Two very successful events were held in the month of August for the members and guests of Caliente Isle Yacht Club. First up, The Maguires, the Christophers, and Sechlers hosted the now becoming annual Surf and Turf cruise. 11 boats rafted up out at Mildred Island and from what I hear a great time was had by all.
The 16th Annual Glen Scrimger Memorial GoFast cruise was held on August 20th. This cruise was the brain child of Past Commodore Glen Scrimger who decided that since many members had slow cruisers and also faster smaller boats, it would be fun to incorporate a poker run with a faster cruise. Judy Scrimger, Past Commodore and Lifetime member, rode with Michael Christopher and Chip Maguire on Michael’s gofast boat. There were 6 boats and 24 participants for this annual event. The weather couldn’t have been any nicer with a cool breeze and low (in the mid 80s) temperatures. We started the trip at our favorite Rusty Porthole at 10am. Next we cruised on over to an old stop which we haven’t visited for some time, Heidi’s Outrigger Marina. While the docks at Heidi’s weren’t in the greatest shape, we had a very warm welcome from the bartenders at this establishment. And yes, the gnarly old sturgeon is still on the wall. From there we cruised to the Sacramento River off of 3 mile slough, only to turn around and high tail it back to the safety of the slough due to rough conditions. No real surprise there. Our next stop would be the Spindrift Restaurant for lunch. While the service was slow the food was good and we all had a leisurely lunch, with beverages, of course. I even had a double Shirley Temple! Our last stop was Sugar Barge Bar and Restaurant where we all collectively decided to end the adventure and see what kind of poker cards we had all drawn. Rosalie DiBartolo took second place with 3 Jacks (no pun intended), and Mae Gerencher guest of Bill Eck won first prize with a straight. For second place Rosalie received a bottle on Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mae collected the fifty fifty pool of $60. The remainder went to CIYC’s treasury.
Thanks to Ted, Joanne, and Jody Lyman for leading the way during this adventure. A few of us had an awfully hard time keeping up with Green Hornet in the chop and we were saying bad things about Ted only to find out the driver had been Jody ‘Leadfoot’ Lyman. No one got lost and we all had a great time. If you have never joined us for this annual event, you might think about putting it on your calendar for next year. Even if you don’t personally have a gofast boat, there are always empty seats aboard other member’s vessels.
Next up, is our annual Labor Day Cruise to Commodore’s Island for the long weekend. This event will be hosted by committee this year with participation by several members of CIYC. There are plenty of fun things planned. I hope to see you all there.
Diane Shoff CIYC Fleet Captain