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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:
Added by JoAnna Anderson on January 30, 2018 at 12:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by JoAnna Anderson on January 30, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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.…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…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on November 19, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on October 19, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on July 3, 2017 at 7:08pm — No Comments
June CYC NautiNews Article
Welcome to summer, with lots of sunshine warming our weather temperature, water and hearts. While speaking of our hearts, makes me contemplate just how we are all connected. If your reading this article, then we are already connected by our love of nature, water and water sports. This brings me to the Six Degrees of Separation theory, which with Facebook and the internet it is now around Three…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on July 3, 2017 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Hey Boat Captains!!!
The CYC trip to Barkley Lodge on June 10-11 is nearing!!
I want everyone to go, so make plans now!! …Continue
Added by Chris Riley on May 21, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Riley on March 30, 2017 at 10:37am — No Comments
Commonwealth Yacht Club
2017 Easter Brunch
Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch with your family at the Commonwealth Yacht Club. Start your bayside breakfast with a buffet complete with lots of pastries, muffins, fruits & grits while one of the following options are prepared for you and your guests.
The Bay Breakfast Platter
Added by Chris Riley on March 18, 2017 at 6:26pm — No Comments
MARCH 2017 CYC NAUTINEWS ARTICLE
Welcome to March and the beginning of the 2017 boating season for most of us!! No matter what Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, has predicted, it looks like winter is over in most of the Midwest. The first day of Spring March 20. Hooray!!
The recently renovated Commonwealth Yacht Club opened on February 4, 2017 with the Mid Winter’s Blue’s party. If you have not visited the…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on March 18, 2017 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Thanks to Ann Donnelly for these great pics!…
Added by Chris Riley on February 19, 2017 at 2:12pm — No Comments
CYC NautiNews Article
Hello to February 2017
If you have boat projects for 2017 better get them organized because I am not Phil, but as I see it, the beginning of the boating season is a mere 7 weeks away.
February 11 is the…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on February 11, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments
CYC NAUTINEWS ARTICLE FOR
Here we are in January and baby it’s cold outside!! This is for the brave hearts who are wintering up North. Winter cold, snow and dreary days makes me want to hunker down and hibernate along with Punxsutawney Phil, hopefully when we pop up on February 2 we will not see our shadows. …Continue
Added by Chris Riley on January 10, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments
December 2016 CYC NautiNews Article
The 2016 boating season is mostly over. We carry into 2017 all the fun memories we shared with our friends and family in 2016. The winter months gives us a opportunity to sit back and check out all the catalogs to figure out what boat repairs and work we want to do when spring breaks. Our CYC Commodore, Officers and Board of Directors are working on the 2017 event calendar. If…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on December 9, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Thanks to Ann Donnelly and Suzy Pence for taking all of these great pictures!…
Added by Chris Riley on December 5, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on November 18, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on October 28, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Riley on September 2, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments