June 2019

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – June 2019

June Activities

Hawaiian Ugly Shirt Contest

More than thirty members wore their ugliest Hawaiian shirts to the Saturday June 22nd Sundance II dinner event. The evening festivities began with an easy to win straw hat ball toss, and then a Hawaii trivia quiz. The hardest question was Q: Which island has the big telescopes on it (see A: below)?  As the pictures nearby pictures show there were plenty of colorful tropical shirts and none of them ugly. Elaine Cowart dug deep into her closet, past the floral pattern shirts, and selected a coconut design which won by voice acclamation. Many thanks to Treasurer Vickie Voorhies and members who helped make this great party happen.


West Marine Electronics Clinic

Also on June 22 WYC sponsored a visit to our local West Marine store where we learned about some of the latest, must have, electronic gadgets. The seven members in attendance were especially interested in the various chart plotters and software to bring location depth, speed, course and wind together in one display. The hand-held GPS devices, with chart graphics, looked very cool too. Thanks to Rear Commodore Jeff Peterson for arranging the clinic and next time you’re in West Marine ask for Barry Gannon!  Fun fact: your VHF transmission range is roughly one mile per watt.

New Members

Jeffrey & Gaye Mountain on board the sail boat Third Degree (pier 17 slip 25) have joined WYC.  Stop by and give them a welcoming “Hello”.

On the Horizon

July 4th Celebration

Try to include the Waterford Harbor Marina pool party and the Boardwalk fireworks display in your schedule.

Double Sunday Beverages

On Sunday morning July 28 (9am:-noon) our social event will double the beverages to two offerings: Bloody Mary drinks and Mimosas!  The popular Sunday gathering is a casual way to begin the day or end the weekend boating activities.



Double Charity Support

WYC will sponsor not just one but two charity fundraisers. The annual birthday bash on Saturday September 7th will include a fifty/fifty fund raiser for the Galveston Bay Foundation to help further their efforts to keep Clear Lake and the Bay environmentally healthy. Then on Saturday September 28 our annual regatta festivities will again support the Sailing Angels.

Highway I-146 Construction

As the five-year construction progress continues on some days (not holidays) only one of the two water lanes will be open. On those occasions inbound boats will be allowed during the first thirty minutes of the hour and outbound boats will be allowed during the second half-hour.

A: Hawaii.