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How Was Your Opening Day on the Bay?

We’ve prayed for rain all through this drought-prone winter, and finally our prayers were answered, on PICYA’s Opening Day on the Bay! It wasn’t enough rain to dent the drought though enough to somewhat dampen the Opening Day festivities. However, it was still a good day, with several colorful boats and crews enjoying the celebration.

Opening Day fleet
Island Yacht Club snapped this pic of some boats showing their colors.
© 2021 Island Yacht Club

Wesley and Christina Nunez, the new owners of our Ranger 33 Summer Sailstice, went out to enjoy a brisk and chilly sail around the Bay, along with Wesley’s dad, Roger.

Roger Nunez aboard Summer Sailstice
Roger Nunez at the helm as the clouds parted and skies opened up on Opening Day.
© 2021 Wesley Nunez
Summer Sailstice home to Alameda Marina
Summer Sailstice heads home to Alameda Marina after a loop of Angel Island.
© 2021 Wesley Nunez

Island Yacht Club (IYC) was out in full celebration.

Amanda‘s crew are all smiles as they bring their own sunshine to the otherwise damp day.
© 2021 Island Yacht Club

“Island Yacht Club was proud to present Amanda, our Opening Day flagship. IYC is a repeat PICYA Decorated Boat category champion — and our 2021 entry — a Catalina 36 donning an 80-ft grass skirt and two giant coconuts — was dressed to impress. At the helm was Island Yacht Club’s Cruise Chair, Eric Korbas, joined by IYC members and friends. The luau theme reflected the warm days and relaxed vibe of Alameda Island life, as well as being a nod to our place in the Pacific. Amanda was also a participant in the PICYA Pacific Rim Unity Parade and is a proud symbol of the ‘Little Club that Can’ — Island Yacht Club. While a decorated boat category winner has not yet been announced, we would like to say a huge thank you to Eric and the IYC volunteers who decorated and crewed Amanda – rain or shine!” – Island Yacht Club

Did they come all the way from Hawaii for the celebration?
© 2021 Island Yacht Club

With all the decorations and dancing in their video, we felt quite warm.

 

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