Great Minnow is Next Saturday and Sunday!

Can’t you just see yourself at the Great Minnow Regatta next Saturday and

Come sail like the Skipper
Party like Gilligan
Plot your course like the Professor
Pay your race fee like the Howells,
(only $25 for racing AND meal, or $10 meal for non-racers.)
.. and if you look like Mary Ann or Ginger, there will
probably be plenty of boats needing crew.

Pancake breakfast at 9:00, Skippers meeting at 10:00

Dinner at 5ish Bar-b-que (Thanks Troy) baked beans and coleslaw

Members please bring a dessert, so we can have a dessert island.

Music on the island provided by Denise and Alan Janes.

The Great Minnow Regatta October 7th and 8th

Calling all Skippers and Gilligans,
Prepare ye for the Great Minnow Regatta
Oct. 7th-8th.
Kick off with a pancake breakfast at 9:00 Saturday morning.
Skippers’ meeting at 10:00.
$25.00 race fee which includes dinner.
All members invited to dinner $10.00/person.
Troy will be smokin’ butts for dinner(the pork variety.)
Baked beans, coleslaw and beer will be provided.
The wonderful Alan and Denise Janes will be providing music.
Fun continues Sunday morning with a light breakfast before

Yankee Doodle Recap by Frank Kersting

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.

Yankee Doodle is Sunday July 2nd!


Sunday, July 2

Great American Cookout

Yankee Doodle Regatta



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

Yankee Doodle Regatta & Independence Day

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
FUN REGATTA for Dinghies and Cruisers
Regatta registration only: $10.00

For all other members,
Begins at 5:30

With An All American Food Tradition:
Hamburgers, hot dogs,
Homemade Ice Cream,
You’ve heard about Ben and Jerry’s

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