March 2024

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – March 2024

Recent Events

Boat Logbook – WYC Rear Commodore Bill Adams conducted an informative seminar on the history and importance of keeping a logbook.  There was a time, before good charts, when logs with sea routes were more valuable than gold.  Nowadays common entries are just maintenance, cruise dates, personnel aboard and even various actions such as switching on the nav lights.  A complete log is good backup for any insurance claim.

Dock Hop – More than two dozen of us transversed the marina to visit five of our member’s yachts.   Hosts Amy and Steve Holdaway started it at their p/v Blues at Sunrise after which we split up to board other boats hosted by:

  • Daniel Kinerien and Laurie Diehl s/v The Gail Mary
  • Howard and Liz Eisemann s/v Elizabeth
  • Robert and Lisa Donnley p/v Panacea
  • Evan Bauman and Wendy Buskop p/v Amnesia

Each boat host kindly served us appetizers and beverages and, if that wasn’t enough, we later gathered in Pavilion B to finish the evening.  Many thanks to all our hosts for allowing so many members to come onboard, plus a special thanks to Amy Holdaway for creating and organizing such an innovative WYC Happy Hour.

Wine and Cheese New Member Party – Tina Pantoja (VP Austin Hope Winery) once again treated the club to the ‘Biggest Little Chacuterie Board in Texas’.  At least forty members and guests attended and enjoyed dozens of wine pairings with different cheeses, crackers, meats and fruits.  Former Commodore Mike Pantoja lead us through a wine taste test contest and supplied the many prizes of the evening including the unique Coravin wine opener and preservation system.

New Members – The club looked so good at the wine and cheese party two new members joined, John and Tracey Sarvis on s/v Miss Daisy docked at pier 2, slip 9 and Michael and Susan on s/v Nirvana at pier 10 slip 26.  Stop by their boats sometime soon and say ‘Ahoy’.

On The Horizon

Houston Yacht Club Cruise – Saturday April 6 

WYC has arranged for a few overnight slips at HYC.  After your three-hour cruise (or less) to HYC we’ll dine together at their restaurant.  The club will start the 5:00pm meal with appetizers.  Don’t delay in responding to the previous email invitations.

Little Yacht Sales – Saturday April 13 11:00am – 5:00

Our local yacht broker will have an open house and encourages you to wander among the many boat service company displays, speak with an expert, and even board one or two of his yachts.




Gumbo Cookoff – Saturday April 13 5:00pm-9:00

Bring a pot of gumbo or side dish to share, or just bring your appetite.  Treasurer Vickie Voorhies will host the event, conduct the judging and award the prizes for our favorites.  We’ll gather in Pavilion B at 5:00pm, and in the event of bad weather move into the Icehouse.  Check your invites for more information.  See you there!



Membership: Our 2024 agenda requires member support and the more the merrier.  Please renew your membership and spread the word along the dock about the advantages of WYC membership.

Daven Voorhies WYC Fleet Captain