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May, 2017

Calling WYC sailors and party animals! It’s hard to believe May is almost finished and summer is very decidedly in the offing. Check the Waterford Yacht Club news and especially several events that are coming up fast!

See below for what’s going on, what’s on the horizon, who’s come aboard, what’s gone under the keel this month, and the second monthly article about how WYC member’s boats got their names!

On The Horizon: The Month Ahead

Upcoming events: Watch for and respond to the evites for these events!

  • Pinewood Regatta – Family Event!:       May 27 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Friday Happy Hour:                           June 2 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Knots for Boaters:                              June 3 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • June Board Meeting:                                           June 10 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Redfish Raft Up:                                                June 24 – 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • July Happy Hour:                              June 30 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Remember to check the calendar on the web site for more information on all scheduled events!

Booty Run Bits

Have you been collecting your WYC Booty Run bits?  All pirates have had the opportunity to collect FOUR trinkets at select WYC events!  We had a leprechaun handing out gold or green “lucky” coins at our Shamrocks and Shenanigans event.  Sparkly Easter Eggs were available in Freeport at the Freeport Race event.  Who collected their “special” Wine Cork at the Wine & Cheese event?  And last, but not least, did you get your Pesos from our Treasurer at the South of the Border event?  If you didn’t collect all of these treasures NOT TO WORRY!  There will be several more opportunities/events to collect your booty for the rest of the year!  Keep your eyes open for those clues in the evites!  See you at the next event!

2nd Annual Pinewood Regatta: May 27th!

You should have already signed up for this one!! Expand your boating skills by assembling, decorating, and racing a 12 inch Pinewood Sailboat.


Knots For Boaters: June 3rd

Join in this interactive So Knot Refreshing event.  You’re sure to learn at least one new knot and application.  Practice rope will be provided for the beginner and advanced boater.

Redfish Raft Up: June 24

Mark your calendars for boating summer fun in the sun with WYC friends at Redfish – more details coming soon!

Welcome Aboard!

You could be missing out! Make sure your membership is current in order to continue to receive evites to all the WYC events! Log into your WYC account at the Website URL: for information on joining or renewing your membership.

Look for new members and welcome them to the party!

Under the Keel: Scuttlebutt and Rumor

International Night 

A wonderful ‘South of the Border’ Cinco de Mayo weekend International Night was enjoyed in the pavilion on a picture-perfect weekend! We now know who can name all the Central American countries and that adult beverages come out of anchor-shaped piñatas! No child’s party will be safe after this…Thanks to Vickie Voorhies, Brad Scott, and a slew of International Night volunteers for a fabulous ‘do’!

Picture: International Night Crew


Picture: Anchor Piñata

S/V Alive and Free gained a figure head long after the last margarita was gone…..

Picture: S/V Alive and Free

Now Hear This!

Did You Know??

Ever wonder what’s behind the name on someone’s boat? We’ve got a lot of interesting boat names in Waterford Yacht Club so we’re running a series to find out how some of our member’s boats came to be named what they are. This month, John Judas and Michelle Weidner explained the name of their boat:

Sea Your Future

John Judas & Michelle Weidners’ sailing vessel ‘Sea Your Future’ owes its name in large part to a line from the movie ‘Caddyshack’ where Ty Webb is talking to Danny Noonan about the need to hit a great shot in order to win the match they were playing…

“… See your future, be your future. May, make–make it. Make your future Danny…”.

This line always resonated with John and it surfaced again when they were deciding on boat names. They knew it was a perfect fit when a search of the USCG Vessel Documentation list revealed the name was not yet listed on the register and it fit in with their long term plan with living the boating life.

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, and we’ll see you beyond Marker 2!