2021 is here and 2020 is left for the history books. The 2020 Board of Governors did a fabulous job leading the organization through a tumultuous year. They navigated us through months of unknown and ever-changing requirements and restrictions, and we were still able to sail and gather in a responsible manner as well as teach hundreds of future sailors about our love of the wind and water.
They left us in a great stable situation, and now we can look forward to 2021 where we hope to have a typical year of sailing, instruction and enjoying one another’s company in friendly competition and social gatherings.
This year we will plan for club sailing, regattas, social gatherings, instruction and promoting the sport we love. If necessary, we will adjust to local, state and national directives.
Currently we sit in the middle of winter in Columbus, looking at snow and ice, dreaming of warm temperatures and gentle winds. Hopefully some have been asked to make plans to sail in mid-winter regattas for their class. American Magic and Patriot gave us some thrilling sailing to watch but unfortunately will not be continuing on to the Prada Cup finals and America’s Cup.
It is my hope as the Commodore this year to lead the club into modernization of some of our administrative systems and updating some of our documentation to reflect our current practices. We’ll do this so we can continue to provide the best place in Columbus for our members to gather and enjoy all the club has to offer.
I look forward to a year when our members can gather and enjoy the clubhouse, grounds, and lake in a safe and open manner. I ask for all of us to work together to keep the club a place that all the members can enjoy. Our volunteer activities and support of the club keep it a great and affordable place for friendly competition, recreational sailing, and enjoying the grounds which have some of the best sunsets around.
Stay warm. Stay safe. And keep dreaming of our time on the water together.