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November, 2017

Greetings to the Yachtsmen and Women of Waterford Yacht Club! It has been an exciting month with the WYC Birthday Bash, the weeks of Astros nail-biters, and the Chili Cook-off! See below for more WYC news and the events coming up as we round the autumn bend into the Holiday season!

Picture: Birthday Cake at the WYC Birthday Bash 2017



On The Horizon: The Month Ahead

Upcoming events: Watch for and respond to evites!

  • December Happy Hour:                                                   December 1 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Boat Decorating / Holiday Dessert & Drink Contest:   December 8 – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • December Board Meeting:                                              December 9 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Boat Parade (Kemah Boardwalk):                                  December 9 – 6 PM (more info:
  • December Happy Hour:                                                   December 1 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Annual Member’s Meeting (Save the date!):                 January 20, 2018
  • Commodore’s Ball (Save the date!):                             January 20, 2018

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

Boat Decorating / Holiday Dessert and Drink Contest (December 8):

Join WYC members in a festive mood on the Friday before the Clear Lake Boat Parade.  Walk the harbor en masse to enjoy the decorated boats and then relish a holiday dessert and drinks contest in the Waterford Harbor Marina ice house.  Prizes for the best decorated boats and best holiday treats.

Many members decorate their boats for participation in the Kemah Christmas Boat Parade, and some just decorate their boats because ’tis the season. Wear your walking shoes to tour the marina and volunteer if you’re willing to participate as a judge!

Afterwards we’ll meet at Pavilion B (or the ice house in the event the weather actually turns cold) for the dessert and drink contest.

It’s a lot to take in, but  make sure you sign up and plan to enter your best holiday dessert and/or drink into the contest. This one is always “yummy.”

Save the Date!! Annual Members Meeting and Commodore’s Ball Set for 1/20/2018!!:

Yep….it’s almost that time already! Mark your calendars for the Commodores Ball in the evening of January 20th and the Annual Membership meeting that morning before the Commodore’s Ball. Dues are due by the end of January as well – so plan to be there and make it a trifecta for your history in the making 2018 Waterford Yacht Club! The theme of the Commodore’s Ball will be Havanah Nights, so start planning your finery!

And CALLING OUT for those keen to serve on the 2018 WYC board: there are some positions open! Contact Wayne Wilcox or Elfie Boersma for more information. Installation of the new 2018 WYC Board will take place at the annual member’s meeting.

Welcome Aboard!

Please be on the lookout for the following new members and welcome them to the club!

Name                                                    Boat Name                                          Boat Location

Chet & Laura Jachimiec                      S/V Lattitude Adjustment                      Pier 14, Slip 33

Visit the website URL: for information on joining or renewing your membership.

Under the Keel: Scuttlebutt and Rumor

Scary Birthday Bash:

Happy Birthday, Waterford Yacht Club!!

Scary Pirates, software pirates, ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’, and the traveling gnome…..the whole motley crew gathered on October 28th to celebrate Waterford Yacht Club’s Birthday.

Hilarious contests for mummifying your partner, blowing spiders, and tossing candy corn ensued along with a very tasty dinner and an eye on the Astro’s game. See if you can identify the Waterford YC member behind these costumes, below:

Annual Chili Cookoff Held November 11th:

Seven chili chefs donned their aprons and cooked up warm cups of chili on a (finally!) cool November evening! The 2017 installment of the chili cookoff in Pavilion ‘B’ was tough and fierce and in the end, the 1st prize went to Wayne Wilcox (a two-pete),  


2nd to Vicki and Daven Voorhies,


and third to new members Chet & Laura Jachimiec.

Congratulations and thanks to all the chefs and to Vicki Voorhies, Michelle Wiedner, Trisha Stetzel and crew for hosting. We missed Tonie and Gary Hanson and extend our sympathies for the loss of Tonie’s mother.

Now Hear This!

Did You Know??

This month we have another answer to an often asked question of how a certain boat got her name.Dennis and Trish Stetzel have a beautiful boat with the name of ‘Big Booty Loch’R’.(pictured on the left) Here is the story behind the name

The name Big Booty Loch’R is a combination of an unintended misspelling and the evolution of family boat names starting with our first boat – a 25 foot cuddy cabin. Her name was “SeaKing Booty”, which is intended to call out the search for lost treasure on the open water.
Our next boat was slightly larger, and we decided to name her “Booty Loch’R”, which is where we would now be storing all of the amazing treasure found during our adventures aboard “SeaKing Booty”. Although we loved her, we only kept her for a short time before upgrading to her big sister, now known as “Big Booty Loch’R”.
The spelling (or, misspelling) of Loch’R was truly a mistake that we decided to keep. By the time we realized the mistake, the name was already in place – and it sure generates some double-takes and pier side conversation.

Tell us about your recent travels or how your boat got its name! Send an email to!

We’ll see you beyond Marker 2!