Thanks to all who attended the annual Meeting and Holiday Party. Special thanks to Tim Brown and the entire staff at Haley Mansion and thank you to our raffle and auction donors for their generosity. Congratulations to Frank Murphy for a most-deserved Commodore’s Award. Thank you to outgoing director of the Board, Greg Gilmartin and welcome OJ O’Connell and Andy Stoddard!
On November 27, 2015 Paul Risseeuw 72; loving husband of Mary Risseeuw and devoted father of Reynolds Risseeuw passed away from Congestive Heart Failure. Paul was a 1965 graduate of Webb Institute and received his Masters from the University of Michigan in Marine Engineering. He worked for Electric Boat for 45 years in many different Managerial Positions. Upon retirement he became Director of Pettipaug Jr. Sailing Academy. In addition he served as Commodore for Pettipaug Yacht Club 1979-80 after which he remained on the Board of Governors until his passing. A memorial service will be held at Pettipaug Yacht Club on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 11 AM. Contributions in Paul’s name can be made to Webb Institute, 298 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (www.webb.edu) or Pettipaug Yacht Club, P.O. Box 372, Essex, CT 06426. To leave a memory of Paul,
It was an evening of ducks, chickens, yetis, judges, lawyers and prison guards… plus several good natured ‘prisoners’ in the jail cell. While there were many excellent candidates to choose from, the Mudcup ultimately went to Carl Fast… along with Carl stood Bill Canning who good-naturedly admitted his wrong doing- but not on the race course! Who would have thought that two of the best sailors would be in the running? A big thank you to Tom Brady who also made an appearance in ‘court’. A wonderful evening was had by all. Congratulations to all of the winners and see you next year! Special thanks to Mason’s Island Yacht Club, East Coast Catering and Cask N Keg.