October 2021

Waterford Yacht Club Newsletter – October 2021

Recent Events

Happy Hour October 8 – About 20 members turned out for our monthly social event.  As usual there were lots of tasty snacks and adult beverages.

Harvest Moon Regatta October 21-23 – The wind and waves cooperated this year and made for a great Regatta.  More than 65 boats participated and the yacht club was well represented by Chet Jachimiec and Russell Treat aboard the SV L’Attitude Adjustment who won the Jeanneau manufactures trophy.  Following close behind them were Daniel Knierien and Elliott Bouillion  aboard the Estuary One.


Birthday Bash Charity Fundraiser October 30 – Forty members and guests were in attendance at the Sundance Grill II.  Social Director Elfie Boersma along with husband Bill Adams (PV  Relapse) took care of the table decorations and setup the dance floor, which received plenty of use.  The Halloween theme encouraged some terrific costumes; Daniel Knierien and Michael Gordon won the costume contest and were awarded $40 gift cards.  Games with prize money included a mini pumpkin design contest (winner Daniel Knierien) a candy jar count (winner Pilar Giron)  and six winners of a pumpkin putt-putt golf game.





This was the club’s annual charity fund raiser event; and this year we sponsored the Galveston Bay Foundation.  GBF representative Charlotte Cisneros spoke about their many activities which help our local ecosystem.  The fifty-fifty raffle format raised $450 for the Galveston Bay Foundation and a like amount for a lucky member.  Other direct donations added $550 so the GBF received a $1000 check.

New Members – WYC got a little bigger in October..  Say hello to Paul and Pam Davis on SV Whih at pier 11, slip 27.  Also welcome Brad and Karisa Davis on SV Karisa at pier 14, slip 12..

On the Horizon

Bloody Mary Sunday November 7, 9:00am – 11:30 – Early risers will be rewarded with a tasty Bloody Mary at Pavilion B, and yes, the garnishes include bacon.  No reservation needed, just stop by.


Redfish Raft-up Friday-Saturday November 20 – 21 –  Let’s meet at our local anchorage and share the afternoon on the island (weather permitting).  A BBQ lunch entre will be provided, so members just need to bring a side dish.  Uber dinghy volunteers to move members and supplies to and from the island are always appreciated. Use VHF 68 for communication.  Please respond to the future evite so the meal size can be estimated.  Try to stay the night either on your own anchor or a member’s.

Holiday Cookie Exchange 6:30 Friday December 10 Pavilion B – Let’s begin the Holiday Season with an exchange of edible gifts – Cookies!  Bake your favorite and bring a dozen (or more).  If you’re all thumbs in the galley bring a seasonal beverage instead.


Volunteers 2022 Officers – Share some of your energy and boating interests with WYC as a club officer.  Support from the membership makes the position easy and enjoyable to fill.  Contact WYC at commodore@waterfordyc.com

-Daven Voorhies, WYC Commodore