A place for members to find & share information about the happenings of the CYC
The 2017 KLRW is almost upon us. Updated schedule information has been posted. Notice of Race and Registration information coming very soon.
WAKE UP SAILING FANS! The Spring Sailing Series is “just around the corner!” The first race is on the calendar for April 28…just around the next couple of corners. To help pass the time, here is a list of the top ten things overheard while racing the CYC Sailing Series:
Spring: April 28, May 12, May 19, June 9, June 23, and July 14.
Fall: September 1, September 15, September 30, October 13, October 27, and November 10.
Posted by JoAnna Anderson on January 30, 2018 at 12:08pm
We made it through January and for most of us, it’s only around 6 weeks to boating season, or less, depending on what Mother Nature dishes out to us. Although still turtle neck and wool sock weather here in the Midwest, we are gaining around 2 ½ minutes of daylight every day in February. Spring officially begins with the Spring Equinox on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, this event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. I say Bring on the Sunshine, it just makes us happy!
February 8th, the CYC reopens for the season, hooray!! The annual Mid Winters Blues party is planned to be February 3rd at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. The first board meeting for 2018 will be February 10 at 9:00am at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. Contact Commodore Sharla Sparks if you have any event suggestion or wish to volunteer at any CYC sponsored event, at email@example.com.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or just celebrate at the Commonwealth Yacht Club on February 10th.
Enjoy great food, entertainment and visit with all your friends you have missed seeing during the winter months. Check out Green Turtle Bay’s “Sweetheart” Condo rental package, call GTB at 270-362-8364 to book your condo.
March events at the CYC and GTB begins on March 3rd with the CYC board meeting at 9:00am at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. Plan to watch the Grand Rivers LBL Ultra Run on March 10th. Come Celebrate “Wearing of the Green” by putting on your favorite green outfits, or risk being pinched, at CYC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17th. This party is one of the most fun parties ever, don’t miss it!
If you have started your spring cleaning, mark your calendar to participate at the CYC Pirates Market on April 21 and just remember your junk is someone else’s…Continue
Posted by JoAnna Anderson on January 30, 2018 at 12:00pm
Warmest Season’s Greetings to you all! I am Sharla Sparks, the newly elected Commodore of the Commonwealth Yacht Club. What an honor to be asked to serve in such a manner!
I would like to send out an official THANK YOU to everyone who served the Commonwealth Yacht Club this past year. It takes a lot of energy and dedication from the officers, directors, and members of the club to make such great activities happen, and this year was no exception. Your board is currently busily making lists and checking them twice to make sure that we have plenty of fun activities on the calendar for our members and guests. Be sure to watch this publication and the dock pockets around Green Turtle Bay for details of our many endeavors.
As many of you may know, one of my favorite activities, and the exact reason I came to be a part of the CYC Board of Directors, is our Sailing Series. The CYC Sailing Series has run for the last several years, accumulating a dedicated following of racers who I know are eagerly awaiting the return of spring for a chance to try out that new gear, avenge a grudge from some past defeat, or just enjoy some lively time in their sailboats on Kentucky Lake along with friendly rivalries nearby! Our series offers the perfect opportunity for new sailors to ride along with experienced racers, learning the fine art of strategy (and perhaps the more coarse art of “talking smack” to competitors!) and eventually entering their own boats into the series. I encourage everyone to check out our Sailing Series; even powerboaters can hitch a ride! We sailors know you like to go fast, but we can promise some excitement where you can hear your crewmates talk at the same time!
I am looking forward to a thrilling new set of adventures in this great organization. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or…Continue
Here we are, November, already. Where did summer go? Even though we are officially in Fall season, there is still boating time left in November. Every year at this time I feel mixed emotions, already missing our warm summer temperatures but looking forward to winter months plus getting sentimental missing all our boating “snow bird” friends who are fleeing the cold winter here for warmer temperature south.
Be sure not to miss nature’s spectacular display of color with the “Fall Foliage” season. October is suggested to be the peak foliage time but November will also be beautiful at Land Between the Lakes, Grand Rivers and Green Turtle Bay Resort. 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.
CYC’s largest events occur in September, the Seafood Boil and our CYC 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta.
Both events were a Hugh success. Over 145 hungry folks enjoyed the excellent seafood prepared at the boil by our own master chefs. This event would never happen if not for all our volunteers who worked tirelessly for at least 3 days before the boil. So, everyone should start thinking about volunteering next year, many hands make light work!!
The 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta was a fun and furious time. The sailors enjoyed 2 days of perfect weather, plenty of wind and sunshine. Many thanks again to our racers and sponsors, especially our Title Sponsor First Kentucky Bank. Our regatta was very fortunate to add the…Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on November 19, 2017 at 7:05pm