Commodore's Ball Recap and Slideshow

10 Mar 2015 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Commodore's Ball 2014 - NYC, November 22November 22nd was the hotly anticipated 2014 Commodore's Ball, held at the National Yacht Club.

As expected, it was a glamorous evening, with great food, perfect company, just the right amount of formal presentation, plus a cash bar and banging tunes.

The formal portion of the festivities started with a recap of highlights of the 2014 season from now-Past Commodore Chris Maslowski, followed by a transition of the guard as the members of the 2015 executive were introduced.

Next up, David Matthews was awarded the Joyce Etches Award, voted number one crew of year at our AGM in September. Congratulations to David, who, as it happens, also years ago crafted the very same "Clinger" award plaque he received! Nice to see it come full circle.

Race Awards, also prestigious "Clingers", were then awarded and handed out by David. Crew awards went, in order, to Michael Tersigni, Graham Pearson, and Lynn Pashleigh. Helm awards went, in order, to Allan Measor, Ken Yamazaki, and Paul McHugh. Most Improved Racer went to Liana Giovando, who also had a highly commendable season! Congrats on a great season to all!

The Merkin Cup for the top racer in the Sunday Sinners was awarded by 2014 series organizer Michael Tersigni to Anna Taratuta!

Ed Young stepped up to offer gratitudes to the many members who help make the Cat Program so awesome. In particular, Roy Spencer was recognized as the catamaran program's volunteer of the year and Paul David Nusbaum walked off with a rashy that shows off his muscles, mostly in recognition of his putting in a tonne of hours sailing and maintaining the Nacras this season!

Club Service Pins were also doled out, mostly in absentia, to long time members: Steve Favell (35 years), Margaret de Niverville (30 years), Alexis Mantell (15 years). 10 year pins went to Darren Monster, Pasquale Leone, Roy Spencer, and Tim Stainton. And 5 year pins went to Andrew Rydholm, Ina Kerklan, James Eberhardt, Lona Westberg, Maciej Jastrebski, Marina Tchistaia, and Rolf Meindl. Thanks all for your support and involvement in the Club!

Then came some club Volunteer Awards presented by Chris Maslowski... kind of an informal recognition for awesome contributions. Forgive me but there were too many to track. The place doesn't work without volunteers stepping up to make things happen, so thanks all!

Last up on the awards front, Suzi Marks improvised a quick comedy set while tossing some recognition to a raft of new-ish members for contribution above and beyond the call of duty! The list included Janelle, Michelle Parete, Anna Taratuta, and Tina Christie (hope I haven't missed  anyone)!

The formalities closed out with a few words from Westwood Mary Free, as many of our Westwood friends and neighbours joined us in the festivities. Mary took a few minutes to quickly thank their own outgoing and incoming executive, as well as their top racers. It was great to spend the evening with friends from the broader OHSF community.

Then, to the bar and dance floor!

For a little slideshow capturing much of the evening, click on through...

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