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Hey CYC Cruisers. Butch and Pat Jones along with Kim Ketter and Crew will be leaving Green Turtle Bay on Friday morning, July 12 headed to Clarksville, Nashville and points beyond, returning to GTB on Sunday, 7/21. With stops at the new Clarksville Marina, the downtown Nashville dock and several marinas further up river and a cool anchorage in the Cumberland wilderness, it will be a cruise to remember. Interested? Message me at for more info!!!

Added by Butch Jones on July 1, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Derby Day 2012

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Added by Butch Jones on May 8, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Member's Christmas Party, 2011

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Added by Butch Jones on December 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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 ingredients with the spicy seasonings that pull it all together…


Added by Butch Jones on September 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 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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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 maintenance, news about the lakes area or anything you think might be of interest to the members.


This is actually…


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 might be a first and middle name, I approved Rose Mary and…


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

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

October 16 Race Ties Winners Up In Strings - by Harry Reed

The weekly CYC Series of sailboat races on Kentucky Lake has grown in participation this year to 29 boats and offers beginning sailors the chance to experience the sport of sailing and more salty sailors an additional chance to practice. For the final race of the season, the sponsor of the awards, John Hafner, Attorney at Law, PLLC had a creative idea, place “prize…


Added by Butch Jones on November 12, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Beer Can Regatta

Saturday Oct. 16 puts the beer back in....“Beer Can Regatta”

There was a special twist in the sailing series race on Saturday, October 16th. In addition to negotiating the 5 mile course…


Added by Butch Jones on November 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments


The boating season is just about over for 2010. Whether you are at the lake winterizing or fighting the urge to winterize, how about joining the 2011 CYC Officers and Board for a night of fun. The officers and board members will be at the restaurant in force to talk to you about your ideas for our 2011 activities and events.

We will be recruiting members to join the CYC web site to stay informed about the club's activities. I'll have a computer set up and be there to assist…

Added by Butch Jones on November 6, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

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