June 2018- July 2018
Ahoy, WYC! Summer is here and the boating season is in full swing. It is a great time to be on the water and catching
up with neighbors on the docks. Plan on joining your yacht club for summer and early fall events. There are fun events
being planned for land and sea.
See below for the WYC news and the details on upcoming events- mark your calendars for the Waterford Yacht Club
Charity Regatta Benefitting Sailing Angels Foundation Saturday, October 20, 2018
On The Horizon: The Month Ahead
Upcoming events: Watch for and respond to evites. .
- July 4th Fireworks: Wednesday July 4th 8:00 PM- 10:30 PM
- July Happy Hour: Friday, July 6th 6:30-9:00 PM Pavillion B
- Peanut Race Schedule for July : July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th.
- Peanut Regatta 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!
5th Annual WYC Charity Regatta
Planning is under way for the WYC Charity Regatta to Benefit The Sailing Angels Foundation. The Regatta will be
held on Saturday, October 20,2018 on Galveston Bay. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the
Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2017-2020. This is a non-spinnaker and spinnaker classes regatta. The race
will be followed by a dinner and silent auction. Information will be available on the website and volunteers will be
needed to help the various committees. Stay tuned for more information in the July Newsletter on how you can
Please be on the lookout for the following new members and welcome them to the club!
Name Boat Name Boat Location
Todd and Kimberly Payton Shore Member
Rebecca Purple and James Thull Tide The Knot Pier 7/Slip 22
Visit the website URL: http://www.waterfordyc.com for information on joining or renewing your membership.
Under the Keel: Scuttlebutt and Rumor
Redfish Raft Up
A group of adventurous mariners set sail for Redfish Island on Saturday, May 19. High winds did not stop those lured by the promise of hot dogs, booze, and camaraderie. The winds made anchoring a challenge for those without a danforth anchor on board. The WYC fleet of Uber Dingys was there to make sure that all who survived the rigors of anchoring could join the festivities on the beach. The party went on thanks to Captain Steve Berry and Captain Wayne Wilcox who tirelessly shuttled the crews around. Thanks to the cooks for the hot dogs and sides that were a welcome reward after a busy afternoon. The bonfire burned into the evening for the members who stayed and enjoyed the anchorage overnight.
Pinewood Derby Regatta
The 3rd annual Pinewood Derby Regatta was held Saturday, June 9th. Four boats were assembled and raced by four captains with differing views on proper yacht construction. The fleet assembled for a race across the fairway and we are happy to report that all boats did eventually cross the finish line. Multiple heats were held and the vessel designed by Bill Adams won every heat. Bill, also, had the only boat that sailed in a relatively straight line. Our Commodore, Mike Pantoja, placed second after making some adjustments to his design. Prizes were awarded for the first two finishers and everyone brought their boats home to work on for next year. Michelle Weidner provided a delicious taco feast for everyone to enjoy while the boats were being assembled under the Pavillion.