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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
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
Wednesday Night race start time changed to 5:00 PM.. beginning 4/27/2016.
If you are interested in ordering clothing with the YPYC logo go to the section marked "YC Clothing" on the left side of the screen.
The 2016 calendar has been updated on 4/12/2016
For more scheduled events go to the "Activity Calendar"
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.