Wildwood Sailing Club
Club celebration organizers, Margrit and Chris planned a wonderful pork roast dinner for the club members and guests. Many hands were on deck to decorate the pavilion, set the tables, prepare and serve the meal of pork with applesauce, stuffing, potato salad and coleslaw. All of the planning and preparations resulted in a delicious celebration feast that was enjoyed in the gorgeous club setting. The chatter and laughter that accompanied the dinner could probably be heard across the lake!
The 50th Anniversary festivities began with a Fun Rally organized by Les, who has been running the club's race program for many years. The object of the rally was to locate 6 nautical flags hidden around the lake. Once located the flags would identify letters from the marine code which would be used to reveal a word. After coming ashore, sailors could claim 6 cards to make up a poker hand; the highest hand winning a full set of nautical flags. Congratulations to John Cuerdan for claiming the flags!
Thanks again to Judy Reddick for sharing some of her photos of the day!
Finally! The big day arrived and the weather was truly spectacular; plenty of wind to keep the decorative flags fluttering and to propel the sailors around the lake in search of clues for the fun rally.
As the sails filled with wind and the rally unfolded, guests began arriving at the club. They included family and friends, former WSC members in addition to the current commodore and other members of the Fanshawe Sailing Club.
There was a common thread to all of the Commodores' talks. They described very fond memories of the friendships they had formed at the club and the fun they had together enjoying club suppers, races, and moonlight sails. They also spoke proudly of the way club members came together to build the club; whether clearing the road into the grounds, building the structures that we now enjoy or putting in new docks together. It's a message that's still important today; it takes the whole crew to sail a ship!