Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us 28th Annual Richmond Boat Show http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/28th-Annual-Richmond-Boat-Show-968 <p>Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Richmond Boat Show <strong>Feb. 19-21</strong>!&nbsp;</p> <p><br />“For years the Richmond Boat Show has been&nbsp;recognized as one of the best boat shows in Central Virginia. Covering nearly 110,000 square feet in four buildings, it attracts dealers from throughout Virginia. Boats on display from 18 dealers include runabouts, saltwater fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, jet boats, PWCs, motor yachts and bass boats. Additional exhibits include boat lifts, floating docks, marine electronics, water sports and safety equipment. Experts will be on hand to give information and answer questions about marinas, financing, insurance, boat maintenance and repair and boating safety.”</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.gsevents.com/shows/display.cfm?showid=62">visit their website here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/28th-Annual-Richmond-Boat-Show-968 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-971 RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This cold winter weather is crisp and invigorating and makes us want to cuddle up with our sweetheart. Speaking of sweethearts&hellip;.grab your valentine and join us at RHYC for our annual Valentine&rsquo;s Sweetheart Dinner. This is a popular event at RHYC, so make your reservations early. Check out all the details below. And don&rsquo;t forget to bring your friends and neighbors to warm up by the brand new fireplace at RHYC, especially during happy hour on thirsty Thursdays from 4 &ndash; 7 p.m. Whatever your plans, we look forward to seeing you at RHYC!<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>FEBRUARY MARINA SPECIALS &nbsp;</strong> <div><br /><a 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target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9acfa709-a561-461a-8ad1-e497d3e8ead8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <ul> <li><strong>$25 off a Half Day Boat Rental</strong>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<strong>$50 off a Full Day Boat Rental</strong>. Valid during the month of February 2016 (Limit 1 per customer per month).</li> <li><strong>$50 off any $300 boat service</strong>&nbsp;booked by February 15, including Compound/Wash/Wax, Winterizations and Hull Restorations.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Free Valentine’s&nbsp;chocolate heart</strong>&nbsp;for everyone in your boating party on Valentine&rsquo;s Day.</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER BOAT MAINTENANCE TIPS: DID YOU KNOW?&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=671bdf7bac&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b3542da3-8d42-4164-aa23-e769f93b2500.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="177" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><br /><em>Did you know that with lack of use over the winter, your boat has accumulated water, acids and other bio-products that&nbsp;can harm its functionality in the long run?</em><br /><br /><em>Did you know that a well-maintained boat&nbsp;with a preserved gel coat stored in a dry slip&nbsp;commands better resale value and limits depreciation?</em><br /><br /><em>Did you know that the services offered at RHYC can take the worry out of these winter boat woes?</em><br /><br />Yes indeed&hellip;the RHYC 13-point Inspection Checklist included in our PIC Program can ensure that your boat is in tip-top running condition when you are ready to go boating.<br /><br />RHYC offers an entire menu of services that can be performed over the winter months to make certain that the hull&rsquo;s integrity and appearance are in top condition, protecting your investment for years of boating fun. And if you book any $300 of boat service by February 15, you will receive $50 off.&nbsp;Our captains will be happy to talk to you today to arrange for an inspection of the boat to assure proper engine performance, instrument function and boat handling, and make any recommendations to keep your boat in pristine condition. Call the marina today at&nbsp;<strong>843-235-8262</strong>&nbsp;to set up your service program and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your boat is ready to go when you are.<em>&nbsp;Now you know!</em><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c8ba187be6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e2c0625f-e737-4946-88b1-6be44391d317.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="330" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Happy Hour on Thirsty Thursdays</strong><br /><strong>Feb. 4 - 25, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />RHYC is bringing back Happy Hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.&nbsp;every Thursday in February. Enjoy appetizer specials along with happy hour deals&nbsp;on bar drinks, like $2.25&nbsp;domestic beers, $3 premium beers and $4 house wines and cocktails.&nbsp;C&rsquo;mon down to RHYC and bring your friends, neighbors and guests for a fun and frugal&nbsp;evening.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d335c59c8e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8aac3e58-ff4a-46c7-9f64-41609bb648ae.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="236" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>RHYC Valentines Sweetheart Dinner</strong><br /><strong></strong><strong>Saturday, February, 13,&nbsp;6 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <p>Enjoy a romantic and candlelit evening featuring Chef Curtis&rsquo; exquisitely prepared three-course dinner for two. Selections include:</p> <p><strong>First Course:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hardwood Smoked Salmon Crostini on Arugula&nbsp;<strong><em>or</em></strong></p> <p>Sauteed Ginger Soy Chicken Skewers on Grilled Pineapple</p> <p><strong>Main course:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Roasted Rack of Lamb with Garlic and Herbs&nbsp;<strong><em>or</em></strong></p> <p>Wild Alaskan Halibut Steak topped with Sauteed Lobster and Scallops</p> <p>Both Entrees served with Bourbon-Sweet Potato Mash and Green Beans with Cranberries and Almonds</p> <p><strong>Dessert Course:</strong></p> <p>Lovingly Sweet Surprise</p> <p>Dinner includes a mellow snifter of cognac, glass of wine, or after-dinner cocktail of your choosing. The evening is priced at $85.00 per couple. Social/Cocktail Hour begins at<strong>&nbsp;5 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;and dinner service is at&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;Reservations are limited and required, no later than&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, February 10</strong>. Please call&nbsp;<strong>843-235-6949</strong>&nbsp;to make your reservation.</p> <div><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=649f2d138d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3239048f-a604-4217-ba0d-b738ae85cae2.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="372" align="none" /></a></span></div> <span style="color: #000033;"><strong>RHYC Book Club<br />Thursday, February 25, 1- 3 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />The RHYC Book Club continues on Thursday, February 25, when the gathering will discuss&nbsp;<em>After You&nbsp;</em></span><span style="color: #000033;">by Jojo Moyes. When one story ends, another begins&hellip;.</span><em>After You</em><span style="color: #000033;">is the &ldquo;charming sequel to&nbsp;</span><em>Me Before You,</em><span style="color: #000033;">&rdquo; says People Magazine. Enjoy a congenial group for a fun and stimulating afternoon. Please RSVP to Book Club Facilitator, Elise Green at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:jdangreen@yahoo.com">jdangreen@yahoo.com</a>.&nbsp;<em>$5.00 activity fee for guests, Free for RHYC Members.</em><br /><br /><strong>Save the Date: March Mid-Month Dinner Party<br />Friday, March 11, 6 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Save the date for our popular evening featuring a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared by Chef Curtis. Details coming in the March newsletter, but reservations are limited and required, so save the date and reserve your spot today by calling&nbsp;<strong>843-235-6949</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span>&nbsp;Thursday-Saturday noon-9 p.m., Sunday noon - 8 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship’s Store</span>: Wednesday -Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool Deck:</span>&nbsp;Monday &amp; Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday 9 a.m. to sunset<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK<br />&nbsp;</strong><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3aee29d82e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-971 February 2016 Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-2016-Newsletter-970 Check out our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2663faf7-d2ae-4943-81a2-e2747a69d055">February 2016 Newsletter</a> here.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-2016-Newsletter-970 Pre Boat Show Special http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Pre-Boat-Show-Special-969 <html /> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Pre-Boat-Show-Special-969 January Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/January-Newsletter-967 Click <a href="https://www.luminpdf.com/documents/obzeXzsfLF43S4Tkk/share?sk=675436c2-3090-4765-81db-1b8825455bbd">here to view our January 2016 newsletter.&nbsp;</a> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/January-Newsletter-967 December Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/December-Newsletter-966 <a href="Click here to view our December 2015 Newsletter.">Click here</a> to view our December 2015 Newsletter.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/December-Newsletter-966 2015 Flotilla in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Flotilla-in-Photos-965 <p>On Saturday the 12th, we held our 2nd Annual Christmas Flotilla. Fifteen boats participated on our lighted boat parade. It was SO much fun. We cruised the north end of the lake and then ended at the Beach House for dinner. Our group drew a lot of attention! &nbsp;A special thanks to Gilbert Larowe for organizing the wonderful event. Click here for photos.&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Flotilla-in-Photos-965 RHYC Weekly News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-Weekly-News-964 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />With this gorgeous weather, sunny skies and temperatures in the 70&rsquo;s, who would know that it is mid-December? There isn&rsquo;t a better time to come on down to RHYC for our Holiday Member Mixer this Sunday evening. Meet around our beautiful Christmas tree or enjoy the warmth of our new fireplace on the patio as we gather with friends and family to enjoy some holiday cheer together at the club. We hope you’ll swing by and say hello and check out the RHYC Ship&rsquo;s Store for holiday gift-giving ideas (check out some great ones below)&nbsp;or to treat your favorite boater to a boat wash and wax, which will be a welcome surprise on those first boating days of 2016. Whatever your plans, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></p> <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7a1a6a9795&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/049c1659-b73b-40c4-b96b-a8f74d468020.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="256" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>RHYC Holiday Member Mixer<br />Sunday, December 20, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Join in with fellow RHYC members around the Christmas tree and fireplace to share some holiday cheer! Enjoy complimentary hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and drink specials. For those wishing to stay on for dinner, Chef Curtis will be cooking up a special holiday menu that you won’t want to miss. Please RSVP by&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, December 17</strong>, at &nbsp;<strong>843-235-6949.</strong></span><br /><br /><br /><strong>HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RHYC!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f324f8d2c1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8c1a4915-b758-4462-a89f-52b07b6189c3.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></span></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">In observance of the upcoming holidays, the RHYC Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store will close at&nbsp;</span><strong>2 p.m.</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;on&nbsp;</span><strong>Thursday, December 24</strong><span style="color: #000033;">, and will reopen on&nbsp;</span><strong>Saturday, December 26</strong><span style="color: #000033;">. The Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store will also be closed on&nbsp;</span><strong>Friday, January 1</strong><span style="color: #000033;">. The clubhouse and restaurant will be closed&nbsp;</span><strong>Monday, December 21</strong>,<span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;through&nbsp;</span><strong>Friday, January 1</strong><span style="color: #000033;">, and will reopen on&nbsp;</span><strong>Saturday, January 2</strong><span style="color: #000033;">. The entire staff of RHYC wishes you and your family a happy holiday season!</span><br /><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">NEED A GIFT IDEA FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOATER OR MARINA MEMBER?</span></strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3af4c0f279&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5f62ea8e-dc36-41d0-ad6a-5b612d96027d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="221" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">How about our new RHYC Tervis Tumblers or pull-overs!</span><strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="color: #000033;">Come in and see all the new arrivals in RHYC gear including lined windbreakers, fleece pull-overs, long-sleeved T&rsquo;s, baseball caps, and back-packs.&nbsp;Plus, our RHYC Tervis Tumblers, coffee cups and water bottles are now available for holiday gift-giving, and are fast becoming the coolest look along the waterway.</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>NOT BOATING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS?</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a732942a2a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cf49e8ee-b98f-4422-8291-684ceb7e0de9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="351" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">Consider our peak performance and instrument check! RHYC offers our members a monthly service program to ensure that your boat is in top running condition when you are ready to go boating. Every month, we will launch your boat, check all instrumentation, run the engine, and check all fluids and battery charge. Our Captains will then take the boat out on the waterway and give her a test run to assure proper engine performance, instrument function and boat handling.<br /><br />Once all checks are complete, we will call you to give you an update on her performance and, if necessary, make any recommendations to keep your boat in tip-top running condition. Performance and instrument check programs start at&nbsp;<strong>$29 per month</strong>, so call the RHYC Captains today at&nbsp;<strong>(</strong></span><strong>843) 235-8262</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;to set up your monthly program and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your boat is ready to go when you are!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:&nbsp;</span>Thursday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m., Sunday noon &ndash; 8 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store</span>: Wednesday - Monday 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool Deck:&nbsp;</span>Monday &amp; Wednesday 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday 9 a.m. &ndash; sunset<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK</strong><br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d31f8dcb42&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-Weekly-News-964 Holiday Hours of Operation http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Holiday-Hours-of-Operation-963 <p>We will be closed for the Christmas holiday on December 24th-26th as well as January 1st for New Years Day. Our winter hours still aply to all other days.<br /><br />Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm<br />Closed Mondays and Sundays<br /><br />Happy Holidays,<br /><br /><br />Sam Hird &amp; Bobbi Hickman<br />255-586-4661</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Holiday-Hours-of-Operation-963 December Dry Storage Special http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/December-Dry-Storage-Special-962 Sign an annual contract for dry storage during the month of December&nbsp;and receive one month free! Stop by or call us at 912-354-2283 for more information and availability! Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/December-Dry-Storage-Special-962 Holiday Hours http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Holiday-Hours-961 <p>It’s that time of year! We’ll be adjusting some of our hours at the marina over the upcoming holidays so that our staff can celebrate with their families.&nbsp;</p> <p>Christmas Eve: half day</p> <p>Christmas Day: closed</p> <p>New Year’s Eve: half day</p> <p>New Year’s Day: closed&nbsp;</p> <p><br />Happy holidays from our family here at Morningstar to you and yours!&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Holiday-Hours-961 November/December Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/NovemberDecember-Newsletter-960 View our <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4d9d9fe7-5942-4093-af37-d7cc5c312e17">November/December 2015</a> newsletter.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/NovemberDecember-Newsletter-960 2015 Rockfish Entry Form http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Rockfish-Entry-Form-959 <p>Follow <a href="https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4c03a8e6-cfee-44dc-b4cc-5d37d51b514b">the link to download a copy</a> of the 2015 Matthews Rotary Rockfish Tournament entry form.&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2015-Rockfish-Entry-Form-959 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-958 <div><span style="color: #000033; font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">Mayport Boaters,&nbsp;</span></div> <p><br />On behalf of the entire staff here at Mayport, I would like to thank all of you for another great season! It has been a pleasure to help you enjoy your boat and the water thus far, and we look forward to servicing any needs you might have throughout the remainder of the year. As the days are getting shorter and marina activity is slowing down, we will be changing to our winter hours effective next week.&nbsp; Please find more information on our upcoming hours and events around town below!<br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Logan Moore, General Manager</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Morningstar Marinas | Mayport</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">904-246-8929</span> &nbsp;</p> <h3><span style="color: #000033;">WINTER HOURS</span></h3> &nbsp; <div> <div>With the cooler weather moving in and boating slowing down, we will be moving to our winter hours effective&nbsp;<strong>Monday, October 26</strong>.&nbsp; We will be open&nbsp;<strong>Monday to Sunday</strong>&nbsp;from<strong>&nbsp;8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,</strong>&nbsp;with extended hours available by appointment only.&nbsp; If you would like your boat in the water earlier or plan to stay out later, please call us at least 24 hours in advance to set up extended hours.&nbsp;This service is based on availability and by&nbsp;appointment only. Also, we have staging dock space and additional mooring equipment available anytime, at your request.</div> </div> <h3><span style="color: #000033;">JACKSONVILLE AIR SHOW&nbsp;</span></h3> <br />This&nbsp;<strong>Saturday and Sunday, October 24</strong><strong>&nbsp;and 25</strong><span style="color: #000033; font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">, Jacksonville Beach will be host to the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular Air Show from&nbsp;</span><strong>10 a.m. to 4 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033; font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">each day. This is a great</span><strong>&nbsp;free</strong><span style="color: #000033; font-family: arial, 'helvetica neue', helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;event for the whole family that will be accessible by water or land! If you wish to attend this event by boat, please call us at least 1 hour before you plan to use your boat.&nbsp; Additionally, there are restrictions for the waterways during the Air Show.&nbsp; For more information and a complete list of restrictions please visit the<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a3a7f7ef60&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">&nbsp;Sea Sky Spectacular&nbsp;</a><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bef77d2e95&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">website here.</a>&nbsp;</span> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-958 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-957 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bc7e6407b7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/02d1c62c-f921-42fb-9f3d-f5dfcc8f3dff.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="256" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We’ve gotten the calls…the first &ldquo;frost&rdquo; has hit us. This is just the first of many, so for those of you who do NOT Rockfish, please call and schedule your winterization. And&nbsp;hey, it&rsquo;s not too late to get the November discount credited to your work order! Call us today for more details. Enjoy the rest of this&nbsp;fall!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Tina Minor, General Manager</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">804-725-9343</span></div> &nbsp; <h3><span style="color: #000033;">OYSTER ROAST</span></h3> <div><br /><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ece132062a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/498299ae-08fa-44ac-8679-e82d80eb16db.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="344" align="none" /></a></span></div> <div>The Oyster and BBQ Riot will be held on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>October 24</strong>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<strong>2 p.m.&nbsp;- 5 p.m.</strong>at the Piankatank Ruritan Club on Rte 198. They will be shucking oysters and roasting them over an open fire and serving them in succulent stew. They&rsquo;ll also be piling smoked pulled pork on a bun surrounded by all the usual sides. Don’t miss it!&nbsp;</div> <h3><span style="color: #000033;">IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS</span></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=81b6ede0ae&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2d4afbc4-3c6d-4efb-bfc5-14f7a22ebc2d.jpg" alt="" width="180" height="233" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=efd3926184&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c02a5cb1-4f12-4b2e-826b-fc47be913ab4.jpg" alt="" width="174" height="233" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=746b0daa19&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c8f186ed-8892-4600-85fb-56484f7e4cb7.jpg" alt="" width="174" height="233" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We are thinking ahead for you so you can focus on fishing. If you have someone on your Christmas list who loves to fish, we have the perfect gifts. We can cater to any budget and mix and match in any way to create the exact gift you need. We also have a huge catalog for you to order anything you’d like&nbsp;that we don’t have in store. We have put together a few ideas for you, but call us today to get started on the perfect custom gift.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>BOATS FOR SALE</strong><br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ed0e25f710&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2cebf298-b446-4187-9270-dc5213ff0806.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></span></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">We have several great boats for sale here. If you are looking to go bigger or smaller, visit our&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=56b70174e9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">blog to see all of your options</a>. If you see something you like, call us for more information. We&rsquo;d love to get you your perfect boat!</span>&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-957 Boats for Sale http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Boats-for-Sale-956 <p>Looking for a new boat? Check out some of what he have for sale at the marina. Call us at <strong>804-725-9343</strong> for more information.&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Boats-for-Sale-956 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-955 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We have been extremely lucky and have emerged with very little damage from the historic rain event and flooding that besieged South Carolina this past week. There were several &ldquo;white knuckle&rdquo; evenings at high tide at RHYC, but our beautiful Bellingham floating docks performed ideally, and we had six feet to spare on the pilings at the highest tide during the river&rsquo;s crest. However, the walkway to the river was underwater at high tide and we continue to clean out debris from the harbor on a daily basis. After viewing the river from several vantage points this week, just a cautionary note to be very slow and careful when heading out on the water as there is still substantial debris floating on the surface as well as unknown submerged debris that could cause significant damage to your boat. This is a good time to take advantage of our $50 discount on boat service or just appreciate a nice afternoon at the club watching the games and enjoying this weekend&rsquo;s sunshine at the pool!&nbsp;Looking forward to seeing you here!<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DON’T FORGET</strong><br />The RHYC Club will close at&nbsp;<strong>3 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, October 16</strong>.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>OCTOBER MARINA SPECIAL: $50 OFF ANY $300 SERVICE</strong></p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b4c4903ddd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9acfa709-a561-461a-8ad1-e497d3e8ead8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Receive&nbsp;<strong>$50 off any $300 Service</strong>&nbsp;booked by&nbsp;<strong>November 15</strong>! After a great season of boating fun, let our RHYC Captains give her a nice winter check-up. All prices quoted upon inspection of boat. Pricing may vary based on condition and hull structure of boat. Services include: <ul> <li>Boat wash&nbsp;from $4&nbsp;per foot</li> <li><span style="color: #000033;">Hull clean-up&nbsp;and&nbsp;de-yellowing&nbsp;from $3&nbsp;per foot</span></li> <li>Wash and one coat of wax&nbsp;from $12 per foot</li> <li>Complete compound, wash and wax starting at $20 per foot (price may vary due to condition/oxidation of boat)</li> <li>Complete battery check-up and charge for just $25</li> <li>Winterizations: Outboard Motors $75, Inboard Motors $125</li> <li>Gel coat repair</li> </ul> RHYC Ships&rsquo; Store pricing is competitive with West Marine, so check out our dock lines, fenders, anchors and anchor lines. Come by the RHYC Marina Ship&rsquo;s Store for more information or call us at&nbsp;<strong>843-235-8262</strong> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /><strong>RHYC BOOK CLUB</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2d8008d282&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2f009ca0-f1b9-4eb5-8120-fc0fb5bc7eb1.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="528" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>Thursday, October 22, 1-3 p.m.</strong><br /><br />The RHYC book club continues on Thursday, October 22, when the gathering will discuss Harper Lee&rsquo;s &ldquo;Go Set a Watchman,&rdquo; which is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” some twenty years later. Enjoy a congenial group for a fun and stimulating afternoon. Please RSVP to Book Club Facilitator Elise Green at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jdangreen@yahoo.com">jdangreen@yahoo.com</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MID-MONTH DINNER PARTY</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5bf70e63f7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d01c3447-70b8-4800-9727-ee1d75a8b36f.jpg" alt="" width="425" height="282" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /><strong>Friday, October 23, 6 p.m.</strong><br /><br />For your dining pleasure, RHYC is featuring a sumptuous three course plated dinner. Chef Curtis&rsquo; menu for the evening includes:<br />&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">First Course:&nbsp;</span>Choice of… <ul> <li>Smoked Salmon Crostini OR</li> <li>Butternut Squash and Sage Wontons</li> </ul> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Main course:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Choice of… <ul> <li>12 ounce Top Sirloin Steak topped with Garlic Saut&eacute;ed Mushrooms and B&eacute;arnaise Sauce $22.95&nbsp; OR</li> <li>Baked Pecorino Chicken Breast $17.95</li> </ul> <em>Both entrees are served with saut&eacute;ed fresh spinach with bacon and onion and twice baked potato.</em><br />&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dessert Course</span>: Warm Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream<br />&nbsp;<br />An optional social/cocktail hour begins at&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;and dinner service begins at&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m</strong>. Reservations are limited and required, no later than&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, October 2</strong>1. Please call&nbsp;<strong>843-235-6949&nbsp;</strong>to make your reservation.<br /><br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK</strong><br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7da71a18a4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span>&nbsp; open Thursday &ndash; Saturday: noon &ndash; 9 p.m., Sunday: noon &ndash; 8 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store</span>: open Monday &ndash; Thursday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Friday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;open Monday &ndash; Wednesday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Thursday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; sunset</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-955 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-954 Mayport boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks for an awesome summer!&nbsp; We have been able to enjoy the warm weather, and although now it seems like it&rsquo;s time for cooler temperatures again, that doesn&rsquo;t mean the fish aren&rsquo;t still biting. We have seen a lot of flounder, redfish, jacks, trout, and sheepshead come through the marina. Remember when you&rsquo;re catching these big guys that we want to see your fishing pictures! Be sure to send your pictures to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com">mayport@morningstarmarinas.com</a>.<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929 &nbsp; <h3><strong>FALL SERVICES AND SPECIALS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cf793e953b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/897d0fed-f197-46db-9721-6d38f3acadd7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Even though the summer is over, don&rsquo;t forget about all of our awesome services, especially our popular Stretch and Run service!&nbsp; We know it&rsquo;s tough to make sure your boat stays running in top condition when the temperature starts dropping, so let us do it for you. With our Stretch and Run service, your boat is pulled down and put through a thorough 15-point inspection, run in the river for 30 minutes, and finished up with a basic wash and engine flush. Plus, right now, if you buy four Stretch and Runs you get the fifth&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>! Now is also the perfect time to schedule a detail or wash on the boat to keep it looking brand new and running in peak condition. Be sure to call us at&nbsp;<strong>904-270-9976</strong>&nbsp;or stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store for a list of all of our services, for more information, or to schedule a service.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>REMINDERS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d51dc3c8bd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e2763a72-af73-42ec-b2ad-2e4a0695118f.png" alt="" width="260" height="194" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />Remember to call us at least 45 minutes ahead of time to use your boat.&nbsp; Your call ahead gives us time to make sure your boat, as well as everyone else&rsquo;s boat, is stocked with anything needed and ensures everyone receives the best customer service possible.<br />&nbsp;<br />Additionally, with the colder weather here, we are beginning work on our fall and winter projects around the property, which means we may be grinding on racks, adjusting racks, painting, etc. With said projects going on, we may not be preemptively available to assist you in docking. When inbound to the marina, please hail &ldquo;Morningstar Marina&rdquo; on VHF channel 74 to request docking assistance.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Weather for the coming week is looking pretty good for inshore. Rain percentages are forecast to be low with winds varying from north to east 5-15 knots. Temperatures look to stay in the mid 70&rsquo;s. Now that Hurricane Joaquin has passed, offshore is expected to calm down starting Friday evening with seas submitting to 2-3&rsquo;.<br /><br />10/09&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:27 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.97 L<br />10/09&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.22 H<br />10/09&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:47 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.95 L<br />10/09&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:16 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.36 H<br />&nbsp;<br />10/10&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:10 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.87 L<br />10/10&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:41 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.32 H<br />10/10&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:32 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.85 L<br />10/10&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:55 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.32 H<br />&nbsp;<br />10/11&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:49 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.76 L<br />10/11&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:20 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.39 H<br />10/11&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:14 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.77 L<br />10/11&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:33 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.28 H News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-954 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-953 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,</div> <div><br />As the summer comes to a close, we encourage you to have your boat winterized and serviced. Overby Marine, the dealership on our property, can complete these services for you. Please call them at&nbsp;<strong>252-586-3593</strong>&nbsp;to schedule a service.<br />&nbsp;<br />Remember, fall is a wonderful time to be on the lake!&nbsp;Cooler weather, warm lake temperatures and the changing leaves all make for great fall boating. Don&rsquo;t miss your opportunity to experience a day of fall boating on Lake Gaston!<br /><br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> &nbsp; <h3>UPCOMING EVENTS&nbsp;</h3> <div><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=33af76d3c6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3c4cd05b-c111-4f4d-9672-511ccc7def70.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="110" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <br /><strong>Blues, Brews &amp; BBQ Festival</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, October 10&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />The Pointe Restaurant is hosting their Blues, Brews and BBQ festival on October 10.&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0a788ca127&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Visit their website</a>&nbsp;or call&nbsp;<strong>252-586-0466</strong>&nbsp;for tickets and other information.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong><br /><br />Don&rsquo;t forget to put your boat away clean! We offer a full line of detailing and shrink wrapping services to ensure your&nbsp;boat is clean and ready to go next summer. If you are interested in having your boat detailed or shrink wrapped,please call the marina office at&nbsp;<strong>252-586-4661</strong>&nbsp;to schedule your service.<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-953 Trailers Lost and Found http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Trailers-Lost-and-Found-952 Through the years, we have had a few trailers that are &ldquo;unknown.&rdquo; If you recognize one of them as yours, please contact me or Kat at 804-725-9343 with the description, and we&rsquo;ll label it as yours. If we go in to the new year with any unclaimed trailers, there is a chance they may be marked as abandoned and sold. We thank you in advance for all your help! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Trailers-Lost-and-Found-952 20’ 1996 Grady White For Sale! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/20-1996-Grady-White-For-Sale-951 <p>Call the marina for more information on a 20’ 1996 Grady White for sale for $16000. The asking price includes a trailer. Photos below.&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/20-1996-Grady-White-For-Sale-951 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-950 RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This past weekend was so busy around the marina at RHYC, you might have thought it was the middle of summer. It was great to see so many of you come out and &ldquo;seize the day&rdquo; during the beautiful weather and enjoy our endless summer in Pawley&rsquo;s Island. With temperatures cooling off in to the 70&rsquo;s and 80&rsquo;s this weekend, be sure to come out to RHYC this weekend for our Member and Boater Appreciation Day on Saturday afternoon. (See all the details below.) Looking forward to seeing you there!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949 &nbsp; <br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>RHYC Member and Boater Appreciation Day: Cool Jazz And Hot Chili<br />Saturday, September 26, 1 p.m. &ndash; 4 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d8de251537&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c3a755aa-11c4-4d5e-9846-795433cd093e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="177" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />RHYC will be alive with cool jazz tunes from Island Jazz Quartet with our own RHYC Member Barry Leiberman on the Tenor Sax. Join us for free chili, cheese, chips and salsa served on our cozy fireplace patio.&nbsp; Enjoy a&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>&nbsp;helping of Chef Curtis&rsquo; hot and hearty chili then cool down with frosty longneck domestic beers for only $2 and premium longnecks for only $3. Bring the family and enjoy the music and treats with your fellow members at RHYC!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA SPECIAL&hellip;DON&rsquo;T FORGET!</strong><br /><br />This is the last weekend to enjoy your September marina special of&nbsp;<strong>20% off any Ship&rsquo;s Store purchase!&nbsp;</strong>Excludes fuel.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Weekend weather is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the high 70&rsquo;s and lower 80&rsquo;s for a cooler weekend&hellip;still delightful for any outdoor fun at RHYC!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2bf0fc7f3b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.&nbsp;Thank you for your cooperation!<br /><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033; font-family: helvetica;"><strong>NEW HOURS OF OPERATION</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span>&nbsp; open Thursday &ndash; Saturday: noon &ndash; 9 p.m., Sunday: noon &ndash; 8 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store</span>: open Monday &ndash; Thursday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Friday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;open Monday &ndash; Wednesday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Thursday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; sunset<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-950 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-949 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s hard to watch the season come to a close, but here at Sandusky Harbor there is still fun to be had before the s&mdash;w (I can&rsquo;t even type it) starts to fly. This Saturday will be Octoberfest, so look for the details later in the newsletter, there will be good food and a great time!<br />&nbsp;<br />We have some safety and housekeeping items to go over, so please be sure to check out all the information below. If you have any questions, Melissa will be happy to help.<br />&nbsp;<br />All the best,<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=84a6fdbb97&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e06b8f9f-4aed-41f6-ba5a-2301e226ded4.png" alt="" width="250" height="444" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>ERIE ISLAND SAILING SCHOOL</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Sandusky Harbor Marina is the home of the Erie Island Sailing School. It has been a win-win for everyone involved. We have an opportunity to meet many of the students who come through and enjoy their enthusiasm. Below is a flyer for an upcoming Coastal Navigation and Piloting Class that will be held in Cleveland, OH. This is a great opportunity for a valuable course.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=35a3d6970b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9f84a9b8-66f2-4980-bc92-4651f006d269.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="452" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos and selfies on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=58baa18275&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name and locations.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Don&rsquo;t miss this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 26</strong>, Octoberfest is here and tickets are on sale now!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=636d2d8842&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3459a04e-4048-49b3-b99f-d21d440786d7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />And mark your calendars for our&nbsp;<strong>Chili Cook Off/Halloween Party,&nbsp;Saturday, Oct. 18</strong>, beginning at&nbsp;<strong>4 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;in the community.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ce9bee204a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e42479d9-730d-427d-94d4-62ae3bc4dacf.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Before we get to the necessary housekeeping items…<br />&nbsp;<br />What does a boat do when it&rsquo;s sick? It goes to the dock.<br />&nbsp;<br />Now that we&rsquo;re on the subject of docks, in the upcoming weeks, SHM will have many guests coming in preparing for winter storage. Depending on the weather forecast, there may be lots of activity and the possibility of boats coming in during inclement weather. Be considerate and remove all dinghy&rsquo;s, jet skis, and inflatables that are not in your dock space; also, please make sure your boat is not cross-tied. If we have boats coming into docks where items have been left, it may become necessary for SHM to remove these.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER OR TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The forecast is calling for some very pleasant Fall weather this weekend! Highs will be 72-75 with the lows averaging around 59. This should be a fabulous weather weekend - just in time for Octoberfest!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-949 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-948 <div>Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />September has been a great month&hellip;first our Labor Day party, then the A Dock party and finally, the Pirate Party. We know how to have fun here at Skippers! I’ve posted some photos for you below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Believe it or not, it&rsquo;s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat. If you are done with your boat for the season, take advantage of our winterization specials. We&rsquo;re offering&nbsp;<strong>15% off&nbsp;</strong>winterization services if completed in September and&nbsp;<strong>10% off</strong>&nbsp;winterization if completed&nbsp;October 1-15.<br />&nbsp;<br />If you are still using the boat, please call Heather to schedule your winterization service for this year. We will be scheduling a set number of winterizations per month. So, if you would like your winterization performed in November, the most popular month, please call to ensure we will be able to fit you in that month. Once November is full, we will be booking in to October, and then September.<br />&nbsp;<br />Finally, the winners of our photo contest have been selected! Check out the winning photos below. All contest photos are on<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2cd4a1cc2e&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank">&nbsp;our Facebook page.</a><br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br /><a href="callto:704-528-3328">704-528-3328</a></div> <br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>FALL WINTERIZATION SPECIAL</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=15db911ee3&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/aaee3ef1-f630-498a-bdbb-ff3cb4f57e90.png" alt="" width="480" height="179" /></a></div> <div><strong>15% off winterizations in September</strong><br /><strong>10% off winterizations from&nbsp;October 1-15</strong><br />Call us&nbsp;today&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong><a href="callto:704-508-4730">704-508-4730</a></strong>&nbsp;to schedule!</div> <br /><br /><strong>A DOCK PARTY</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4ca05eb3f9&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32a8e3cb-dfb1-422d-ae57-7e0346e71081.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Thank you to Gilbert and our A Dock gang for hosting this year’s A Dock End of Season Bash. The staff and I had a blast. It was so great to kick back and have some fun with our wonderful members. I can’t say much more, because what happens on A Dock, stays on A Dock. Right guys?! Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=16d0704700&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank">our blog to see more photos</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>PIRATE PARTY</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c6f19e5eda&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3091273b-60c7-4e13-bccd-74d88bcb07e6.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="532" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Ahoy ye mateys! Thanks to all of ye &hellip; OK, I can’t do it anymore! Thanks to everyone who attended our Pirate Party this past weekend. It was fun to see so many of you get in the spirit. Grill Master Heather grilled a great tilapia. Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=797a4f4526&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank">photos of the festivities on our blog</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SEPTEMBER HOURS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><em>Now until&nbsp;September 27&nbsp;</em><br />Monday&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. &nbsp;<br />Friday&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;9 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER HOURS</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>September 28&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;March 31</em><br />Wednesday&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS</strong><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winners!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Wakeboarding/ Tubing</strong>: The Bandy Family<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1da3c986ae&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8e0329ca-6048-41db-82b4-55d40ddc3342.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Pets on Lake Norman</strong>: The Stevens Family <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8d909d810b&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f124560c-d74e-4314-9f5d-34dcbffb3e2b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Selfies</strong>: The Bosak Family <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=efa6edc2e3&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5d65c8e4-d014-40ae-b037-8d423e8a5b18.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Sunsets on Lake Norman</strong>: The Childers Family <div><br /><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/937fc1aa-e1fe-489b-b7dd-89494e671b7b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="371" /></div> &nbsp;<br />Contact us at the marina to collect your prizes! Finally, here are a couple of submissions that were too good not to share. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6a402717cb&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e3644fed-b4fc-4ee4-95cc-fbf366663fa4.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=daa0615fe3&amp;e=72cf0826ac" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a6c692a4-012a-486a-af91-fa7f548bddf1.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="166" /></a></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-948 Pirate Party 2015 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Pirate-Party-2015-947 <p>Ahoy ye mateys! Thanks to all of ye &hellip; OK, I can’t do it anymore! Thanks to everyone who attended our Pirate Party this past weekend. It was fun to see so many of you get in the spirit. Check out the photos here.&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Pirate-Party-2015-947 A Dock Party 2015 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/A-Dock-Party-2015-946 Thank you to Gilbert and our A Dock gang for hosting this year’s A Dock End of Season Bash. The staff and I had a blast. It was so great to kick back and have some fun with our wonderful members. I can’t say much more, because what happens on A Dock, stays on A Dock. Right guys?! Although, you can see some of the pictures here.&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/A-Dock-Party-2015-946 Weekly Marina News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-and-Events-945 Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I hope everyone had a happy and safe Labor Day. With school starting and schedules changing, it is inevitable that some of us will have less time to spend on our boats than we might like. I&rsquo;d like to remind everyone to be sure when they leave our marina that their boats are properly prepped for haul out, or, if you are a wet slip customer, that your boat lines are secured, bilges are working, and that everything is set on your boat. If you&rsquo;ve forgotten to do something, please give us a call and we&rsquo;ll do our best to help make sure your boat is safe and secure.<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266 &nbsp; <h3><strong>GOING AWAY PARTY FOR BRUCE AND SHARON</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e8ac31e3ae&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ccceef24-79b6-4122-bd37-9a496cb2c5fc.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />This past Wednesday we had a potluck party on our Observation Deck for Bruce and Sharon Nash-Jones. They are good people who will be missed when they leave us!&nbsp; <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=57b7735c9d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9370098f-204b-4e24-9b0b-143605a62061.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Best of luck to them on their next adventure!<br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com '" target="_blank">goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SHRIMP AND GRITS FESTIVAL</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=549f284d0c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/973fa31d-69cf-480f-ba13-1889abebbbe2.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="283" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The 2015 Jekyll Island Shrimp &amp; Grits Festival will be the best yet. The 10th anniversary celebration will feature a new Jekyll Island Experience Pavilion, an expanded Southern Living Pavilion, dedicated sponsor area, and double the craft brew vendors. Family-friendly entertainment, professional and amateur cooking competitions, live music across two stages, and more than 100 hand-selected art and craft vendors during this three day event.<br />&nbsp;<br />Visit this&nbsp;<strong>free&nbsp;</strong>event under the oaks in the National Historic Landmark District on Jekyll Island.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;Friday, September 18: 5 p.m. &ndash; 9 p.m.<br />&bull;Saturday, September 19: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.<br />&bull;Sunday, September 20: 11 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=49504b9054&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7bfbe0a1-83de-4529-a1b5-3d18eff4afb8.jpg" alt="" width="161" height="146" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Summer is almost over, and hurricane season is upon us. We want to make sure that everyone is prepared in the unlikely event that a hurricane should pass over St. Simons Island. Now is the time to make sure that your dock lines are in good condition and that your fenders are properly inflated and the right size for your vessel. Dock lines should be at least &frac34; the length of your boat. Also, if you need a new copy of our Hurricane Preparedness worksheet and information, please let us know.<br /><br /><br /><strong>12-MONTH BOAT WASH PROGRAM DISCOUNT!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9efc5fb783&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/862b70dc-a3e2-4adc-aed4-d7ee33a27f4c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="462" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Allow our detail and service department to help you keep your boat looking its best all year long. Right now, we are offering a&nbsp;<strong>$1 per foot discount</strong>&nbsp;for committing to our one-year program. This program allows us to wash your boat once a month for the discounted rate of&nbsp;<strong>$2 per foot per wash</strong>.&nbsp; If you are not washing your boat at least once a month, you are doing your boat a disservice. So let us help you protect your valuable asset by signing up for this program! Also, if interested, please inquire in to our quarterly and bi-annual detailing programs.<br /><br /><br /><strong>FUEL SALE!</strong> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bd56e7f957&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/90b3591a-b6f1-4616-ae01-fb76855218ab.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />This&nbsp;<strong>Saturday and Sunday, September 19 &ndash; 20</strong>, we will be offering&nbsp;<strong>10 cents off per gallon of fuel</strong>&nbsp;to all of our customers who mention to our Dockmaster that they saw the discount in this e-blast. Hey, it pays to read our e-mails!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather on Friday will be cloudy, with an occasional thunderstorm, but a high of 81 degrees and a low of 73 degrees.&nbsp; Saturday will be partly sunny, with a chance of thunderstorms, and a high of 83 degrees and a low of 73 degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 84 degrees and a low of 73 degrees.<br /><br />09/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:20 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.9 H<br />09/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:35 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.1 L<br />09/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:47 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br />09/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:13 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.5 L<br />09/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:03 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.7 H<br />09/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:15 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;1.2 L<br />09/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:33 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br />09/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.7 L<br />09/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:52 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.6 H<br />09/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:02 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.3 L<br />09/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:26 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br />09/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:54 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.8 L<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-and-Events-945 Weekly Marina News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-and-Events-944 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />There has been a change of plans for Saturday,&nbsp;September 26. The Get Paddled for Cancer Kayak event scheduled for that day has been postponed until next season.<br />&nbsp;<br />BUT, not to worry &ndash; we&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">will</span>&nbsp;still be cooking out! Rain or shine, from<strong>&nbsp;3-5pm on Saturday, September 26</strong>.&nbsp;Hope you get a chance to stop by!</div> <div>We also wanted to spread the word about three regatta events taking place on the lake in the coming days and weeks. Details and info/registration links are listed below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Enjoy these last few beautiful days of summer! And as always, have fun and be safe.<br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223&nbsp;</div> &nbsp; <h3><strong>IT&rsquo;S REGATTA TIME!&nbsp;</strong></h3> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Attention sailors, young and young at heart! It&rsquo;s regatta time at the lake.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">This coming weekend,&nbsp;</span><strong>September 18-20,&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033;">is the&nbsp;<strong>23</strong></span><strong>rd</strong><span style="color: #000033;"><strong>&nbsp;annual Peninsula Cup Regatta</strong>, hosted by the Peninsula Yacht Club (and sponsored by Aston Martin and Maserati!) For more information, visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5b478ca5bf&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Peninsula Yacht Club’s&nbsp;website</a>.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">There are also two&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f7e2fe95f7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Leukemia Cup</a></span><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=945a100639&amp;e=543c592ffd">&nbsp;events</a>&nbsp;happening in October. The Leukemia &amp; Lymphoma Society Leukemia Cup Regatta events are held at yacht clubs across the country each year, and combine the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Saturday, October 10,&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033;">is the&nbsp;<strong>2015 Lake Norman Pumpkin Regatta</strong>&nbsp;junior sailing event, organized and hosted by the Peninsula Yacht Club. This event is open to sailors 17 and under. For details and registration information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6c846ea939&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the PYC website.</a>&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Saturday, October 17,&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #000033;">is the&nbsp;<strong>2015 Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta</strong>, organized and hosted by the Outrigger Yacht Club, with events being held at the PYC. Details, registration and tickets can be found at the&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bfc17d5440&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Leukemia Cup&nbsp;website</a>.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Everyone participating in either race is invited to the celebration event, including dinner, awards and a silent auction, being held at the Peninsula Yacht Club at<strong>&nbsp;5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17.</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">All of the events promise to be a lot of fun, and the proceeds certainly go to a worthy cause.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Please help spread the word!&nbsp;</span> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-and-Events-944 Spanish Mackerel http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spanish-Mackerel-943 <p>Check out this awesome Spanish Mackerel Ray Clarke caught over the weekend! Go Ray! We’d love to see your best catches…or selfies. If you have any great photos you’d like to share with the marina, email them to us with your name and details to <a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com">tminor@morningstarmarinas.com</a>!</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spanish-Mackerel-943 Labor Day 2015! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Labor-Day-2015-942 <p>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Labor-Day-2015-930">photos of Labor Day at the marina here</a>!&nbsp;</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Labor-Day-2015-942 Family Fun Party 2015 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2015-941 Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Family-Fun-Day-2015-in-Photos-900">photos of our Family Fun Party here</a>! Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2015-941 Spectacular Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spectacular-Photos-940 <p>Some of our boaters have hidden talents behind the camera. Check out some phenomenal shots of our marina and incredible sunsets over the water. If you have photos you’d like to share, we’d love to see them and feature them on our blog! Email us at goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com to share your best snaps.&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spectacular-Photos-940 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-939 <div>Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We all had a great time at our cookouts this weekend. Saturday’s weather kept many of you away, so we decided to cook again that Sunday! Heather, as always, did a great job as grill master. I’ve posted some photos for you below!<br />&nbsp;<br />Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your boat. If you are done with your boat for the season, take advantage of our winterization specials. Take&nbsp;<strong>15% off</strong>&nbsp;winterization services if completed in September. Take&nbsp;<strong>10% off</strong>winterization if completed<strong>&nbsp;October 1 &ndash; 15</strong>!<br />&nbsp;<br />If you are still using the boat, please call Heather to schedule your winterization service for this year. We will be scheduling a set number of winterizations per month. So, if you would like your winterization performed in November, the most popular month, please call to ensure we will be able to fit you in that month. Once the November is full, we will be booking into October, and then September.<br />&nbsp;<br />And don&rsquo;t miss out on our Pirate Party on&nbsp;<strong>September 19</strong>! Come even if you don’t plan on using your boat. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Food and refreshments will be served.<br />&nbsp;<br />Finally, there is still time to vote for your favorite photo for our photo contest. Voting closes on&nbsp;<strong>September 15</strong>. The winners will be announced at our Pirate Party!<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>FALL WINTERIZATION SPECIAL</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=841e2af6b5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2867dbc5-2f85-4ea8-87d6-37279e38c8c8.png" alt="" width="480" height="179" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>15% OFF&nbsp;</strong>Winterizations in September<br /><strong>10% OFF&nbsp;</strong>Winterizations from<strong>&nbsp;October 1 &ndash; 15&nbsp;</strong><br />Call&nbsp;<strong>704-528-3328</strong>&nbsp;today to schedule!</div> <br /><strong>LABOR DAY COOKOUT</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3c344c98cc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/582b53f2-e827-49f6-a5b5-25e383182d17.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We had two cookouts this weekend. Since the weather kept many of you away on Saturday, we decided to cook on Sunday as well! Thank you for all that attended. It is always fun to relax and chat with you all.&nbsp;See more&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=93c7c5c384&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">photos of the festivities on our blog</a>.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>SEPTEMBER HOURS</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000033;">Monday to Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000033;">Friday to Sunday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></span></li> </ul> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>PIRATE PARTY</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e80f4d3d99&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/82f15eb2-79ac-4c70-ab71-ed5ef7c0f1b4.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="456" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">Saturday, September 19, 4 p.m.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Did you know that there is an International Talk Like A Pirate Day?&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Aargh, Matey, there is! And, it just so happens to fall on a Saturday this year. So, what better excuse to have a pirate party at the marina!&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b91d4e7af3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3d05a615-7311-4aeb-b235-c5390795059f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">The deadline for the photo contest was August 31, but voting is open until&nbsp;<strong>September 15</strong>. Vote for your favorite photos today. Winners will be announced at our Pirate Party on September 19.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">The member with the most ‘likes&rsquo; on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=810916b60d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes:&nbsp;</span><strong>exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube</strong><span style="color: #000033;">.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Categories are:&nbsp;</span><strong>Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets</strong> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-939 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-938 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Labor Day weekend was hot, hot, hot … just like summer should be. Well, maybe not quite as hot as it was. It was a great weekend to be out on the water though. There was lots of activity here at the marina with dockers, family and friends coming to celebrate the holiday weekend. Tom Todd was here as well on Saturday entertaining us with his special brand of music. Looking forward to the next few weeks!<br /><br />All the best,<br />&nbsp;<br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=dd3ec6e93b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5e576cce-a44c-4d66-9f10-2232349a4d33.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Tom Todd was amazing as usual &ndash; our dockers were enjoying him so much, they called and asked him to turn up the sound! The marina is always a fun venue for Tom, and he is looking forward to bringing his One Man Band back to SHM next year.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=621033762e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3c02cd28-9949-4a22-b3dc-b44ef8399f01.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Heading to Octoberfest&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />Octoberfest is coming!&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 26</strong>, beginning at&nbsp;<strong>7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;at the HBYC Pavilion. Everyone in the marina is invited, so come enjoy the great food and visiting with your fellow dock holders. Menu includes bratwurst, the famous Biesenberger German Potato Salad, sweet kraut, sauerkraut, cream puff, soft pretzel and beer stein! Tickets are available at the marina office, Ship&rsquo;s Store or Oban Skye Dock E89-ish. Cost is $5 Prepaid, $8 at the door, and $3 for kids. Bis dann! (See you then!)<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cd2342d435&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e0b92a45-37c3-4c8e-b6fb-2a62daaf236f.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Transient Dockers Coming</strong>. With haul-out beginning, the front office will be giving out transient docks for our storage customers. If you have a dingy or other item parked beside your boat, please be sure to have it moved. A reminder too, no cross tying to the docks.<br /><br /><strong>Gas Dock- Lines Ready</strong>. We&rsquo;re going to sound like a broken record here, but we are looking at the safety of our gas dock workers. Please have your dock lines ready when approaching the gas dock. This not only keeps our staff safe, it helps things to move faster when there is a line.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Gate Update</strong>. We&rsquo;re still waiting on the part to fix it, hopefully it will be fixed shortly.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Pool.</strong>&nbsp;We are planning to keep the pool open for approximately 2 weeks, weather depending.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />They are calling for a cooling down this weekend after a long hot spell. Friday will be the warmest with a high of 78 and a low of 61. Saturday and Sunday will be a lot cooler with high of 69 and low of 61. Bring some long sleeves and plan on a little time at the fire pit.<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-938 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-937 RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />So we have passed the &ldquo;unofficial end of summer,&rdquo; but we all know that there is still plenty of great boating weather in store over the next few months in Pawleys Island!&nbsp; With temperatures in the low 90&rsquo;s, it sure seems like summer is still with us, and we are looking forward to another beautiful weekend of enjoying the outdoors at the pool or on the river.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Still plenty of fun activities on tap at RHYC this month!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f11cccdd6b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ac81b82f-cb6e-4d5e-baab-28c3e15cfaa4.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="386" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>RHYC Book Club:&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Thursday, September 24, 1-3 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The RHYC book club resumes on&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, September 24</strong>, when the gathering will discuss Jamie Ford&rsquo;s novels&nbsp;<em>-&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet&rdquo; and &ldquo;Songs of Willow Frost.&rdquo; It is recommended that you start with &ldquo;Hotel&rdquo; and follow with &ldquo;Songs,&rdquo; which is the order in which the books were written.&nbsp; Enjoy a congenial group for a fun and stimulating afternoon. Please RSVP to Book Club Facilitator Elise Green at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jdangreen@yahoo.com">jdangreen@yahoo.com</a>.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8fec812c33&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c3a755aa-11c4-4d5e-9846-795433cd093e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="177" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Cool Jazz and Hot Chili Member Appreciation Day<br />Saturday, September 26, 1-4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />RHYC will be alive with cool jazz tunes from Island Jazz Quartet with our own RHYC Member Barry Leiberman on the Tenor Sax. Join us for free chili, cheese, chips and salsa served on our cozy fireplace patio.&nbsp; Enjoy a&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>&nbsp;helping of Chef Curtis&rsquo; hot and hearty chili then cool down with frosty longneck domestic beers for only $2 and premium longnecks for only $3. Bring the family and enjoy the music and treats with your fellow members at RHYC!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong><br /><br />September Special:&nbsp;<strong>20% off</strong>&nbsp;any Ship&rsquo;s Store purchase (excluding fuel)!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Weekend weather is calling for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s and lowering to a balmy low 80 degree day on Sunday&hellip;perfect for any outdoor fun at RHYC!<br /><br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:&nbsp;</strong>Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b3b40bdbac&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong><br /><br /><strong>DATES TO REMEMBER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /><em>The RHYC Pool and Clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>2:30 p.m</strong>. on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, September 12.</strong></em><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033; font-family: helvetica;"><strong>NEW HOURS OF OPERATION</strong></span><br /><br />This weekend the RHYC Clubhouse moves to its new fall schedule noted below:&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span>&nbsp; open Thursday &ndash; Saturday: noon &ndash; 9 p.m., Sunday: noon &ndash; 8 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ship&rsquo;s Store</span>: open Monday &ndash; Thursday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Friday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;open Monday &ndash; Wednesday: 9 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m., Thursday &ndash; Sunday: 9 a.m. &ndash; sunset News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-937 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-936 Lakefront Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />What a great Labor Day weekend. The weekend started with some unexpected storms Friday and Saturday morning, but ended with bright sunshine and warm temps. Summer is almost over, but we still have some beautiful fall weekends coming up with fishing and football! The boating season doesn&rsquo;t end for two months, so take advantage of these upcoming weekends at the marina!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576 &nbsp; <h3><strong>CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a1eaf9d0a1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/85d8795c-bc0f-4753-a46c-9ad9ffe761ec.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Saturday&rsquo;s Customer Appreciation Dinner was a huge success! We fed about 140 people. They filled up with bar-b-que chicken from the Bar-B-Que Traveler, baked potatoes, Hahn&rsquo;s Farm corn on the cob, baked beans, and a host of delicious desserts. Thanks to all who came and special thanks to those that helped set up, cook and clean up.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=070d894bbe&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/561feeca-d51b-4f5d-8386-779c1d91f69e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />A very special thanks to Matt Baker, who hired the entertainment Sunday night out at the pool. A pretty good crowd listened to acoustic rock and roll until about 10:30 p.m.<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com">lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The Yacht Club is planning a cruise to Kelley&rsquo;s Island&nbsp;<strong>September 18, 19 and 20</strong>.&nbsp; They will be staying at Seaway Marina.&nbsp; Seaway handles transients on a first-come, first-served basis, so if interested, please call Seaway and let them know you are coming and you are with Lakefront. Seaway&rsquo;s number is&nbsp;<strong>419-746-2506</strong>. The food plan is ocean fish, smoked brisket, and tritip and french fries.&nbsp; Feel free to bring a side dish. Sign up in the yacht club so they know how much food to purchase.<br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5a0048aa57&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c81e6d6a-44ef-4d2e-aef7-89bc3eb0e1f1.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="157" align="none" /></a></div> <br />The Ohio State Buckeyes have begun their defense of their National Title with a win at Virginia Tech. The yacht club will have tailgates for Saturday afternoon games throughout the season. This Saturday is a matchup with Hawaii at the Shoe.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINTER STORAGE SIGN-UP</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Remember to sign up for winter storage and next year&rsquo;s dock. The heated barn is getting full, so don&rsquo;t wait too long. We take haul-out date requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up now to make sure you get the date you need.&nbsp; We will accommodate you the best we can.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>JEHL&rsquo;S BOAT CHRISTENING</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ac20816c0f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2d5e2288-13ac-40c6-8fdd-9c2e0454a8fb.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;Congratulations!</div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather this coming weekend looks a little iffy. Temps will be in the 60&rsquo;s with chances of rain Friday and Saturday. The following week looks great as temps will get back into the 80&rsquo;s with sunshine. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-936 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-935 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Labor Day weekend was rather quiet at the marina compared to years past &ndash; the weather didn&rsquo;t quite cooperate with us. I hope wherever you found yourselves over the holiday weekend, you had a great time!<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is slowly drawing to a close. The days are getting shorter &ndash; and so are our office hours! Keep reading for information on our hours of operation through the fall and winter, as well as details on this year&rsquo;s winterization program. Seems odd to think of winterizing boats when it&rsquo;s 90 degrees outside, but the sooner you winterize, the more you save!<br />&nbsp;<br />On the flip side - there are still plenty of fantastic boating days left. In fact, it&rsquo;s a beautiful time of the year to get out on the lake, and hopefully the perfect weather to have a cookout, because we&rsquo;re having one! To mark the end of the season, on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday September 26</strong>, we will be flipping burgers and grilling hot dogs from&nbsp;<strong>3-5 p.m</strong>. Look for the big grill in the center island by the parking lot. Hope you&rsquo;re able to stop by, AND that you&rsquo;re able to make the most of these remaining days of summer and enjoy some time on your boats!<br />&nbsp;<br />As always &ndash; have fun and be safe.<br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA FALL/WINTER HOURS</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=48b9a12bdd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a60cea76-f706-4ca8-8cf6-60fb28a25f38.jpg" alt="labor day sunset " width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />The sun is setting on another great boating season (photo above is one of our gorgeous Lake Norman sunsets over the weekend). The days are getting shorter &ndash; and so are our office hours. Our hours of operation through fall and winter are:<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>September 8 - October 31</strong>:&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>9-5</strong>&nbsp;every day<br /><strong>November 1 - March 31</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;9-5&nbsp;</strong>Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday<br /><br />Even though our hours have changed, our availability hasn&rsquo;t, so never hesitate to let us know if there is anything you need!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>2015 WINTERIZATION PROGRAM</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Save big on the price of winterizing your boat by signing up early! Our basic winterization package includes draining and fogging the engine, and adding antifreeze and fuel stabilizer. Prices and schedule are as follows:<br /><br />Paid and completed by October 31<sup>st</sup>:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $149<br />Paid and completed by November 21:&nbsp;&nbsp; $199<br />After November 21<sup>st&nbsp;</sup>: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; $249<br /><br />We also offer shrink-wrapping at the price of $15 per foot.<br /><br />Please call the office at&nbsp;<strong>704-746-3753&nbsp;</strong>or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com">kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to schedule.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Get Paddled for Cancer</strong> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9e49949d31&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1c2ed747-58f5-46cb-8284-f6864e896a17.jpg" alt="get paddled for cancer flyer" width="350" height="453" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>Saturday, September 26, 7 a.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We are proud to host Get Paddled for Cancer, a kayak event benefitting the American Cancer Society, on September 26. Your $40.00 registration includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Kayaks will be available to rent for $5.00 from My Aloha. Prizes will be awarded on sponsorship rather than finish times. It promises to be good fun for a great cause. Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4a5e3a7d11&amp;e=543c592ffd">www.getpaddledkayakevent.com</a>&nbsp;or call Chris Higgs at&nbsp;<strong>704-746-3753&nbsp;</strong>for details.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>End-of-Summer Cookout</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0d988ce686&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8f9f86af-4817-4c92-8e92-a1684dd1b89d.jpg" alt="cookout" width="480" height="317" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Saturday, September 26, 3-5pm&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;re having a little bon-voyage to summer celebration on the last Saturday in September. We will be flipping burgers and grilling hotdogs on the big grill in the&nbsp; &nbsp;center island adjacent to the parking lot from 3-5pm. Work up an appetite paddling, and come see us!<br /><br /><strong>NEW RETAIL ITEM</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=57e11c2ceb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e27b22e6-d95b-40ce-bcd5-29cb1f6eb249.jpg" alt="knife box " width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=de951627ba&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dfd85bd0-ffa6-45fe-9597-24317afc7202.jpg" alt="knife " width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <br />These rugged Seber drop point knives just arrived! The ratcheting knives come in a really cool wooden case and are engraved with the Morningstar Marinas logo. Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?!?<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />A little rain&hellip;a little sun&hellip;cooler temps&hellip;less humidity&hellip;September typically offers a little bit of everything weather-wise!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-935