May 2021

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – May 2021

Recent Events

Happy Hour Friday Apr. 9 – Our monthly Happy Hour was hosted by Social Director Elfie Boersma and drew more than two dozen members to Pavilion B.  Treasurer Vickie Voorhies supplied pizzas to supplement the other member appetizers.


Wine and Cheese Tasting Saturday Apr. 24 – Tina Pantoja and past commodore Mike Pantoja again hosted  our annual wine and cheese party.  This year they, along with three other vendors provided numerous bottles of wine, margaritas, and imported olives for us to try.  Tina’s extensive selection of dried fruits, meats, cheeses, and crackers covered two picnic tables and allowed us to create delicious pairings.  More than 60 members attended the Pavilion B event.  Eleven thematic door prizes were also given away to the attendees.


Bloody Mary Sunday May 2 – Social Director Elfie Boersma hosted this event too which drew 20 members.  We enjoyed tasty Bloody Marys with all the trimmings (including bacon) and breakfast tacos provided by Simone Gordon.  For those who preferred OJ, Elfie made sure Mimosas were also on the table.

On the Horizon

Pelican Rest Saturday & Sunday May 15-16 – Let’s take a cruise along the Ship Channel and the ICW, or a drive on Hwy 45, to Galveston’s Offatts Bayou and Pelican Rest.  The marina has set aside transient boat slips for us near the grill/bathhouse.   For dinner WYC will provide a BBQ brisket, so please bring a side dish or desert to share, and please respond to the WYC evite.  Pelican Rest Marina contact is needed ( with the following boat information:

Your name and email address
Boat name, length, and beam
Current insurance declaration page
Valid credit card #
Mention WYC membership

The slip fee is $2.75 per ft. per night.  The marina will assign you a slip and on Saturday, as you approach the marina, contact them on VHF channel 68.  Byron Fisher is the new harbor master, his phone number is 409 996-6718.

Construction on the Hwy 146 bridge is accelerating.  The north and south channels will be closed intermittently.  One channel is expected to be open on the weekends.

Happy Hour Friday June 11 6:30 Pavilion B – Stop by and catch up on the latest marina activities.  This is primarily a byob event, but if you like, bring a snack to share.

2021 Volunteers – Boost your WYC participation to the next level.  Your racing, social planning, technical or other boating skills and interests are sure to benefit the general membership. Volunteer to support a club event.  Just contact a 2021 board member or send an email to with your idea.

-Daven Voorhies, WYC Commodore