Not just another “Kayak Night” at Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club—special guest and good pal, Luke (aka kayakhipster), presents a show-and-tell about traditional paddling and its “downside,” rolling. The audience is transfixed. Including this guy (can you name him? Please tell us!):
While you’re down there, fetch me a bunker?
Birds’ eye view?
All hands on deck—and the beach, in the garden, on the docks and in the kayak storage room! May 2 marked the beginning of the season for Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club and the end of a very, very long winter.
The shape of things to come…
New HHYC dock thing under construction…
Everyone helps in their own way
Painting the “optis” i.e., the sailing school boatlets
Construction barge making our new HHYC dock thing
Today’s commissioning ceremony marked the start of the 125th season of Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club (or, in our book, the shmanciest kayak storage around).
Organized in 1888, HHYC is one of the oldest (and most laid-back) yacht clubs in the U.S. You can see historical pics of the club here, courtesy of the Larchmont Historical Society, and some of the very latest, below.
We skipped the champagne (well, for the most part, ahem) and celebrated by jumping into our yachts and paddling across the Sound to Execution Rocks lighthouse.
Some say it’s haunted. Ooohh! Maybe that’s why the wind swung around from the SSE and blew us back in record time… Video here is en route only—we were too busy surfing whitecaps on the return (both hands required).