LYC Happenings

3 Jun

I am saddened to inform the membership of the passing of Glenn Kretchman on June 1, 2021.  Glenn joined LYC in 2006 and, along with Gail, has been an active member ever since.  Gail informed me that a celebration of Glenn’s life will take place at the LYC on Sunday June 27, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Gail at 11733 N. Custer Rd., Free Soil  MI   49411. 

LYC TAMS Training FYIYou may take the TAMS online training anytime.  However, the cutoff date for LYC reimbursement ($15 ) for  successful TAMS ONLINE training is June 13th. Thanks to the 40+ LYC members  who have signed up already.From the LYC House Committee

The Ludington Yacht Club has an AED.

AED is an acronym for Automated External Defibrillator.  AEDs are used to revive someone from sudden cardiac arrest. This usually occurs when a disruption in the heart’s electrical activity causes a dangerously fast heartbeat (ventricular tachycardia) or a fast and irregular heartbeat (ventricular fibrillation). 
AEDs offer a way to save a life.
The AED is located between the bathroom and the bar, hanging on the wall near the furnace.  Please feel free to inspect the AED.  Take it off the wall, unzip the case, open it, And LOOK at it to become familiar with it. (Please do not test the unit). Put it back when finished.  
Stating the obvious….  We hope that we never have to use the AED at LYC.  But if needed, we have one, and hope that members know where it is, and how to use it properly.

SAILING NEWS!!After a long hiatus, the Chieftain Cup sailboat race between Pentwater and Ludington is being resurrected.  Organizers of the event, Ken Wierenga (LYC) and Dave Bluhm (PYC) announce the tentative plans as follows:

  • Friday July 16 with a 2pm start. Racing from Pentwater to Ludington. Boats would be invited to stay the night at LYC.
  • Saturday July 17 start to be announced. Racing from Ludington to Pentwater. Boats invited to raft up at PYC.
  • a potential cruising regatta to follow on Sunday or Monday, possibly to Portage Lake Or Frankfort. 

All Pentwater and Ludington skippers are invited to participate. Also, any LYC member wishing to crew is invited to do so.  Please contact Ken who will work with skippers to place willing crew.
In addition, we want to open our respective weekly races (Saturday for PYC and Thursday for LYC)  to any boats that may want to participate. 
More to follow.

Dinner Events

Swiss Steak dinner for Saturday June 5 is full!!

Reservations are now being taken for the June 12 Vegetarian Dinner (with a side of bacon) as well as the Perch dinner on June 19 and the Rib dinner on June 26.  Please call or text Sandy Gomez (231-690-6224 to place a reservation.  

Upcoming Events

30 May

Tuesday June 1:  Alternate Tuesday fundraiser for LYSS.  Jill Kaines and crew are serving up “Potato Pigs” consisting of a baked potato topped with BBQ pulled pork, cheese, bacon, and green onion with sour cream on the side along with a side salad for $10 per person.  Since this is a fundraiser for LYSS, membership card “punches” will not be honored; cash or check will.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.   Indoor and outdoor seating is available. And, always available to go.

Tuesday June 1:  General Membership Meeting, 7:30 p.m. (follows alternate Tuesday LYSS fundraiser)

Friday June 4:  Cocktails at the Club starting around 5:30 p.m.  If you wish to bring an appetizer to share, feel free to do so.
Saturday June 5: TAM training 9:00.  Registration is required by emailing Mark Hill at Class duration is approximately 2 hours, and the cost is $15. Once TAM certified, you can “open” the bar and legally purchase alcohol if you are the only member present.

Saturday June 5:   Swiss steak dinner with mashed potato & gravy, green beans, salad, rolls, desert. Social to start at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.   This will be a $10 per person event, cash or card punch.  Sandy Gomez will be taking reservations for this dinner.  Please call or text her at (231) 690-6224 to make a reservation; we still are currently restricted to a 50 person capacity so reservations will be limited to remain at this number.  Reservations close Wednesday June 2.
Additional June “save the date” events…June 8:  FergburgsJune 11:  Cocktails at the Club

June 12, Saturday:  Tom Bell & Jenny Orton host a Vegetarian dinner with a side of Bacon; Vegetarian cheese tortellini with Alfredo sauce. Garlic-herb bread, fresh green salad with shallot balsamic dressing, optional side of candied bacon, and dessert bars.  Sandy Gomez will be taking reservations for this dinner.  Please call or text her at (231) 690-6224 to make a reservation; we still are currently restricted to a 50 person capacity so reservations will be limited to remain at this number.  Reservations close Wednesday June 9.

June 15:  alternate LYSS Tuesday “Potato Pigs”

June 18:  Cocktails at the Club

June 19:  Perch Dinner – Host Steve Miller is looking for assistance with this dinner.  If you can lend a hand please call or text Steve at 231-690-1520 or email

June 22:  Fergburgs

June 25:  Cocktails at the Club

June 26:  Rib Dinner – Adam Lamb host/

June 29:  alternate LYSS Tuesday “Potato Pigs”

Summer Gala

Mark your calendars.  LYC is having a “Summer Gala” for you.  It will be held off site in the ballroom at the Stearns Hotel in Ludington on Saturday August 14, 2021.  It will feature a catered dinner, dancing and a DJ.  A cash bar will be available throughout the night.  Tickets are $35.00 per person, checks made payable to LYC.  To purchase tickets please contact Jim McGee (810-441-5833) or Scott Hultman (616-644-5073).  Tickets are also available at the bar.  Members and guests are welcome.

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