From The Helm


Hi everyone,

Everything is now going Great with our club moving in at Smokies on the water. All our burgees are up and Past Commodore pictures . Special Thanks goes out to Vice Commodore of ILYA Bob Lang , P/C Charlie Mlynarski and Rear Commodore Dawn Shoemaker.  We held our first get together on Friday February 21st 2020. We had approximately 18 people which was a great turnout and lots of fun. We will continue to have get-togethers at Smokies which is now our clubhouse.

There are lots of upcoming events. Please look at our website and visit Smokies with our information board at the front entrance. My cocktail party will be held at Smokies April 17th 2020. More information will come out next General membership meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone out to our next general membership meeting and Fridays at Smokies.

Hopefully we have about 6 more Fridays then we’ll be getting our boats ready. I’m sure we will all be excited then to get out on the water and visit more clubs and more club events. See you soon

2020 Commodore Keith Postma

From Amidship


March is here. That means that spring is not far off. Spring arrives Thursday, March 19th. Shortly after that the area boat yards should be humming with activity. Another March arrival is Daylight Savings Time. Sunday, March 8th at 2 AM don’t forget to “Spring Ahead”. I definitely love that extra hour of daylight DST provides.

March is a busy month for WRYCC. We host the 1st Texas Hold-Em Tournament of 2020 March 6th through 9th at Woodhaven Lanes. These events are vital to the financial viability of our Club. Our Club Crawl is on the 14th followed by our Membership Meeting on the 16th. Last but not least is my Vice Commodore fundraiser Sunday, March 29th at 6 PM to be held at our home, Smokies On The Water. Tickets are still available. Hope to see many of you there.

February is in the history books but I was privileged to represent WRYCC Saturday, February 1st at the All Ports Yacht Club commodores ball. I also represented WRYCC Saturday, February 8th at the Sun Seekers Boating Club commodores ball. I had a great time at both events. They are a good warm-up for 2020 when I will be representing our Club at several of these events.

So, until next month, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. Boating season is on the horizon. Have a great month everyone.

From The Rear


Hi Everyone,

February was a very busy month for our club.  We had a bus trip come in to visit us from Toledo Yacht Club.  They brought approximately 40 people with them, what a great time we had showing our new home to our fellow friends from Ohio.  They were so into the spirit they ran down to the marina to steal our flag.  We will now have to make a visit to their club to reclaim our burgee, anyone ready for a ROAD TRIP!!!   I can’t wait for them to make a return visit to our club so they can see all the improvements we have made since their visit.  Thank you, Commodore Keith Postma, I-LYA V/C Bob Lang and P/C Charlie Mlynarski for all your help making our home a home again.

Looking forward to all our upcoming events, please scroll down to the Entertainment area of the Pilot’s Log to see our upcoming events.

We are trying to have a weekly get-together every Friday at our home “Smokies on the Water”, come on out and join in on the fun!

Rear Commodore Dawn Lang Shoemaker

From The Fleet


During February 2020, we had 12 days below the average temperature and 17 days above average, making it another above average temperature month.  The average temperature from February 1 to February 29, given this is a leap year, is 34.5F

Currently, Lake Erie is +11” higher than it was last year at this time.  And, so far, we still do not have any ice to mention.  This is very important given the high water levels we are still experiencing. By the end of March, they are predicting the lake is going up three more inches.

Again, all we can do is hope for the best!  We also need to pray that the wind does not blow hard out of the NE because the docks will be under water once again.

I will see everyone at the March membership meeting.  Until then, take care!

Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen

Member at Large

Member At Large

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

For Sunshine and Cheer please contact Lady
Bobbi Lang.

Member At Large P/C John D. Stewart

I-LYA Delegate

I-LYA Delegate

From the Vice Commodore of I-LYA and WRYCC Secretary.   There are also a couple of events planned for the 2021 I-LYA Commodore (that’s me).  Check out the Table raffle and the April 10 BUS trip to Put-In-Bay; it should be a great time and the tables are really nice.

The I-LYA Spring Meeting at the Sheridan Hotel Detroit Metro Airport is coming up in a few months.  Mark your calendar for April 2-5; it will be lots of fun.

Thanks again for all your support in 2021, see you at the next membership meeting.

Capt. Bob Lang, Secretary





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Club Crawl is planned for March 14th – St. Patricks Day Theme, we still have some seats available.  Please contact me if you are interested in going.  $25 per person

V/C fundraiser March 29th – Smokies on the Water, Entertainment by Tobi Lee.  Tickets are $50 each, includes:  Dinner (choice of prime rib, herb chicken or salmon) and entertainment.

I-LYA fundraisers for Bob Lang & Lady Bobbi –

Get Away to the Bay, Put-In-Bay Trip.  April 10th, 2020 Pay online or at a membership meeting $60 per person

Table Raffle tickets are $25 each

I-LYA Pins$20 each

April 17th is our Commodore Reception, we need basket raffle donations and helpers to sell raffle tickets and collect money at the door.  If you are able to help out in anyway please contact me, help is always appreciated.

Please check out all the AYC events going on in the upcoming month, all fliers and information are attached in our newsletter each month.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas or suggestions you may have.

Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085

AYC Delegate



I have emailed everyone the list of upcoming AYC events and they are also attached in our newsletter if anyone missed anything.  Everyone is more than welcome to attend these events.  There is something for everyone.

I am selling the following tickets:

Put-In-Bay Bus Trip – April 10th (Good Friday),  you can purchase tickets online or contact me or Sharon Kniesel (Bay View Yacht Club)  $60 per person

Table Raffle Tickets – $25 each (winner will win both tables)

I-LYA Pins – $20 each

V/C fundraiser – March 29th $50 each

 Rear Commodore Dawn Shoemaker

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