It's the moment you've all been waiting for: the official announcement of the date and site for the 2009 O'day Owners rOnDAYvous. May I have a drum roll, please...
This year's big event will be held the weekend of July 10-12 at Lawrence Creek in Brightwaters, Long Island. That's on the South Shore, just off Great South Bay (across from Fire Island). A good friend of one of our fellow O'dayers has graciously provided the use of his waterfront property, with a few hundred feet of private bulkhead on this deep-water inlet. (OK, it's deep for Great South Bay, but plenty deep enough.)
The photo shows the site, looking north. There's plenty of room for games and activities, barbecuing, and the traditional outdoor SOS Band performance, and the Bay itself offers plenty of opportunity for racing, fishing, even a cruise across to Fire Island, if you're so inclined. (Of course, with the property including a private beach, you needn't sail over to FI if you just want to sunbathe.)
The year's first issue of the online newsletter "The rOnDAYvous Report" will be sent out in the next couple weeks, and it will include a lot more details, as will succeeding issues right on up to the big event.
If you've always wanted to explore Long Island's "other" shore, this is the perfect opportunity. Don't hesitate, don't be shy -- sign up ASAP for the 2009 rOnDAYvous. It sure beats kicking yourself in the fanny for having missed it.
s/v EmmieLou (O-322)
Little Silver, NJ