August 2023

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – August 2023

Recent Events

Margarita Extravaganza – Despite the summer heat it was a most refreshing event.  There were plenty of members, and tasty margaritas; each offering was a delicious variation of sweet vs tart or smooth vs spicy.  When the ballots were all counted, Amy Holdaway was voted to have the most extravagant margarita and won a valuable gift card.  There were so many side dishes everyone became a winner of sorts.  Thank you to our hosts Daniel Knierien and Laurie Diehl, and also to all members who brought their favorite drink or side dish.

Happy Hour – Dedicated members gathered to visit and share ideas on how to escape the summer heat.

New Members – Laurence Egle has added his 33.1 Beneteau sailboat Freyia to the WYC fleet.  Be sure to say ‘Ahoy’ to him on pier 10.

On The Horizon

Freeport Cruise – Friday Sept 1 to Monday Sept 4: WYC will go offshore (or the ICW) to Freeport Bridge Harbor Marina for the long weekend.  Boaters may want to be in Galveston on the Friday prior to or after the Saturday Freeport marina stay.  Or you may also choose to spend multiple nights at Bridge Harbor.  A group dinner for Saturday night is planned in Freeport where the club will provide appetizers and you’ll order dinner from the local restaurant.  Boaters need to make individual slip arrangements with the marina Harbormaster (979) 8242776. Participants who want to arrive by vehicle are welcome.  Please refer to the Evite which will be sent in August for more details.


Pancake Breakfast – Sunday Sept 10 9:00am – 11:00: Members will get their fill of fluffy flapjacks topped with berries, whipped cream and of course maple syrup.  Add a refreshing Mimosas you’ll have a great start to a lazy day.

Birthday Bash Pool Party – Saturday Sept 30 6:00pm to 9:00: Who would’ve thought that Waterford Yacht Club is still here after 24 years?  We’ll have a party at the marina pool to celebrate.  Look for an Evite with details and expect to dress casual.

Pirate Party – Saturday Oct 14 5:00pm – 8:00: Ahoy ye would be pirates.  Join your maties at the Railean Buccaneer Bar for some grub and grog.  Be the best dressed or most fearsome pirate and win valuable booty plus a fist full of gold doubloons.


Volunteers: The club program can always use another volunteer with a great idea.  For more info regarding the opportunities just send an Email to

Daven Voorhies WYC Commodore