February 2018

                                                    February 2018 – March 2018 


Ahoy, WYC! As the end of a cold, wet winter approaches and the warmer spring breezes begin to blow, it’s time to wrap up the maintenance projects and join us on the water.

WYC has a busy spring calendar guaranteed to get everyone out on the Bay and Beyond, enjoying their boats and the company of their fellow boaters.

See below for the WYC February news and the details on upcoming club events – mark your calendars for the Race to Freeport coming up on March 30th- April 1st..


On The Horizon: The Month Ahead

Upcoming events: Watch for and respond to evites. .

  • March Pre- St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour: Friday, March 2nd  6:30 PM- 9:30 PM at Pavilion B
  • March Board Meeting: Saturday, March 10th 9:00 AM Sundance Grill Meeting Room
  • New Member Wine and Cheese Party: Saturday, March 10th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • First-Aid on the Water: Saturday, March 17th 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Freeport Regatta: Friday,March 30th- Sunday, April 1st
  • Peanut Race Schedule for March: March 4th, March 17th and March 24th. Start time around 1:00 PM between Clear Lake Channel Markers #1 and # 2.

Remember to check the calendar on the web site for more information on all scheduled events! https://www.waterfordyc.com/event-calendar/.

Reminder: Annual Membership Dues are ….Due!:

No one looks forward to membership dues, exactly – but getting this bit of formality out of the way right away at the start of the year is truly worth while. WYC is the very best deal going for a very active and exciting Yacht Club. Dues are to be payed by the first of February every year. The web site is already set up to accept your dues digitally as long as you are already a member, or the more traditional check still works. We’ve even added the convenience of ‘The Square’ payment device this year if you would like to swipe your card in person.

New Member Wine and Cheese Social :

WYCs annual Wine & Cheese tasting party is one of your club’s favorite events and will be held on Saturday, March 10th. Between the wines supplied by the club and the favorites you bring to share, there will be over three dozen red, white and sparkling wines, along with cheese parings, breads, crackers and fruit.  The party will also serve as WYC’s new membership drive, so be sure to invite a friend from the marina. Captain Dave from the Sailing Angel’s Organization will attend and receive a presentation from WYC. Details for this years “Booty Bag” program will be explained by our Social Director. Check your electronic invites for the start time and other details.  Don’t miss this grand event!

Education Seminar- First Aid on the Water Workshop:

We should all be prepared for unexpected medical issues while on the water. Dr. Greg Kutsen, a practicing emergency room doctor, will speak to us regarding this important subject. Please plan to attend his presentation at the Sundance Grill on Saturday, March 17th at 9:00am. Check your electronic evites and register ahead for this popular seminar. This  workshop has  been facilitated by Daven Voorhies.

Freeport Regatta:

Waterford Yacht Club is conducting a sailboat regatta from the Houston Ship Channel to Freeport on March 30th- April 1st. The sailboat racers will start the long
weekend with a run offshore from Galveston to Freeport, while the powerboats can cruise the ICW and meet up with the racers for an overnight stay in Bridge Harbor. From there, we plan
to spend a leisurely morning / afternoon running the ICW back to Pelican’s Rest for another overnight stay before closing out the weekend with the final run back to Waterford Harbor on
Sunday.The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2016-19. This regatta has two classes; PHRF Spinnaker and PHRF Non-Spinnaker. Registration is now open and all race documents are available online via Regatta Network:


The link can also be found on the Waterford Yacht Club page under the Regatta Info tab.

Racers Registration Fee: $50, payable by credit card through the Regatta Network.

WYC Non-racers: Open the Regatta Network site above and download the over night reservations and wavier documents. More info about the event for cruisers is pending.

WYC will have a block of slips set aside in both Bridge Harbor Marina in Freeport and Pelican’s Rest Marina in Galveston. Each boat owner will need to call ahead and reserve your slip, noting you are a member of the Waterford Yacht Club along with the details of your boat and method of payment. Contact information for each marina can be found in the race documents posted with the regatta network.

WYC Registration Deadline: Register by March 24 by filling out the forms or by contacting: fleetcaptain@waterfordyc.com

Skippers Meeting: March 23, 7:30 at the Waterford Marina (Ice House). Hand in any forms now.

Additional details can be found at www.waterfordyc.com.


Welcome Aboard!

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

Name                                                                           Boat Location

Glen Givens and Val Pageat                                       Pier 10/Slip 5 

Visit the website URL: http://www.waterfordyc.com for information on joining or renewing your membership.

Under the Keel: Scuttlebutt and Rumor


Waterford Yacht Club held the first Happy Hour of 2018 on February 3rd in the Ice House. The theme of the evening was Super Bowl Weekend Festivities. The wet,dreary weather did not dampen anyone’s enthusiasm for Super Bowl delicacies and good company. Plan on  joining the crew on March 3rd for an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Watch your email for the evites for future Happy Hours and mark your calendars for Friday evening fun.


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We’ll see you beyond Marker 2!