By Meg Olson
It will be a full day at the Point Roberts Marina as the local yacht club officially opens this year’s boating season, and invites the public to celebrate with them.
May 6 is opening day, and will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony at 12:30 p.m. led by Point Roberts Yacht Club vice commodore Don Boyle. Representatives from law enforcement, border agencies and the coast guard, who all serve the boating public in Point Roberts, will be in attendance.
Following the ceremony, yacht club members will head to their vessels and deck them out for the sail-past, scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Club members will sail out of the marina and to the commodore’s vessel anchored outside. They will dip their flags in salute as they sail past.
It’s Kentucky Derby day, too! In between the two yacht club events, the Compass Rose invites everyone to don their fancy hats and come in to watch the race.
Throughout the year, the yacht club offers a full schedule of boating and social events. The Tuesday night racing series gets underway May 2, with races through the end of August. During the boating season club members get together for cruises to favorite destinations such as the Victoria Day cruise to Port Browning.