Please read all the way down as there is much going on in these last few weeks of summer. If you have questions kindly contact the person listed below for details.
Have a good week!
Monday Night Sailing
Hello sailing aficionados:
Monday night cruising class tonight August 15 6pm at the TYC docks.
We will have two boats available. Warren Graves has offered to add his boat to the flotilla.
No experience required. bring something to share.
Full moon included!
Highlights will include flotsam, jetsam, seaweed, confusing red and green painted navigational aids.
Thursday Night Potluck
Thank you to Sue Kramers and her crew for offering to host Mardi Gras night at TYC! Looking forward to some creative decorations and delicious food with a cajun flare. Thursday night pot luck dinners have brought out so many members enjoying the new clubhouse, pool and friendship . Still looking for a host for California Cuisine on August 25th, email me if you can help at email@example.com. See you Thursday at 6:00pm!
Pool Safety Notice
The TYC pool is having a banner season this year with all the hot, humid weather we have been experiencing. It is very satisfying for all the members who volunteered their time and energy getting the pool ready to see all the children using the pool. We would like to stress one very important safety note with the parents of young children and that is that the parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their children while in the pool and on the TYC property. For everyone's safety we need your eyes on your children while in the pool. Our lifeguards are a secondary level of safety and are not a substitute for mom's and dad's watchful eyes! Let's all work to provide a safe environment for our children.
Pool Committee Co-Chair Needed
I am watching the American Women's swimming 4 x 100M medley relay race as I write this message (Gold for the USA!) and it reminds me that it is time to pass the baton for the pool committee co-chairmanship. I have been doing this duty since sometime in the last century (1990's) when even Michael Phelps was a young boy! I have had an excellent team of 'pool boys' helping me over the years for which I am extremely grateful. I am now looking for someone or a group of volunteers to step forward and help the TYC maintain an important feature of our club.
It is not difficult duty now that we have a clubhouse. It primarily consists of bringing water samples to a pool supply company for them to analyze. They tell us what chemicals to add and when to do so. We have also been doing our own vacuuming which is easy and surprisingly relaxing once a week on a summer morning or evening. These activities save the TYC money over a commercial maintenance company and provide better water quality. In fact, I took over from a commercial maintenance company after the TYC pool turned green. (Maybe those guys got the contract for the Olympic diving pool?)
I am willing to train and mentor anyone who is interested in helping out. If you can help, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a call 401-692-9006.
Wayne Karzenski pool co-chairman.
Notice of Race
Annual Charlie La Roue Memorial Race Monday September 5, 2016
This race is conducted annually in memory of Charlie who was one of the most successful sailboat racers that Tiverton Yacht Club ever produced. The race is conceived as a family oriented “fun race” (non-spinnaker) aimed at maximizing the participation of club members many of which have sailboats and never race them. Sailors who race with us on Wednesday night from the Spar Island Racing Association are also invited. This year’s race is scheduled for Labor Day (September 5) afternoon (1:00PM start) to coincide with other activities at the club. The race has been planned and scheduled such that racers will have a fair tide racing back, in particular under the Sakonnet River Bridge. Bring your makings for a Barbeque dinner at the club after the race. Grills will be provided.
The race will start at Can 19, East of Common Fence Point and proceed north toward Fall River and return south finishing in front of the TYC dock. This year there will be two classes split by Performance Handicap Ratings. Faster boats will be given a 10-12 mile course and slower boats will be given a 6-7 mile course. Both classes will finish in front of the TYC dock.
To make the race fair to all participants, regardless of size or design, we will handicap all racers using the Narragansett Bay Performance Handicap Rating Factor. Racers should indicate their PHRF rating if known. Ratings assigned several years back will be accepted provided there have been no major changes to the boat. For boats that have no PHRF rating, the committee will assign one based on comparable boats.
Application form for Charlie La Roue Race
Email Address _________________
Boat Name ________________________
Boat Type ____________________ Length _____ Sail Number _____________
PHRF Rating (if Known) _____________
Jib Size (working jib, 135% genoa, or whatever) ________________
Email to Gregg Morash, GMNFD@cox.net by August 27. You will receive Race Instructions in return.
Welcome to the 2016 boating season. The first season that we will have a clubhouse since 2003!!! Yes that’s right. I am happy to report that the clubhouse is coming along fabulously. The building committee has been working diligently to make sure that everything stays on schedule. We are very fortunate that the weather has cooperated and not been the nuisance it was last year. Our 2016 calendar will be set soon so stay tuned for the date of the ribbon cutting. You will also notice that work continues on our main pier. This project will also be finished for the start of the season. Take a ride by the house if you haven’t already, but please don’t go on the property during working hours. I am sure most of you have seen the pictures that Amy has been posting, but to see the house in person is nothing but exciting. 2015 was a banner year for TYC. If you attended any of the Thursday night pot lucks you know what I mean. Record attendance was the norm and the whole property was put to use. It was such a treat seeing so many of the members enjoying each others’ company. I am sure many new friends were made. Speaking of it being a banner year another way to tell is the fact that we are now operating with a waiting list for membership. The growth over the past several years continued in 2015. I can’t recall this being the case since the early nineties. I guess the word keeps spreading as to the great family atmosphere that exists on Riverside Drive. So I need to follow that up with make sure you get your dues in on schedule so tough decisions won’t have to be made.
I would like to welcome all of our new members and look forward to meeting you at one of our kick-off activities. I hope to see you participate in many of our events during the upcoming season. If you have any questions about the club feel free to contact either myself or any of the board members. We are all eager to help out with whatever info you need. Our contact info is on the website. As always your committee chair people have been working during the off season to guarantee that this year will be another great one. Please remember to volunteer for one of the committees. Whether it be social, marina, sail training, membership or the house committee, it is never a great deal of work and we always have a good time. You can find a listing in the log book or on line. The new members will find that this is a good way to meet a group of people in a hurry. Please help to make this exciting season one to remember.
Once again the sail training program will be at max capacity and all of the instructors are in place. It proves to be an exciting year for this group as the committee will have a dedicated floor of the new house to utilize for the educational phase of sail instruction as well as storage in the off season.
The log books will be available in mid June as usual. If any of your contact information has changed be sure to contact Amy Cooper to let her know.
Finally as we approach the completion of the new clubhouse I would like to recognize everyone who has donated to the building fund and say Thank You! I would also ask those who haven’t had the chance to donate as of yet to consider what you can give. We are still in need of support so we can open the new clubhouse in as complete a manner as possible. Please contact Jim Rogers or any member of the Board of Directors for information.
I wish you all a fun filled, safe and enjoyable 2016 season!
The pool hours are being extended this summer. To accommodate swimmers, the TYC pool will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Pool Committee has announced the following hours:
|Sunday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Monday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM|
|Friday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|