From The Helm
FROM THE HELM
I’m sure we could all agree we’ve had a lot of rain which makes it very difficult to get our boats ready. I’ve even had to take a couple days off work which seems to be the nice days just to wax the boat. This upcoming weekend seems to be great and hopefully can get the boat in the water as I’m sure most of us are excited to get our boat and water and get on with the Boating season.
Our first big event is opening of the ports May 25th details are provided on our website.
Our second big event is opening of the islands June 7th 8 9th. Our ceremony for the opening of the islands is on the 8th at Ford Yacht Club. Additional details we’ll be out on our website.
I looking forward to this 2019 boating season as I am sure you are as well. Take care for now and have a safe boating season.
Vice Commodore Keith Postma
From The Rear
FROM THE REAR
Hello All. Your Rear Commodore here. It’s May and we’re all wondering where spring is. She’s running late this year. I will get my boat into the water this month. I was hoping for an April launch but the weather did not cooperate. I did finally launch May 3rd. Let the season begin.
Good news for our members. Starting this month our Membership Meeting is moving back to the 3rd Monday of the month so mark that on your calendar. Hope to see many of you there.
Later this month we will host the 2nd of our Texas Hold-Em Tournaments. We could use your help manning the event. The May dates are the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th a Thursday through Sunday event. If you would like to assist in hosting this event please feel free to contact myself or our Member At Large P/C John Stewart. Our contact information is on the website.
I had the pleasure of filling in for our Commodore and representing our Club at the Harbor View Yacht Club 2019 Commodores Ball on April 27th.
This year we are reviving an award that our Club used to present each spring. There are some rule changes for this revival of what we call the Ice Cube Award. In years past there was a very spirited competition between several members of the Club. The rules will be fully explained at our May Membership Meeting on May 20th. This is a travelling award. It will move from member to member. In other words it will be passed on from one member to another. One rule stated up front is that you have to be present to receive it.
Until next month, let’s start boating.
From The Fleet
FROM THE FLEET
April came and went with a lot of cold and gloomy days. We had 11 days above average and 19 days below average, including 4.61” of rain which is 1.83” above normal.
Lake Erie is +3” higher than it was last year at this time and is causing quite a bit of flooding. Recently, we had a 20mph NE wind which submerged the docks at Water’s Edge Marina. Also, the Elba Mar boat club house has been under water a couple of times just in April. However, we are not at the recorded high registered in 1985 which was only +3” higher than it is now.
As for May, “the powers that be” are projecting Lake Erie to go up +1” by the end of the month. But with last night’s rain storm (April 30th / May 1st) dumping 3” of rain in 8 hours, they might be under estimating the lake level by the end of May.
Also, this is just a reminder to check all of your safety gear on your boat before you launch. And, make sure the drain plug is in or you could be in for a very unpleasant surprise.
The walleye are starting to run. Recently, I saw at least 100 fishing boats in the river by Calf Island in the Trenton channel. It was quite a sight to see!
I’ll see everyone at the May membership meeting.
Well, that is all for now, and I’ll see you at the next meeting.
Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen
Member at Large
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Upcoming WRYCC Events
The Cinco De Mayo party on May 4th was a great event, I would like to thank Toledo Yacht Club for hosting this event at their clubhouse. So, many people to thank for making this fundraising event a success. We had a lot of gift baskets to raffle off, we had a 50/50 raffle, and plenty of delicious things to eat.
Luggage Raffle for I-LYA R/C Bob Lang we are selling raffle tickets for a 3 piece luggage set and two large beach towels. Tickets are $10 each. (Fliers are available)
Texas Holdem’ Fundraiser Event – May 23, 24, 25 & 26 Please contact R/C Rick Grew if you are able to help out at these events.
Detroit Yacht Club – May 31st – June 2nd – We have 3 boats (as of now) attending this event, if you would like to come by car please let me know I will need to give a full list of names to the guard house to grant access into the facility. (Flier will be available at next meeting)
Membership Appreciation – June 22nd – Water’s Edge Marina, bring a dish to pass, raffle baskets, 50/50. 12:00pm to ???
Burger Night Fundraiser for V/C Keith Postma – June 23rd, 5:00pm, Seaway Boat Club. If you are able to donate a raffle basket or help sell 50/50 tickets, please contact me. (Flier will be available at next meeting)
Please come out and help support your club & fellow members, these events and fundraisers are a big part of funding the club events and activities.
Please check out all the AYC events going on in the upcoming month, all fliers and information are attached in our newsletter each month.
I-LYA newsletter is now online http://i-lya.org/media/I-LYAnews/March%202019.pdf
Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas or suggestions you may have.
Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085