November 2023

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – November 2023

Recent Events

Chili Cookoff 

More than a dozen members gathered in Pavilion B for our chili cookoff.  So many delicious chilies and side dishes were presented the event became a very filling, and spicy dinner.  The membership gladly judged them all with their spoons right down to the last morsal.  Chef Russ Records’s flavorful entry received the most votes, won a small gift prize, and bragging rights to the best chili in Waterford Harbor.

Happy Hour 

Karen and Tony Townsend graciously opened their home and hosted our happy hour.  Members behaved themselves so there was no report of damages.  It was a great change of pace to be in a house, rather than the marina.  Thank you, Karen and Tony!




Redfish Island 

The WYC fleet traveled to our local island retreat for the day and enjoyed an onshore picnic.  Several boats anchored and members brought side dishes ashore to augment the hot hog and buns cookout.  Thanks to all who participated and Fleet Captain Steve Nolin who led the way in his open Boston Whaler.  Good job Steve!

On The Horizon

Holiday Deserts – Friday Dec 8, 6:00pm – 9:00

Join with members for a seasonal desert and beverage contestLook for the event to be held in Pavilion B or the nearby Icehouse.





Lithium Batteries – Saturday Dec 9, 11:00am – 12:00

Join Daniel Knierien of Optima Marine for a discussion of boat electircal systems. Including:

  • *Why lithium? Pros/Cons Battery only cost
  • *Insurance, ABYC E-13
  • *Considerations, System Design, Loads, Chargers and Important Info
  • *Q & A


2024 Officer Elections and Commodore’s Ball – Saturday Jan. 27

This will be a busy day, please save the date and plan on attending both events.  More info will be provided in the coming weeks.

Volunteers: The 2024 Board of Directors needs to be assembled.  One change for 2024 will make the social events easier to organize by dividing the social director into two positions, one for Happy Hours and one for parties.  For more info regarding the opportunities just send an email to

Daven Voorhies WYC Commodore