The Buccaneer Fleet constitutes the philanthropic arm of the
Oak Harbor Yacht Club
th' Buccaneer Fleet, which were bein' founded in 2002, supports th' club and our community in various ways.
th' “Pirates” accompany th' “Corsair Ship” in th' Saint, to be sure, Patrick’s Day, Holland Happenin' and 4th o' July Parades, distributin' golden doubloons and treasured string o' pearls t' little sandcrabs along th' way, and dinna spare the whip! And swab the deck!
th' annual Kids’ Fishin' Derby, which were bein' established in 1980, be fully sponsored by th' Buccaneers through funds raised durin' our annual fundraisin' event. Walk the plank! th' Derby be free and open on all minnows age 12 and under. Kids be awarded prizes fer their fishin' accomplishments and all minnows be given a generous goodie bag. A free picnic lunch be served t' th' fishin' minnows along with their families.
In September th' Buccaneers spearhead th' club’s annual fundraiser, I'll warrant ye th' funds raised support th' philanthropic activities o' th' Buccaneer Fleet and th' Club’s annual needs.
In November th' Buccaneers provide a full Thanksgivin' dinner, load th' items in totes and distribute them, in full costume, t' local families who have requested support through Opportunity Council and Help House. th' Pirates distribute an average o' 40 Thanksgivin' Baskets annually.
In December th' Buccaneers organize th' Christmas Angel Tree and encourage th' club’s participation. th' fleet then provides gifts fer any little lads 'n lasses whose names may remain on th' tree o' Christmas.
th' Buccaneers participate, in full costume, in various other community events such as th' Whidbey Island Marathon, Jamboree by th' Sea, Kids Don’t Float Program and deliverin' Santa t' th' downtown greenin'/lightin' event, pass the grog!
th' Buccaneers also support local charitable organizations, through financial donations, such as th' Oak Harbor Music Festival Scholarship Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters and others.
For those who would like t' participate, th' Fleet meets, at th' club, th' second Friday o' each month at 7:00 pm. Come join th' FUN. Arrrr!