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CYC Sailing Series

Sailing Saturday.   The final CYC race of the Fall Sailing Series is this Saturday at 10am, Oct. 22 by the green buoy near the dam. Weather is forecast to be sunny at 65 degrees and moderate winds, 7 to 8 out of the south west.  Attached is the cumulative record of the Fall Series with start times listed to the right.  Come join our community of sailors Saturday morning for a couple of hours in a great fall sail.  The sailing season is coming to a close too early. Everyone with a sail is… Continue

Added by Butch Jones on October 20, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Time for the Annual Seafood Boil!

It is time for the CYC Annual Seafood Boil.  This year this event will take place under the big tent on the Beach at Green Turtle Bay.  The pots will be boiling and offer up the "Low Country" style seafood boil fare of  King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, New Potatos and Keilbasa Sausage.  Combine these…


Added by Butch Jones on September 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


August 20th is the Grand Rivers Marina Day and Green Turtle Bay will be celebrating. There is a great line up on stage this year with Animal Tales, the Illusion Show, a GTB Talent Show and the Rod Stewart Tribute Show then the ending with a huge fireworks display.

Volunteers are needed to fill 32- two hour slots to monitor the children's bouncers, waterslides, games, canoes and to Captain the River Rat. The two hour openings are from 11AM to 5PM. It's not a lot of work but it is a lot…


Added by Vida Gary on August 5, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

July 30th CYC Spring Series Finale

July 30th Saturday at !0:am the CYC will hold the finals for the 2011 Spring Sailing Series. All sailboats are welcome to assemble at the green buoy by the dam to begin a 5 mile staggered start sail around the buoys. Several boats are still in contention for series honors in single hand and overall categories. With the summers heat, it is always fun to get in a quick morning sail then- get out of the afternoon brain bake! Email for more information or you vessels start…


Added by Harry Reed on July 23, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Pier Pressure Contest

Green Turtle Bay Resort, Commonwealth Yacht Club and Grand Rivers are challenging the GTB Piers to raise money for the Center for Courageous Kids fo their Camp programs. The winning pier will be announced during the August 20th Grand Rivers Marina Day on the stage set up by Dockers Grille. How to raise the money is left up to the piers (be creative!). The pier who raises the most money will be give a Pier Party that will consist of three hours of DJ services, grilled hamburgers and dogs! Get…


Added by Vida Gary on July 21, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

CYC Dinner Dance Party - July 23rd Featuring "Heart & Soul"

Be sure to make your reservations for this party on the 23rd featuring the band "Heart & Soul". A great date to meet up with CYC friends and cut loose! Reservations are always appreciated as it makes planning for best service possible. Give CYC call at 270-362-4444 or 800-498-0428.


By the way...are you on our Facebook page yet?

Added by Vida Gary on July 12, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments


Green Turtle Bay and Commonwealth Yacht Club will be hosting a new event at the resort this weekend, the SUMMER KICK OFF! Come join your fellow dock and CYC friends for a fun get-together under the tent by Dockers Grille. We'll be servin' up some yummy appetizers and a light refreshing beverage. Our favorite DJ Scott will be on hand to livin' up the party. Saturday evening from 5PM to 7PM under the tent to be set up by Dockers Grille.


After the Summer Kick Off, be sure to…


Added by Vida Gary on June 15, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Sunfish Volunteers Needed.............

The CYC and Green Turtle Bay offer sailing on Sunfish Sail boat every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Nick is the only permanent staff member and he needs help every morning and evening getting the boats out and putting them up.  If you can help, please go the beach at 8:30 am or 3:30 PM to help.  

The boats are offered free of charge to all kids and is a great way to promote sailing on Kentucky Lake.

Added by Butch Jones on June 11, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Mold Removal, Naturally

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Sunday June 18th, 10:30 - 12:00 Noon

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Call 270.601.3639 for…


Added by Butch Jones on June 11, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

June 4 CYC Sailing Series. Shaking up the Leaders.

 “Golf Handicaps” are helping 18 boats catch up to leaders in the CYC Spring Sailing Series.  So far, more than half the sailors have had their starting time moved up from 2 to 4 minutes and at the same time past winners have to wait longer to start. This could shake up the standings as past winners struggle to maintain their lead. The next event is this Saturday morning at 10am. Check the left hand column of the attached results spread sheet for your new individual start time. Each week…


Added by Butch Jones on June 9, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Share your Views, your Cruise News or just Muse!

This section of your web site is where anyone can share their vacation adventures, thoughts about boating, latest tips regarding boat…


Added by Butch Jones on May 21, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

"Rose Mary" Flavored Spam

Last week a self-professed member of the CYC named Rose Mary requested membership to our web site.  Rose Mary listed a boat name, slip and pier number and even indicated being a member since 2001.  I checked the membership list and did not find a Rose Mary.  Not wanting to alienate a member and assuming that Rose Mary…


Added by Butch Jones on May 15, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

GTB Recovery from the Floods

Green Turtle Bay is very busy getting things cleaned up and back to normal.  Please see the notes by Vida Gary posted periodically to the CYC Facebook page to check the progress.  Everything will be ready for this weekend, so pack the car and head to the lake.  See you there!

Added by Butch Jones on May 11, 2011 at 5:46am — No Comments

Kentucky Lake / Lake Barkley News and Conditions

See photos of the flood at left in the photo slide show box.  Thanks Greg on Black Rose for the photos.


(Saturday Update) Clouds have rolled in this morning bringing a 50% chance of rain for today. Not much rain is expected with this particular storm system and it should move out quickly. The…


Added by Butch Jones on April 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Freedom's Travels

After completing the loop in 2010 we wintered down at Fort Myers Beach, Snook Bight Marina for 2 months. Then back across the Gulf for another month at Orange Beach Marina in May 2011.

Soon we will head north again for the summer on the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers. Ah this is the life!…


Added by Andrew and Sallyann Newton on April 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pirate's Market Day


The 1st Pirate's Market Day @ GTB was a huge success.  Sales went from $800.00 - $75.00, everyone had a great time buying and selling their boating equipment and accessories.  Thanks for the support.  Kurt and Sandy Sutterer



Added by Sandy Sutterer on April 11, 2011 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

Dig up your treasures and bring them to the market!

On Saturday, April 9, the CYC is sponsoring a Pirate's Market at Green Turtle Bay. Call it a swap meet, a flea marrrrrrket, a yarrrrrrd sale or whatever you like, but send …


Added by Butch Jones on March 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


Here is a new event this year where we can all have fun and turn some of our unused or unwanted boating equipment into a little cash.  Go through your dock boxes and lockers and bring your surplus equipment to the CYC Pirate's Market on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon.  Price your items and sell them to your boating friends and neighbors.  Who knows, you may find something they have you can't live without!


All sales are between the members, so do your best…


Added by Butch Jones on February 25, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

CYC Valentines Party

The CYC Valentine's Party will be a great way to warm the heart of the one you love.  In may be cold outside but the CYC will be warmed with friend sharing conversation.  It has been a long winter for me and I am ready to be at the CYC so make your reservations and lets talk boating.

Commodore …


Added by Butch Jones on February 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Getting ready for the 2011 boating season...

Happy New Year! 


Everyone responsible for calendars, cruises, BBQ's, newsletters, meetings, dinners and everything else are busy planning, scheduling, coordinating and creating what we hope turns out to be the best CYC boating season yet.  Respond to this post and let us know what you would like to have, see, do or participate in and help…


Added by Butch Jones on December 24, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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