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Now We Are Commodores!
23 January 2014 | Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas
We are enjoying our time in Georgetown. We definitely wouldn’t spend our whole winter here as so many of these cruisers do but we are still having fun. We managed to hike to the top of the monument and walk the beach on Monday before the wind got too strong to leave the boat.
The other day we got notified that we are finally approved as Commodores in our cruising organization, the Seven Seas Cruising Association. When you join you are an Associate. After you have lived on board your boat for at least a year and travelled at least the specified number of miles then, with the recommendation of two Commodores, you can apply to be one too. We had met the criteria when we were at the SSCA Gam in Maine so we found a couple of Commodores to recommend us and applied. Then your request has to be published in the club bulletin for four months before they finally approve you. The most visible change is that now you can fly the Commodore burgee (flag), which is red, instead of the Associate burgee which is blue.
We brought our red burgee with us since we knew we would get approved after we had reached the Bahamas. We decided to have a ceremonial changing of the flags and we invited three other couples who are also in the organization for the ceremony. Two of the couples are already Commodores and the third are still Associates. We invited them all over for happy hour today and we had a nice evening. Before it got too dark we swapped our burgees, as you can see in the picture above.
Tomorrow is laundry day – if the wind isn’t too strong. It’s a long dinghy ride to town. If it’s too windy you are going to get wet one way or the other. Doing our laundry always involves green plastic trash bags these days!