This week at LYC

26 Sep

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th, Gary and his crew are grilling Brats from 5:30-7:00.  Bring a dish to pass if you would like.  Donations are being accepted to benefit LYSS.

Friday is cocktails@ the Club.  5ish until we are ready to go home.  Your appetizers to share are welcome as always.
Saturday Oct 1st, We will be celebrating fall with our annual Oktoberfest.  The Kretchmans and their crew will be serving up traditional German fare including Hot German Potato Salad, Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Sautéed Apples, German Sausages and dessert.  It’s a $10 meal with cocktails @ 6:00 followed by dinner @ 7:00.  Reservations are needed.  Please call Gail at 616-490-1255 by Wednesday at noonPLEASE DO NOT RESPOND ON FACEBOOK OR THE LYC WEBSITE.
The following Saturday, is Christmas in October, our annual Toys for Tots-Gifts for Teens campaign.  You may drop off your gifts at the Club or give money for shopping to Kaye and Luci.  We will take reservations next week for the dinner.

Rules for The Chili Cook Off

21 Sep


$5.00 per person


Michigan State vs Wisconsin Noon

University of Michigan vs Penn State 3:30


Exciting Prizes Awarded to the Champion in each Category




Ludington Yacht Club Chili Cook Off

Saturday, September 24, NOON

  1. Cook Off Contestants must furnish (1) one crockpot of chili with a serving utensil. No names may be visible on pot or utensil.
  2. Contestants must deliver chili to the LYC kitchen through the REAR DOOR ONLY between 10:30 and 11:30AM. Front door entries will be disqualified.
  3. Chili will be left with a kitchen Chili Team member once you have confirmed category and your chili has been registered.
  4. Three categories of chili will be judged- Red Chili (optional beans, meat, vegetables, etc), White Chili (optional beans, meat, vegetables, etc), Veggie Chili (meatless).
  5. Judging will commence at Noon, with 2oz tasting cups only, and tasting will terminate at 3PM or until the first pot of chili has been consumed.
  6. Cornbread, tasting cups, bowls, plates, eating utensils, napkins, onions, sour cream, cheese, crackers, hot sauce, rice and barf bags will be furnished by the Chili Team. NO FREE BEER.
  7. Prizes will be awarded to the Championship Chili in each category and all entrants.
  8. Full 12oz chili bowl eating will commence at 3PM after tasting has terminated.
  9. Each paying taster will be given a paper ballot and cast one vote for their favorite chili in each of the three categories.
  10. Contestants please send your name and chili category contribution to John Berend at



This Week at LYC

21 Sep
And so begins another beautiful week at LYC!
Tuesday we are taking a much deserved break for our bar tender and LYSS crew.  Next week we will be serving FREE Chili Dogs.  More about that next week!
Friday is Cocktails@ the Club.  We’ll start 5ish and continue from there.  Your appetizers to share are welcome but not mandatory
Saturday it’s CHILI AND FOOTBALL!.  John Berend and his crew will be hosting the annual Chili Cook-off. Festivities start at noon with Michigan State vs. Wisconsin  and chili tasting/judging.  The fun continues with U of M vs. Penn State at 3:30 and open chili devouring.   All this for just $5 and a chance to win the prestigious LYC Chili Championship.  NO FREE BEER!
Our annual Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing.  Purchase Toys for Tots and/or Gifts for Teens and place them under the tree at the Club.  If you’d rather leave the shopping to Luci and Kaye, drop your funds off at the Club and they’ll do the shopping for you.  The dinner and gift presentations are scheduled for October 8th.

This week at LYC

12 Sep
With fall upon us, Traditional Ferg Burgers are no longer on the schedule, however, Tuesday September 13th Gary will be cooking up FREE burgers only as long as they lastAll tips will benefit LYSS.  Serving begins at 5:30.  Bring a dish to pass if you would like.
The Shrimp Dinner is full for Friday and there are only 7 openings remaining for Saturday.  If you would like to attend on Saturday, call Denny ASAP @ 231-499-1220.
Last but certainly not least, save the afternoon of Saturday September 24th for the annual Chili Cook-Off hosted by John and Sharon Berend.  We will advise you of the time and rules as soon as the football schedule has been announced.

September 6 through 11 at LYC

7 Sep
Congratulations to the winning racers and thanks to all the participants in this year’s Bloomer Cup.  Thanks also to all those who joined in for the Pig Roast and celebration after the race.
Tonight is the membership meeting AND the last Ferg Burgers for LYSS.  Gary and his crew will be serving Ferg Burgers from 5:30 – 7:00 .  Just $5. Your side are always welcome but not mandatory.
Wednesday is the last Happy Hour of the season 5:30 – 7:00 with 50 cents off drinks and munchies furnished by the bar.
Friday is Cocktails @ the Club, 5ish until…… Your appetizers to share are always appreciated.
No dinner Saturday, but Denny is taking reservations for the Shrimp Dinner  Friday and Saturday September 16th & 17thRESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED CALL DENNY OR LUCI AT  231-843-1561 OR 231-499-1220.  Do not respond on Face Book or on the LYC website.

LYC August 30 through September 5

29 Aug
Tuesday, August 30, Tim Tibbits and his crew will be serving Coney Dogs, 2 for $5.  All proceeds will go to LYSS.  They will be serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Your sides are always welcome but not mandatory.
Wednesday is Happy Hour with 50 cents off drinks and the bar will furnish the munchies.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Beer Can sailboat races are on Wednesday as well.  Skippers meeting & course determination is at 6.
Cocktails @ the Club start 5ish…  Your appetizers to share are always welcome, but not mandatory.  Come down and unwind at the prettiest marina in Ludington!
Saturday is an open day, but Sunday September 4th is the traditional Bloomer Cup sail boat race and pig roast.  This year’s race is a “pursuit race” meaning that the slower boats start first, followed by the faster boats.  This alleviates all the confusion and intimidation at the start line.  Perfect for beginners!  Skippers meeting is at 11 a.m. and the race starts at 1 p.m. The course will be determined at this time as well.  The deadline for applications is at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Go to to download the race application.  You will also need to submit your PERF rating.
The race is followed by the pig roast complete with roasted red potatoes, corn and tossed salads, rolls and desert.  this is a $10 dinner.  We have a special event liquor license allowing racers and guests who are not members to purchase drinks that day. The awards ceremony will follow dinner.
2016 Social Committee,
Gail Kretchman
Jill Kaines
Shelley Tibbits
Pat Schrot

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.
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