The Events Committee was a bit worried that the potential wet weather would keep members and guests away. There were 182 RSVP’s for the Sunday night Luau. With some last minute additions and a few unable to attend; we ended up with at least 175 attendees. And in case you never counted, KSC only has 134 indoor chairs. Thankfully, the surprisingly dry weather made for a more comfortable seating situation, as members were able to take advantage of our two beautiful beaches, picnic tables, patio seating and the recently refurbished rocking chairs.

The Sunday festivities began with a Holiday Distance Race; which brought out 20 boats of many types. Participants were given a set start time based on a handicapping system (e.g. PHRF, Portsmouth) and set out on an identical course. What a great way to conduct a Holiday Race since it only requires one course and all participating boats are in the same fleet. Congratulations to Jack & Becky Wise for taking First Place while sailing “Sophie”, a Flying Scot they recently purchased!

If you want to see how the other competitors, the final results may be found here. Once there, look under the header “Distance/Other” and scroll down to the 2018 Holiday Distance Race.Many thanks to the race participants and race committee volunteers! If you missed the recent Holiday Distance Race, don’t fret… the next Holiday Distance Race will coincide with a Youth Regatta, to be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Please plan to attend! If you are not up to racing, at least come out to support the Youth sailors or participate as volunteer. There will also be a 4thof July Meal (Menu to be determined later).

The theme for the dinner was a Luau. Members and guests embraced the theme and turned out in their best and brightest Hawaiian inspired attire. The main course was “Roast Pig” prepared by KSC’s own Ralph Joyner.  Ralph and his assistant tended to the 210 pounds of hog from Saturday afternoon until serving time on Sunday night. They made sure the hogs were cooked slowly to ensure they were moist and delicious. Several members commented that this was the BEST pig roast they ever attended. The main course was accompanied by several Hawaiian inspired dishes including: Macadamia Nut Rice, Spam with Baked Beans, Fresh Tropical Salsa, Orange-Coconut Salad, Macadamia Nut Hummus and lots more. Dessert included Pineapple-Coconut Cake, Ice Cream and Haupia (a traditional Hawaiian style coconut custard). The Events Chair would like to extend a HUGE thanks to all the volunteers for their help in the kitchen as well as with the decorations and set-up. There were provisional members, regular members and even several guests who jumped in and offered their assistance. Thank you for your help!

A Silent Auction and “Piggy Race” capped off the evening (*no piggies were harmed or utilized in the actual event). Susan Brier organized the fundraising efforts and a team of volunteers and “hula girls” assisted her. The fundraising efforts exceeded $1600 and ALL the proceeds will directly benefit the KSC Youth Sailing Program. Thank you to all of the donors and participants for making this a very successful fundraising effort. Last years efforts allowed the club to purchase a used JY-15. The new addition to the fleet will be used at the upcoming KSC Youth Sailing Camp.

Mahalo!

The Events Committee