Labour Weekend Opening
It all seems a long time ago – so much has happened since. But the first official ‘presence’ of KBC, as many of you will know through participation, was over Labour Weekend. Saturday was a beautiful, light and sunny day, perfect for socialising at the Club. There was a wonderful response from the boating community (in fact, many residents of Bon Accord said that the Bay looked more like Anniversary Weekend). More than 100 people joined KBC on Saturday alone. Sunday was also fine but with a brisk spring westerly, ideal for the Mahurangi Cruising Club opening regatta for the 2014/15 season. Several beautiful classics took part.
The official opening of the KBC followed in the early evening with speeches from KBC Club Captain Martin Farrand, Auckland Council Rodney representative Penny Webster, and long term member of KIYC, John Duder (in fact we worked out that John was probably a member of KIYC in its inaugural year, 1952).
The opening was marked by the cutting of one of Karen McGiffen’s celebrated cakes.
Close to another 100 people joined on Sunday, making Labour Weekend a flying start to our membership target.