September Commodore’s Log

Ahoy SIBC Members,

Please find attached the Commodore’s Log for the month of September.

Hugh Upton SIBC Commodore

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2022 Low Country Hook Ocean Race

There is no better place for boating than the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia, and it has been a popular spot for sailing for generations. The Low Country Hook Ocean Race regatta offers sailors a unique experience with a course that resembles a large hook, hence the name. The Hook Race is the only open ocean water sailing event in the Low Country. While many area boat clubs host annual regattas in inland waterways, the Hook offers the opportunity to compete in open ocean waters for several hours which historically was a large part of sailboat racing.

This year, SIBC hosted a Dockside bar event for members, sailors and spectators. With the last to finish at 3:45 PM, the Dockside bar was bustling with sailors telling the tales of the day. One sailor likened the time in the ocean to being in a cement mixer. Many thanks to Dianne & Paul Bloom who served as bartenders for the event.

This year there were 21 boats at the starting line. With a strong favorable breeze and tide, the first to cross the finish line at Landings Harbor was High Visibility, a Savannah Yacht Club J/105, finishing with a corrected time of 3 hrs 33 minutes. This was the fastest Hook Race and a wild ride for competitors that flew spinnakers south past Tybee Island. A Landings Harbor  J/24, ROGUE, finished with the second best corrected tine of 3 hrs 34 min. This also placed her at the top of the J/24 class. The non-spinnaker class winner was Shazam, as 28′ Beneteau from the Chatham Sailing Club. The cruising class winner was Merlin, a 30′ Pearson from the Chatham Sailing Club. The Landings Sailing Club’s J/24, Bonnie Blue, captured a 3rd place in the J/24 class.

Photos of some of  the finishers can be seen with the link below.

Hook Ocean Race Finish at LHM

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August Commodore’s Log

Ahoy SIBC Members,

Please find attached the Commodore’s Log for the month of August.

Hugh Upton SIBC Commodore

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2022 Tall Tales Dinner

On August 18th, SIBC held its annual Tall Tales Dinner event at the Delegal Marina Screened in Porch.  Wow!! What a fun evening we had even though the weather was a challenge and threatening rain up to the time of the event and after the event.  42 SIBC members gathered and many were new to the club and were warmly welcomed. There was plenty of wine, beer and margarita’s and everyone was socializing and getting to know each other better.  Members enjoyed BBQ Briskets and Chicken with all the fixings and we were entertained by audacious tales of boating and sailing adventures.  Some of them were even true although the truth may have been stretched a little bit.  A great time was had by all!!

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2 Barstools Refinished

Now we are back to 7 bar stools , 2 more arriving next week. Lee Carroll

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July Commodore’s Log

Ahoy SIBC Members,

Please find attached the Commodore’s Log for the month of July.

Hugh Upton SIBC Commodore

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Pontoon Boat Sunset Dolphin/Dinner Cruise

26 SIBC members were treated to a Pontoon Boat Sunset Dolphin/Dinner Cruise on Wednesday evening July 13th. Thunderstorms were clearing and we left LHM on a flood tide headed to an 9.7 ft high tide at 9:33 pm as a result of a full moon. Conditions were close to perfect, light winds, flat seas and no thunderstorms in sight.

We headed out of LHM to the Wilmington River towards Wassaw Island North Beach. Since conditions were so ideal, we began to serve dinner almost immediately. On the way, we boated close to Cabbage Island and came across a flock of rare white pelicans which were a delight for everyone to see.

We then crossed Wilmington River and passed Sister Island and entered Romerly Marsh Creek. The tide was so high, water was everywhere and the marsh grass was no more than an inch or two above the waterline. The white egret’s we came across in flight were beautiful and provided a spectacular backdrop against the green marsh grass for our cruise.

Our course wound around the marshes and we came close to Wassaw Island North Beach. Here we came across a whole pod of Dolphins and we followed the pod for some time. They provided a spectacular show for us with some coming very close to the Pontoon Boat to the delight of all on board. A lone sailboat joined us as we followed the pod of dolphins and this provide a beautiful backdrop for photos of the dolphins. Following our encounter with the dolphins we headed back to Landings Harbor Marina into a setting sun.

This was truly a memorable cruise. Every member had a great time and all were sad to see it come to a close.

Click here for a link to all the photos: Pontoon Boat Sunset Dolphin/Dinner Cruise

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UGA Trawl to Trash Outing

On July 5th, several SIBC Members climbed aboard the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium’s research vessel, the Sea Dawg, for a morning trawl in Wassaw Sound! We learned how to identify different types of marine life found in tidal rivers while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new Trawl to Trash program, which is designed to prevent litter from entering the marine environment. We actually construct our own trawl to trash bags using recycled shrimp net material so that it can be used to collect marine debris along the coast! This was a very educational event and the weather was sunny and clear. A great time on Wassaw Sound learning about marine life in our area and watching the Sea Dawg at work!!

Photos of the event can be found at this link:UGA Trawl to Trash Outing

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June Commodore’s Log

Ahoy SIBC Members,

Please find attached the Commodore’s Log for the month of June.

Hugh Upton SIBC Commodore

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SICB’s Father’s Day BBQ

Photos from the Fathers Day BBQ at the Dockside Bar

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