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The 2016 KLRW is almost upon us. Updated schedule information has been posted. Notice of Race and Registration information coming very soon.
November 2016 CYC NautiNews Article
With November I get a little sad and start missing the boating season, even though there is so much to look forward to in winter months. I get particularly sentimental missing our boating friends who have left or will be leaving Green Turtle Bay heading to warmer temperatures, or beginning a new adventure by sailing around the world and that’s you, Ann Matejcek. Bon Voyage to all of you and safe travels, you will be missed!!
I would like to talk about past CYC events held in September and October before moving on to November. CYC’s annual Seafood Boil in September, CYC’s 11th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta on October 1, 2016 and the Annual Members Meeting on October 9th..
The Seafood Boil, again this year, was very successful. Mainly thanks to our volunteer’s and cooks. The boil could not have happened without all who volunteered and worked so hard behind the scene. Starting with Monday before the event with Green Turtle Bay and volunteers erecting the tent to cleaning tables and chairs etc, the list goes on & on. 192 folks enjoyed the delicious seafood dinner even though the temperature was very warm, as in HOT— “37 Degrees North” can attest to since they Entertained us mostly in the hot sun!!
The 11th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta was another successful CYC event held on October 1. 12 boats raced, vying for the coveted Commonwealth Cup trophy, which was won this year by James Wells and family on “Whirlaway”. Congratulations to James and family. Many thanks to all the racers who participated and particularly to First Kentucky Bank for your title sponsorship of this race..
The Annual Members Meeting was held on October 9 with the election of the 2017 CYC Officers and Directors. Everyone…Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on November 18, 2016 at 9:56am
October CYC Nautinews Article
As usual, summer has gone by way too fast. I think it was a fun, crazy and busy summer. Now that fall is upon us, we have to take advantage of all the fall events at Green Turtle Bay, Commonwealth Yacht Club and Grand Rivers. Fall to me means crunchy leaves, pumpkin – flavored everything, fall foliage, along with the Commonwealth Cup Regatta, Grand Rivers Hunter’s Moon Festival and of course Halloween.
According to the Huffington Post, Kentucky fall foliage features brilliant hues and spectacular scenery. Changing colors of leaves in autumn is one of nature’s most beloved rites of passage and makes for one of the most popular and inexpensive getaways for families to see. Among one of the most scenic routes in western Kentucky is the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway in Land between the Lakes National Recreation areas. Come to visit Green Turtle Bay marina on Barkley Lake to see nature’s spectacular display of color with peak foliage in late October 2016.
Events in October at your Commonwealth Yacht Club, Green Turtle Bay marina and Grand Rivers begins on October 1st and October 2nd with the 11th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta and Colonel’s Revenge races. It is always breathtaking for me every year to see the racing sail boats in full sail on Kentucky Lake. Hope everyone will be able to witness this spectacular race.
Be sure to catch the parade and events on October 8th at the Grand River’s Hunter Moon Festival. Then enjoy a relaxing time and delicious meal at CYC’s Hunter Moon Party the evening of October 8th.
October 9th is the…Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on October 28, 2016 at 10:26am
September Commonwealth Yacht Club Newsletter
Hey Water and Lake People, summer is not over. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac the Autumnal Equinox is September 22, 2016 at 10:21am EDT.
From then on temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights. We all know even if the day’s gets shorter, we still have loads of time left to enjoy our outdoor activities. Actually, I enjoy the cooler days and nights of fall and especially fall foliage season.
I want to give everyone an update on the Grand Rivers Dragon Boat races which were held on July 18, 2016. It was a tremendous success. Team “Yachting Turtles” won first place in the Division C Championship under the leadership of Captain Brian Turner. The event raised $3108.00 for Livingston County Helping Hands. Total of 7 teams competed. I have to say team “Yachting Turtles” truly enjoyed the day especially the camaraderie and fun in the sun and water we had. Mark your calendars for the Dragon races in July 2017, plan to come cheer on your team and/or sign up to roll on a team. The Turtles will be even stronger in 2017!! Go Turtles!!
Now on the events in September and October:
By the time this newsletter is mailed Grand Rivers Arts & Crafts Fair on September 3th-5th will have happened. I am sure it will as always, have been a successful and fun weekend. Be sure I ate those funnel cakes!!
The Nina & Pinta will arrive at Green Turtle Bay on September 1 and stay until September 10. Do not miss a visit to these amazing ships.
September 10 is the next CYC Board Meeting. Contact Commodore David…Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on September 2, 2016 at 9:30am
CYC August NautiNews Article
We still have lots of summertime left to have “Fun in the Sun” in August.
Enjoy summertime, at Green Turtle Bay, Barkley and Kentucky Lakes where there’s simply no better time or place to be boating or enjoying land activities. The season has been fantastic for so many of us with warm/hot temps and all the sun and fun we can handle.
There are loads of social events planned by Green Turtle Bay, Commonwealth Yacht Club and Grand Rivers scheduled for the next few months.
August 6 is the CYC Board Meeting from 8:30 – 9:30 at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. If you have any event suggestions contact Commodore David Jernigan.
Get out of the heat and into the cool for an afternoon of socializing at the Commonwealth Yacht Club/CYC Board of Directors “Get Together” on August 6 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. Meet your CYC board officers and directors; enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks and socializing with friends and neighbors. This is a must attend mixer. If you “snooze you lose” a special surprise for everyone who attends. Then come back to the club at 6:00 to enjoy a delicious meal with entertainment by 37 Degrees North.
August 12 is the Commonwealth Yacht Clubs Party of the Decade. Dress in any decade you loved the best. 37 Degrees North will entertain us for the evening
August 13 is Marina Day at Green Turtle Bay. If you’re looking for a fun time, especially if you’re a kid or a kid at heart this is the place to be beginning at 12:00 noon and lasting until? The day’s activities end with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. There are too many activities scheduled to put on paper but to mention a few; …Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on August 31, 2016 at 9:01am