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Oh My God!!!! It's the 2019 Spring and Fall CYC Race Series Dates!!!

Spring Series

           Start Time Date

Race 1 10:00AM 4/20/2019

Race 2 10:00AM 5/11/2019

Race 3 10:00AM 5/25/2019

Race 4 10:00AM 6/15/2019

Race 5 10:00AM 6/22/2019

Race 6 10:00AM 7/13/2019

Fall Series

           Start Time Date 

Race 1 10:00AM 9/7/2019

Race 2 10:00AM…


Added by Chris Riley on March 2, 2019 at 4:35pm — No Comments

December 2017 Commodore's Corner

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.…


Added by Chris Riley on November 19, 2017 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment


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…


Added by Chris Riley on November 19, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

CYC NautiNews October 2017 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…


Added by Chris Riley on October 19, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

July 2017 NautiNews




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.…


Added by Chris Riley on July 3, 2017 at 7:08pm — No Comments

June 2017 NautiNews Article

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…


Added by Chris Riley on July 3, 2017 at 7:06pm — No Comments

CYC Trip to Barkley Lodge!!!

Hey Boat Captains!!!

The CYC trip to Barkley Lodge on June 10-11 is nearing!!  

I want everyone to go, so make plans now!!  …


Added by Chris Riley on May 21, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

2017 CYC Kentucky Derby Party


Added by Chris Riley on May 21, 2017 at 3:49pm — No Comments

CYC Saint Patrick's Day 2017 Photos


Added by Chris Riley on March 30, 2017 at 10:37am — No Comments

CYC Easter Brunch Menu 2017


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 NautiNews




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…


Added by Chris Riley on March 18, 2017 at 6:21pm — No Comments

CYC Valentine's Day Party 2017

Thanks to Ann Donnelly for these great pics!…


Added by Chris Riley on February 19, 2017 at 2:12pm — No Comments

February 2016 Nauti News

CYC NautiNews Article

February 2017

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…


Added by Chris Riley on February 11, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

January 2017 NautiNews Article




Welcome 2017!!


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. …


Added by Chris Riley on January 10, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

December 2016 NautiNews

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…


Added by Chris Riley on December 9, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Christmas Party 2016

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 NautiNews

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…


Added by Chris Riley on November 18, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

October NautiNews Article

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…


Added by Chris Riley on October 28, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

September Commonwealth Yacht Club Newsletter

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…


Added by Chris Riley on September 2, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

CYC August NautiNews Article

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.   



Added by Chris Riley on August 31, 2016 at 9:01am — No Comments

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