Upcoming Events at LYC

11 Oct
Friday October 13 is Cocktails at the Club beginning about 5:00 p.m.  Appetizers are welcome but not necessary.
Saturday October 14 – Christmas in October – 6:00 pm Social, Dinner at 7:00 pm   This is planned to be a no charge, potluck event this year.  We will be cooking up a couple of turkeys and the remainder of the dinner is up to you; stuffing, potatoes, veggie, dessert, etc. whatever is your favorite to prepare, please bring!  Reservations not necessary!!
The tree is up and donations are being accepted for the Ludington High School Student Resource Center.  Mark Boon will be on hand to talk about the Center.  They can use:  flashlights, home fire extinguishers (for the family), gift cards (movie theater, pizza, Taco Bell, Walmart, Meijer, Shop n Save, Biercamp Market, etc), clothing (anything Carhart, sox & underwear, Oriole gear (at Wal-mart & Meijer), sweatshirts, gloves, scarves, hats, postage stamps, laundry type basket with soap, personal care items (razor, shampoo, deodorant, etc), as well as gifts a High School kid could give to younger family members.
Cash is also accepted (Make checks payable to Ludingon High School with Resource Center on the memo line and either drop off at the club or mail to the LYC post office box 132) and the Student Resource Center will put the contribution to good use.  Bring contributions to the Club and put under the tree.

Save the date:

October 17  Tuesday   Annual Membership meeting (7:30 pm) and potluck (6:30 pm).
                                   Annual Stockholders meeting to follow membership meeting.

Chili Cook-off October 7th

1 Oct

Chili Cook Off    6PM, SATURDAY OCTOBER 7

$5.00 per person  



Exciting Prizes Awarded to the Champion in each Category



Cook Off Rules on next page


Ludington Yacht Club Chili Cook Off

Saturday, October 7, 6PM


  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 by 5:30PM. 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 6PM, with 2oz tasting cups only, and tasting will terminate at 7:30PM 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.
  8. Full 12oz chili bowl eating will commence at 7:30PM 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 call with your name and chili category contribution to John Drees at (231) 907-0616 or via email at jjohnadrees@netscape.net




This weekend at LYC

28 Sep
Friday is Cocktails at the Club.  About 5:00 p.m.  Bring an appetizer to share if desired.
Saturday September 30 is OKTOBER FEST.  Social at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Menu:  Pretzels & Beer Cheese
            Sauted Apples, Hot German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Sweet & Sour Red
            Cabbage, Sausage,
            Pumpkin Crunch w/Whipped Cream.
$10 per person.  Please RSVP to Sandy Gomez by phone or text at 231-690 6224 by Wednesday September 27.
If you are making reservations for yourself and other members, please let Sandy know who is in the party.

Save the Date:  More info to follow

October 7                 MSU/UM Chili Cookoff

October 14               Christmas in October

Upcoming Happenings

13 Sep

As of this writing, there is still room for the Shrimp Dinner this Friday and Saturday evening September 15 & 16.  Please call or text Sandy Gomez (231 690-6224) to reserve either Friday or Saturday evening.  Reservations will close Wednesday September 13 or when capacity of 80 each evening is reached.  This will be a $15 per person dinner.  Menu is boiled shrimp, clam chowder, sides and dessert.  Social at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday September 13 – BUNCO 6:00 p.m.
Save the Date:  More info to follow
September 23 Saturday – Texas Style Hoedown BBQ: Beef Brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, sides of cream corn, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, texas sheet cake, appetizer of Texas caviar. $15  RSVP Sandy Gomez at 231 690-6224.
September 30           Octoberfest
October 7                 MSU/UM Chili Cookoff

October 14               Christmas in October

2017 Bloomer Cup results

12 Sep

See this link:


Upcoming Events

31 Aug

Social Opportunities:
Friday September 2 – Cocktails at the Club starting around 5:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite appetizer and see who shows up.
Tuesday September 5 –  Fergburgs!!   $5 each.  Proceeds to LYSS.  Bring a dish to share if you desire.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Last Fergburg of the season.

Membership Meeting – Tuesday September 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 6 – BUNCO 6:00 p.m.

September 8-10 – Bloomer Cup Weekend:  The Bloomer Cup is now just 10 days away from now! Here are the key events:

• Friday, Sept 8join us for cocktails at the club as usual and after dusk for a movie on the lawn. We will be  showing Captain Ron on a sail out on the lawn. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre and your sense of humor, we will order pizza to assist visiting boaters to make certain that no one goes hungry.
• Saturday, Sept 9
, skippers meeting at 11:00 AM with the first start to be at 1:30. There will be separate starts for the spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions. We will have trophies for the lucky winners so that you may be the envy of all your friends.
• Dinner at 6 PM.
 Dinner will be a grill your own steak dinner. We’re furnishing New York Strip Steaks that you may grill to your own perfection. We will have experienced chefs available to cook your steak if you choose not to do it yourself. We will also have potatoes, coleslaw, rolls and dessert for the very reasonable price of $15 per person. 
We will have a live band under the big top out on the lawn from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.  If you want to come for the music but not the dinner, the cover charge will be $5.
How can you help?
We need volunteers with power boats to serve as committee boat. We will also need 4 or 5 volunteers to help run the race. Don’t worry, the instructions are relatively simple an anyone can do this. We may want to put a Ludington Daily News photographer on your boat.
We will need a power boat to set the marks on Saturday morning. We have approximate GPS settings for the marks and will supply race committee volunteers with gps to give direction. This will not take more than 1 -2 hours at most.
We will need a 3 or 4 volunteers to clean up on Sunday morning after the event.
Want to Sail?  
If you’d like to ride along or volunteer to be on the committee boat? Please contact Dale Fitch and we’ll try to match you up with a boat, no experience necessary.
We are a volunteer club and if you can help with any of the above, please contact Dale Fitch, race chair at 231-425-0305 or email Dale@LetsGoSail.com. You may also see me at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting on Sept. 5, 2017 at LYC.
Dale Fitch, Race Chair
Ludington Yacht Club

Save the Date:  More info to follow

September 15 & 16    Shrimp Dinner

September 23           Texas Style Hoedown BBQ

September 30           Octoberfest

October 7                 MSU/UM Chili Cookoff

October 14               Christmas in October

Social Opportunities for Next Couple Weeks

28 Aug

Tuesday August 29 –  TACO TUESDAY.  Chicken, Beef, Pork tacos available.  3 for $5.  Proceeds to LYSS.  Bring a dish to share if you desire.  Serving from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Last Taco Tuesday of the season.

Wednesday August 30 – NO BUNCO this week

The final Wednesday race of the season will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  The current plan is to have the race start at 6 PM.  Notice of the race is posted at LYC.  The race is planned to start from the club or from the south pier, racing either to the buoy at the northwest corner of the pumped storage plant (outside the net) and returning to the south pier or to the weather buoy west of the harbor entrance and return depending on the wind.  The course will be determined based upon wind and weather conditions at the time.  The skippers meeting will be at 5:15 PM at LYC and final announcements will be made at that time.

Please indicate your interest by signing the sheets posted on the club bulletin board.  Each skipper should enter the name of the boat and the boat manufacture or design not later than 6 PM on August 29.  If we have adequate advance participation, handicap will be calculated and we will have a pursuit race with those having the highest PHRF ratings starting first and faster boats with staggered starting times based upon handicap.  This can be a fun event if participants sign up in advance so that the handicap calculations can be made.  Those who sign up late or fail to provide design information will be scheduled for the last start.  If we are unable to make adequate handicap calculations, we will default to having a group start at 6:00 PM.  Starting time will be according to time as indicated on your GPS.

You can also indicate if you need or would accept additional crew.  Make certain to enter your contact information so that the race committee can contact you in advance of the race.  Also, if you have a PHRF handicap or know the handicap for your boat, please email Dale Fitch that information.

If you don’t have a boat but would like to crew, there will also a “Crew Looking for a Ride” sign up posted at the club.  Please sign, provide your phone and e-mail contact and indicate your relevant sailing and racing experience level on the sign up form.  We will try to place as many crew as possible, but you need to be at the LYC by 5:15 PM on the day of the race if you want to participate.  We will try to get everyone who wants to go aboard a boat.  Skippers may contact those who sign up, but the committee will not be making advance calls to crew volunteers, so it is important to show up at the club. Please be aware that all race participants are not docked at the club.

This is supposed to be a fun event and an opportunity to blow some of the algae off the bottom of those boats, so please participate.  If there is not adequate interest indicated on the sign- up sheets byTuesday, August 29, the event will be cancelled, so step up to the plate and sign up.

Direct questions to Dale Fitch Race Chair (231-425-0305) or by email (dale@letsgosail.net).

Friday September 2 – Cocktails at the Club starting around 5:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite appetizer and see who shows up.

Tuesday September 5 – Last Fergburg of the season from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and September General Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
September 8-10 – Bloomer Cup Weekend.  On Friday, September 8, we will have our usual cocktails at the club beginning at 5 PM.   There will be light food or pizza with movie on the lawn following dusk.  After the conclusion of the Bloomer Cup sailboat race on Saturday September 9, all race participants and members of LYC are invited to the Bloomer Cup Dinner and Party.  Reservations not required.  Dinner will be a grill your own steak dinner beginning approximately 6 PM.  After dinner there will be an awards presentation and live music until approximately 11 PM.  Music will be free to all who attend dinner with a slight cover charge for those that do not participate in the dinner.   Race announcement is attached and race entry forms are on the web site.  Direct questions to Dale Fitch Race Chair (231-425-0305) or by email (dale@letsgosail.net).


Save the Date:  More info to follow

September 15 & 16    Shrimp Dinner

September 23           Texas Style Hoedown BBQ

September 30           Octoberfest

October 7                 MSU/UM Chili Cookoff

October 14               Christmas in October

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