Genoa Bay 2017
Wild, Wild West 2017, Genoa Bay WOW, what an awesome time we had together in Genoa Bay. Lee and I truly enjoyed seeing everyone participate in the many activities over the four-day Wild West themed weekend. Nothing is better that hearing people laughing and enjoying each other’s company and friendship. Again, it’s so true that RCYC is the little club the DOES know how to enjoy themselves! Ben and Jeff, the boys of Genoa Bay loved having us all and so did the ladies from the morning breakfast cabana. The ladies made a point to come and tell us that they loved our spirit and all the western decorations. They look forward each year to see what the theme will be. What a spectacular weekend it turned out to be, Hot, Hot, Hot, sunny blue skies for all the activities throughout the weekend. Thank you, Debbie, for once again helping us, by keeping track of all the team’s scores and helping with a multitude of other tasks. Danielle and Brian, we thank you for organizing a surprise Cowboy Parade, up the docks and through the Genoa Bay Restaurant, Danielle also took charge of selling the 50/ 50 tickets as well as taking care of working the crowd in the Toonie Toss. These two activates generated enough money to help cover the expenses to put on our theme weekend party. THANK YOU TO all RCYC members that dug into their pockets. Thank you to Bill & Linda for stepping up to help with the cooking of the crabs and corn on the cob, A big thank you goes out to all the other members; Donna, Barb, Chris and the many others that helped and supported us throughout the weekend. On a final note, a special RCYC thank you goes out to all members who donated prizes. WITH OUT ALL OF YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO PRIZES THIS YEAR. 23 boats arrived (seven boats were no shows) RCYC members and friends totalled 69+ guests We drafted members and friends into a set of four teams that enjoyed participating in the activities. All teams were winners over the course of the four days, but after totalling all points, the winning team was: The Outlaws. Every team member had fun; there was a lot of enthusiasm and laughter. The sheep herding was an event that had many people running in different directions. The lassoing of the horses was a lot harder than it looks and each team did well. The five stations for the Western Drink contest provided a great selection; all very different drinks were enjoyed. You really had to be there to watch as each team built their rafts for the trough races; the competitors were very serious and creative at the same time. The western shoot out with the water guns was a fun and wet event, as we all did our best to get each other wet. Saturday night, dressed in our western duds, we gathered at the OK Corral for our Western Potluck Dinner. Any cowboy or cowgirl would have enjoyed the feast. The Crab feast on Sunday, started off with 101 lbs. of crab and corn on the cob, along with all the fixings, what a feast it was… yum yum and crunch crunch was all you could hear. Dinghy Barrel Racing was one of the most over the top races as all competitors took the game to a new level, by bringing water guns, bilge pumps and other water aids to hose down all the competitors and the official race marshal, which to my surprise, was me! The final event, was the annual Raft Racing in the troughs, again it was a very high-energy competition. A few rafts took on water, but in the end it was a great event. Monday morning came a little to fast for some of us, as we walked the docks saying good morning and lending a hand in preparation for departure. It was a surprise that the last event would be the rodeo ride home, with winds 9, gusting to 20. Just to kick it up a notch, some boats going through Active Pass encountered a standing wave. Leaving Active pass was a treat too, with white caps at the entrance, spraying and sometimes dumping green water over top of the fly bridge, Oh what a treat. Then, at last you see Sandhead’s, the rodeo is not over yet, swells and white’s caps are there to greet you for the one last wild bucking bronc ride into the river, where it finally all calms down and you are safe to loosen your death grip, knowing you’re almost home.
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