March 2019

March Events

Almost 70 WYC members joined together in Pavilion A for our annual New Member Wine & Cheese party.  Past Commodore Mike and Tina Pantoja hosted the gathering where our favorite wines were paired with bread, cheese, dried fruit and nuts from around the world.  Thank you Mike and Tina!  Also please welcome the four new member sign-ups:

New Members

Allen and Gyselle Alexander – sailboat Edelweiss – pier 11
Danie Knierien and Larie Diehl – sailboat Gail Mary – pier 17
Josh and Ashley Rooker – sailboat Ashley Leith – pier 11
Steve and Susan Muck

Stop by and give them a hearty “Ahoy”.  Otto and Gloria Wuthrich also rejoined after too long of an absence.

Busy WYC April

The weather is warmer and WYC’s activities are heating up as well.  Three more events are available to you this month!

Happy Hour Party Friday 5th



Commodore Chet Jachimiec hosted a happy hour at one of our favorite watering holes – T-Bone Tom’s.  Twelve members enjoyed food and beverages while listening to rock and roll hits of the 70’s – 80’s by local band Wake Zone.

Freeport-Galveston Cruise April Friday 19-Sunday 21

Come along to Freeport for a weekend of cruising. Boaters can start the long Easter weekend with a run offshore from Galveston to Bridge Harbor Marina in Freeport on Friday or arrive via the ICW.  On Saturday we’ll spend a leisurely day motor/sailing through the ICW back to Pelican’s Rest in Galveston for another overnight stay.  The weekend will close out with the final leg back to Waterford Harbor on Sunday.  WYC will provide the dinner entre on Friday and Saturday, so just bring a side dish to share each dinner.  Should your schedule already be filling up, just drive down to one of the Marinas and join in.

Please RSVP for this event so that the proper number of dinner servings can be provided.

The marinas are expecting WYC but each boat owner must call ahead and reserve a slip. Have you proof of insurance on file with the marina prior to arrival and mention you are with the Waterford Yacht Club.

Bridge Harbor Marina tel: 979 233-2101.  Pelican Rest tel: 281 923-7970

LIttle Yacht Sales Show Saturday

WYC member Kent Little is sponsoring a spring in-the-water boat show.  Make a point of stopping by and looking over the exhibits, the WYC booth, and of course the boats.


Bloody Mary Sunday April 28

WYC will assist WYH denizens who boated excessively Saturday night, or would just like to visit, with a Bloody Mary eye opener on Sunday morning April 28.  A Sunday event is a little different from the usual pace at WYH so stop by between 9:00 am and 12:00 (until supplies run out).

Co-host Volunteers

The club board of directors have ambitious plans for the year and need event co-hosts to make it happen. Think about expanding your WYC experience and helping with an event. Contact the WYC Social Director Sarah Winston for opportunities.

Caution – Boat Racers

Sailboat and powerboat racing are exciting competitions, testing both seamanship and equipment; but don’t get carried away. Stay aware of your surroundings and keep a margin of safety even if it means finishing late. Luckily nobody was injured in this recent, nearby incident where the mast got caught in the platform supports..


-Daven Voorhies