Stardate 11885.8

Captain's Log: Stardate 11885.8

The Enterprise is returning home.

Might as well announce what many have already known -- effective Stardate 11900.0 (January 1, 2019), the Enterprise is returning to City Island Yacht Club.

About ten years ago, we had moved to the Morris Yacht and Beach Club, and frustratingly put up with years of lousy communications, mediocre food service, pissy launch drivers (except for Joe and Alana), a dysfunctional group of board members, shitty attitudes and an ever-decreasing membership experience, all to save a few bucks. Recent events and a whopping property tax bill had me look at the numbers again, and even with the cost of winter storage at Consolidated, it just isn't worth it anymore.

And, despite the extra cost, I must say it was very nice to just bring the boat over at my leisure and not miss days at work being involved with the hauling, power washing, painting and launching. Ahh, to be civilized again.

I've had a few occasions since my return application was approved to be in CIYC, and, each time, I was joyfully welcomed by old friends with comments like "Welcome back, Edd. We missed you", and "It's about time. You belong here."

I almost forgot what it was like to be around boaters (racing and cruising) all with similar interests. A very good feeling indeed.

The Enterprise is back.