Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1063 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It was so nice to see everyone this weekend at&nbsp;our Family Fun Party. The kids had a blast,&nbsp;and the adults enjoyed our cookout. Check out photos of the event below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Starting this week, we’re excited to begin a series of staff features in our e-newsletters for you to get to know us a little better.&nbsp;This week, we will be featuring Brandice, our office manager. Keep reading to learn more about Brandice!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Don’t forget that we are in the middle of our 4th annual photo contest. Prizes will be awarded for four different categories, so snap&nbsp;your pics and submit them to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to win. More details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you on the docks this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e11a65c0-43da-488e-bf6d-041fac1bd36c.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="366" align="none" /></div> <div><br />Thanks&nbsp;to all of you who joined us this weekend for our Family Fun Party. The bounce house was a big hit!&nbsp;Keith did a great job grilling out for us. Our cardboard boat race had one entrant this year -&nbsp;my kids! They had a blast. They were excited to win, especially because they barely moved two feet!&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bef23f3866&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out our blog to see photos of the festivities</a>.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Brandice Ramsey</strong></div> <div><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6c59576f-f7ef-4fa6-a4b3-9562bbe6b9d9.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="206" align="none" /></div> <div><br />Brandice grew up in the small town of China Grove, NC. She now resides in Troutman, NC, where she serves as our office manager. She leads a great team that helps her provide exceptional customer service along with a relaxing, safe and fun boating experience to all of Skipper&rsquo;s customers.<br />&nbsp;<br />For Brandice, the best part of her job is getting to meet people from all different walks of life. She loves getting to know her customers, hearing their stories, and providing them with any assistance needed. When she is not working, Brandice enjoys traveling, volunteering, shopping, and spending time with her 8 year old daughter.&nbsp;</div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1b492c2b-442b-4e17-81fa-ad358c82740e.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9f0a484-40ff-469a-9395-27e3f3d992ea.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Video Filming &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, August 19 &nbsp;</h3> <br />We will be filming a promotional video at Skippers on August 19. There will be a film crew here for the majority of the day. If you are interested in being in the video please contact us at 704.528.3328, and we will work to include you. If you are camera shy, please inform the staff, and we will make sure that you are out of the limelight.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b52c5f19-f1f9-4089-8035-5ba685080f88.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />If you thought rockin’ out to the 80s was like, AWESOME last year, then get ready to party like it’s the 70’s. Join us for our totally groovy 70’s party. The staff and I will be dressing up and we’ll be ready for you to come boogie down with us and have some fun! Can you dig it?<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7607d451-7a4a-4388-833c-dd514bf8bbc9.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6adb9b06db&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;<strong>Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d532e727bc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />I don’t see much of a break in our sweltering summer this weekend. Afternoon temps will warm to the mid 90s with heat index values of 100+. Late day t-storm chances aren’t zero but they are very low for this time of year. Taking a dip? Lake temps&nbsp;are in the low 90s. Don’t forget sunscreen and extra water!</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1063 Brand New Parker for Sale! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Brand-New-Parker-for-Sale-1062 In the market for a new boat or know someone who is? Check out this brand new 28’ Parker for sale! Call the marina for more information and pricing.&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Brand-New-Parker-for-Sale-1062 Family Fun Party 2016 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2016-1061 Check out all of the fun we had at this year’s Family Fun Party and Cardboard Boat Race!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2016-1061 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1060 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We have lots of fun in store for you&nbsp;this upcoming weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />This Saturday, July 16,&nbsp;at noon, we will be hosting our second annual Family Fun Party and Cardboard Boat Race. We had so much fun with this last year. It&rsquo;s a great way to spend time with your kids or grandkids. Check out more information about the day&nbsp;below.&nbsp;Prizes will be given out to the winners and&nbsp;lunch will be served, so don’t miss out!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Also this Saturday, the US Coast Guard will be offering free vessel safety inspections at Skippers. This is a convenient way to make sure that your boat is safe and&nbsp;in compliance.<br />&nbsp;<br />Can’t make it this weekend? Don’t worry, we have lots more fun planned at the marina. Mark your calendars for our&nbsp;groovy 70’s party.&nbsp;Like right on man! More details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />It’s&nbsp;supposed to be beautiful this weekend! Come see us!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/940794b3-5cc4-47e3-a2f3-214e9fd9fe49.jpg" alt="" width="480" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />2nd Annual Family Fun Day and Cardboard Boat Race</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 12 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />We had so much fun at our last family fun party, we had to make it an annual event! In addition to having a bounce house and yummy food, we will be hosting a cardboard boat race. Here’s the deal: <ul> <li><strong>Guidelines:</strong> <ul> <li>At least one person must be able to float in the boat&nbsp;</li> <li>The boat can be no smaller than 1’x1’x3’</li> <li>The entire craft must be made of corrugated, non-coated cardboard (sheets, blocks and tubes are allowed)&nbsp;</li> <li>Human power or wind must be used for propulsion.&nbsp;<strong>Handmade</strong>&nbsp;paddles must be used, no motors allowed.&nbsp;</li> <li>Boats may not be wrapped in duct tape or plastic&nbsp;</li> <li>Life jackets are required and will not be provided&nbsp;</li> <li>Materials allowed: <ul> <li>Duct/masking tape and polyurethane/one-part sealers&nbsp;(for seams, joints and corners only)</li> <li>Latex paint,&nbsp;wood glue or&nbsp;liquid nails</li> <li>Silicone or latex caulking (on open corrugated ends only)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Materials not allowed:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Two-part epoxy paints or glues, fiberglass, wood or styrofoam</li> <li>Wax, metal, staples, plastics, plastic bags&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> &nbsp;<br />Spend some time having fun with your family making the boat and then we race for prizes this Saturday!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df913f18-dab9-4741-b5b7-27110c7644d6.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;July 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Be sure that your boat is safe and compliant with state and federal regulations. The US Coast Guard will be offering free inspections at the marina this Saturday.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b52c5f19-f1f9-4089-8035-5ba685080f88.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />If you thought rockin’ out to the 80s was like, AWESOME last year, then get ready to party like it’s the 70’s. Join us for our totally groovy 70’s party. The staff and I will be dressing up and we’ll be ready for you to come boogie down with us and have some fun! Can you dig it?<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>TYING OFF YOUR BOAT</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eb2b408d-23f4-4614-99c7-fb8b5b8ddc56.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> I was on the docks this morning helping pull boats and struggled quite a bit with how several boats were tied up. I agree wholeheartedly that we need to make sure your baby is safe, but I promise that your boat is no safer with twelve knots than with just one knot tied correctly. By tying off too much, you actually put your boat in jeopardy if we need to get it off the dock quickly. If you’re unsure of how to tie off your boat,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a9e28dfd1c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">watch this quick video</a>&nbsp;to make sure you’re keeping your boat as safe as possible or stop by the marina and we’ll be happy to walk you through how to tie the right knot.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7607d451-7a4a-4388-833c-dd514bf8bbc9.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d4638f9f0f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;<strong>Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d11d640b48&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />The good news is that after a sweltering week, we will get some relief this weekend. The bad news is that we will be dealing with a much better chance of afternoon t-storms, especially Saturday. Download your favorite radar app (WSOC’s!) and keep an eye on the radar and skies. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s. Water temps are about 90.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1060 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1059 <div>RHYC Boaters and Members,<br />&nbsp;<br />We had a blast last Saturday as the film crew&nbsp;was&nbsp;crawling all around RHYC and the drones were flying above getting great shots of our members, boaters and &ldquo;poolies&rdquo; for the RHYC promotional video. The 3-minute film should be ready soon and once complete, we will share a link&nbsp;in our&nbsp;eblast&nbsp;for everyone to view the video.&nbsp;Many thanks to those of you who participated in &ldquo;Big Break, RHYC.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />It’s&nbsp;going to be a real scorcher this weekend around Pawleys Island. What better time to come down to RHYC and chill by the pool with the cool tunes of DJ Mike or enjoy a (somewhat) refreshing boat ride on the river? Either way life is good at RHYC.&nbsp;See y&rsquo;all at the pool or out on the river!<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0029db8c39&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c20a470e-39d4-4428-9ee8-8eafe87a2016.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=19a8328c33&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/52e2cfcd-67c3-4d0a-87af-17b208b7834c.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>The Choate family and puppies out for a river&nbsp;cruise&nbsp;after landing starring roles in our RHYC promo video&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/29513bfe-8aad-45df-95a5-27a174bc20ab.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Beach Bash at the Pool</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come on down to the pool at RHYC and enjoy a fun late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites. Bring your floatie and sip on a frozen drink or make a request so you can sing along with your favorite tune. No RSVP needed to party down with your fellow members.&nbsp; Beach Bash promises to be an evening of great party fun and entertainment with appetizer and tropical drink specials including Goombay Smashes, Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Rum Runners and Bahama Mamas.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d6e7883f-1442-4388-aa44-9d8a315d60c6.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Elvis is in the Building!</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 31, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Elvis will be entertaining RHYC members poolside with all your favorite tunes and crooning love songs to all the ladies lucky enough to be sunning at the pool. Elvis Presley tribute artist, David Chaney, will keep you &ldquo;all shook up,&rdquo; shaking and shimmying, and you all know that an afternoon spent with Elvis promises to be an afternoon you will not soon forget&hellip;.thank you, thank you very much!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/10a78e42-a77f-4f0a-9f29-85b410c2a92b.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Mid-Summer Spruce-Up and Boat Check-Up&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />Don&rsquo;t ride around the river on a boat that says &ldquo;Wash Me&rdquo; on the side. Spruce her up with a nice hand wash by our RHYC captains, so she is so sparkling clean that she turns heads on Sandy Island! Our RHYC captains will inspect your boat for proper outfitting to ensure that you have the appropriate equipment for a fun day of boating, including lines and fenders. Book your Summer Spruce-Up service by July 31 and pay only $5 per foot. Call the marina at 843-235-8262 for more information and to book yours today.</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b939cd9a-3dfc-42ec-87ad-b926102ce60d.jpg" alt="" width="150" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Members Only Rental Boat Blowout: Buy One Get One!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 31, buy one half-day boat rental and receive another half-day rental of equal or lesser value FREE!&nbsp;Call the marina for details at 843-235-8262.<br /><br /><em>The free half-day boat rental may be used anytime during the summer by September 30, except for holiday blackout dates. This BOGO may not be combined with any other discounts or gift certificates and applies to regular rental rates including:&nbsp;Pontoon 22&rsquo;: capacity 8 people - $250 half day and $400 full day.&nbsp;</em></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>HOT!!!! This weekend’s temps will be in the 90’s, with lots of humidity. Let’s review…HOT!!!!&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1d466f7681&amp;e=543c592ffd">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;for your poolside dining fun!&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1059 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1057 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We have been busy here at the marina preparing for the Greater Jax Kingfish Tournament, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone next week. Thursday and Friday are the general tournament fishing days. With a lot of you planning to fish the tournament, please remember to call us as soon as possible with what time you would like to be in the water on the day of the tournament.&nbsp;This allows us to plan all of our boat movements and ensures everyone gets serviced properly. We’re excited to see you all here and wish you the best of luck in the tournament!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cd74fa89-23e8-4662-81fe-d682d956a00c.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Fish are Biting! Kingfish, Snook &amp;&nbsp;More&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />This past week, we had plenty of members get out on the water and beat the heat. Fishing along the beach has begun to pick back up with a few solid kingfish being caught. One of our dockhands managed to catch a 26&rdquo; snook in the inlet, which made for a nice surprise!&nbsp;<br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/87bc9ac0-cd59-4db4-a71b-c060702340d6.jpg" alt="" width="427" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Registration</h2> <h3>Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22&nbsp;</h3> <br />The morning of the tournament, we will begin launching boats at 5 a.m. as check out starts at 6:30 a.m. &nbsp;Please call us with your requested time to be in the water as boats will be launched on a first call, first served basis. We are looking forward to sharing this tournament with all of our awesome members. Remember to take lots of pictures of your fish and&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">send them to us</a>&nbsp;for a chance to be featured in our weekly eblast. For more information and a schedule of the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament,&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0b76b2f316&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit their website here.</a></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather for the next week looks great! The majority of the high temperatures will be in the lower 90s, along with low precipitation percentages. So come on out and visit us and enjoy your day on the water!<br />&nbsp;<br />07/15&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;05:37 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 3.98 H<br />07/15&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;11:30 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.40 L<br />07/15&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:21 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.65 H<br />&nbsp;<br />07/16&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:28 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.65 L<br />07/16&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:28 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.00 H<br />07/16&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:14 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.27 L<br />07/16&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:07 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.76 H<br />&nbsp;<br />07/17&nbsp; Sun&nbsp; 01:13 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.45 L<br />07/17&nbsp; Sun&nbsp; 07:17 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.05 H<br />07/17&nbsp; Sun&nbsp; 12:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.10 L<br />07/17&nbsp; Sun&nbsp; 07:51 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.87 H</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1057 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1056 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />Big Brothers/Big Sisters Big Day at the Lake is fast approaching!&nbsp;It&rsquo;s next Saturday, July 23,&nbsp;and they are still in need of host boats. See below for details and how to volunteer your services and your boat to this very worthy cause.<br /><br />As we continue to be focused on safety, we’ve included updated information on local&nbsp;safe boating classes, as well as a link&nbsp;to a very informative article detailing why it is so&nbsp;unsafe to swim anywhere in the vicinity of a marina. We hope you&rsquo;ll take the time to read the information provided, and take it to heart.<br /><br />Whatever your plans this weekend, have fun and stay safe! We hope to see you here!&nbsp;<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fd9dbc3a-f442-4332-a35c-6e5fed348d1f.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Big Day at the Lake</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. - noon&nbsp;</h3> <br />Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is having its annual Big Day at the Lake event, Saturday, July 23, and they are in desperate need of boat hosts.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3433d28945&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Visit their website</a>&nbsp;for more details and to sign up to host and contribute to this very worthy cause.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6,&nbsp;beginning at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are teaming up with our sister Lake Norman Morningstar Marinas for what we hope will become an annual event &ndash; the first ever photo scavenger hunt! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LOCAL SAFETY COURSES AND CLASSES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Safe Boating Class &ndash; How to Navigate Lake Norman with Captain Gus</strong><br /><strong>Wednesday,&nbsp;July 13,&nbsp;</strong><strong>6:30-8 p.m. Peninsula Yacht Club</strong><br />Free safe boating class! Capt. Gus Gustafson will cover topics such as how to understand LKN’s channel marker and buoy system, how to avoid shallow water, the ten most dangerous spots, and interpreting lake maps. For more information, call 704-892-7575 or visit Captain Gus&rsquo;s website at&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=18e170b807&amp;e=543c592ffd">www.fishingwithgus.com</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Boating Safety Class</strong><br /><strong>Saturday,&nbsp;August 13</strong><strong>,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. -&nbsp;4 p.m. Kings Point Marina Clubhouse</strong><br />Take an approved boating safety education course from licensed US Coast Guard captains, with new lower prices this season. Get your questions answered and learn from practical examples. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=43b2dd6473&amp;e=543c592ffd">www.lmservice.org</a>, or call Lighthouse Marine Service at 704-361-2991.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Lake Norman Sail &amp; Power Squadron Sail Class at Kings Point</strong><br /><strong>Thursdays 7 - 9 p.m. for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning Thursday,&nbsp;July 14</strong><br />Comprehensive sailing class conducted by the Lake Norman Sail &amp; Power Squadron, covering sailboat designs, rigging, steering, sailing in difficult conditions&nbsp;and everything in between. Contact Alan Savage at 704-608-1954 for additional details or to register. He has kindly offered to include our slip-holders in this class for only the cost of the book, so if you ever wanted to learn more about sailing, don&rsquo;t miss this opportunity!&nbsp;<br /><br />Also for the sailors…<strong>Knots, Bends and Hitches Class</strong>&nbsp;<strong>at&nbsp;Kings Point</strong><br /><strong>Tuesday,&nbsp;August 30, time TBD</strong><br /><br />The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron is offering our customers a seminar on knots, bends, and hitches on August&nbsp;30&nbsp;in the clubhouse. This seminar will be $20 and last for two hours and promises to be a lot of fun!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>News You Can Use: Why You Should Never Swim at a&nbsp;Marina&nbsp;</h2> </div> <div><br />Swimming is NEVER allowed at any fresh water marina, including ours, and for very good reason: it can be absolutely deadly.&nbsp;The most hazardous risk of swimming at a marina is the possibility of Electric Shock Drowning. ESD occurs in fresh water when even small amounts of alternating current are present.&nbsp;<br /><br />Please take the time to&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=76608b54e3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">read this article</a>&nbsp;on the dangers of swimming at a marina and the details of ESD.&nbsp;<br /><br />And from our friends at Carefree Boat Club, here are the top reasons to never swim at a marina:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li><strong>Electric Shock Drowning</strong>&nbsp;is likely the most hazardous on the list and&nbsp;occurs when poor wiring on a boat or a marina causes underwater metals to become energized. &nbsp;The marina is all tied together to a common electric system, and a short on any boat goes to every boat, and every boat has an out-drive that goes down into the water and is putting current out into the water. &nbsp;The strength of this electrical field is determined by how much current is being leaked into the water. &nbsp;So at every marina, you have a shock hazard. &nbsp;The shock will temporarily paralyze you and cause you to drown.</li> <li><strong>Mechanical hazards.&nbsp;</strong>One of the not so obvious hazards is&nbsp;the many cables that keep the marinas from floating away. You can&rsquo;t see them well, but they are definitely right under the surface and you can hurt yourself very seriously jumping onto those cables.</li> <li><strong>Moving boats</strong>. &nbsp;One of the more obvious on the list, boats coming and going from the marina have limited visibility and all have spinning blades on their propellers which are incredibly dangerous to be anywhere near.</li> <li><strong>Carbon monoxide</strong>. Both outboard motors and generators produce carbon monoxide. &nbsp;The carbon monoxide will stay at about 6 inches above the top of the water, right where your head will be when swimming.</li> </ul> <div>Please don’t swim inside the harbor. We can’t stress this enough. We don’t want to be rule-enforcers, but we really don’t want you to become a statistic, so we will do everything in our power to keep that from happening. Do not swim anywhere in the vicinity of the marina.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />The good news is that after a sweltering week, we will get some relief this weekend. The bad news is that we will be dealing with a much better chance of afternoon t-storms, especially Saturday. Download your favorite radar app (WSOC’s!) and keep an eye on the radar and skies. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s. Water temps are about 90.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1056 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1055 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Cobia and Spade are still biting daily and we have all the bait you need to make it easy for you!&nbsp;We&rsquo;d also like to remind everyone to turn the battery switch off when you return to the dock.&nbsp;This will help you avoid any dead battery issues the next time you go boating. Keep reading&nbsp;to see what is happening around the Mathews area this weekend, as well as some tips to help you when boating. See you soon!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/68632590-689f-41cd-98ba-5dda86193049.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Cobia!</h2> <br />Mr. Balderson and his son caught a cobia weighing in at almost 52 pounds this week. Congrats, guys!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/33c298ae-a347-45fc-b412-03222861747a.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Farmers Market</h2> <strong>Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />The farmers’ market will be open in downtown Mathews this weekend from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e3e25aef43&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Visit the website for more information</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <div>Make sure your boat is always ready to go with&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1e44ef6076&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">this handy checklist provided by Discover Boating</a>.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1055 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1054 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I don&rsquo;t think anyone could debate the fact that we have moved solidly in to summer, because&nbsp;if I am not mistaken, we have been knocking on the door of record temperatures throughout the past couple of weeks.&nbsp;This weekend, we are expecting cooler temps with projected highs in the low to mid 90&rsquo;s, with a south wind at 10-15 mph, so it looks like it’s shaping up for the perfect weekend to get out on the water and take&nbsp;advantage of the cooler temps and light breeze. Hope to see you all here!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c5a3f85b-3e03-4f3b-8bfa-e220b16c4309.jpg" alt="" width="350" /> <div> <h2><br />Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.</h3> <br />Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia&rsquo;s most haunted rice plantation with a walking ghost tour beneath centuries-old live oaks, ending with a lantern tour of the plantation house. &nbsp;Contact Phone: 912-264-7333 <h2><br /><strong>Coastal Photographer’s Guild&nbsp;</strong></h2> <strong>All July long, M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,select Saturdays&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />In its 8th year, this is the largest photography exhibit in our region. Photographs will be on display through July 30 at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Free Admission.&nbsp;Prints are presented by award winning photographers, serious amateurs and more advanced members. The prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts.&nbsp;Contact Phone:&nbsp; 912-638-8770 <h2><br />Preservation Pedaling</h2> <strong>Friday, July 15, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;<br /><br />Spend an evening on two wheels, exploring historic and unique places in Downtown Brunswick, covering about 2 miles and fun for all ages. Meet outside of Tipsy McSways by 8 p.m. to start the tour. The tour ends at The Farmer &amp; The Larder for ice cream! $3 cash will get you a cone full of your choice of Vanilla Ice Cream or Butter Pecan Molasses Ice Cream. A portion of the ice cream sales will go back to Historic Brunswick Foundation and help continue to #PreserveBQK.&nbsp;Contact Phone: 912-279-2600 <h2><br />Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market</h2> <strong>Saturday, July 16 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Enjoy live music while picking up fresh produce and products from local farmers for true farm-to-table living. This free event repeats every first and third Saturday.&nbsp;Contact Phone: 912-635-3636 <h2><br />Musket Drills at Fort Frederica</h2> <strong>Saturday, July 16, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Join Heron’s Company Drill schedule on Saturday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m. Musket manual of exercise mastery and cannon drills. Basic evolutions of the foot. New recruits are welcome! Free.&nbsp;Contact Phone: 912-638-3639 <h2><br /><strong>Colonial Cooking Demonstration</strong></h2> <strong>Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.</strong><br /><br />What fire doesn’t destroy, it often helps preserve. Sifting through the remains of fire pits and trash pits, unearthing the remains of a brick oven - archaeology has given us many clues to what was cooking at Fort Frederica. Free. Contact phone: 912-638-3639 <h2><br />Sounds by the Sea ft. Pier Pressure</h2> <strong>Sunday, July 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park directly behind the Casino building. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.&nbsp;Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.&nbsp;Contact Phone: 912-262-6934</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dec97510-16c2-4da2-8f52-86de0a73b1f3.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Fuel Sale &nbsp;</h2> <br />Take&nbsp;<strong>10 cents off per gallon of fuel</strong>&nbsp;this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Thursday:&nbsp;&nbsp;20 % Precip. / 0 in<br />Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 95F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.<br />&nbsp;<br />Thursday:&nbsp;Night 40 % Precip. / 0.03 in<br />Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low 78F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.<br />&nbsp;<br />Friday:&nbsp;40 % Precip. / 0.02 in<br />Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 94F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.<br />&nbsp;<br />Friday:&nbsp;Night 20 % Precip. / 0 in<br />Mainly clear. Low 78F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.<br />Saturday07/1691 | 78 &deg;F<br />&nbsp;<br />Saturday:&nbsp;20 % Precip. / 0 in<br />Mostly sunny skies. High 91F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.<br />&nbsp;<br />Saturday:&nbsp;Night 40 % Precip. / 0.01 in<br />Clear in the evening then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms after midnight. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.<br />Sunday07/1789 | 78 &deg;F<br />&nbsp;<br />Sunday:&nbsp;40 % Precip. / 0.02 in<br />Sunny skies during the morning hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.<br />&nbsp;<br />Sunday:&nbsp;Night 10 % Precip. / 0 in<br />Clear. Low 78F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1054 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1053 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /><br />Summer is in full swing, and the weather has been perfect! With beautiful sunny days, and the rain holding off until night, there really is no excuse to not be out on the lake. We have a busy weekend planned ahead and look forward to seeing all of you out to use your boats.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cafb7b6b-745f-4778-8932-0f095d15fa47.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Beautiful Weather &amp; Lots of Rays&nbsp;</h2> <br /><br />Last week continued our beautiful weather on Lake Gaston, with sunny days and lots of boaters. Don’t forget about our July photo contest - make sure to share your photos with us&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=27eb300451&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>&nbsp;for your chance to win our Nikon Digital camera package!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df913f18-dab9-4741-b5b7-27110c7644d6.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Boaters’ Safety Course&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 8:30 a.m.</h3> <br />Get your boaters safety certificate by participating in this USCG boaters safety course. For only $30, you can gain vast knowledge on boating and get your certificate to carry with you while boating. In Virginia, everyone is now required to carry this certificate, and in North Carolina anyone born after Jan 1, 1988, is required to carry a boaters safety certificate as well. Please&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2113de110d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">follow this link</a>&nbsp;for more information.</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/695a622e-2c97-4465-b8dc-6231f2c8ca1b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Christmas in July&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, July 21 - Thursday, July 28</h3> <br />Save on all of your boating needs, from tubes to docklines, as we will be discounting our inventory for a Christmas in July special! At Eaton Ferry, we strive to ensure our customers have an amazing summer at the lake and will do anything in our power to assist. This sale will be on more than just items in the ship’s store - we will have a&nbsp;<strong>full order sheet</strong>&nbsp;for you to choose from and will make a special order just for this event! The order sheet will be available at the marina the week of the sale. Merry Christmas in July!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Looks like we’re going to get some more sun for lake fun! Don’t miss out on this weekend - come down to the marina and get on the water!&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1053 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1052 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope you are enjoying your summer!&nbsp;We have been busy here at the marina, helping our boaters get out on the water and take advantage of the beautiful weather we&rsquo;ve been having. Remember, we are always happy to put ice and drinks in your cooler when you call in. We hope to see you this weekend!<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEEKEND OUTLOOK</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eddbadb0-edd8-4a3e-b177-8d49fbdfb79f.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Fill Up Your Cooler</h2> <br />It looks like this weekend will be great on the water! With winds not getting above 10kts, it should be prime conditions for everyone to get out this weekend, load up the boat and fill up your coolers with fish, like the one to the right. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you get out and enjoy your weekend, from stocking your boat before you get to the marina, to tips about the best places to fish right now.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d52ecb74-42f5-4386-9800-10e0ffd208aa.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Forsyth Farmer’s Market</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />A variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers&rsquo; Market offers a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3379369d5d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit their website here</a>.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f0515243-d4f6-4c2d-92c0-91cc5d1eb8e7.jpg" alt="" width="564" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Wash and Detail Services</h2> <br />Need a wash or detail to get your boat in pristine condition? Call and ask us what we can do for your vessel! Please direct all washes and service work to the office so we can put you in our log and get it done as quickly as possible.&nbsp; <h2><br />Patio Rentals</h2> <br />Ready to celebrate? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at 912-354-2283 for availability and pricing. &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>It&rsquo;s going to be a great weekend for boating, with highs in the 90&rsquo;s and lows in the 70&rsquo;s and very little chance of rain!<br />&nbsp; <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 7/14</td> <td>4:32 AM H</td> <td>10:49 AM L</td> <td>5:15 PM H</td> <td>11:41 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 7/15</td> <td>5:22 AM L</td> <td>11:39 PM L</td> <td>6:03 PM H</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 7/16</td> <td>12:31 AM L</td> <td>6:08 AM H</td> <td>12:28 PM L</td> <td>6:53 PM H</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday 7/17</td> <td>1:19 AM L</td> <td>7:02 AM H</td> <td>1:16 PM L</td> <td>7:39 PM H</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a title="Share this Email" href="http://us8.forward-to-friend.com/forward?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=68194877b1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Share this Email</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1052 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1051 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend! It certainly was a beautiful one here at Bahia Bleu. Many of our boaters enjoyed the fireworks display out on the water and spent much of the weekend out in the sunshine! This weekend, the marina is getting its big break. We’ll have a film crew out at the marina shooting some promotional videos that will include shots of daily marina operations - so that might make you an extra! If you’d prefer to stay out of the limelight, let a dockhand know when you arrive.&nbsp;We hope to see you here soon as we continue to enjoy these perfect summer days.<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/485d2e22-2346-4c0c-ad47-12ab1ddfb508.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Flags for the Fourth</h2> <br />We enjoyed seeing all of the flags flying last weekend for the holiday. It truly was a great sight!<br />&nbsp;<br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d52ecb74-42f5-4386-9800-10e0ffd208aa.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Forsyth Farmer’s Market</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />A variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers&rsquo; Market offers a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1468fa45e5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit their website here</a>.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f0515243-d4f6-4c2d-92c0-91cc5d1eb8e7.jpg" alt="" width="564" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Stop in to the&nbsp;Ship’s Store</h2> <br />Be sure to stop by the Ship’s Store before your day out on the water to grab any drinks, snacks, sunscreen or other supplies you might need.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>This week is shaping up to be a beautiful one with highs in the 90’s and lows in the 70’s! Use our tide chart below to plan your day on the water.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 7/7</td> <td>5:030 AM L</td> <td>11:31 AM H</td> <td>5:41PM L</td> <td>12:44 PM H</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 7/8</td> <td>6:1304 AM L</td> <td>12:22 PM H</td> <td>6:27 PM L</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 7/9</td> <td>12:32 AM H</td> <td>6:55 AM L</td> <td>1:13 PM H</td> <td>7:14 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday 7/10</td> <td>1:20 AM H</td> <td>7:37 AM L</td> <td>2:02 PM H</td> <td>8:03 PM L</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1051 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1050 <div>Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It was so nice to see all of you&nbsp;and your friends and families celebrating the 4th of July holiday. Check out photos of the fun below.<br />&nbsp;<br />As always at Skippers, we have a lot of fun events planned for you. Come join us this Saturday, July 9, at&nbsp;10:30 a.m. for a cardboard boat making class with Frank Lee to help you prepare for our cardboard boat race on July 16. Don’t miss out - last year was a riot!&nbsp;Call today to sign up.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Finally, as a thank you to our annual members, please take advantage of our rewards program. Details are below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you on the docks this weekend!<br /><br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c1c131d2-5062-435b-b5c4-483b61e8e263.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>4th of July Weekend&nbsp;</h2> <br />Thanks to all of you who braved the weather and came to the marina to celebrate the 4th of July with us. It was so nice to see all of you here enjoying the water. Kids and adults alike dove into our free ice cream. Dennis Houle was a big fan in particular! Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=07fdb96587&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">photos of this weekend’s festivities on our blog</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fc5b23e7-bbf2-483b-9c41-6fe04ca7c3e7.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Cardboard Boat Making Class</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />In preparation for our Family Fun Day, we will be hosting a boat making class. Frank Lee, winner of last year’s cardboard boat race, has graciously offered to teach the class.&nbsp; Materials will be provided.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c219a030-6c50-4767-ae8f-186671c10d9d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Family Fun Day&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 12 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a day celebrating family. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of good, clean fun. We will have family activities, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7607d451-7a4a-4388-833c-dd514bf8bbc9.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f842089ae7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;<strong>Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=559d32b019&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Sunscreen and lots of water will be a must all weekend with afternoon highs in the upper 90’s Saturday thanks to&nbsp;lots of sun. T-storm chances will pick up a bit on Sunday, helping to keep highs in the lower 90’s. Sailors will be treated to SW winds at 10+ mph Saturday, 5-10 mph on Sunday. Lake water temps are about 90.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1050 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1049 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is in full swing here at Golden Isles!&nbsp;I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend. With perfect summer days like we’ve been having,&nbsp;I&rsquo;d like to remind everyone to take full advantage of all of the amenities this marina has to offer, including our swimming pool and gas grill out on the covered observation deck.&nbsp;Please remember if you haven&rsquo;t yet picked up your pool wristband, stop by the marina business office (Unit# 206) before heading out to relax by the pool. See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6f728f87-15a9-4d34-9fb7-bc5d3b21930f.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>7th Annual St. Simons Tarpon/Bull Red Drum Tournament&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, August 4 - Saturday, August 6</h3> <br />Come out to the 7th annual St. Simons Tarpon/Bull Red Drum Tournament the first weekend of August! The Captains meeting will be&nbsp;held at 6:30 p.m. on August 4 right here at the marina. Entry fee is $300/boat and&nbsp;participants&nbsp;will have the chance to take home several prizes from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, to $200/boat&nbsp;for the Tarpon tournament within a tournament and $100/boat for the Bull Red Drum tournament within a tournament, and $250 for the Top Woman Angler, donated by Jimmy Wheeler of St. Simons Boating and Fishing Club. Boats may leave at 6 a.m. and lines may be in the water from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, and the awards banquet will be held at the marina on August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Early registration is now available. Please call Lisa at 912-638-7673.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/755c20ad-b3b3-4cc8-afb0-8da7a4f0e504.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>15% off at the Ship’s Store!&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />This Saturday and Sunday, we are offering 15% off any one item in our Ship&rsquo;s Store (one discount per customer - alcohol and fuel not included). If you haven&rsquo;t purchased your Morningstar Marinas/Golden Isles T-Shirt, what better time to do so with a 15% discount available?</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1<br />L 12:17 AM<br />H 06:02 AM<br />L 12:27 PM<br />H 06:34 PM 2<br />L 01:18 AM<br />H 07:03 AM<br />L 01:25 PM<br />H 07:31 PM 3<br />L 02:16 AM<br />H 07:59 AM<br />L 02:21 PM<br />H 08:24 PM 4<br />L 03:09 AM<br />H 08:53 AM<br />L 03:14 PM<br />H 09:14 PM 5<br />L 03:58 AM<br />H 09:45 AM<br />L 04:03 PM<br />H 10:04 PM 6<br />L 04:45 AM<br />H 10:36 AM<br />L 04:51 PM<br />H 10:53 PM 7<br />L 05:29 AM<br />H 11:27 AM<br />L 05:37 PM<br />H 11:41 PM 8<br />L 06:11 AM<br />H 12:17 PM<br />L 06:24 PM 9<br />H 12:28 AM<br />L 06:54 AM<br />H 01:05 PM<br />L 07:12 PM 10<br />H 01:14 AM<br />L 07:36 AM<br />H 01:53 PM<br />L 08:04 PM 11<br />H 02:00 AM<br />L 08:21 AM<br />H 02:40 PM<br />L 08:58 PM 12<br />H 02:47 AM<br />L 09:07 AM<br />H 03:28 PM<br />L 09:52 PM 13<br />H 03:36 AM<br />L 09:54 AM<br />H 04:17 PM<br />L 10:45 PM 14<br />H 04:28 AM<br />L 10:41 AM<br />H 05:08 PM<br />L 11:36 PM 15<br />H 05:20 AM<br />L 11:29 AM<br />H 05:58 PM 16<br />L 12:26 AM<br />H 06:11 AM<br />L 12:18 PM<br />H 06:44 PM 17<br />L 01:14 AM<br />H 06:59 AM<br />L 01:06 PM<br />H 07:28 PM 18<br />L 02:01 AM<br />H 07:43 AM<br />L 01:54 PM<br />H 08:09 PM 19<br />L 02:45 AM<br />H 08:25 AM<br />L 02:41 PM<br />H 08:49 PM 20<br />L 03:28 AM<br />H 09:07 AM<br />L 03:26 PM<br />H 09:30 PM 21<br />L 04:10 AM<br />H 09:50 AM<br />L 04:10 PM<br />H 10:13 PM 22<br />L 04:52 AM<br />H 10:36 AM<br />L 04:56 PM<br />H 10:59 PM 23<br />L 05:35 AM<br />H 11:26 AM<br />L 05:44 PM<br />H 11:49 PM 24<br />L 06:22 AM<br />H 12:19 PM<br />L 06:38 PM 25<br />H 12:42 AM<br />L 07:13 AM<br />H 01:14 PM<br />L 07:38 PM 26<br />H 01:38 AM<br />L 08:09 AM<br />H 02:12 PM<br />L 08:45 PM 27<br />H 02:36 AM<br />L 09:10 AM<br />H 03:12 PM<br />L 09:55 PM 28<br />H 03:39 AM<br />L 10:12 AM<br />H 04:15 PM<br />L 11:01 PM 29<br />H 04:44 AM<br />L 11:13 AM<br />H 05:19 PM 30<br />L 12:04 AM<br />H 05:49 AM<br />L 12:13 PM<br />H 06:20 PM</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1049 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1048 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />As we all anticipated, July 4th was a bang. We got to see many of our beloved slip-holders out using their boats and enjoying the beautiful Lake Gaston. It’s always a great time at the marina when we get to see your smiling faces. With July 4th behind us, we look forward to many more beautiful weekends of boating this summer. See you soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>July 4th Raffle Winner</h2> <br />And the winner is…..<br /><br /><strong>Scott and Kelly McCoig</strong>! Congrats to the McCoigs.&nbsp;<br /><br />Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win, there are plenty of beautiful weekends and fun prizes left this year. Plus, the&nbsp;<strong>photo contest has been extended</strong>through the end of July! Be sure to submit your photos, because unlike the lottery, at Eaton Ferry, the odds are always in your favor. To participate, post your favorite photos and&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b201824e80&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">tag us on Facebook</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:eatonferry@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">submit your pictures by email.</a>&nbsp;The picture with the most likes will receive a very nice camera package.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/695a622e-2c97-4465-b8dc-6231f2c8ca1b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Christmas in July&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, July 21 - Thursday, July 28</h3> <br />Save on all of your boating needs, from tubes to docklines, as we will be discounting our inventory for a Christmas in July special! At Eaton Ferry, we strive to ensure our customers have an amazing summer at the lake and will do anything in our power to assist. This sale will be on more than just items in the ship’s store - we will have a&nbsp;<strong>full order sheet</strong>&nbsp;for you to choose from and will make a special order just for this event! The order sheet will be available at the marina the week of the sale. Merry Christmas in July!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0e857fce-b5b3-4f50-951f-2d08e270705f.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Virginia Boater Safety</h2> <br />As many of you know, Virginia has changed their state law for boaters licenses. As of July 1, all Virginia residents are required to take the boaters safety course prior to operating a vessel on the water. We want to make sure all of our members are aware of this new law to ensure you don&rsquo;t get a ticket out on the water. You can find more information on&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=15bee78c58&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">the VA boater safety website</a>. If you have any questions regarding this issue, please feel free to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:shird@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email me</a>,&nbsp;and I will be more than happy to help in any way possible.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1048 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1047 <div>RHYC Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />WOW. This may go on record as one of the most fun&nbsp;4th of July weekends in RHYC history!&nbsp;So many folks out enjoying the river, the pool, the band, the delicious food and libations&hellip;RHYC was rocking! And the fun continues as we enjoy all things summer&nbsp;and the return of DJ Mike next weekend. This weekend, the marina is getting its big break! We’ll have a film crew out here filming some promotional videos that will include shots of daily operations, so that might make you an extra! If you’d prefer to stay out of the limelight, please let a dockhand know when you arrive. Last but not least, boaters, remember to&nbsp;keep us informed of your &ldquo;end of day&rdquo; boating plans as a courtesy to your fellow boaters and stay hydrated and safe during these steamy, hot days on the Waccamaw Neck. See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cc6e484b66&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d184ee22-38e7-4ef2-b948-5fc1d7a205ca.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6dc7061453&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/99753069-e2a2-4954-a969-e371e1203678.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3e6bb93c54&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8c972b07-7939-42ae-9325-437236ddf19f.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=52edc03fa9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8425ff2c-98c2-4f0a-a5dd-cdcd446ee5d8.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Left to right: Bill Jackson and Linda enjoying a “time out” from moving at the pool, Dawn Carey with friends visiting from Lake Wylie and Manhattan, Christy Horne enjoys a visit from her family on the screened porch, Alan and Carrie Koontz and “the kids” along for a ride on July 4th.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/29513bfe-8aad-45df-95a5-27a174bc20ab.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Beach Bash at the Pool</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come on down to the pool at RHYC and enjoy a fun late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites. Bring your floatie and sip on a frozen drink or make a request so you can sing along with your favorite tune. No RSVP needed to party down with your fellow members.&nbsp; Beach Bash promises to be an evening of great party fun and entertainment with appetizer and tropical drink specials including Goombay Smashes, Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Rum Runners and Bahama Mamas.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b4333a6d-6422-4948-8c2a-bd7404d880dd.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />As a Reserve Harbor/Morningstar Marinas Boater, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits!&nbsp; These include:<br /> <ul> <li>Manning&rsquo;s Boat Service: $25 Off any Annual Boat Service</li> <li>Deese Marine Service: 10% Off First Boat Service</li> <li>Seatow: Captain Jerry Caton: $15.00 Off an Annual Membership</li> <li>Captain Steve&rsquo;s Tours: 10% Discount on any Boat Tour</li> <li>Ross Porter Marine Busters: 15% Off Your First Hull Cleaning</li> <li>Grand Strand Fiberglass: 25% Off any Fiberglass or Gel-Coat Repair</li> <li>Southern Water Services: 10% Off any Canvas or Upholstery Service</li> <li>Cape Romain Marine: 10% Off Parts and Labor on any Boat Service</li> <li>Fishbone Design &amp; Boat Lettering: Free Logo Design With Purchase of any Boat Logo ($60 Value)</li> </ul> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Another weekend of great weather is on tap for Pawleys Island, perfect for all of your weekend activities with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80’s.&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=23e0e9e5ad&amp;e=543c592ffd">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;for your poolside dining fun!&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1047 Stay Safe From the Heat http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Stay-Safe-From-the-Heat-1046 <div>Most of us are familiar with ways to prevent heat-related illnesses (drink plenty of water, seek out the shade, use sunscreen, wear light colored clothing, etc),&nbsp;but it&rsquo;s still good to be aware of the signs of &ndash; and the subtle differences between &ndash; a heat stroke and heat exhaustion. This is especially true when boating in conditions like the stifling heat and humidity we are currently experiencing on and around Lake Norman. Here are a few things you may not have been aware of&nbsp;and some you probably were, but they are worth repeating:</div> <ul> <li>One of the symptoms of a heat&nbsp;<strong>stroke</strong>&nbsp;is NOT sweating, along with hot, flushed skin</li> <li>One of the symptoms of heat&nbsp;<strong>exhaustion</strong>&nbsp;is PROFUSE sweating and pale or even cold and clammy skin and goosebumps while out in the heat</li> <li>There are two kinds of heat exhaustion: water depletion and salt depletion. Symptoms of water depletion include excessive thirst, weakness, headache and loss of consciousness. Symptoms of salt depletion include nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and dizziness</li> <li>In addition to moving to a shady (or air conditioned!) location and drinking water, other ways to find relief when suffering from heat exhaustion are to lay with your feet elevated and to remove tight-fitting clothing.</li> <li>Those most susceptible to heat-related illnesses are the young, the old, and the furry. Children under 4, adults over 65 and pets are generally at higher risk.</li> <li>Heat stroke is a serious medical condition, and immediate medical attention should be sought</li> </ul> <div>Please, whether you plan on boating or you&rsquo;re simply outdoors during this brutal, summer heat, drink lots of water and be aware of the signs of heat-related illness.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Stay-Safe-From-the-Heat-1046 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1045 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />We hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday!&nbsp;It was great to see everyone out and about at the marina throughout the long weekend.&nbsp;With the season now in full-swing, we really want to emphasize the importance of safety on the lake.&nbsp;Sailors, cruisers&nbsp;and speed-boaters alike,&nbsp;see below for details and mark your calendars for upcoming area boating safety and sailing courses.<br /><br />For your dining pleasure, this Saturday&rsquo;s featured restaurant will be Smoke Modern BBQ from Birkdale Village! Look for the tent outside the Ship’s Store (and give them lots of business so they&rsquo;ll come back!)&nbsp;All of us at Kings Point are looking forward to helping you make the most of your time on the lake this upcoming weekend and all summer long. Thanks for being here!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>OUR PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES…</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/552c97bb-699f-4702-bf8d-2acea156e583.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Yeti</h2> <br />Get any good boating pictures recently? Darrell Almassi from H Dock captured this spectacular shot at the start of the long weekend. Capture your lake memories, send us your photos, and be entered to win an awesome Yeti 20 Roadie cooler!<br /><br /><a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit photos. Please include your name, contact information and any details about your photo.&nbsp;Meanwhile, check out the awesome new submissions over&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0927efb47a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">on our blog</a>, and thank you to all of you who shared your talent and entered our contest! Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to win, send your lake photos our way&hellip;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9dda7f6d-abf7-4a09-b35e-ef4a1be9ea4c.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Smoke Modern BBQ</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />If you haven&rsquo;t had a chance to try Smoke Modern BBQ in Birkdale Village yet, this is your chance. Look for their tent between the Ship’s Store and the bathhouse this Saturday &ndash; their food is delicious!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6,&nbsp;beginning at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are teaming up with our sister Lake Norman Morningstar Marinas for what we hope will become an annual event &ndash; the first ever photo scavenger hunt! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LOCAL SAFETY COURSES AND CLASSES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Safe Boating Class &ndash; How to Navigate Lake Norman with Captain Gus</strong><br /><strong>Wednesday,&nbsp;July 13,&nbsp;</strong><strong>6:30-8 p.m. Peninsula Yacht Club</strong><br />Free safe boating class! Capt. Gus Gustafson will cover topics such as how to understand LKN’s channel marker and buoy system, how to avoid shallow water, the ten most dangerous spots, and interpreting lake maps. For more information, call 704-892-7575 or visit Captain Gus&rsquo;s website at&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2b6ce21b05&amp;e=543c592ffd">www.fishingwithgus.com</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Boating Safety Class</strong><br /><strong>Saturday,&nbsp;August 13</strong><strong>,</strong>&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. -&nbsp;4 p.m. Kings Point Marina Clubhouse</strong><br />Take an approved boating safety education course from licensed US Coast Guard captains, with new lower prices this season. Get your questions answered and learn from practical examples. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=733ca677c0&amp;e=543c592ffd">www.lmservice.org</a>, or call Lighthouse Marine Service at 704-361-2991.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Lake Norman Sail &amp; Power Squadron Sail Class at Kings Point</strong><br /><strong>Thursdays 7 - 9 p.m. for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning Thursday,&nbsp;July 14</strong><br />Comprehensive sailing class conducted by the Lake Norman Sail &amp; Power Squadron, covering sailboat designs, rigging, steering, sailing in difficult conditions&nbsp;and everything in between. Contact Alan Savage at 704-608-1954 for additional details or to register. He has kindly offered to include our slip-holders in this class for only the cost of the book, so if you ever wanted to learn more about sailing, don&rsquo;t miss this opportunity!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>News You Can Use: Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illness&nbsp;</h2> </div> &nbsp; <div>Most of us are familiar with ways to prevent heat-related illnesses (drink plenty of water, seek out the shade, use sunscreen, wear light colored clothing, etc),&nbsp;but it&rsquo;s still good to be aware of the signs of &ndash; and the subtle differences between &ndash; a heat stroke and heat exhaustion. This is especially true when boating in conditions like the stifling heat and humidity we are currently experiencing on and around Lake Norman. Here are a few things you may not have been aware of&nbsp;and some you probably were, but they are worth repeating:</div> <ul> <li>One of the symptoms of a heat&nbsp;<strong>stroke</strong>&nbsp;is NOT sweating, along with hot, flushed skin</li> <li>One of the symptoms of heat&nbsp;<strong>exhaustion</strong>&nbsp;is PROFUSE sweating and pale or even cold and clammy skin and goosebumps while out in the heat</li> <li>There are two kinds of heat exhaustion: water depletion and salt depletion. Symptoms of water depletion include excessive thirst, weakness, headache and loss of consciousness. Symptoms of salt depletion include nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and dizziness</li> <li>In addition to moving to a shady (or air conditioned!) location and drinking water, other ways to find relief when suffering from heat exhaustion are to lay with your feet elevated and to remove tight-fitting clothing.</li> <li>Those most susceptible to heat-related illnesses are the young, the old, and the furry. Children under 4, adults over 65 and pets are generally at higher risk.</li> <li>Heat stroke is a serious medical condition, and immediate medical attention should be sought</li> </ul> <div>Please, whether you plan on boating or you&rsquo;re simply outdoors during this brutal, summer heat, drink lots of water and be aware of the signs of heat-related illness.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Sunscreen and lots of water will be a must all weekend with afternoon highs in the upper 90’s Saturday thanks to lots of sun. T-storm chances will pick up a bit on Sunday, helping to keep highs in the lower 90’s. Sailors will be treated to SW winds at 10+ mph Saturday, 5-10 mph on Sunday. Lake water temps are about 90.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1045 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1044 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />What a great holiday weekend! We had some rain, but it didn&rsquo;t stop us from having a fantastic war reenactment and one of our busiest Saturdays of the year! To top it off, the flounder are here and the weather is looking great for this weekend. Plus, we&rsquo;re running some great specials and raffles right now. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Battle of Cricket Hill Reenactment&nbsp;</h2> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7129f6c8ab&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2a7dc9c7-19e0-4732-9d68-7672305b5154.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b323fe3265&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2decbe6e-731c-4ec9-a628-99b762e4af2d.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><br />The 240th anniversary of the Battle of Cricket Hill reenactment was wonderful and every especially enjoyed the free crab!&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Flounder!&nbsp;</h2> <div><br /><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c2bb7aea8a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b2963fb0-9075-4f67-99f4-aff40a9763d9.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="334" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div><br />Mr. Dean (aka King of Flounder) caught some beautiful Flounder. We thought you all would like to see that there ARE some actually out there!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0892c400-09ef-4b5a-b102-2faf069cce65.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Weekend Sale &amp; Raffle</h2> <br />Save 10% this Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, on all bait! We carry: &nbsp; <ul> <li>Eels</li> <li>Worms</li> <li>Squid</li> <li>Minnows</li> <li>Clams (upon call ahead request)</li> </ul> We’re also raffling off a fishing pole this weekend as well. With any Ship’s Store purchase, you’re entered to win! The drawing will be held Monday morning. Good luck!&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1044 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1043 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with friends and family. We had a busy weekend here at the marina with great weather and&nbsp;plenty of members who were able to enjoy their holiday on the water. We are looking forward to the continued nice weather and seeing you all back here at the marina this weekend.&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bc8bfaf6-92aa-46dd-9d4c-ffb22af80b40.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>4th of July Cookout &nbsp;</h2> <br />Some of the guys here at the marina got to enjoy our version of a 4th of July cookout from airboat captain Josh Schrutti!<br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/87bc9ac0-cd59-4db4-a71b-c060702340d6.jpg" alt="" width="427" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Registration</h2> <h3>Deadline: Wednesday, July 20&nbsp;</h3> <br />Keep in mind that the last day to register for the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament is Wednesday, July 20. Be on the lookout for more information regarding the tournament in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>We’ve still got some great items on sale here in the Ship’s Store, including a yeti 75 cushion and a Yeti 45 SeaDek pad. Give us a call for more information and pricing!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather through the weekend looks great with low precipitation percentages and light winds out of the SW.&nbsp;<br /><br />W&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:28 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.7&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 10:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.4&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:33 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.6<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 11:20 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.1<br />&nbsp;<br />Th&nbsp;&nbsp; 7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:16 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.6&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 11:47 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.4&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:24 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3<br />&nbsp;<br />F&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 12:04 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.9&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:04 AM&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;-0.3<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 12:34 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.3<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:17 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.0<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Sa&nbsp; &nbsp;9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp; 12:47 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.7&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:52 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.1&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:21 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.3<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:12 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.4<br />&nbsp;<br />Su&nbsp; 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:30 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.5&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:41 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.1<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:08 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.3<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Low&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:09 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.6</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1043 4th of July in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/4th-of-July-in-Photos-1042 Check out all of the fun we had this July 4th at the marina!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/4th-of-July-in-Photos-1042 Battle of Gwynns Island Reenactment in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Battle-of-Gwynns-Island-Reenactment-in-Photos-1041 Check out some photos of the Battle of Gwynns Island anniversary reenactment we hosted here at the marina on the 4th of July. Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Battle-of-Gwynns-Island-Reenactment-in-Photos-1041 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1040 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Hard to believe it’s&nbsp;the 4th of July already!&nbsp;Come see us at the marina this weekend. We will have free ice cream for you and your crew. Plus, it’s officially&nbsp;time for our 4th annual photo contest. Submit your pictures to&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a4f84650f7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>for your chance to win! See details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Registration is now open for the very first Morningstar Marinas/Peninsula&nbsp;Yacht Club&nbsp;Scavenger Hunt. Say that five times fast! This is a customer appreciation event for all of our wonderful members. Sign up now and enjoy a day on the water with this fun event that includes the hunt, dinner, and entertainment.<br />&nbsp;<br />It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend! Hope to see you on the docks.<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a98d84f1-fde0-44ac-8da4-72b73e4a0ca7.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Your Chance to Win&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">by email.</a>&nbsp;Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘likes&rsquo; on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8683347bcb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube!&nbsp;Categories are: wakeboarding, pets on lake norman, selfies, and sunsets.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Deadline for submissions is August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day Weekend. Best of luck!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/351ea6d1-14bb-49f7-a3ba-23972c73e351.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>4th of July Ice Cream</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2</h3> <br />Come out to the marina to celebrate the Fourth with free ice cream for you and the family!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fc5b23e7-bbf2-483b-9c41-6fe04ca7c3e7.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Cardboard Boat Making Class</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />In preparation for our Family Fun Day, we will be hosting a boat making class. Frank Lee, winner of last year’s cardboard boat race, has graciously offered to teach the class.&nbsp; Materials will be provided.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c219a030-6c50-4767-ae8f-186671c10d9d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Family Fun Day&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 12 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a day celebrating family. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of good, clean fun. We will have family activities, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7c3c6b61-9fe8-492a-bb2f-adfc3c2d6e8c.jpg" alt="" width="150" /> <div> <h2>10% Off Tubes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Purchase a tube in our Ship’s Store this weekend and receive 10% off any tube! &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />We are in for a classic Carolina July 4th weekend. Plenty of sun, temps each day in the low 90s (maybe a bit cooler on the 4th). We will see a few late day t-storms, so keep an eye to the sky. Rain chances pick up a bit on the 4th, with highs of about 90. &nbsp;Lake water temps are in the upper 80s.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1040 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1039 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The time is finally here!&nbsp; The 4th of July celebration is this weekend on Lake Gaston!&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t miss out on the chance to enjoy your evening on the boat and watch an amazing display of fireworks right here at the Eaton Ferry bridge. Plus, we have a holiday raffle going on with an awesome prize! Check out the details below.&nbsp;Our staff is looking forward to seeing you all out enjoying the holiday on your boats.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0fd80417-ce98-4cda-b13a-2595b8e03300.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Eaton Ferry Fourth of July Celebration</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2, 9 p.m. - Monday, July 4</h3> <br />Don&rsquo;t miss out on the fireworks this weekend! &nbsp;The show will begin around 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, right here at Eaton Ferry Bridge. The Pointe Restaurant will also have some great music for everyone to look forward to, including beach music on Sunday afternoon. July 4th is always one of the busiest days on the lake and most event-filled, so make sure you are out there to make lots of great memories!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/04dc1b8b-bfcd-42d7-8a9e-0befe25bb4c9.jpg" alt="" width="480" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>July 4th Raffle</h2> <br />This weekend, Eaton Ferry has an amazing raffle going on. We will be giving away a beautiful Sub Zero cooler, as well as 2 30oz. SIC tumblers. Come by the marina for your chance to win these awesome prizes! Plus, don&rsquo;t forget to submit your pictures from the weekend to our email or you can tag us in them on<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=77f8ed7517&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">&nbsp;Facebook</a>. The pictures with the most likes will receive a nice digital camera package, so you don&rsquo;t want to miss out on this deal.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>There is never a bad day when you are on the lake. Don’t let the forecast scare you, a little cloud cover will just keep you from toasting out on the water.&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1039 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1038 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>It&rsquo;s 4th of July weekend!&nbsp;Personally, it&rsquo;s one of my favorites. We are so excited to have our reenactment happening this Monday on&nbsp;the 4th. Hopefully you and your family will be out to join us. Keep reading to check out our customer rewards program&nbsp;and for more information on USCGA vessel safety checks this weekend. We look forward to seeing you here to celebrate the holiday!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/138887b2-1658-4279-8340-ed1d58ec7610.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Battle of Cricket Hill and Fourth of July Fireworks</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4</h3> <br />We host this event every 4-5 years, and it&rsquo;s a great way to show your family how historic our area is. It&rsquo;s amazing what happened back in 1776 right here on our marina grounds. Reenactments of the Battle of Gwynns Island in Milford Haven will be taking place here at Morningstar at&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. and 1 p.m.</strong>, and the historic encampment will be open to the public from&nbsp;<strong>10 a.m. - 2 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t miss this! Afterwards you can stay around in Mathews to enjoy their wonderful fireworks display. Come see the fireworks Monday, July 4, from&nbsp;<strong>8:30 p.m. &nbsp;- 10 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;at the Mathews High School Stadium!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26f39f5e-2294-4720-9e83-5f02e5a43093.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Free Vessel Safety Checks</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come get your boat checked out by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for free this weekend. For more information on the safety inspections,<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=50bcaa0fd4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">&nbsp;visit the USCGA website here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cf94119d-f553-47cf-83ff-537667c9f14b.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>$15&nbsp;off Service Labor</li> <li>$25 off an Annual Tow Boat Membership</li> <li>10% off at Lynne&rsquo;s Restaurant (804-725-9996)</li> <li>Free Ice Cream Cone at Richardson&rsquo;s Restaurant (804-725-7772)</li> <li>$30 off per night in our beautiful apartment</li> <li>Free Docking Lessons by Appointment (Mon-Tues-Wed)</li> <li>Unlimited Boat Movement in/out of the Water and onto Wash Racks</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Stop by the marina office to pick up your card today. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1038 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1037 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br /><br />We want to extend an invite to all of our members to come down and enjoy their boat and our marina as we celebrate America&rsquo;s independence this upcoming weekend! We will be open our normal summer hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend to better serve your boating needs. If you would like to watch fireworks from your&nbsp;boat, we will be happy to launch your vessel the evening of the 4th before we close. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/75770165-7ec3-4ff6-8391-6cae1e7dccbf.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Kingbuster Tournament&nbsp;</h2> <br />The Kingbuster this past weekend was a great success as always! Capt. Don Dingman and his crew did an awesome job putting on this tournament. Thanks to all of our members for being patient and working with us during the weigh-ins each day! The winning fish for the general tournament was a 48.9-lb. stud with the Jr. Angler winning fish coming in at 34.3 lbs. Congrats to those who placed!<br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f2efa25-e6eb-413d-a449-626f102a0b5b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Fireworks Over Jacksonville Beach</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4, 9 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Bring the entire family and spend the evening celebrating America’s birthday!&nbsp;Fireworks will be shot from the Jacksonville Beach pier at 9 p.m. The fireworks display is made possible through the City of Jacksonville Beach and the Duval County Tourist Development Council.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Weather this weekend is looking good and fairly consistent throughout.&nbsp;Temperatures will be staying in the upper 80&rsquo;s and low 90&rsquo;s, with skies partly cloudy and small chances of afternoon showers each day.&nbsp;Winds are looking to stay WSW between 5-15 knots and seas staying 2-3&rsquo; with inland waters a light chop.<br /><br />07/01&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:03 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.22 L<br />07/01&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:26 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.35 H<br />07/01&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:10 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.77 L<br />07/01&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:05 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.31 H<br />&nbsp;<br />07/02&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:02 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.45 L<br />07/02&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:26 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.37 H<br />07/02&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:07 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.9 L<br />07/02&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:01 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.4 H<br />&nbsp;<br />07/03&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:58 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.65 L<br />07/03&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:23 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.4 H<br />07/03&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:02 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.98 L<br />07/03&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:54 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.43 H<br />&nbsp;<br />07/04&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:50 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.78 L<br />07/04&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:17 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.42 H<br />07/04&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:54 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.98 L<br />07/04&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:45 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.38 H</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1037 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1036 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The Fourth of July is a great time to be in the Golden Isles. St. Simons Island celebrates with the fun-filled annual Sunshine Festival, a tradition for more than 60 years, so grab the family this holiday weekend and enjoy the festival, fireworks,&nbsp;and&nbsp;a few days off out on the water. Check out some helpful tips on navigating the busy waters and staying safe&nbsp;this holiday below. We look forward to celebrating with you!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7893a290-8550-403a-9372-7a8905a9a12f.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>The Fourth of July in the Golden Isles</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4</h3> <br /><strong>Saturday, July 2&nbsp;<br />The Sunshine Festival</strong>&nbsp;kicks off on Saturday, July 2, with more than 76 local and regional artists and crafters set up in Postell Market displaying and selling their creations. The juried show includes painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, garden art, artisan products, wood crafts and more. The Arts &amp; Crafts show will continue through the weekend and the 4th of July with booths open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.<br /><br /><strong>Sunday, July 3</strong><br />Pack a picnic supper and cooler of your favorite beverages, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and come down to the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn for a seaside concert of Motown and R&amp;B hits from the Harwell, GA band Still Cruzin&rsquo;. This concert in the&nbsp;<strong>A Little Light Music summer series</strong>&nbsp;is presented by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. Adult admission is $12, payable at the gate. Music starts at 7 p.m., but you&rsquo;ll want to get there early to grab a good seat. We promise there will be a crowd.<br /><br /><strong>Monday, July 4</strong><br />July Fourth starts early with the&nbsp;<strong>Sunshine Festival 5K Race &amp; 1Mile Fun Run</strong>&nbsp;through the Village, hosted by the Golden Isles Track Club. Race Day registration and packet pick-up begins at 6 a.m. at Mallery Park and closes at 7:15 a.m. sharp. The 1Mile Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Race at 8 a.m. Door prizes and race awards will be presented in Mallery Park following the completion of the 5K. Proceeds from the annual run benefit the club&rsquo;s designated charities: St. Simons Island Land Trust and Glynn County Public Schools.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d3d0e55f86&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Register online</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=06b9f1d8ec&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">download a registration form here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Fireworks</strong>&nbsp;will take place at the St. Simons Island Village Pier on Monday, the 4th, as usual. Come down early to grab a good seat, and spend the afternoon playing at the pool or have a picnic at Neptune Park. The waterfront park will be filled with music from the St. Simons Casino bandstand beginning at 3 p.m. with Squirt Gun playing your favorite tunes from the 80s. Our favorite ukulele girl and her talented band, Jamie Renee &amp; The Walkers will bring their unique twist to old and new songs from 5-7 p.m. At 7, Southern rockers Traveling Riverside Band will take the stage and perform until the fireworks at 9 p.m., and then keep the party going for those who stick around after the explosive finale too. So don&rsquo;t sit in traffic, stay and rock out with the band.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/030353ad-f45b-4534-a653-b86555dc6a33.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Fuel Sale for the Fourth&nbsp;</h2> <br />This Friday - Sunday, we’re offering 10 cents off per gallon of fuel for the Fourth. Just let the dock master know you &nbsp;saw the special in this email.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>With Independence Day falling on Monday and creating a three-day weekend this year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is expecting waterways across the state to be busier than usual as boaters and swimmers take to the lakes and rivers for picnics, recreation and fireworks. They’ve released a helpful list of safety tips&nbsp;that we encourage you to&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=dcc277a3d8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">take a moment and read here</a>.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1036 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1035 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />It&rsquo;s going to be BIG weekend on Lake Norman! We hope you’ll come out to the marina and celebrate Independence Day with us. We’ll have free ice cream on the Fourth and Tenders will be here on Saturday with good, old fashioned, American fried chicken. We look forward to seeing you here and hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend.&nbsp;<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />704-892-3223</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>OUR PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES…</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/97ce40b5-f337-40e3-a7ff-208bc238a68b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Yeti</h2> <br />Get any good boating pictures recently? Capture your lake memories, send us your photos, and be entered to win the awesome Yeti 20 Roadie cooler pictured!<br /><br /><a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit photos. Please include your name, contact information and any details about your photo.&nbsp;Meanwhile, check out the awesome new submissions over&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3b497e1d7a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">on our blog</a>, and thank you to all of you who shared your talent and entered our contest! Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to win, send your lake photos our way&hellip;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/917d3ed0-8543-40d7-a7be-7a7432ea07aa.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Tenders</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2</h3> <br />Tenders will be back at the marina this Saturday, July 2, set up in between the office and the bathhouse, selling chicken tenders and offering a special or two as well. Look for the Tenders tent!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6,&nbsp;beginning at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are teaming up with our sister Lake Norman Morningstar Marinas for what we hope will become an annual event &ndash; the first ever photo scavenger hunt! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8b1056f5-c3cf-4e7a-a87e-089561e3369c.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Free Ice Cream for the Fourth!&nbsp;</h2> <br />We expect warm weather for the holiday and thought a great way to cool off would be to provide our valued customers with free ice cream for the 4th of July! This will not be what&rsquo;s in our ice cream coolers, it will be a special offering for the holiday only. Look for the sign and coolers outside the Ship’s Store!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/96cbf087-0096-4824-94a0-f981d486f51a.jpg" alt="" width="150" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Mayflies are Back!&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />They&rsquo;re back, and with a vengeance (does anyone know why they&rsquo;re called Mayflies, when they breed in JUNE?) So don&rsquo;t be alarmed when you see swarms heading your way. Their short little lifespans should just about be over, so hopefully they&rsquo;ll be gone by time we break out the free ice cream on July 4th!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />We are in for a classic Carolina July 4th weekend. Plenty of sun, temps each day in the low 90s (maybe a bit cooler on the 4th). We will see a few late day t-storms, so keep an eye to the sky. Rain chances pick up a bit on the 4th, with highs of about 90. Lake water temps are in the upper 80s.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1035 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1034 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Although the weather did not fully cooperate this weekend, we are hoping everyone had a great Memorial Day! We saw many people come out to enjoy the good weather on Monday and are hoping to see the sunny days continue into this weekend. If there is anything we can do to help you get ready for a fun-filled weekend out on the water, please don&rsquo;t hesitate to ask us!<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8c972af0-148b-4fc9-a312-b4484425a75a.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>First Friday Fireworks&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, June 3, 9:30 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water?</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bb2eca95-7efa-42fd-9080-8c37eb269a45.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. &nbsp;</h3> <br />Stop by the marina on Saturday, June 4, for a FREE safety check by the United States Coast Guard.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a3130712-775d-4099-8790-f2b03e1dd71f.png" alt="" width="400" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>New Hours&nbsp;</h2> <br />We have&nbsp;officially moved to our Summer hours! We are now open Monday-Friday&nbsp;<strong>8 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>8 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;on Saturday and Sunday.<br />&nbsp; <h2>Call Ahead Service &nbsp;</h2> <br />As the season kicks in to gear, we ask that you would please give us at least an hour&rsquo;s notice before you plan to be at the marina. This ensures that we have enough time to get your boat ready without you having to wait. We also ask that all customers show up at their scheduled time to avoid a backup of boats in the slip.<br />&nbsp; <h2>Patio Rentals</h2> <br />Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at 912-354-2283 for availability and prices.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>With highs expected to be in the upper 80s, we are hoping to have more sunshine than last weekend! Make sure to come on down to the marina for a fun weekend with family and friends!</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1034 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1033 <div>RHYC Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Last weekend was really HOT and really busy, with folks coming out to get some cool breezes on the river or chillin&rsquo; by the pool.&nbsp;Despite the thunderstorm, we had a rockin&rsquo; good time at Friday Night Fun with Carolina Midnight Band. A good crowd was on hand and the band stayed late so everyone could &ldquo;Move like Janet&rdquo;&hellip;you know who you are. A&nbsp;great time was had by all,&nbsp;just check out the photos below! &nbsp;The fun&nbsp;continues as Carolina Midnight Band returns Sunday afternoon for our Independence Weekend Party. See you at the pool or out on the water!<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=791b633a70&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/20eb2c4a-0671-4a41-8f66-7d2ae88cb4d5.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e175a70925&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5e0cb31e-3f74-4409-82a7-010b2a4f566c.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4beb0a5047&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37a75469-699d-4761-91ba-90e61e7ba2bc.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=de57a65808&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/53e9ac4a-b7fe-470f-94e2-05d3dc03fc24.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Left to right: The Driggers/Callaway family gathering, a bevy of beautiful RHYC moms enjoying the music, Carol and Kevin Dickey relaxing on the patio, and Kaye and John Schroeder on their new pretzel&nbsp;floatie&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />July 3rd Pool Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Come on down to RHYC and celebrate our American independence! We will be dancing to live tunes from Party Favor Band and enjoying delicious food and drink specials around the pool and on the patio. Round up the whole family and meet your friends at RHYC. No need to RSVP, just come along and enjoy the late afternoon fun and live music!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/90c93446-388d-4d2d-a5c3-98ac5983be0a.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Pool Aerobics Classes&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. -&nbsp;10:30 a.m.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />What a great turnout we are having for the RHYC Pool Aerobics taught by Darcy Kent, instructor at Health Point. Darcy is a true motivator and her routines provide an energetic and invigorating class that combines aerobic training in a comfortable and friendly workout environment with little or no stress on your joints. Class is open to all RHYC members and guests, so tell your friends and neighbors! Cost is $3/class for RHYC members and $5/class for non-members. We look forward to seeing you at the RHYC pool!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>JULY MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b842e49f-0c1e-4111-a347-b2bfc37edc7a.jpg" alt="" width="150" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Members Only Rental Boat Blowout: Buy One Get One!&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 31, buy one half-day boat rental and receive another half-day rental of equal or lesser value FREE!&nbsp;Call the marina for details at 843-235-8262.<br /><br /><em>The free half-day boat rental may be used anytime during the summer by September 30, except for holiday blackout dates. This BOGO may not be combined with any other discounts or gift certificates and applies to regular rental rates including:&nbsp;Pontoon 22&rsquo;: capacity 8 people - $250 half day and $400 full day.&nbsp;</em></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>END OF DAY BOATING PLANS&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>To assure that all of our RHYC dry slip boaters have an enjoyable marina experience, we would appreciate it if you would provide us with your end-of-day boating plans when calling for a boat launch. Just let the marina staff know your ETA back at RHYC and if you are heading back out in the evening or the next morning. This way, we can return your boat safely to your dry slip and open up courtesy slips in our beautiful little harbor for our late arrivals.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather for this upcoming weekend is just beautiful for all your holiday weekend activities&nbsp;with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high&nbsp;80’s.&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3daa1263a6&amp;e=543c592ffd">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1033 Photo Contest Week 3 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Photo-Contest-Week-3-1032 Check out this week’s photo contest submissions!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Photo-Contest-Week-3-1032 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1031 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />What a gorgeous weekend. The weather couldn’t have been any better -&nbsp;sunny with no humidity. Thanks to all the dads who&nbsp;came to celebrate with&nbsp;us on Father’s&nbsp;Day. Check out the huge catfish Mr. Weng caught this Father’s Day weekend below. This is no fish tale! You can also read about our courtesy slips below, as&nbsp;I have received questions from several&nbsp;members regarding their use.&nbsp;It’s supposed to be another great weekend coming&nbsp;up. Make sure to come see us!<br /><br />Cheers,&nbsp;<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3cc8775e-d415-4d9b-9113-47b31cc94760.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day&nbsp;</h2> <br />It was so nice to see all of the dads out this weekend with their families enjoying their boats and the lake. Mr. Weng was grinning from ear to ear with his catch - this HUGE Catfish!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/47038015-feaf-4456-bf8c-5bc0e45534d9.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Your Chance to Win&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘likes&rsquo; on our Facebook page wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube!&nbsp;Categories are: wakeboarding, pets on lake norman, selfies, and sunsets.<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Deadline for submissions is August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day Weekend. Best of luck!&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>4th of July Ice Cream</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2</h3> <br />Come out to the marina to celebrate the Fourth with free ice cream for you and the family!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c3fdf39d-a929-40ee-b957-5c9c58fc52d1.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Cardboard Boat Making Class</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />In preparation for our Family Fun Day, we will be hosting a boat making class. Frank Lee, winner of last year’s cardboard boat race, has graciously offered to teach the class.&nbsp; Materials will be provided.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c219a030-6c50-4767-ae8f-186671c10d9d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Family Fun Day&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 12 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a day celebrating family. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of good, clean fun. We will have family activities, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/04ccb90a-0254-4573-939f-193744adac84.jpg" alt="" width="560" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>24/7 On the Water Towing Service Special</h2> <br />Tow Boat US is offering an annual membership special to Morningstar customers. Sign up today and receive membership for only $58. Make sure you don’t get stranded on the lake this summer and have to pay hundreds to be towed back in. This service includes unlimited 24-hour towing, gas drops, battery jumps and soft ungroundings. Call the marina office today to sign up for your membership at&nbsp;<strong>704.528.3328</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>COURTESY SLIP INFO</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>At&nbsp;Skippers, we have 5 courtesy slips available for our dry stack storage customers to use. Since we&nbsp;have&nbsp;a limited number of slips, we ask you to please only use a courtesy slip if you are planning on using the boat the next day. There is a limit of 3 days to keep your boat in a courtesy slip. If you are done with the boat, please put it on the launch or return dock so we can haul.&nbsp;This way other members are also able to enjoy the dock space. Thank you for helping to make Skippers the best it can be.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Good news - we will catch a bit of a break from the extreme heat we’ve seen lately with afternoon highs in the upper 80s. There may be a few late day t-storms Saturday (20% chance) with an even lower rain chance on Sunday. Sailors will have a 10 mph north wind on Saturday, 5-10 mph east wind on Sunday. Lake water temps&nbsp;are in the upper 80s.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1031 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1030 <div>RHYC Boaters and Members,<br />&nbsp;<br />WOW&hellip;what a spectacular Father&rsquo;s Day weekend! The weather gods were smiling down at RHYC as everyone enjoyed the party favorites of DJ Mike, while chowing down on free hot dogs. Check out the photos below to see all of the fun. Speaking of fun, this Friday night we have Party Favor Band from 5-9pm rockin&rsquo; the pool deck for Friday Night Fun at RHYC. See you there!<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f7d6e4ad45&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26861dfd-c390-4e14-8b47-e23f869fdc93.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4f55faaef5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8f451a1b-b1f6-4692-bead-f51ee380b5ed.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ed30fb68ee&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/930f331e-5065-4eb4-8252-9dcc6c396a5e.jpg" alt="" width="250 " height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0f323f5aab&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/799c0dbb-7fdf-40a5-8a57-a038b52d6b2a.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Left to right: The Todd/Falk family poolside gathering, The Payne gentlemen enjoying lunch on the patio, Captain Steve Hughart and family ready to embark on a river cruise, and Trey and Sarah Deschamps on a family boat ride.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fa6a0f80-8f5b-4a68-8c45-bc8b4d564511.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Friday Night Fun at RHYC</h2> <h3>Friday, June 24, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us poolside for an evening of fun and festivities as Party Favor Band rocks the house playing all of your dancing favorites. Chef Curtis will be cooking up some yummy specials and the libations will be free-flowing as you wind down from the week and wind up for the weekend at RHYC. See you here!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />July 3rd Pool Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Come on down to RHYC and celebrate our American independence! We will be dancing to live tunes from Party Favor Band and enjoying delicious food and drink specials around the pool and on the patio. Round up the whole family and meet your friends at RHYC. No need to RSVP, just come along and enjoy the late afternoon fun and live music!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b731c466-650a-4b67-8969-523224f5b262.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As a Reserve Harbor/Morningstar Marinas boater, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:<br /> <ul> <li>Manning&rsquo;s Boat Service: $25 Off any Annual Boat Service</li> <li>Deese Marine Service: 10% off first boat service</li> <li>SeaTow: Captain Jerry Caton: $15.00 off an Annual Membership</li> <li>Captain Steve&rsquo;s Tours: 10% Discount on any Boat Tour</li> <li>Ross Porter Marine Busters: 15% off your first Hull Cleaning</li> <li>Grand Strand Fiberglass: 25% off any fiberglass or Gel-coat repair</li> <li>Southern Water Services: 10% off any canvas or upholstery service</li> <li>Cape Romain Marine: 10% off parts and labor on any boat service</li> <li>Fishbone Design &amp; Boat Lettering: Free logo design with purchase of any boat logo ($60 value)</li> <li>Discounted rental boat rates at all 9 Morningstar Marina properties!</li> <li>Discounted boat detailing services!</li> <li>Unlimited boat movement in/out of water or onto work racks.</li> </ul> Don&rsquo;t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal RHYC and Morningstar Marinas boater!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather for this upcoming weekend is just beautiful for any outdoor activity with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s.&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2ed53f2136&amp;e=543c592ffd">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1030 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1029 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I hope everyone enjoyed their Father&rsquo;s Day this past weekend. Although it was breezy, plenty of members were able to enjoy their time on the water. Fishing around Mayport has been great lately, with plenty of slot-sized flounder being caught. If you have any questions on how to target a specific species, come inside to the ship&rsquo;s store, and we will help point you in the right direction. I look forward to seeing you all this coming weekend!<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9828f64-074a-4604-ab0e-9ad5a76210b8.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Congrats Captain Cosby&nbsp;</h2> <br /><br />This past weekend we had a solid NE wind, but that didn&rsquo;t stop Captain Bob Cosby&nbsp;from fishing in the Clay Robert&rsquo;s Memorial Tournament. He beat the wind by winning the largest flounder division! Congratulations Captain!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe6cac01-dfa4-426c-8ae5-505d8d0d52e4.png" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Kingbuster 400</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26</h3> <br />This weekend is the annual Kingbuster 400. The general tournament begins on Saturday, where boats can run out of Mayport or St. Augustine inlets. Sunday is the junior angler tournament out of Mayport only. The weigh in for both Saturday and Sunday will be here by the pavilion area. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=56cbefac38&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit the tournament&rsquo;s website here</a>. &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2afd9fd5-5d59-4b40-afcf-95e198431f09.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>June Specials&nbsp;</h2> <br />We have some items on sale from&nbsp;<strong>30-50% off</strong>&nbsp;in the ship’s store, including:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Yeti 65qt White Cushion</li> <li>Yeti 45qt Gray SeaDeck</li> <li>7&rsquo;2&rdquo; Wright&amp;McGill Spinning Rod</li> <li>7&rsquo; Daiwa Baitcaster Rod</li> <li>Costa Del Mar 580 Amber White Santa Rosa Frame</li> <li>9&rsquo; Winston Passport 4 Piece Fly Rod with Case (8wt &amp; 10wt)</li> <li>9&rsquo; St. Croix 4 Piece Fly Rod (8wt.)</li> </ul> Call the marina for pricing and more information.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>This week&rsquo;s forecast looks great! The weekend will bring some clouds and a chance of precipitation, but if you are planning on fishing the tournament, the SW winds will be sure to keep the beach flat.<br /><br />06/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Th&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:56am L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:28am H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:49pm L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:46pm H<br />06/24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; F&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:39am L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:14pm H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:39pm L&nbsp;<br />06/25&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sa&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:27am L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:03pm H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:36pm L<br />06/26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Su&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:21am L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:56pm H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:41pm L&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1029 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1028 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />What a great Father&rsquo;s Day weekend! I made it back home to Virginia to surprise my dad for Father&rsquo;s Day, which made for a great weekend with family, so&nbsp;I hope y&rsquo;all had an amazing holiday as well.&nbsp;Looking forward to another great weekend coming up with some awesome weather to enjoy the lake. Take a look below to see some upcoming events going on here at the marina and within the Morningstar Family! Make a stop by the PYC this Friday&nbsp;for the Cornelius Fire Department Fun in the Sun event and learn how you can be safer on the lake! Also, while you are at the marina enjoying your boat, enjoy the newly upgraded Wi-Fi! The new system has been completed, so make sure to check out the new passwords and information below. We hope to see you all here for a fun, exciting and safe weekend!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9d6d0036-04b8-43be-8861-215b83e443b1.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div> <h2>Win a Yeti</h2> <br />Get any good boating pictures recently? We have seen some great sunsets, but I think the action shots are taking the lead! &nbsp;Capture your lake memories, send us your photos - like this one of generations of Olsens celebrating Father’s Day on the lake - and be entered to win the awesome Yeti 20 Roadie cooler pictured above!<br />&nbsp;<br />Plus, Kings Point will be carrying all Yeti products starting next month. To find out how to save on your dream cooler, contact me in the ship’s store today!<br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit photos. Please include your name, contact information and any details about your photo.&nbsp;Thank you to all of you who shared your talent and entered our contest! Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to win. Send your lake photos our way!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e98c7ace-c3bf-4810-8ff3-c603ad9857ae.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Cornelius Fire Department Fun in the Sun</h2> <h3>Friday, June 24, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We’re very excited to have the Cornelius Fire Department out at the PYC with snacks and drinks, a bounce castle, fire truck tours, safety classes and safety checks.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/16f6f220-301d-45d9-b64b-d77d17fc457d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Maddio’s Pizza</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Stop by and grab some pizza before heading out on the lake for the day!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/92fcb90b-f9ae-434c-9f72-71054e6bd138.jpg" alt="" width="260" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Upgraded WiFi</h2> <br />The new Wi-Fi system has finally been installed!&nbsp; Enjoy a strong signal at any slip in the marina on &ldquo;Morningstar Marina&rdquo; Wi-Fi with password K1ng5po1nt. We hope you enjoy the new system and please let us know how it is working for you and the crew in your slip!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><br /><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Good news - we will catch a bit of a break from the extreme heat we’ve seen lately with afternoon highs in the upper 80s. There may be a few late day t-storms Saturday (20% chance) with an even lower rain chance on Sunday. Sailors will have a 10 mph north wind on Saturday, 5-10 mph east wind on Sunday. Lake water temps&nbsp;are in the upper 80s.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1028 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1027 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Congratulations to Mr. Lewis in D208 for winning our $50 dinner gift certificate to Richardson&rsquo;s restaurant last weekend!<br /><br />Boy are we excited about the next few weeks around here. Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Festival, 4th of July and the Battle of Cricket Hill reenactment are all happening in the next two weekends. Make sure you are part of it all!<br />&nbsp;<br />We have also attached a link to the boater&rsquo;s safety courses happening around town from now until mid-July for those of you who still need to take them.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you here soon!<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c85e7464-8f38-43ed-8b92-79fd86aa1868.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Great Catches</h2> <br /><br />Last weekend brought in Spade fish for the Glasscock crew near Hills Bay and the Geddes crew brought in a few beautiful Cobia from Windmill point.<br />&nbsp;<br />We now have live eels and minnows, as well as chum to help you catch that Cobia!&nbsp;If you don&rsquo;t see the bait you need, please call me by mid-week and I&rsquo;ll try to get it here for you.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:gwynnsisland@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cfb235f7-cccd-4ebd-a749-5e0a475497fb.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Battle of Cricket Hill</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4&nbsp;</h3> <br />This is the year for us to host the Battle of Cricket Hill reenactment. It&rsquo;s been about 4 years since we have hosted this event and it may be another 4 years before it happens again, so don&rsquo;t miss it! We will be doing this on the Fourth of July. We&rsquo;ll have information on times as the event approaches. We will be serving steamed crabs, watermelon and drinks. It&rsquo;s a great time for you to learn about our history in Mathews and a great honor to know that our location is on a national historic site.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/17b1eeab-134a-42e9-a147-c04eb1892178.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Free Water!</h2> <br />We are giving away water this weekend to help keep you cool. We ask that you take one per person to assure we have enough for everyone.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>BOATER SAFETY COURSES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><br />Don&rsquo;t forget that the state of Virginia is now requiring everyone to take the boater’s safety course and have the card on you if you are captain of the boat. To view a list&nbsp;of the dates and locations for taking the test, or to&nbsp;take it online,&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c84071240a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">follow the link here.</a>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1027 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1026 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Wow, what a difference a week makes in regards to the weather.&nbsp;Last week we could have fried an egg on the docks, and&nbsp;this week we had&nbsp;mid-80&rsquo;s with a light breeze and blue skies. I hope everyone had the chance to get out and enjoy it! Although this weekend will be a little warmer, the weather should be outstanding, so come down to the marina, get out on the water and truly enjoy your boat, family and friends. See you soon!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4bd5952b-82c7-4845-830d-622dab05ecc6.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day Fun</h2> <br />I hope all the Morningstar dads had a great Father&rsquo;s Day. For those of you who were able to attend the coffee and donuts on the Observation Deck, we have a winner for the free pair of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses of their choice.&nbsp;<strong>Congratulations to Craig MacGibbon on E-Dock!</strong><br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future e-newsletters.&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;</strong>to submit any photos. Be sure to include your name and a description.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32f798fe-a25c-4c6c-80e5-4bdd8438ed8e.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> &nbsp;</div> <div>As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>10% off at The Coastal Kitchen</li> <li>$25 off an Annual Sea Tow Membership through Sea Tow Brunswick</li> <li>5% off new Boat Purchase from Hickory Bluff Marine&nbsp;</li> <li>Dealer Net Pricing on a New Outboard Motor Purchase from Hickory Bluff Marine</li> <li>15% Discount on Labor - Dunbar Sales</li> <li>5% Discount on Ship’s Store Purchases - Dunbar Sales (excluding electronics)</li> <li>Two-Hour Free Installation on Qualifying Electronics - Dunbar Sales</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div>Stop by the marina office to pick up your card today. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3231f99a-642d-496d-b84f-da0d43605877.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h2>New&nbsp;Buffs&nbsp;at the Marina &nbsp;</h2> &nbsp; <div>I know a number of you who spend a lot of time out on the water look for different ways to help you stay cool, while also keeping the sun off your face, ears etc. Look no more. Come to the dock office to see our new line of Buffs which are designed to do all of the above and more!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div> <h2>Tide Information for St. Simons Island - June 2016</h2> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>Sun</strong></td> <td><strong>Mon</strong></td> <td><strong>Tue</strong></td> <td><strong>Wed</strong></td> <td><strong>Thu</strong></td> <td><strong>Fri</strong></td> <td><strong>Sat</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>1<br />H 05:18 AM<br />L 11:49 AM<br />H 05:52 PM</td> <td>2<br />L 12:32 AM<br />H 06:21 AM<br />L 12:47 PM<br />H 06:51 PM</td> <td>3<br />L 01:33 AM<br />H 07:20 AM<br />L 01:43 PM<br />H 07:46 PM</td> <td>4<br />L 02:30 AM<br />H 08:15 AM<br />L 02:38 PM<br />H 08:39 PM</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5<br />L 03:25 AM<br />H 09:09 AM<br />L 03:31 PM<br />H 09:31 PM</td> <td>6<br />L 04:16 AM<br />H 10:03 AM<br />L 04:21 PM<br />H 10:23 PM</td> <td>7<br />L 05:05 AM<br />H 10:58 AM<br />L 05:11 PM<br />H 11:16 PM</td> <td>8<br />L 05:54 AM<br />H 11:53 AM<br />L 06:01 PM</td> <td>9<br />H 12:08 AM<br />L 06:43 AM<br />H 12:47 PM<br />L 06:53 PM</td> <td>10<br />H 12:59 AM<br />L 07:33 AM<br />H 01:39 PM<br />L 07:49 PM</td> <td>11<br />H 01:50 AM<br />L 08:24 AM<br />H 02:31 PM<br />L 08:47 PM</td> </tr> <tr> <td>12<br />H 02:39 AM<br />L 09:14 AM<br />H 03:22 PM<br />L 09:44 PM</td> <td>13<br />H 03:30 AM<br />L 10:02 AM<br />H 04:13 PM<br />L 10:38 PM</td> <td>14<br />H 04:21 AM<br />L 10:47 AM<br />H 05:04 PM<br />L 11:29 PM</td> <td>15<br />H 05:13 AM<br />L 11:31 AM<br />H 05:53 PM</td> <td>16<br />L 12:18 AM<br />H 06:04 AM<br />L 12:14 PM<br />H 06:39 PM</td> <td>17<br />L 01:05 AM<br />H 06:51 AM<br />L 12:58 PM<br />H 07:21 PM</td> <td>18<br />L 01:50 AM<br />H 07:35 AM<br />L 01:41 PM<br />H 08:00 PM</td> </tr> <tr> <td>19<br />L 02:33 AM<br />H 08:16 AM<br />L 02:24 PM<br />H 08:37 PM</td> <td>20<br />L 03:14 AM<br />H 08:54 AM<br />L 03:05 PM<br />H 09:14 PM</td> <td>21<br />L 03:54 AM<br />H 09:33 AM<br />L 03:46 PM<br />H 09:51 PM</td> <td>22<br />L 04:33 AM<br />H 10:13 AM<br />L 04:26 PM<br />H 10:31 PM</td> <td>23<br />L 05:13 AM<br />H 10:56 AM<br />L 05:09 PM<br />H 11:15 PM</td> <td>24<br />L 05:55 AM<br />H 11:44 AM<br />L 05:55 PM</td> <td>25<br />H 12:03 AM<br />L 06:41 AM<br />H 12:36 PM<br />L 06:48 PM</td> </tr> <tr> <td>26<br />H 12:56 AM<br />L 07:32 AM<br />H 01:30 PM<br />L 07:49 PM</td> <td>27<br />H 01:51 AM<br />L 08:29 AM<br />H 02:28 PM<br />L 08:56 PM</td> <td>28<br />H 02:50 AM<br />L 09:29 AM<br />H 03:28 PM<br />L 10:06 PM</td> <td>29<br />H 03:53 AM<br />L 10:29 AM<br />H 04:31 PM<br />L 11:13 PM</td> <td>30<br />H 04:58 AM<br />L 11:28 AM<br />H 05:34 PM</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1026 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1025 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />What beautiful weather we have had the past few weeks. With plenty of sun and perfect lake temperatures, it has been a pleasure seeing everyone out to use their boats. Now that everyone is in the boating mood, we are working on putting together some fun events at the marina for all of our loyal customers. Stay tuned to&nbsp;future e-newsletters for more information.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/461e02a1-d5e4-4537-8333-6c256132337d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day Giveaway</h2> <br />We are excited to announce the winner of last week&rsquo;s raffle!&nbsp;<strong>Pete Scanlon</strong>&nbsp;overcame all odds and was drawn to win the wonderful jump pack and Pelican case. Congrats, Pete!<br /><br />For those of you that didn&rsquo;t win, don&rsquo;t worry, there are more raffles headed your way. Make sure you check out our Fourth of July e-newsletter to see the prizes available for the weekend, as well as a special announcement about one of our very own staff members. You won&rsquo;t want to miss it.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0f8e3a46-c905-4bd1-9b06-197aadbfda86.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>July 4th Photo Contest</h2> <h3>Now - Monday, July 4th</h3> <br />Don&rsquo;t forget to enter our July 4th photo contest! To enter, simply take some of the pictures from your weekend on the lake and&nbsp;<a href="mailto:eatonferry@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email them to the marina</a>or tag Morningstar Marinas at Eaton Ferry in the photo on&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f010c6c4a4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook.</a>&nbsp;The photo with the most likes on Facebook will win an amazing prize that will be announced in the next e-newsletter. We love to see our customers out enjoying the water and taking advantage of the beautiful Lake Gaston, so be sure to submit pictures and enter yourself for the chance to win the grand prize.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d20be5e0-1327-410b-9984-6a98e0a182cb.jpg" alt="" width="400" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Record-Breaking Catch</h2> <br />Last week, a 15 year old angler from our very own Lake Gaston set a new state record. He reeled in a 117-pound catfish, breaking the previous record by 12 pounds! This is the third record set in the last 6 months, so make sure you are taking your fishing poles out with you while you&rsquo;re out on your boat. You never know, maybe you will set the next state record!&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8d597f17e8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Here is the article</a>&nbsp;on the teen&rsquo;s magnificent catch.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1025 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1024 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope you had a great Father&rsquo;s Day! It was a beautiful Sunday, and we enjoyed celebrating all the dads here at Bahia Bleu. The Fourth of July is right around the corner&nbsp;and there are lots of exciting events to attend. We have listed a few for you to consider. We hope to see everyone down at the marina soon!<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8d47d2f0-a20f-4904-9efa-ce51e2d448f0.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>New Faces at the Marina</h2> <br />We would like to welcome two new employees to Bahia Bleu! Lee Phillips joined us in May as Forklift Operator and Katie O&rsquo;Donnell joined us in June as Office Manager. Please stop in and welcome them to Morningstar!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3421d754-d15a-4d7c-8678-903186b32918.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Fireworks on the Beach</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4, 9:15 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />On July 4, 2016, enjoy Independence Day Fireworks at Tybee Island&rsquo;s annual celebration of America&rsquo;s birthday! Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee&rsquo;s busiest days of the year.The fireworks display begins around 9:15 p.m. The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are&nbsp;easily viewed from any of&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ca35526160&amp;e=543c592ffd">Tybee&rsquo;s eastern beaches</a>.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />River Street Fourth of July Celebration</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. &nbsp;</h3> <br />Grab your chair and get there early to watch the sky light up for the&nbsp;fireworks display. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage on&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ff4b2145d8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">River Street</a>&nbsp;or bring the family to hang out in our&nbsp;kid&rsquo;s zone while waiting on the fireworks display! Fireworks begin at&nbsp;<strong>9:30 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>For more information, call the Savannah Waterfront Association at (912) 234-0295 or go to&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8aafa3be00&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">riverstreetsavannah.com</a>.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5a99e64a-7fdb-4788-8d0a-9add139df0a1.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Savannah Yacht Club Fireworks</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 3, after dark &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Bring the family to Bahia Bleu to enjoy the Savannah Yacht Club fireworks display from upstairs on our deck!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81f224b5-5e14-4e56-a2c5-bc3a72071a04.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Boat Washes</h2> <br />With the Fourth of July around the corner, let us take the hassle out of getting your boat ready for the weekend! Call the front office at&nbsp;<strong>912-354-2283</strong>&nbsp;to schedule a boat wash. We offer a basic $40 wash, where we soap down and clean your boat as well as a more detailed wash that is $3-$5 per foot.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1024 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1023 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The summer heat is starting to kick in, and we have seen many enjoying their days and cooling off on the water! We look forward to seeing more and more of you out enjoying your summer here. For a special treat this weekend, make sure you bring dad down to the marina to celebrate Father&rsquo;s Day! We will have coffee and donuts in the Ship&rsquo;s Store in the morning for you to enjoy.<br />&nbsp;<br />Be on the lookout for upcoming events and please&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b496a7ae61&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">like us on Facebook</a>&nbsp;for updates. See you here!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/85e23f35-fa7c-469b-b77a-c0dacc424610.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Great Catch&nbsp;</h2> <br />It was a great fishing weekend for David Bowerman! Here he is pictured with the 40+ lb. Cobia he caught. Thanks for sharing!&nbsp;<br /><br />We love it when you share your pictures with us, so&nbsp;<a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email us</a>&nbsp;and we will feature your photos! Please be sure to include your name and any information you&rsquo;d like to include.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cbf5aff5-0266-4d55-93cb-e63ca64f66a8.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Coffee and Donuts with Dad</h2> <h3>Sunday, June 21, 2016</h3> <br />Come down to the marina this Sunday to celebrate dad with a day out on the water! To start you out right, we’ll provide you with coffee and donuts in the morning.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/28f6613c-e94a-4f1d-9706-adacf681f90c.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />River Street Fireworks&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Monday, July 4</h3> <br />Mark your calendars for Fourth of July fireworks on River Street. It’s sure to be a spectacular show! &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/047ec53c-3282-44b9-80e7-30c61c8713e6.jpg" alt="" width="480" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>BUFF Fishing Headgear at the Ship’s Store&nbsp;</h2> <br />We are now selling BUFF Fishing Headgear at the Ship’s Store! This wind resistant headgear will keep you cool and protect you from the sun. Make sure to stop by the Ship’s Store and get your own BUFF products and stock up on sunscreen, beverages, and snacks before you head out on the water! <h2><br />Patio Rentals</h2> <br />Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at 912-354-2283 for availability and pricing.&nbsp; <h2><br />Insurance</h2> <br />As hurricane season approaches, we encourage everyone to check their insurance plans to ensure you are aware of what needs to be done in case of a hurricane. Some plans have specific processes that must be followed. We also ask that those who have yet to bring a copy of their insurance declaration pages do so now. Here’s hoping another hurricane-free year is upon us!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>This weekend is sure to be perfect for Father&rsquo;s Day! With highs in the 80s and great wind conditions, you&rsquo;re guaranteed&nbsp;to have a great day out on the water. Hope to see you soon!<br />&nbsp; <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 6/16</td> <td>12:22 AM Low</td> <td>6:02 AM High</td> <td>12:22 PM Low</td> <td>6:43 PM High</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 6/17</td> <td>1:08 AM Low</td> <td>6:51 AM High</td> <td>1:06 PM Low</td> <td>7:28 PM High</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 6/18</td> <td>1:53 AM Low</td> <td>7:38 AM High</td> <td>1:49 PM Low</td> <td>8:11 PM High</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday 6/19</td> <td>2:37 AM Low</td> <td>8:21 AM High</td> <td>2:33 PM Low</td> <td>8:51 PM high</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1023 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1022 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It looks like we had our first test of storm readiness,&nbsp;having gone through our hurricane plan from A-Z with&nbsp;Tropical Storm Collin.&nbsp;The staff worked diligently for over 12 hours securing all in-water boats, dry storage vessels and property.&nbsp;I feel we were prepared for this weather event, but I think this is the perfect time for everyone to review their own personal hurricane plan to make&nbsp;sure they are ready for any weather event that&nbsp;may arise.&nbsp;Remember, even a severe thunderstorm can bring high winds, heavy rain and micro bursts, so being prepared on any given day is imperative when it comes to protecting your boat and those boats around you.&nbsp;<br /><br />This weekend, however, looks much more pleasant, so bring dad out to the marina to celebrate him with a day on the water, complimentary donuts and coffee, and a costa sunglasses raffle. We look forward to seeing you here!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b6659fc3-e179-4c63-9ac3-cf916b9ee0ac.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day Coffee, Donuts and Raffle</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 18, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come join us to celebrate Father’s Day one day early on the observation deck (if it rains, we’ll be set up in business office unit 206). We’ll have coffee and donuts and raffle tickets for dad to win a new pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses of his choice.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32f798fe-a25c-4c6c-80e5-4bdd8438ed8e.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off at The Coastal Kitchen</li> <li>$25 off an Annual Sea Tow Membership through Sea Tow Brunswick</li> <li>5% off new Boat Purchase from Hickory Bluff Marine&nbsp;</li> <li>Dealer Net Pricing on a New Outboard Motor Purchase from Hickory Bluff Marine</li> <li>15% Discount on Labor - Dunbar Sales</li> <li>5% Discount on Ship’s Store Purchases - Dunbar Sales (excluding electronics)</li> <li>Two-Hour Free Installation on Qualifying Electronics - Dunbar Sales</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Stop by the marina office to pick up your card today. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SAFETY&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>With hurricane season upon us, it is important to be storm ready and keep our docks safe. Please&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7574602b0e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">read through a few tips and reminders on our blog</a>&nbsp;to make sure we keep Morningstar Marinas as safe for you and your boat as possible.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1022 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1021 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is finally here. With temperatures in the 90&rsquo;s, is there any better time to be out on the water? Make sure you get dad out on the water for Father&rsquo;s Day this weekend and pick up a free gift. The weather is going to be beautiful, and there is going to be plenty of sun for everyone. All of the Eaton Ferry staff are looking forward to another great weekend with each&nbsp;of our wonderful customers.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/157c9eb1-4afe-4d7f-b5c9-bcf0dd414b69.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Enter to Win an Awesome Prize!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Through July 4th weekend, Eaton Ferry will be holding a photo contest. We want to share all the wonderful moments you capture out on the water and around the marina.. Please&nbsp;<a href="mailto:eatonferry@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email us</a>&nbsp;to submit photos, or you can also tag us in the photo on<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6d85bdf7ad&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>. The winner will be determined by the amount of likes they have on our Facebook page and will receive an amazing gift from the marina. Be sure to go like the photos you think best represent the marina and the lake! Note that there is a maximum of 5 photos per family. Good luck!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8f43fe3a-1528-49c3-949d-d6a6aafafa16.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day Raffle</h2> <h3>Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19</h3> <br />Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to win a compact jump pack as well as a Pelican dry case. Keep your boat going and your electronics dry and safe this summer with these two amazing prizes. Built to last, the Pelican storage case is sought out by professional outdoorsmen everywhere.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2efe24ab-14c6-4db7-88bf-98e797951e6b.jpg" alt="" width="480" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Slip Holder Jet Ski Special&nbsp;</h2> <br />Eaton Ferry has gotten back into the Jet Ski rental business. We have just received three 2016 Yamaha V1 Sport Waverunners. With this new addition to the fleet, we would like to extend an offer to all members - a full day jetski rental for the half day price! That&rsquo;s right,&nbsp;<strong>save over $100</strong>&nbsp;and take out one of these brand new beauties. Just call the office and set up a reservation, and we will get you out on a beautiful Yamaha for the day. <h2><br />Weekday Rental Special&nbsp;</h2> <br />Now that the weather has lifted, Eaton Ferry would like to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get out and enjoy the lake. With the new additions to our rental fleet, and the return of our brand new jetskis, what better time to run a weekday special! Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to get out on the water this June and test out some of our new rentals. Rates are as follows: <ul> <li>Pontoons: $200/full day</li> <li>Deck Boats: $249/full day</li> <li>Ski Boats: $299/full day</li> <li>Jet Skis: $250/full day</li> </ul> These amazing offers are only valid Monday-Thursday on reservations made in June. You can reserve the boat for any weekday this year, but the actual reservation must be made in June. Holidays are excluded in this offer.&nbsp;When you call to reserve, please&nbsp;<strong>mention promo code EF 2016</strong>&nbsp;to get your discount. If you are a walk in, please bring a copy of this email with you.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>It’s ALWAYS&nbsp;beautiful when you are on the water.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1021 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1020 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This weekend was a scorcher! Thanks to all of you who decided to brave the heat and come to the marina. We had a great weekend despite the heat. It was so nice to see you all.<br />&nbsp;<br />With so many new members, I thought it would be useful to outline the process for launching and hauling your boat. Please take a moment to review the points below.<br />&nbsp;<br />We have a lot of fun planned for you for this summer. Mark your calendars to make sure that you do not miss out on the fun!<br />&nbsp;<br />This year will be our 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;annual member photo contest. Get the most ‘likes’ for your photo on&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=22ba6c4169&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and win one of four prizes. Please see the details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />It looks like we are going to have a perfect weekend for Father’s Day. We’ll be celebrating with donuts for dad.&nbsp;Come down and see us!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5e749c3b-f317-47e3-a6f4-6f90c04b92de.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Poker Run&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. at Peninsula Yacht Club&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come out to the Morningstar Marinas and PYC annual Poker Run this Saturday. All three Lake Norman Morningstar properties will be participating in the fun. See the marina office staff for details and to register.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2c5fb4f4-ce44-4ba9-9f2c-92502a5ada40.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Donuts for Dad&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, June 19 &nbsp;</h3> <br />Bring dad to the marina for Father’s Day. We will have donuts to show dad how much we appreciate him!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6c843339-5ad2-45c8-a6e4-42d370e8e108.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />4th of July Ice Cream &nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come to the marina to celebrate the 4th and get free ice cream for you and&nbsp;the family!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3b5bc7eb-c7a8-4e02-a053-a3dea7cd8435.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Cardboard Boat-Making Class&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.&nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />In preparation for our Family Fun Day, we will be hosting a boat-making class. Frank Lee, winner of last year’s cardboard boat race, has graciously offered to teach the class. Materials will be provided.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2ec0b0f4-5deb-4577-82ad-bdfa393710fe.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Family Fun Day &nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 16, 12 p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a day celebrating family. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of good, clean fun. We will have family activities, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/04ccb90a-0254-4573-939f-193744adac84.jpg" alt="" width="560" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>24/7 On the Water Towing Service Special</h2> <br />Tow Boat US is offering an annual membership special to Morningstar customers. Sign up today and receive membership for only $58. Make sure you don’t get stranded on the lake this summer and have to pay hundreds to be towed back in. This service includes unlimited 24-hour towing, gas drops, battery jumps, and soft ungroundings. Call the marina office today to sign up for your membership at 704.528.3328. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/52484637-13f0-49fc-9fb4-4aa9c1000c95.jpg" alt="" width="480" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=18834599c5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;<strong>Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;</strong>Deadline for submissions is<strong>&nbsp;August 1</strong>. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER REWARDS PROGRAM</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32f798fe-a25c-4c6c-80e5-4bdd8438ed8e.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> &nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=62107e05ca&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater. Call or stop by the Ship’s Store for more information.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAUNCH AND HAUL OUT REVIEW&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=86e829f2f2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4dd603bc-5c11-4f52-9d70-553303c95d51.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br />Since we have a number of new boaters this season at Skippers, I thought it would be helpful to review the process for launch and haul-out of your boat.</div> <ul> <li>Please have four dock lines attached to your boat. One at each corner of the boat. We need four lines, because you depart and return from opposite sides of the dock.</li> <li>When approaching the dock, please do so slowly. Remember the rule of thumb that you only want to&nbsp;approach the dock as fast as you want to hit it.</li> <li>The stern of the boat should be positioned so that it is facing the bulkhead when pulled down the dock.</li> <li>Have your dock lines and fenders attached to the boat prior to landing the boat.</li> <li>Trim your outdrive or outboard all the way up to the trailering position</li> <li>Put down your bimini and cover the boat</li> <li>Less is more when tying off the boat. Please&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=019a24a140&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">watch this video</a>&nbsp;on the proper way to tie a dock line.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />After a scorching hot and for many, a wet week, we will be treated to a late June weekend gem. Expect&nbsp;sunshine both days (sunscreen!) and afternoon highs barely above 80. &nbsp;NE winds will be gusty for sailors, as high as 15+, also rare for late June.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1020 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1019 <div>RHYC Boaters and Members,<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is in full swing at RHYC!&nbsp; The pool and marina were busy all weekend with everyone enjoying the sunny skies and steamy temperatures.&nbsp;This coming weekend is our fantastic Father&rsquo;s Day party with DJ Mike spinning the tunes by the pool, and we’ll have free hot dogs and free gifts for all the dads. Looking forward to seeing everyone at RHYC for another fun-filled summer weekend!<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Check out these great photos of all the action at the RHYC marina and pool!&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ed5bd3fe7d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/afb82cc5-0c9f-44f4-b17f-4d73b6f25a7f.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8e31337576&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/de1a8fa8-aa18-4275-b7f2-943d396cb0f3.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="180" align="none" /></a></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/58017bd1-ea8c-43d2-bb5d-2c9fb872c45b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Father’s Day Festivities</h2> <h3>Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your dad, grandpa, or favorite uncle like a king, where all the dads get free hot dogs and a special gift! Dads can select their favorite gift including a floatie keychain, stadium cup or frisbee. Challenge dad to a corn hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>DATES TO REMEMBER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The RHYC Clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3 p.m. tomorrow&nbsp;Friday, June 17</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07df4e4e-26a9-4201-87a8-ff55b8fd541e.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>June Marina Specials&nbsp;</h2> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>$10 off</strong>&nbsp;any boat wash during the month of June</li> <li>&nbsp; Free gift for all the dads at the Ship&rsquo;s Store on Father&rsquo;s Day</li> </ul> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather for this upcoming weekend is gorgeous! They are calling for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to high 80’s - perfect for chillin’ out on the river or by the pool.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1cf4fd5f89&amp;e=543c592ffd">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1019 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1017 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We are looking forward to seeing everyone out here this weekend for Father&rsquo;s Day!&nbsp;To celebrate, Saturday and Sunday, all fathers get a free 10 lb. bag of ice on us!&nbsp;Stop by the store to claim your free bag of ice and be sure to check below for a detailed weather forecast for this weekend. See you soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8aa5b988-ce24-4264-bfe9-a8a4964b0459.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Big Fish!&nbsp;</h2> <br />This huge 55 lb. grouper was caught by Captain Dan on his dive boat, Diamond Diver, this past weekend. Lately, there have been more and more grouper showing up. We have also seen quite a few people catching cobia whilst bottom fishing.<br />&nbsp;<br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and any details you’d like to include.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9117dd87-97b4-446e-806d-268b4132c829.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Happy Father’s Day!</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19</h3> <br />To help celebrate Father&rsquo;s Day, we are giving all fathers a free 10lb bag of ice this weekend. To get your 10lb bag of ice, stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store or let us know you&rsquo;d like your free bag in the boat when we launch it. Thanks to all the dads out there for all you do!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Friday:&nbsp; High of 92 with partly cloudy skies and PM showers likely.&nbsp;Winds southwest at 15-20 knots with seas 2-3&rsquo; and inland waters choppy.<br /><br />Saturday: High of 83 with partly cloudy skies and PM T-storms likely.&nbsp; Winds northeast at 15-20 knots with seas 2-3&rsquo; building to 3-5&rsquo; with seas occasionally reaching 6&rsquo; with inland waters a light chop.<br /><br />Sunday: High of 81 with partly cloudy skies.&nbsp;Winds northeast at 15-20 knots with seas 5-7&rsquo; with seas occasionally reaching 9&rsquo; with inland waters choppy.<br /><br />06/17&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:05 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.40 L<br />06/17&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:09 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.02 H<br />06/17&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:56 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.13 L<br />06/17&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.77 H<br />06/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:49 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.24 L<br />06/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:53 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.02 H<br />06/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:35 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.01 L<br />06/18&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:24 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.83 H<br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:29 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.10 L<br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:36 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.03 H</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1017 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1016 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Happy Father&rsquo;s Day to all our dads out there! We want to celebrate all of you this weekend. Please come to the marina this Saturday and Sunday to eat some great BBQ. We have festivals coming up and specials for you, so keep reading for details. See you this weekend!<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MAIN LINE&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7d835ae3-8c50-4409-939c-ff6b5be0bcae.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Get Through to us Faster&nbsp;</h2> <br />If you need a launch or help with service, call our main line at&nbsp;<strong>804-725-9343</strong>&nbsp;and skip our recorded message.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/035d4745-ae3c-4afe-aded-c572939fa743.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Father’s Day BBQ</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19&nbsp;</h3> <br />Bring dad to the marina for FREE and delicious barbecue this weekend. You’re all welcome to sit, relax and enjoy from 11:30 a.m. till about 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss out!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81e92c7d-7ecc-4ace-a9e4-ca57d4e565cc.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Gwynn’s Island Festival</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 25&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come out to this fun event with local artists, “healthy” food like crab cakes, funnel cakes, and fried anything! Hope to see you there. &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/11ac556a-a179-4f9c-8fae-8fd50f42f299.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Raffle for Free Dinner!&nbsp;</h2> <br />We are treating a lucky winner to free dinner at Richardsons! All you have to do is show up and use your boat! Please see us for the form and we’ll add you to the pot for a chance to win $50 at Richardsons restaurant in town.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1016 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1015 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We are getting some fantastic sunset shots for our Yeti photo contest this summer! Be sure to&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0f6664154f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">check out our blog</a>&nbsp;on our website to take a look at all of the great submissions so far. And you know, kids and dogs on the water make for some pretty good photos as well&hellip;just a thought.<br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s going to be an awesome Father&rsquo;s Day weekend at the marina. The weather should be a little cooler, Magnolia&rsquo;s Food Truck will be here Saturday, and we&rsquo;ll be giving dads a little something in honor of their official day on Sunday. Hope you &nbsp;get a chance to get out here and enjoy! Whatever your plans this weekend &ndash; have fun and stay safe.<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST WEEK 2</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2d20fb1a-715c-4ca7-88be-12130d3089aa.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Win a Yeti&nbsp;</h2> <br />Get any good boating pictures recently? Capture your lake memories, send us your photos, and be entered to win the awesome Yeti 20 Roadie cooler pictured!<br /><br /><a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit your photos with your name, contact information and any details about your photo.&nbsp;Meanwhile, check out the awesome&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=be8a075eff&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Week 2 submissions over on our blog</a>.&nbsp;Thank you to all of you who shared your talent and entered our contest! Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to win! Send your lake photos our way.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7f46777e-dfef-4939-b4ab-37cc0f4bc349.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Magnolia’s Food Truck</h2> <h3>Saturday, June 18, beginning at 11 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are excited to have Chef Jared Katz and his fresh New Orleans-style food at the marina this Saturday. Magnolia&rsquo;s features traditional po&rsquo; boys, gumbo, red beans and rice, and more. Look for the truck by the office.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/58017bd1-ea8c-43d2-bb5d-2c9fb872c45b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Father’s Day</h2> <h3>Sunday, June 19&nbsp;</h3> <br />It’s your day this Sunday, dads, grandpas and dog-fathers! Stop by the Ship’s Store for a little token of our appreciation for all you do, while supplies last. &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/be26370d-4008-46ff-935a-4ff9d025194c.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Big Day at the Lake</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 23&nbsp;</h3> <br />Big Brothers Big Sisters of greater Charlotte are having their annual Big Day at the Lake event in July, and they are in need of boat hosts.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ca793e1405&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Visit their website</a>&nbsp;for more details or to sign up to host and contribute to this very worthy cause. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />After a scorching hot and for many, a wet week, we will be treated to a late June weekend gem. Expect&nbsp;sunshine both days (sunscreen!) and afternoon highs barely above 80. &nbsp;NE winds will be gusty for sailors, as high as 15+, also rare for late June.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1015 Storm and Dock Safety Tips http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Storm-and-Dock-Safety-Tips-1014 <p><strong>Storm Preparation</strong></p> <p>As I am sure most of you know, quality lines and fenders are your first line of defense in protecting your vessel in the advent of a storm while docked at a marina. Dock lines should be of a diameter that fits the size of your vessel (Charts found on most dock line packaging) and of a length which run at least &frac34; the length of your vessel. Quarter inch (1/4&rdquo;) dock lines 15&rsquo; in length on a 50&rsquo; vessel are totally inaccurate for the purpose at hand.&nbsp; At the same time, dry rotted, stiff, none pliable lines are totally ineffective when tested in a storm. Dock lines should be pliable with the ability to stretch under a load without breaking. One simple test is to see how easily you can coil your dock lines on the dock. If they coil easily in a tight circular fashion your lines are fresh and ready for the season. If they are resistant to coiling in a tight pattern, it may be time to change your lines. I know new dock lines don&rsquo;t come cheap, but I can assure you they are a lot less expensive than most everyone&rsquo;s deductibles on their insurance policies.</p> <p>Properly sized and inflated fenders are also extremely important in preserving your asset so I would ask that you take the time to address the storm readiness of your vessel, dock lines and fenders.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you are not sure if your lines and fenders are suitable for the purpose at hand, please contact the marina at 912-634-1128 as we will be more than happy to assist in making sure you are ready for any and all weather events.</p> <p>A couple additional vessel readiness tips:</p> <p>-When leaving your boat for any period of time, <strong>turn off and disconnect</strong> the waterline from your boat.</p> <p>-Double all dock lines (Bow, Stern, Forward and Aft Spring Lines)</p> <p>-Have additional lines and fenders readily available for marina staff to add in the advent of a weather event.&nbsp; Lines and fenders tangled and buried in cockpit lockers is not considered readily available.</p> <p>-A clean boat is the sign of a well maintained vessel so if you haven&rsquo;t given your boat a bath recently, do yourself and your vessel a favor and put some shine to her.&nbsp; If not interested in doing so yourself, we offer a diversity of detailing services so do not hesitate to contact us at 912-634-1128 for a quote to keep your vessel looking great. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dry Storage Dock Safety</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>In an effort to maintain a safe launch and recovery area at our dry storage docks, I would ask that all dry storage customers refrain from tying up your boats on the staging dock where we launch and retrieve all of our dry storage vessels.&nbsp; This area needs to be clear for staff to be able to launch and retrieve vessels in a safe and orderly fashion. We ask that if you are unable to find an open space on our rack docks, that you contact the Dock Master on Channel 16 in an effort to be advised of an available slip.</p> <p>The staging docks (launch and recovery dock area) must also be clear in the evening in the event we are called in during the early hours of the morning for a vessel being brought in by Sea Tow etc. which may need to be hauled out of the water immediately.&nbsp; If we have to move customer boats off the staging dock in an emergency, this could and has created a difficult situation for all parties involved.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any questions regarding this request, please feel free to contact me at any point in time for we are here to be of assistance in any way possible.</p> <p>Thank you for helping keep Morningstar Marinas as safe as possible.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Storm-and-Dock-Safety-Tips-1014 Photo Contest Week 2 Submissions http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Photo-Contest-Week-2-Submissions-1013 We’re in the second week of our Summer photo contest that could win you a Yeti. Check out all of the great submissions from this week.&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Photo-Contest-Week-2-Submissions-1013 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1012 <div>RHYC Members and Boaters,&nbsp;<br /><br />School&rsquo;s out for Summer&hellip;wooo hooo!&nbsp;RHYC is jammin&rsquo; with all of our Summer families relaxing by the pool and enjoying boating on the river. This is the fun season that we wait for all Winter long and we are glad it&rsquo;s back!&nbsp;Check out all of the fun activities on tap for June and mark your calendar for the next three weekends -&nbsp;all featuring live entertainment and festivities for the entire family. What better time to&nbsp;create&nbsp;memories at RHYC! See you soon.&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/625735b3-d6fc-432c-be1c-136f40c72575.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Pool Aerobics Classes</h2> <h3>Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join Darcy Kent, instructor at Health Point, as she provides an energetic and invigorating class that combines aerobic training in a comfortable and friendly workout environment with little or no stress on your joints. Stay refreshed in the pool for a summer tone-up that will run throughout the summer. Class is open to all RHYC members and guests, so tell your friends and neighbors. Cost is $3/class for RHYC members and $5/class for non-members. We look forward to seeing you at the RHYC pool!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/58017bd1-ea8c-43d2-bb5d-2c9fb872c45b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Father’s Day Festivities</h2> <h3>Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your dad, grandpa, or favorite uncle like a king, where all the dads get free hot dogs and a special gift! Dads can select their favorite gift including a floatie keychain, stadium cup or frisbee. Challenge dad to a corn hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/82f37e28-83b5-4b4c-93f5-e5f073bfa866.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Friday Night Fun at RHYC&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, June 24, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us poolside for an evening of fun and festivities as Party Favor Band rocks the house playing all your dancing favorites. Chef Curtis will be cooking up some yummy specials and the libations will be free flowing as you wind down from the week and wind up for the weekend at RHYC. See you there!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1ccc05e-38bc-4522-8232-868ff9010880.gif" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />July 3rd Pool Party for the 4th&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, July&nbsp;3, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come on down to RHYC and celebrate our American independence! We will be dancing to live tunes from Party Favor Band and enjoying delicious menu and drink specials around the pool and on the fireplace patio. Round up the whole family and meet up with your friends at RHYC.&nbsp; No need to RSVP, just come along and enjoy the late afternoon fun!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>DATES TO REMEMBER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The RHYC Clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3 p.m. on Friday, June 17</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07df4e4e-26a9-4201-87a8-ff55b8fd541e.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>June Marina Specials&nbsp;</h2> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>$10 off</strong>&nbsp;any boat wash during the month of June</li> <li>&nbsp; Free gift for all the dads at the Ship&rsquo;s Store on Father&rsquo;s Day</li> </ul> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather for this upcoming weekend is gorgeous! They are calling for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to high 80’s - perfect for chillin’ out on the river or by the pool.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1eb02c7c56&amp;e=543c592ffd&amp;utm_source=Reserve+Harbor&amp;utm_campaign=b4ee9b33a8-160602_RHYC6_2_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e34f597cfc-b4ee9b33a8-">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>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1012