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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 the Nancy Hamm Rear Commodore. 

 Seminars -
Educational Seminars cover many areas dealing with Boating. Check the information below for subject detail. Contact Anker Madsen Fleet Captain

Date Change

posted Mar 18, 2017, 7:43 AM by YPRCC Webmaster

Please be aware the Suddenly Alone Seminar date has changed from March 25 to May 6.

* March 18 Shamrock Shindig

posted Feb 28, 2017, 5:40 PM by YPRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 7:09 AM ]


“Blarney Bill” Entertains YPRCC

“Blarney Bill Arnold,” Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club’s loquacious leprechaun and teller of tale tales, entertained the club’s members and guests as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a Shamrock Shindig around their brightly decorated “hearth” in Lancaster. 

The group, decked out mostly in varying shades of green, enjoyed an Irish feast featuring beer cheese, soda bread, and broccoli/roasted garlic soup along with the traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, expertly prepared by YPRCC chefs.  Slices of homemade Guinness and Bailey’s Irish Crème chocolate layer cake, Irish potato candy and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies topped off the meal, all served by the “shameless shamrocks” team.

Event chairman Betsy Armstrong introduced Arnold stating that he would be sharing “believable blarney,” and Arnold didn’t disappoint.  He began by explaining that when a storyteller pulls up a stool and sits down, it’s a signal to his audience that no questions need be asked and that it was time to be silent.  He then explained the tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, advising his listeners that leprechauns enjoy pinching people but can’t see the color green.  So, if you’re wearing green, you’re safe.  You won’t be pinched.

Arnold continued with the story of Brian O’Branagan, an Irish tale about a man who had no story to tell, and ended with a few historical anecdotes about St. Patrick, including the fact that he wasn’t Irish.  He added that the Irish were well loved because everyone believed that “one drop of Irish blood allows you instant entry in Paradise, no questions asked.”

Armstrong explained that the Shamrock Shindig was part of the club’s monthly social calendar under the direction of rear commodore Nancy Hamm.  “It’s so much easier when you have a great team of volunteers to help,” said Hamm.  “I just get out of the way and let them be creative, especially with decorations and food choices,” she explained.

Armstrong and commodore Win Schwab welcomed “honorary Irish guests” Tony and Irene Russo, Robyn Sloan, Christine Brubaker and Ronnie Holmes.

Volunteers for the event included chefs Betsy Armstrong, Carol Jacobsen, Margaret Anne Fohl, Jackie Ferriter, Warren Hottle, Bill Arnold, June Dade, Jane Fortin, and Sue Johnson.  Lucy Hottle, Ellen Dugan and Karren McGlohn (visitor) were responsible for decorations, and Lee Jacobsen, Lucy Hottle and Karren McGlohn assisted “shameless shamrocks” in serving.

Jackie and Nick Ferriter headed up the Irish kitchen clean-up team, and music for the event was provided by member “Danny Boy” O’Huddy who sails under the name of Dan Huddy.

 Recipes for the broccoli roasted garlic soup and the Guinness Bailey’s Irish Crème chocolate layer cake are can be found below, Armstrong advised that “the calories are worth it.”

Broccoli/roasted garlic soup:

Guiness/Baileys Irish Cream chocolate layer cake (double the Baileys :):

Irish Potatoes Candy:


* Seminars

posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:42 PM by YPRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 18, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

Please refer to the Activity Calendar for current scheduled Seminars.

 Suddenly Alone/Man Overboard(MOB)


Saturday May 6, 2017 at 0900 – 1400

Yankee Point Yacht Club

724 Oak Hill Road

Lancaster, VA


Warren Ryan and John Henley


1.    Being Prepared

a.     “You never know when” - Covers an actual in the water recovery event, what went right, wrong and should never have happened

b.    Suddenly Alone – How to manage the situation when just two of you are sailing alone on a large boat (power or sail) and one goes overboard. Seminar focuses on a couple sailing and one of the two goes overboard – how to rescue and return the overboard mate back onto the boat

c.     Guests (adult or a child) - goes overboard

                                              i.     What would you do?

                                            ii.     How to rescue

2.    Break and lunch (RSVP with lunch - $6.00)

a.     Briefing before sail

b.    Radio use in rescue

c.     MOB rescue and recovery techniques

d.    How to prepare your boat to rescue a MOB

3.    Wrap up

4.    RSVP by May 1st - YPYC Fleet Captain Anker Madsen at or 804-462-0582

* 2017 Calendar Update

posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:14 AM by YPRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Each month the  Activity Calendar may be updated to reflect dates in  the Mainsheet.

Seminar's and Cruise's have been added, all changes have been highlighted in RED.
For a detail list of Cruises go to "Cruising Corner".

For changes in Events contact Nancy Hamm
For Seminars contact Anker Madsen
For Cruises contact John Tidwell 

* Race Management / Rules Training

posted Nov 24, 2016, 6:37 AM by YPRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 6:50 AM ]



Pre-Season Training Opportunities


Mar 18             Sat      HYC       MURPHY NUTS & BOLTS                         (757) 850-4225 

                                                       for RACE COMMITTEE               



Mar 25             Sat      BBSA     MURPHY NUTS & BOLTS                         (757) 850-4225 

                                                `      for RACE COMMITTEE                

            (0900-1200)                                         bbsa: ??





NOTE:  These seminars/courses are OPEN TO ALL.  For information on registration and on fees, use the contact number or email shown.  This list is not intended to be all inclusive; contact individual Southern Bay clubs and/or sailing associations for additional information on these and other training opportunities.  Additions will be made as information becomes available.



Contact for this list:  Lin McCarthy, SBRNYCU, 757-850-4224,   DRAFT Nov 17, 2016



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