This week, August 22 to 28 at LYC

22 Aug
Reservations are open for the Old Fashioned Picnic on Saturday Aug. 27th.  Call Gail at 616-490-1255Do not respond on the website or on Facebook.  Connie Robinson and her crew are preparing a real old fashioned picnic dinner in a basket for us all.  The menu includes Beef Sandwiches, Beans, Watermelon Salad, Chips and Peach Cobbler.  The food and everything else you need to enjoy this dinner will be on your table in a basket ready for you to spread out wherever you please.  Take it outside or stay inside – the choice is yours.  It’s a $10 dinner or a punch.  Cocktails @ 6 followed by dinner @ 7.  Kaye is featuring Strawberry Margaritas for $2.
Tuesday night  Gary and his crew will be serving up Ferg Burgers for the measly fee of $5.  All proceeds go to support LYSS.  Your sides are welcome but not mandatory.  Serving starts @ 5:30 through 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Happy Hour from 5:30-7:00.  All drinks are 50 cents off and the bar is furnishing munchies.  Beer Can sailboat races areWednesday too.  Skippers meeting and course determination at 6.
Friday is Cocktails at the Club starting 5ish.  Your appetizers are always welcome and appreciated but not mandatory.  We have the best sunset viewing in town along with great drinks and comradery!
A word about planning ahead….Sunday September 4th is the annual Bloomer Cup Sailboat Race.  This is a historic event at LYC and the race committee has been working to resurrect it to it’s original attendance and participation.  If you have a sailboat or would like to crew on one, please visit the LYC website and download an application.  The race is followed by a Pig Roast for all members and guests.  Cocktails at 5 followed by dinner at 6 ( a change from the normal time of 7).  It’s a $10 or a punch dinner.  You can make reservations by calling Gail616-490-1255 or responding to this email.  Again, please do not respond on the website or Facebook.
2016 Social committee,
Gail Kretchman
Jill Kaines
Shelly Tibbits
Pat Schrot.

2016 Bloomer Cup on September 4

20 Aug

Bloomer Cup September 4th entry deadline 11 AM at LYC. Pursuit race starting at 1 PM with spinnaker, and main and jib divisions. See “Documents to Download” tab for the entry form.

LYC Activities August 20 to 24

17 Aug
Commodore Mike Robinson is moving to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital today.  This is a huge gain for Mike.  Connie says his goal is to be at LYC for the Bloomer Cup festivities Labor Day weekend.  Yea! Mike.  The address for cards is 235 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Thanks to all who worked and/or attended the LYSS Ice Cream Social Sunday.  We raised almost $500 for the sailing school!
Tonight, Wednesday, is Happy Hour from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  All drinks are 50 cents off and the bar will furnish munchies.  Come on down – the sunsets are just as beautiful during the week as they are on the weekends!
Beer Can sailboat races are tonight too.  Skippers meeting and course determination at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the snafu on Monday, the social committee will be serving tacos FRIDAY from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. to benefit LYSS.  Tacos are 2/$5 chicken or beef.  Please bring your appetizers or sides and come spend the evening
Saturday the Boat Club is putting on the annual Hospice benefit fish fry/boil from 1 – 7.  Details can be found on their website or on Facebook.Ludington Boat Club  I urge you to support this worthy and fun event.
Lastly, if anyone has a picnic basket they would lend to Connie Robinson for next week’s social, please call her at 231-690-3165.
2016 Social Committee,
Gail Kretchman
Jill Kaines
Shelley Tibbits
Pat Schrot

Ice Cream Social this Sunday, August 14

11 Aug

The Ludington Youth Sailing School is having an Ice Cream Social this Sunday, August 14.  Yummy House of Flavors ice cream with your favorite toppings will be served from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Ludington Yacht Club.  Everyone is welcome!  All proceeds go to LYSS.  The youth sailors will be strutting their stuff in front of the Club for all to see.  Sundaes are $3.  Families with over 5 members are only $15.

Hope to see you there!

What’s happening at LYC this week?

1 Aug
Here’s what’s happening at LYC this week;
Tuesday is the membership meeting and potluck.  Dinner at 6:30 followed by the meeting at 7:30.  Please bring a dish to pass.  It’s YOUR club so come see what’s happening and how you can be a part of it all.
Wednesday is Happy Hour 5:30-7:00 with 50 cents off drinks. Snacks will be provided.  There will be Beer Can Sailboat Races with the skippers meeting at 6 to determine course.  Come on down even if you don’t have a sailboat.  There is always room for more crew and you can practice up for the Bloomer Cup!
Friday is cocktails @ the Club.  As always they start 5ish and your appetizers to share are appreciated.  I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a cocktail and unwind after a busy week.
Doug and Mary Ann Slaggert and their crew will be grilling up Beef Tenderloins for dinner Saturday.  This will be a $15 dinner and reservations are needed.  Reservations will close at noon on Wednesday.  To reserve, call Gail at 616-490-1255 or respond to this e-mail.  Don’t wait – this event will fill up quickly.
If you would like to send a card to Commodore Mike Robinson, his address is Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital 1840 Wealthy St. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI. 49506 Room 5803.  If Mike’s heart is strong enough, doctors will implant a Ventricular Assist Device.  Please remember Mike, Connie and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
2016 Social Committee,
Gail Kretchman
Jill Kaines
Shelly Tibbits
Pat Schrot

July 26 to 30 at LYC

25 Jul
Tuesday July 26th is Ferg Burgers!  $5 burgers are served from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Your dishes to pass are appreciated but not mandatory.  All proceeds from Ferg Burgers go to LYSS.
Wednesday is Happy Hour and Beer Can sailboat races. Happy Hour starts at 5:30 until 7:00.  Skippers meeting begins at 6:00 followed by the race.  If you would like to participate, come on down even if you don’t have a boat you should be able to crew with someone.
Friday is Cocktails @ the Club.  5ish until?  As always your appetizers are appreciated but not mandatory.  Just come on down and unwind and enjoy the company and the view.
Saturday there will be another Raft-Off followed by the West Shore Bank concert.  Meet at the Club around 4:30 and proceed to Parlor “B”. Bring an appetizer to share and BYOB.  We’ll raft together and then enjoy the concert afterwards.
2016 Social Committee,
Gail Kretchman
Jill Kaines
Shelley Tibbits
Pat Schrot

This Week July 19 to 24 at LYC

18 Jul
Tomorrow July 18th Tim Tibbits and his crew will be serving Pulled Pork sandwiches with chips to benefit LYSS (Ludington Youth Sailing School).  Sandwich and chips are $5.  Your dishes to pass are always welcome but not mandatory.
Wednesday Beer Can Races are scheduled with Skippers meeting and course determination at6:00 p.m.
Also on Wednesday is Happy Hour with 50 cents off drinks from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday Cocktails @ the Club begin 5ish.  Your appetizers to share are appreciated but not mandatory.
Saturday boaters will gather in “Parlor B” for a raft off.  Tom and Sally Hendricks will host the Raft Off.  Bring your appetizers and drinks and meet there anytime after 4:30.  Following the Raft Off, anyone who would like to will drift over to the city park for the West Shore Bank Tribute Concert.  Be aware that if you go by boat, you will probably be asked to pay a small fee to tie up on the wall.
If you don’t have a boat, call me and we will try to arrange a ride for you.
2016 social committee,
Gail Kretchman 616-490-1255
Jill Kaines
Shelley Tibbits
Pat Schrot
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