Commodore Wayne McNabb

Briefly, my background with CYC dates to the first club formation year in 1973. Through the years I was Treasurer, Social Director, Vice and Commodore. As an executive we initiated the annual July 1st Rendezvous weekend. It was well attended and quite popular. 

We started the tradition of Coffee and Sweet Buns at lift in. I remember going to the Little Bakery in Wasaga Beach at 5:00am to pick up a big order of Cinnamon Knots fresh out of the oven. Gone in a flash!! I fondly recall many weekend work parties where we learned new skills involving dock construction and anchor placement. Great fun as we were creating a new facility for community boaters. Many laughs with never a shortage of one liners!! 

An important club camaraderie memory from 1985 for Steve Armstrong, Klaus Pankatz, Brian Bailey, and myself was participation in the delivery a new C&C 37 boat commissioned for North South Yachts Charter Fleet in the Virgin Islands. This was a mid November offshore passage from New York City to Virgin Gorda, BVI. At that time no GPS, only short-range Loran, short wave WWW (World Wide Weather) with an old radio I had with alligator clamps to the mast. Navigation was principally a sextant with sight reduction tables. A side visit from a late season hurricane kept us alert with considerable hardware damage 

What I recall most as the club developed was the wide member participation, support and encouragement. It was a good feeling.