DRYA Seminar Wed 2/16/2005
I want to race my boat-Now What?
A panel of experts will discuss what you need to know to race our pleasure boat like a pro. The topics will cover insurance requirements, racing and safety equipment by long time sailors Jim Newman and John Richards.
During the first half, Jim Neumann will cover topics such as the basic elements of a sailboat race, preparation for the race, and basic racing strategy. After a short break, Larry Combs will provide a practical and hands-on approach to marine safety and safety equipment
Jim Neumann is with North Sails in St. Clair Shores, one of the major sail making companies in the world. He has wide experience inc coaching, training, and racing with successful sailing teams having raced on a variety of boats from small, single person Optimist prams to large, multi-crew member Formula 60 trimarans. He has sailed in each crew position and has a detailed understanding of the functional relationships between positions and the choreography that is essential to successful crew work and winning
Larry Combs is a safety veteran with thirty years of on-the-water experience. His credits include U.S. Coast Guard Academy Boating Safety Instructor, graduate of the U.S. Marine Corp. Amphibious Survival School, certification by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in weather, communications, search and rescue, and marine safety operations. He is currently working for West Marine at their Mt. Clemens store.
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is located just south of Vernier Avenue off of Lakeshore Drive. Note: The GPYC bar and grille will be offering dinner and refreshments for purchase at this seminar. Please observe the GPYC's dress policy by wearing business casual to this seminar.
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The club is located at 788 Lakeshore Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236 and their phone number is (313) 884-2500. Call ahead for dinner reservations prior to the seminar. Map to Grosse Point Yacht Club
|Happy Valentine's Day|
|Facts about Women & Heart Disease|
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- One woman dies about every minute from cardiovascular disease in the United States?
- More women than men die of heart disease and stroke?
- Most women who die of heart disease had no previous symptoms?
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|Sailing Singles Dinner of the Month Wed 2/16/2005|
Sailing Singles will be meeting at Memphis Smoke 100 Main St Royal Oak 248-543-4300 at 6:00 pm fot their dinner of the month.
Dinner of the Month New Orleans Jambalaya Call Bonnie 313-538-7222. Music will start later in the evening.
|Memphis Smoke' web page.|
|If I were the Devil by Paul Harvey|
I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;
I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings;
I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around;
I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their stale revenue;
I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership;
1 would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies;
I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient;
I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more that human beings;
I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a law suit;
I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would set sports heroes to advertise them;
I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda;
I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation.
I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation;
I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art;
I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;
I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct;
I would persuade people that the Church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive;
I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is . not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional;
......I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are."
|Somerset and Kirk at Cafe Habana Mon 2/21/2005|
Both Kirk singles and Somerset Ski and Golf club have scheduled a "Meet and Greet dinner" at Cafe Habana in the back of Bastones in Royal Oak for Monday February 21, 2005. People will start arriving at 5:00 pm.
Bastone is located at 419 S. Main Street on the corner of Fifth and Main and the Cafe Habanna is in the rear. There is an outside entrance on fifth or you can enter through Bastone.
About Cafe Habana
|About Bastone here|
|Too many Events on one day.|
We have received complaints about too many events on one night. We will pass this information on to the club planners with the hope that they can co- ordinate events better so that we don't miss anything.
|Evie Douglas: Guest at the CSYC Ball 2/12/2005|
In the photo above, from left to right are: Doug Gentry, Chairman of the Board Sailing Singles,Commodore Evie Douglas of Sailing Singles, Peggy Jo, Commodore Kevin Sherry of Crescent Sail Yacht Club and his wife Allison Sherry.
The Crescent Sail Yacht Club held their annual Commodores Ball at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on Saturday February 12, 2005 and the Commodore of Sailing Singles was an invited Guest. Commodore Sherry will be invited to the Sailing Singles Ball to be held on May 7, 2005 at the Edgewood Country Club. (see article below)
The Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association (DRYA) was established in 1912 as the Detroit River Yachting Association by the Commodores of the Detroit Boat Club and the Detroit Yacht Club, Commodore Harry Austin and Commodore Harry Kendall, respectively. Originally founded to be a clearing board to assist local clubs in resolving conflicts with their individual summer regatta calendars, the DRYA is now a Michigan Corporation and a registered Non-profit organization. Their are 29 Yacht Clubs in the DRYA including Sailing Singles.
|Spencer Barefield Detroit Public Library Tue 2/15/2005|
Spencer Barefield Detroit based Jazz guitaist will appear in a free Comerica Java and Jazz concert at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library Starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday February 15, 2005. The Library is located at 5201 Woodward, North of Warren in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center. For information call 313.833.4042 or click on www.detroitpubliclibrary.org.
|Somerset Singles Tue February 22, 2005|
Somerset Single's Ski And Golf Club will be at the Polish American Century Club on Maple Lane North of 14 Mile on the east side of Maple Lane. Hoover Road becomes Maple Lane north of 14 mile road.
They will be dancing to the music of the Jerry Robatka Band starting at 8:00 pm. .Reasonable Cash Bar Call CHUCK Ciamitraro. 586 -954-2737
|Upcoming Special Events|
These events require prior registration and are therefore presented here so that you can make advance plans.
On Friday March 4, 2005 The Detroit Symphony Orchesta is hosting an Overture Party at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. There will be a dinner and a concert. You can get details here.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit
The Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club will be hosting a benifit on Friday April 1, 2005 at the Clawson-Troy Elks Club. Party details are here.
The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on April 30, 2005. Details are here.
Sailing Singles will host their 25th Anniversary Commodore's Ball at the Edgewood Country Club on May 7, 2005. All the details are here. You can also register and pay online.