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Host a Club Event -
A good way to get involved in Club activities is to host a social event. Whether it’s a dinner following a race or the Crab Feast, hosting an event is a great way to contribute to the Club. Contact Eddy Witchard
Educational Seminars cover many areas dealing with Boating. Check the information below for subject detail. Contact Anker Madsen Fleet Captain
YPRCC Members Enjoy a Night on the River
To celebrate the end of a successful spring racing season, and in lieu of the traditional weekly social gathering at the YPRCC clubhouse, members of the Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club had a raft-up at Sandy Beach on the Eastern Branch of the Corrotoman River last Wednesday evening. 30 club members and their guests met on the water to enjoy a pot luck supper and camaraderie. "The weather cooperated and the sunset was beautiful", said one member. Commodore John Henley called it a great success, adding that ten boats, both sailboats and motor boats participated.
Four boats represented Norfolk's Harborfest June 10 - 12.
The boats were:
Islander - Skipper - Tom Dade, crew - Eddy Whichard, Gary Bobbitt, Lois Sparks, Brent Sparks, Sheridan Barber
Freestyle - Skipper - Warren Ryan, crew - Tom, Ken and Jim Ryan. Eddy Whichard and Gary Bobbitt returned on Freestyle.
Karibbe Kat - Skipper - Karl Hamm, crew - Nancy Hamm
Charm - Skipper Jim Beardon, crew Kathy Beardon (friends of Karl & Eddy, member prospects)
Generally, we departed on Wednesday (6/8) but Freestyle had a fuel issue that needed attention and departed Thursday afternoon.
Thursday evening, we stayed anchored at Mill Creek, Old Point Comfort, and shared and evening meal while rafted-up.
Friday, we participated in the Parade of Sail and escorted the 310' Libertad and docked at Pagoda Dock.
Friday evening, we attended the Mayor's Reception at the Town Point Club.
Saturday, everyone did whatever they wanted at Harborfest and in the evening watched the fireworks.
Sunday, we attended the brunch and departed for home. Freestyle arrived home Sunday late, Islander arrived Monday, Karibbe Kat and Charm arrived Tuesday.
Everyone had a good time and we enjoyed each other's company. We'll do this again!
For more Cruise Photo's go to "Events"
Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club (YPRCC)
On Saturday April 23rd under a beautiful blue sky and easterly fifteen knot winds, the Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club (YPRCC) held their opening day at their Myer Creek Clubhouse. This annual event features the traditional Blessing of the Fleet as well as a Flag raising ceremony where Club members who have crossed the bar in the past year are respected with their names read, accompanied by a ship’s bell rung in the distance. All members who are no longer with us were remembered as well with a singular strike of the bell.
The event began at the Club’s pier with readings by Reverends Margaret Anne Fohl and Bill Arnold. The readings were reminders of the traditions of the Blessing of the Fleet where for hundreds if not thousands of years, ships that put to see to harvest their catch, petitioned for special bounty and crew safety. Even on our own Chesapeake Bay the tradition is relived annually imploring the Gods to bless those that go down to the sea in ships both in their success at fishing and prayers for the crew. A visit to the World Wide Web will quickly reveal a beautiful ceremony held annually in Bayou la Batre, Alabama for their fishing fleet. For those that enjoyed the move Forrest Gump, many will recognize this area where Forrest and Lieutenant Dan bought their shrimp boat.
Following a toast to Poseidon, the God of the Sea, the Club members moved to the Flag pole where the National Ensign was raised in the traditionally sharp manner to the sound of To the Colors with attendees showing their respect in their selected fashion. The Commodores’ Flag was then hoisted to take its place alongside the Club pennant, a flag that flies over many a boat that cruises Northern Neck waters. Members and their guests then moved into the Clubhouse for a feast suitable for a large fishing fleet on its way to the fishing grounds many miles offshore. Members had brought their own special dishes to accompany the ham and other fine selections provided by the Club. Early afternoon brought an end to the festivities as the event coordinators were thanked and the members were reminded of the upcoming Club events planned for the sailing season including the first of many Club Wednesday races which begin on the Corrotoman River on April 27th. The Commodore noted that members are encouraged to participate in this fun racing series and anyone in the community interested in joining us for an afternoon race are encouraged to view our website at www.yprcc.org or call the Commodore John Henley at 804-435-6550 or Fleet Captain Anker Madsen at 804-462-0582.
Go to "Events 2016" for more pictures
YPRCC Seminars will be held in our Clubhouse at 734 Oak Hill Rd, Lancaster.
For additional information contact Anker Madsen at YPRCCFleet@gmail.com, 804 462-0582
Refer to the "ACTIVITY CALENDAR" for scheduled events.