What a summer Grosse Pointe has in store!
While thumbing through this issue of Pointe Magazine, you will be amazed at how many great things we have going on!
Of course, the big news is the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association’s National Championships coming to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in July.
We can’t wait to see the 400+ Optimist sailing dinghies captained by 8- to 15-year-old girls and boys. As the multitude of sails travel from GPYC to Crescent Sail Club and back, the scene is sure to be a traffic stopper.
Pointe Magazine is proud to be a sponsor of this event and many others in Grosse Pointe throughout the year.
I don’t know about you, but we have been yearning for good weather. As I write this, it is only 44 degrees outside, having fallen from the 80s just a couple of days ago. Sheesh!
Observant readers will notice that our good friend Pete Waldmeir is not in his customary position at the back of the magazine — or “book” as he likes to call it. Pete says he has retired — for good this time!
We will miss Pete in our magazine. I have always counted it a coup to have him as a columnist and story writer in the magazine. We wish Pete the best in his “retirement” — God only knows if he will “stay retired” this time ... probably not!
Followers of Pointe Magazine will also notice this is a three-month issue vs. our traditional bi-monthly schedule. We did this not so we can have more time off in the summer — god forbid — but so that we will finish the year off with a November-December issue and begin the New Year with a January-February edition.
Last year, with a December-January issue, we were trying to promote the holidays and New Year festivities and, at the same time, promoting fitness and New Year’s resolutions. That was an impossible mix. This year we can do it right. Holiday stuff in November-December and healthy resolutions in January-February.
But let’s not rush the summer! Can’t wait to see the young sailors from around the world, make a trip to Mackinac Island to see the racers come in and maybe get in some golf ... imagine that!
As always, we ask that you attend our many great events and patronize our many wonderful shops and businesses, without whom none of this would be possible.
Enjoy your summer and see you around the Pointe!
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