Commonwealth Yacht Club

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Hello to May.  April showers bring May flowers and the beginning of boating season.   In the month of May, we have the Commonwealth Yacht Club Derby Party; CYC Board meeting, CYC sponsored First Line Fire Extinguisher’s visit to Green Turtle Bay, CYC’s Mother’s Day Brunch, CYC’s Flag Retirement Ceremony, May Sailing Series and last but not least CYC’s Memorial Day Party.

May 7th is a busy day at Green Turtle Bay and the Commonwealth Yacht Club. The day starts at 8:30 with the CYC’s Board meeting.  Contact Commodore David Jernigan if you have any event suggestions or questions.

First Line Fire Extinguisher will visit Green Turtle Bay at 10:00am at Dockers parking lot.  They sell new and used fire extinguishers; they can refurbish fire extinguishers and will inspect and certify for another year. 

Then we have the Commonwealth Yacht Club’s Kentucky Derby party from 3:00 to 5:15pm. After the Derby Party enjoy a delicious dinner at the post CYC Derby  Party that evening.  The afternoon Derby party is a must attend event, if for no other reason but to see all the beautiful Derby hats worn by the ladies/gentlemen.   

May 7th and May 21st is the May Sailing Series dates. May 21st is the Distance Race. Meet Sharla Graham on Kentucky Lake at 10:00a.m. to participate in these races.

May 8th is the CYC’s always delicious Mother’s Day Brunch.  Do not miss out treating your mother/spouse to the brunch by making  reservations asap. 

May 28 is CYC’s Flag Retirement Ceremony held at Green Turtle Bay’s beach beginning at 10:00am.  This event will be conducted by Rear Commodore Terry West.  Take all your tattered and worn American flags to the Ship’s Store so they can be retired in an honored and reverent ceremony.

May 28th is also the CYC’s Memorial Day party and dance.  Come wearing white to celebrate the beginning of summer and dance to the music of Heart and Soul. 


Moving forward to June-- Mark your calendars for June 4th which is the CYC Board meeting at 8:30am.  There is a CYC Sailing Series race on June 4 and the 11.  

Make plans to attend the CYC’s Poker Run on June 11th.  This is a land or water based event, no boat is necessary to participate.  Everyone is welcome to participate, all family members.   For questions or to sign up contact Short Range Fleet Captain Saundra Jernigan.  Following the day’s event there will be a CYC Poker Run party at the Commonwealth Yacht Club with entertainment by John Pinney, our own Vice Commodore Jerry Koerner and Friends. 

 June 18th is the second annual cruise to Prizer Point marina. Enjoy Dinner at the restaurant. Advance reservations are generally required to secure boat slips.    All boats are welcome; sailboats will not have any issues with mast height.  For more information or to sign up to attend contact Long Range Fleet Captain Danny Cope @  or call 270-331-7636. 

Be sure to look for event flyers on pier pocket gates for more information about all events.  Also visit or go to the links page at to obtain date reminders and times of each event. 


Speaking of the Commonwealth Yacht Club, are you a member?

If not, do you know what you’re missing?

Most and foremost, for me, it has been the opportunity to meet and make friends, I am talking “Life long friends”, “Where everyone knows your name” friends.  Plus use of a restaurant where you can sit in a comfortable atmosphere, enjoy a delicious meal, with a beautiful view of the Bay. 

Other member amenities are use of 2 outdoor swimming pools in the warm summer months; use of the Health club and indoor swimming pool 12 months of the year;  a  10% discount at the Chandlery and Jade & Earth Spa at Green Turtle Bay; a 15 cents per gallon discount at the fuel docks.  If you have questions or would like to join contact the Commonwealth Yacht Club’s manager, Amber Bebout at the Commonwealth Yacht Club , or  pick up an application at Green Turtle Bay’s Condo office or the Accounting office and submit it to Sarah Quarles in accounting. 


See you on the Lake,

Ann Donnelly.

Past Commodore

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