20th Annual OPEN HOUSE huge success
Fun was had by all – boats were sold!
The weather was perfect – a bright, sunny spring day. Everyone enjoyed looking at the wide variety of boats. There were over 60 boats to see: sail and power, on land, in the water and on our deck.
The speakers were all entertaining and interesting. Steve Brodie, President of Pacific Seacraft gave us an update on what is happening with Pacific Seacraft and a peak into the future.
George Day, President and Editor of Blue Water Sailing talked about the Caribbean 1500 and cruising in general.
CYS had the pleasure of hosting Jarvis Newman of Southwest Harbor, Maine who recounted his fifty years in the business of building downeast lobster boats. Jarvis learned fiberglass construction initially at Hinckley Yachts and then moved on to build lobster boats in his own facility. He married the daughter of boatbuilder Raymond Ellis and went on to build some of the loveliest boats ever to ply the waters of the Maine Coast and beyond.
On display at our Open House was a 32 Newman built by Oxford Yacht Agency in concert with Jarvis, a 29 BackCove, a 43 Eastbasy, and a 40’ Webbers Cove
Jeff Cox and USA Services gave a Safety Demonstration. The liferaft went off without a hitch.
Nancy Cann gave her popular “How To Buy A Boat” talk.
Lots of door prizes were given away., including a chance to win a folding bike or kayak!
Visitors enjoyed talking to the experts on finance, insurance, canvas, sails, cruising, boat gear, electronics, safety equipment and sailing with disabilities.
The Eastern Shore crab cakes and soup were delicious as usual.