ORLEANS YACHT CLUB CANCELS JULY INVITATIONAL
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Orleans Yacht Club has announced is has cancelled its annual Invitational Regatta on July 18. The Massachusetts Governor will be releasing information next week on how a phased reopening of the state will occur For OYC updates, visit https://www.orleansyachtclub.org/
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2020 NACR Canceled Due to Covid Pandemic
By now you have probably hear this year's North American Championship Regatta has been canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. But the organizers had to do the right thing. These same great people from Eugene have graciously offered to host in 2022, so make plans! Moreover, the board just announced that next year's NACR will be hosted by our friends at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis. More info will be coming. In the meantime, stay safe, and try to get out on the water. Sailing is one sport that we can still enjoy on our home waters.
Longtime DS Member Bill Moore Passes - Orleans Yacht Club
The family of Bill Moore is sad to share with you that he passed away in February at age 91.
Bill and his first wife Sally joined Orleans Yacht Club on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1958 and were founding members of Fleet 15. They raced Toodle-oo – hull number 734 – for many years locally, regionally and nationally and won the 1967 DS North Americans held in Cowan Lake, Ohio. They competed and finished in the top 5 for several years following – in Waukegan, Illinois; Arlington, Texas; Santa Cruz, California; Lake Lanier, Georgia and Rochester, New York. As Bill and Sally’s three daughters grew, they too crewed for their father and then gradually skippered and crewed in various pairs over the years while Bill chaired the Race Committee at OYC.
When racing in the North Americans in Rochester, New York, Carol – Bill’s youngest daughter – crewed for him in Old Gray, hull number 870. She was 14 years old. In one race, as both were hiking out and looking ahead while preparing to round the windward mark, Carol heard a “whoops” and a splash and turned around to find Bill overboard with a broken tiller extension in one hand and the main sheet in the other. She quickly stepped aft, grabbed the tiller, rounded the boat into the wind, and helped Bill climb back on. Cool as a cucumber. With Bill back in place, they rounded the mark and carried on. She won the Bob Smith Memorial Award that year for her quick thinking.
In 1979 Bill chaired the committee running the DS North Americans co-hosted by the Orleans and Chatham Yacht Clubs and chaired the race committee as well.
Bill treasured the many friends and memories made over the years while racing Day Sailers. His obituary and online condolences can be found at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/orleans-ma/william-moore-9038905
Bill Moore presents the trophies to the winners of the 1979 DS North Americans – Len and Steve Fiock from Santa Cruz, California.
Bill and Sally Moore cross the finish line in
first place at the DS NACs at Cowan Lake, Ohio, 1967.
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