December 2018 Vagabonder Fleet Captain — Denny Ertler

Ahoy Vagabonders. Our last cruise for 2018 to Dock Street in Tacoma was another successful cruise. The Weather Gods answered our prayers and turned out dry but a little cool in the morning. I want to thank Neil Kelly and Patti Dahl for putting together a fantastic weekend. Fourteen boats in total were able to make this weekend. Friday night Happy Hour on the dock and a really great breakfast Saturday morning was enjoyed by all. 

Coming up next will be the Lighted Boat Parade and the Special People’s Cruise. Check out the flyers for details. 

I would like to express to all my sincere joy and fun I have had this past year as your Fleet Captain. I would like to thank all those who stepped up to help me as Cruise Captains for the various cruises. Your help and planning made my job easier and most enjoyable. I would also like to ask for the membership’s help in 2019 to volunteer for any of next year’s cruises as a Cruise Captain to help your new Fleet Captain Jerry O’Day. It’s an opportunity to really get to know more of the members of the Club and put your own flavor/twist on cruise activities. Enjoy the Holidays and as always, enjoy the water and be safe. 

Here is a peak preview of proposed cruises for 2019, mark your calendars now! 

January 18-21 Gig Harbor  Arabella’s Landing  MLK
February 15-18 Bremerton Bremerton Marina President’s Day
March 15-17  Poulsbo Port of Poulsbo  St. Patrick’s Day
April 13-15  Tacoma Daffodil Tacoma Yacht Club Daffodil Parade 
April 26-28 Fox Island Raft Out & FIYC Ball    
May 24-28  Longbranch Port of Longbranch Memorial Day 
June 7-9  Seattle Bell Harbor   First Mates 
July 3-5  Quartermaster Harbor 4th of July 
July 4th DMYC DMYC Float In  4th of July 
August 30-Sept 2 Brownsville Brownsville Labor Day 
October 11-13 Port Orchard Past Commodore’s  Halloween
Nov 29-Dec 1 Tacoma Dock Street   Thanksgiving
Dec 31-Jan 1 DMYC Des Moines  NYE

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