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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.  



September was a big month for the Commonwealth Yacht Club’s Board of Directors with the Seafood Boil and the 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta.  Stay tuned for a report and pictures of these two fantastic events in the November NautiNews article.


Moving on to October events, beginning with the CYC Annual Members Meeting on October 15th.  Please note that “ALL” CYC members are invited to this meeting as it the changing of the guards for the Board of Directors from Commodore on to the Directors.  Come and meet your new Commodore and Board starting at 10:00am at the Commonwealth Yacht Club.         


October 14th is Grand Rivers Hunter’s Moon Festival, which is always loads of fun.  Following the festivities in Grand Rivers, is the CYC Lighted Boat Parade. There is not a theme, so get those lights out and start decorating.   If you cannot participate just Come and enjoy watching the colorful display of “lighted boats” which will close out a great day at the Hunter’s Moon Festival in Grand Rivers.  The path will begin on west side of Kentucky Dam in the area close to the entrance to Kentucky Dam Marina at 6:30pm., crosses Kentucky Lake, floats past Lighthouse Landing through the canal to Green Turtle Bay marina and drop anchors at the final stop, the Thirsty Turtle. Prizes are first place, $500.00; second place, $300.00 and third place $150.00.  To participate email by September 30, or   


Green Turtle Bay has their Fall in Water Boat Show October 20-22th.   

Closing out the month is the Commonwealth Yacht Club’s Halloween Party, which is always loads of fun on October 28th and a must attend party.   



There is a CYC Fall Sailing Series Race on October 14th and October 28th.   Contact Vice Commodore Sharla Sparks or just show up on Kentucky Lake around 10:00 to participate.   


See you at the Lake,

Past Commodore

Ann Donnelly


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