouse. We invite you to select a wish list from the Angel Tree inside the clubhouse and buy presents for one of the children. Your toys and gifts should be wrapped and returned to the club by Thursday, Dec. 10.

(Note: The BYSC Board voted to cancel the Dec. 13 Christmas Open House due to an abundance of caution with Covid 19 spiking around us.)

In preparation for the Christmas Open House on Dec. 13, Pam Floyd and her elves crew will decorate the club, complete with wreaths from L.L.Bean. Andy and Catherine Lyons continue to carry on their annual tradition of decorating the tree inside the clubhouse. The property should look quite festive for Santa’s brief appearance during the open house.

Start 2021 by attending the Beaufort Community Sailing and Boating (BCSB) Oyster Roast and Auction on New Year’s Day.

Thanks to our Member Volunteers, each BYSC event runs smoothly. So keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved.

Board meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month and are open to all members.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions I can share with the board. I look forward to a magnificent year as your Commodore.

Merry Christmas!