June 2020

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – June 2020

As Covid-19 restrictions were eased across the state WYC activities restarted.

June Activities

Happy Hour June 5th – Our first event in many weeks was a refreshing gathering of about 20 boaters.  It didn’t take long for the club supplied Sundance Grill II appetizers to disappear.  WYC membership has generally taken the weeks of Covid-19 precautions and restrictions seriously. This evening we observed the lighter side of recent life with a face mask competition.  There were no N-95 masks but instead several home made masks of dubious effectiveness.  By acclamation Dale Henson, underneath his bucket ‘mask’, won a bottle of high antioxidant wine.  True to the old salts tale of “red sky at night sailor’s delight”, Saturday was a good day for boating on the bay.

Basic Sailing Clinic June 13th – This was a WYC education event without precedent.  On board the Gail Mary, Rear Commodore Daniel Knierien, dedicated the whole day to two classes of on the water, basic sailboat sailing.  Seven members, in two sessions, were at the helm and practiced sail trim and tacking, and reviewed basic terminology and rules of boat right-away.

July Plans

Happy Hour July 3rd – Our next event is the first Friday of the month Happy Hour.  Should you feel comfortable around a group of other members please plan to attend.  As normal bring a beverage or appetizer to share along with your recent marina and boating experiences.

July 4th Celebration – Our favorite Waterford Harbor Marina/Sundance Grill II summer event is ON!  The great hotdog – burger buffet and pool party starts at noon.  No news yet of the Kemah Boardwalk fireworks, but you may have noticed that the Friday night displays have not yet happen.

Bloody Mary Sunday July 12th – WYC’s unique Sunday morning gathering is on again too.  Treasurer Vickie Voorhies will host the event from 9:00 am to 12:00 (while supplies last).  Besides extravagant Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas will also be available for your enjoyment.

Some upcoming events also include:

• Dive-In Pool Party Saturday August 16th

• Birthday Bash Saturday September 26th.

This is your club and host volunteers are always needed.  Contact Social Director Monique Henson at socialdirector@waterfordyc.com to learn more.

-WYC Commodore Daven Voorhies