From The Helm
FROM THE HELM
From The Rear
FROM THE REAR
From The Fleet
FROM THE FLEET
March 21st was the first day of spring, but it sure didn’t feel like it with a high temperature of 40F. In March, we only had 6 days with above average temperatures, that there was only one day where it made it to 5 degrees above average.
During March, the lake level in Erie reached a +6. The projected level for the end of April is +4 change. So, we can most likely expect more rain, snow and wind for April. And, so far, Mother Nature has not disappointed us during the first several days. The Lake Erie water level seems to be going up, up, up.
And although April 2018 is here, it sure feels like the spring of 1998 when I can remember snowmobiling out on Lake Erie around the Fermi towers. The last month has felt that cold in this area and many others. The beginning of April usually averages high temperatures of 58F and by the end of the month it is closer to 62F.
Given the above, it’s not too surprising that the Army Corp of Engineers is forecasting 10” of snow for the northern basin by Sunday night, April 8th. It’s a good thing we live in the southern basin. They are also projecting that the next two weeks are going to be below normal temperatures.
That is all for now! See you at the next meeting.
Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen
BOAT US ~ GA80969Y
Upcoming WRYCC Events
Commodore’s Reception – April 13th, we are still looking for volunteers to manage the check in desk, sell raffle tickets and raffle baskets. If you are able to help please contact me, it is greatly appreciated.
Membership Meeting – April 16th, we are looking for chili donations as we are going to be having a chili dinner prior to our meeting. $5 per person for chili (all you can eat or until it is gone). We have a couple people who have already offered to donate, still looking for some more.
P/C Rick Grew will be trying to organize a West River Raid once a month to one of our affiliated yacht clubs – please watch for his email with time, date and location.
Hoping to organize a bicycle pub tour sometime in May and hoping to maybe have a cookout too. We will keep you posted on these events.
This may not happen this year, but we need to get a head start on this project. Gregg Phillips is looking for a committee, we are trying to work out the details and possibly have our very own regatta. This is really exciting for us! Please let me know if you would like to be on this committee, we need all the help we can get as this is a very big undertaking.
Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085