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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 outdoor activities. Actually, I enjoy the cooler days and nights of fall and especially fall foliage season. 


I want to give everyone an update on the Grand Rivers Dragon Boat races which were held on July 18, 2016. It was a tremendous success.  Team “Yachting Turtles” won first place in the Division C Championship under the leadership of Captain Brian Turner.  The event raised $3108.00 for Livingston County Helping Hands.  Total of 7 teams competed. I have to say team “Yachting Turtles” truly enjoyed the day especially the camaraderie and fun in the sun and water we had.  Mark your calendars for the Dragon races in July 2017, plan to come cheer on your team and/or sign up to roll on a team.  The Turtles will be even stronger in 2017!! Go Turtles!!


Now on the events in September and October:  

By the time this newsletter is mailed Grand Rivers Arts & Crafts Fair on September 3th-5th will have happened. I am sure it will as always, have been a successful and fun weekend.  Be sure I ate those funnel cakes!!


The Nina & Pinta will arrive at Green Turtle Bay on September 1 and stay until September 10.  Do not miss a visit to these amazing ships.


September 10 is the next CYC Board Meeting.  Contact Commodore David Jernigan if you have any suggestions or comments.

Long Range Fleet Captain, Danny Cope,  is planning a “raft up” at Duncan Bay on September 10, 2016. Come join in the fun and enjoy friends and scenery.  If you can’t spend the night come out and enjoy the afternoon.  If you have any questions contact Danny at


The Green Turtle Bay Fall in water boat show will be September 17 and 18th

Come on over and explore all the boats for sale.


September 24 is CYC’s Annual Seafood Boil beginning at 5:00pm to 7:00pm under the tent at Dockers parking lot.  The cost is $25.00 per person, children under 5 years old eat free, and unfortunately carry outs are not available.   The feast includes crab legs, shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob & potatoes.  Dessert and water will be furnished.


September 24 is also the beginning of Kentucky Lake Race with the Watkins Cup which is sponsored by Kentucky Lake Sailing Club.  Kentucky Lake Race Week continues with the 11th Annual Commonwealth Cup Regatta on October 1, 2016 on Kentucky Lake beginning at 9:00am.  Registration will be on September 30 at Green Turtle Bay’s Health Club’s Indoor pool beginning at 5:00-7:00pm 

The post race party will begin at 6:00om under the tent on Dockers parking lot.

To register go to or for regatta information go to  

Do not forget to purchase a Door Prize Donation ticket for $10.00 from any board member.  There are great door prize donations this year.

October 8th is the Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Festival with the Hunter’s Moon Party at Commonwealth Yacht Club on Saturday night.


October 9th is the Annual Members Meeting which begins at 10:00am at the Commonwealth Yacht Club.  All members are welcome.  The election of new board members and officers will be held at this meeting. 


The Fall Sailing Series races continue on October 15th and October 29 on Kentucky Lake at 10:00am.  Contact Sharla Graham if you have any questions or just show up for the races.


October ends with CYC’s annual Halloween Party, come in your favorite Halloween costume.  This is a must attend party--Because it is just so much fun. 



See you on the Lake,

Ann Donnelly

Past Commodore

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