Dry LandEva Cernik, professional belly dancer

Salty Dog 2019 Christmas Party

Christmas Holiday Party
The Salty Dog Sailing Club enjoyed one of the best Holiday parties EVER on Sat., Dec. 14 at Piccolo’s Restaurant in Denver.   A big thank you to Andrea Lewis, party planner extraordinaire, who organized and planned the dry land event.

As shown in the photos below, the party had a record turnout with 41 sailors, including guests from 2 other local sailing clubs with professional live (and surprising) entertainment, good food and great attitudes.  The event drew in several of our long time members who, for one reason or another, had not been able to join us for a year or two, and it was great to see them again.  We’ll be glad to have them back in the sailing ranks next year.
Andrea Dryland Coordinator welcoming Salty Dogs

As folks arrived, they were greeted with an entertaining Christmas Quiz (see below) which served as both an ice breaker and a lesson in humility.  No one got all the answers correct!  Can you? Sailing stories, some of them even true, continued throughout dinner and the level of laughter increased.  We had Christmas music and the traditional Christmas Crackers to start.

Eva Cernik, professional belly dancer Belly Dancer with PeterSuddenly, the sound of bells, as the lights dimmed.  Could it be Santa?  No, to our delight, it was Eva Cernik, a fantastic professional belly dancer, who began her dance with a tray of lighted candles on her head as she wove her spell through the group.  Graceful, charming and a bit flirty, she soon had the group drawn into her spell.  Then came the lessons!  Lots of us learned just how difficult belly dancing is, as we lurched and shimmied in an attempt to imitate her elegant and graceful moves. Overall, we only provided comedy!   She soon had most of our group joining her as we found out how atrophied some of those stomach muscles had become.  She enchanted us for over an hour and the festivities ended with rich chocolate cake and fond wishes for the Holiday.  This was a great end of year celebration for the club, and a chance to renew acquaintances with many long term friends, as well as make new ones.  It was only a hint of the fun coming in 2020.

Christmas Holiday Quiz

Can you get them all right? The Answers are posted on our Facebook Page.

  1. What was Scrooge’s first name?
  2. How many ghosts appear during A Christmas Carol?
  3. What wouldn’t the rest of the reindeer let Rudolph do?
  4. What is the best selling single Christmas song of all time?
  5. What Country began the tradition of Christmas trees?
  6. What was Frosty the snowman’s nose made of?
  7. What were the names of Santa’s reindeer starting with D?
  8. The first ginger bread houses were inspired by what fairy tale?
  9. How many reindeer did Santa have?
  10. How many gifts were given during the 12 Days of Christmas?
Patricia, Andrea, Marilyn, Cindy and Brook

Patricia, Andrea, Marilyn, Cindy and Brook

Brooke, Ellie and Dave

Brooke, Ellie and Dave

Andrea and Bobby

Andrea and Bobby

Denise and Chris

Denise and Chris

Diana and Gail

Diana and Gail

Belly Dancer with Ray

Belly Dancer with Ray

2019 Christmas Party

2019 Salty Dog Christmas Party