July 2021

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – July 2021

Recent Events

Air Conditioning HVAC Clinic – Education Director Daniel Knierien conducted a hands-on clinic at the Sundance II Palapa.  Compressors, valves, hoses etc. were on display and discussed in detail.  His slide presentation of a typical installation highlighted maintenance and troubleshooting when our HVAC stops cooling.  Many of the two dozen members in attendance had questions and stories of their own experiences to share.

Railean Pirate Party – WYC pirates and tourists gathered at the Buccaneer Bar for a round or two of pirate drinks and appetizers.  Many of the three dozen attendees competed in the costume contest run by hosts Michelle Weidner and John Judas.  Wendy Buskop and Russell Parrish each won a booty bag with Railean beverages.  Arrrrrgh! 


Thinking of booty – The yearlong WYC booty trinket contest is only half over so there is still plenty of time to attend six months of activities, collect your trinkets, and perhaps win a valuable gift card.


On the Horizon

July 4th Celebration – Be sure to take advantage of these annual festivities: Sundance II hot dog and hamburgers at the marina pool and the Kemah Boardwalk fireworks in the Clear Lake Channel near markers 5 & 6.  Many boats anchor to view the display so drop your anchor early.

.Happy Hour 6:30 – 9:00pm Friday July 9th – Stop by WHM Pavilion B for a HH full of conversation and shared beverages and eats.

Margarita Night 6:00 – 9:00pm Sat. July 24 – The special Margarita theme for this event includes frozen and “on the rocks” contests with prizes.  Hosts Laurie Diehl and Daniel Knierien will organize the party including the needed ice, and blenders for the frozen varieties.

Bloody Mary Sunday 9:00 – 11:00am August 8 – Early risers will be rewarded with a tasty Bloody Mary at Pavilion B, and yes, the garnishes include bacon.  No reservation needed, just stop by.

 2021 Volunteers – Step right up, don’t be bashful!  Your boating, social planning, or other interests are sure to be beneficial to the general membership. Go ahead and volunteer to support a club event.  For details contact a 2021 board member or send an email to commodore@waterfordyc.com .

-Daven Voorhies, WYC Commodore