from the clubs webpage
For as long as I can recall I have been in love with club's burgee.
Just a short walk from my office it is a lovely old place.
When the opportunity arose to attend an estate auction of
the Hubert Johnson family who was a well known boat
builder how could I resist.
Up on the block, coveted slices of the Bay Head Yacht Club.
From glassware engraved with the club's burgee that had
likely never left it's boxes in decades. To racing trophies of sterling
and silver plate in the form cups, bowls plates, trays, and loving cups.
It was originally thought and believed with some conviction
that the family would "donate" these items to the yacht club which
happens to be right next door. When it was learned this was not
the case long standing members turned out to purchase the items
for their beloved club to be preserved for future generations.
I, for one, likely made the "acceptable" to win list only because
I was known by some who could forgive my winning
although I wasn't a member.
My heart was set on an early 1900's beauty but it
was not to be. When this one came up without the date
it was mentioned it was from the same era.
I never put my number down. I think my final competitor
realized I wouldn't.
When the cup was delivered I said
I finally won a trophy which caused an uproar of laughter.
The couple behind me said we have never seen
someone so happy.
It's a gift for my dearly beloved aka DB.
I think he is going to love it. Don't you?