Our Annual Karl Millen Regatta will be held Saturday July 15th with a skippers meeting at 10:30 AM with racing to start soon after. While this started as primarily a dinghy regatta, it is open to all classes and all are welcome. Come out and support your club and let’s have a great time out on the water.
A patriotic song, sung with feeling by the POYC sailors and guests, began the evening’s activities. The pavilion was full with club members and guests. The ‘Yankee Doodle’ is Herb Siewert’s favorite regatta where he insisted on pork barbecue, sometimes smoked on the property. For the 2017 regatta, his daughter and family joined the festivities. Welcome and trust we will see you more often!
The dinner was excellent, as all the side dishes were scraped clean. Taking time for the featured Carolina chicken sandwiches to settle, the anticipated dessert: homemade ice cream, was served. The sweet treat by Debbie and Steve was so delicious, the containers were also scraped clean. No need to wash them!!
After the tables were cleared, Debbie showed the feature movie, ‘Wind,’ one of the top 10 best sailing movies. With surround sound that Steve connected, watching a sailing movie with fellow sailors and boats in the yard added. Special flare.
The Yankee Doodle was shortened due to threatening weather but two races in light wind were completed.
The results were:
Dinghy- 1st Barry Sanders
2nd. Joe Brownfield
Cruiser- 1st Frank Kersting
2nd Greg Glass
3rd. Chris & Andrew Eaton. This was their first placement in racing- welcome to the racing fleet!
What a wonderful way to celebrate July 4, remembering the precious gifts we have in this great nation.
Sunday, July 2
Great American Cookout
Yankee Doodle Regatta
GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT
Special order has arrived: The famous Carolina Chicken for a scrumptious chicken sandwich
In addition to Hamburgers, Hot Dogs with dressing choices,
Carol’s Famous Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw. Beverages also provided.
Top off a filling meal with HOME MADE ICE CREAM courtesy of Debbie, Steve and Carol
Movie starts at 7:30 with popcorn!
Cost: $10.00/person, children under 12 free
A race designed for first-time racers!
Skippers’ meeting 10:00
$10.00 registration fee
Summer solstice, as one of the more religious members observed, is celebrated with abandon at Stonehenge. Well, we discussed mooning but there was no moon, there was, however, wind. An exceedingly slow start caused Kevin’s boat with a jolly crew, led by Lee Huddleston, to drift over the starting line early! The turtle race was on! The wind miraculously began to ruffle the placid lake and the race around the island with the race quickly becoming serious business. It was a marvelous evening for the POYC regatta which had started as twice around the island due to the exceptional winds throughout the day, but had significantly diminished to whispers in the evening.
The 5 sail boats, chased one another around the island with ‘skipper’s choice’ as to which direction to sail. The Champions took the route less traveled and showed the positive results of taking that route! There was also a match race inside the regatta itself, as Leah and her astute tactician Carol Kersting, challenged Steve and Carol’s other half, to a match race. The finish line told that tale, which shall be revealed in the results!
Leah previewed the shirts commemorating the beginning of the ‘POYC next 50.’ The shirts were very popular with the attending members. Shirts cost $20.00 with sizes for all. Well done, Leah
Before giving the results, a major kudos to Holly and Gwen for buying and binging dinner with sides provided by other club members. After a day of sailing, the food was consumed by famished sailors. Tom and Teresa Cripps joined the other day-sailors for the Solstice Regatta. Telling tales until 8:00 pm, we set off for the shortened course.
About 90 minutes later, the race was finished. Rob set a moving finish line between his boat and the cove’s point. Leah and Carol remembered that Kevin was over early, so they yelled to Rob that the finish line was, therefore, on either side of his boat. This IS about fairness, after all, they observed! Race concluded at 11:00 pm
The results were:
Third Place– Steve Stahl
Second Place– Debbie & Bill Champion
First Place– Kevin Klarer with the most boisterous crew!
Remember to plan to join your fellow mates for the POYC GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT July 2nd at 5:30 with homemade ice cream and a movie at 7:30. Cost: $10.00/person with children under 12 free.
The Yankee Doodle, a fun regatta, skippers’ meeting starts at 10:00. Registration cost: $10.00
The Port Oliver Yacht Club
Independence Day Family Celebration
Yankee Doodle Regatta
Sunday July 2nd
Come one come all to the Greatest Show on Earth
Well, not quite BUT it will be a memorable party
For POYC members and their families
For racers, race begins at 10:00
If you have a ‘hankerin’ to race, plan to race in the
YANKEE DOODLE REGATTA,
FUN REGATTA for Dinghies and Cruisers
Regatta registration only: $10.00
For all other members,
The GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT
Begins at 5:30
With An All American Food Tradition:
Hamburgers, hot dogs,
Homemade Ice Cream,
You’ve heard about Ben and Jerry’s
We have CAROL and DEBBIE’s INCREDIBLLE ICE CREAM
Movie under the stars begins at 7:30
DINNER COST: $10.00/person, children under 12 free
To celebrate the start of our 51st year, we have
Specially designed t-shirts and other merchandise
Plan to join us for
A memorable Independence Day CELEBRATION