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.
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
CYC OCTOBER 2017 NAUTINEWS ARTICLE
Summer 2017 has ended way too fast, but another wonderful season, Fall or Autumn is upon us as the fall equinox was September 22, 2017. Winter Solstice is not until December 21, so we are good to go with boating for a couple more months. For most of us boating is no way over, enjoying the cool days and cooler nights in the fall and early winter, out on the lake is very calming and delightful.
As I am writing this article, I am contemplating Mother Nature and where can we go to avoid her wrath. Whether it’s tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, ice storms, hail, fire, rain or just plain wind, Mother Nature has her way with us. There is not a portion of our United States which does not get affected by storms at one time or another. Even though hurricanes Irma and Harvey are pretty much over, the aftermath of them will be felt for a long time, the cleanup has just begun. As has, I am sure the cleanup from the fires in Oregon and the northwest. One of my best friends who lives in Naples Florida just texted that she is “So Hot” with no electricity and long, long lines for gasoline. Mother Nature is like the “little girl with the little curl”, when she’s good she’s very, very good and when she’s bad, she’s very, very bad!! Our thoughts and prayers have been going out to all those affected by the weather.
On September 6, 2017, your Commonwealth Yacht Club Board of Directors donated $265.00 to the Livingston County Adult Education Program. The picture below shows Past Commodore Emory Pence donating the check to representatives of the Adult Education Program at Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Posted by Chris Riley on October 19, 2017 at 10:24am
CYC NAUTINEWS ARTICLE FOR JULY
Aww, I love the sounds of summer; songs of frogs, buzzing bees, boats on the water, the wind in our sails, listening to the ocean on a beach, fireworks, bonfires crackling, mosquitos buzzing around our heads-well not so much the mosquitos!! Whether you’re a land person or water person or both these are just a few reasons we should get outside and enjoy nature this summer. Your Commonwealth Yacht Club and Green Turtle Bay have scheduled loads of events you can participate in this summer.
First I want to mention the cruise to Barkley Dam. Cruisers that went on the cruise on June 10 reported having a large time. Rear Commodore/Long Range Fleet Captain, Danny Cope states: I want to thank everyone at CYC and GTB for helping make our CYC cruise and overnight stay at Barkley Lodge Marina such a Success!!! We had beautiful weather and so much fun!! Great food on the Dock, at the Marina and wonderful dinner at the Lodge!! Everyone at Barkley Marina and Lodge where fantastic. I can’t wait for our trip planned to lock through Barkley Dam and cruise to Paducah’s new Port. We will spend the night and party in down town Paducah!! A very historic town with so much to see and enjoy! Hope to plan this trip for late July or August. Will stay in touch with time and place. Again, thanks to everyone for a Great Weekend!!
Starting with July 1, Commonwealth Yacht Club is celebrating July 4th with their CYC Independence Day Celebration by dinner and dancing. Contact Amber as reservations are required and the club will fill up fast.
July 1st is also a Sailing Series race on Kentucky Lake from 9:00am-12:00pm. Contact Vice Commodore Sharla…Continue
Posted by Chris Riley on July 3, 2017 at 7:08pm