We were optimistic about what lay ahead for YPRCC in 2021!
We were hopeful because we had so many great events planned!!!
In fact, we ARE getting together, racing again, and meeting at the Clubhouse frequently.
You'll find the Race Schedule on the Calendar.
We're seeing more boats that want to participate out on the water, too!
You'll also find the Club's activities on that Calendar!
Come join us!
As Bob Dylan's song said, "The Times They Are A-Changin".....
To say 2020 was a strange and unprecedented year would be an understatement.
Thank goodness ~ 2021 is here!
We're not out of the woods yet, but the more people that get vaccinated, the sooner we'll see the light!
We endeavor to follow all the guidelines and stay on top of the latest regulations. Currently, YPRCC is open and available to serve as both an outdoor recreation area and an indoor gathering place for those who are now fully vaccinated. Please know that you and your fully vaccinated guests are welcome and encouraged to join us. We will never discourage the wearing of masks, especially while there remains so much unknown about the multiple variants out there.
In early Fall 2020, the lovely piece of waterfront property at Yankee Point was transformed into an outdoor recreation area! None of this would have been accomplished without the generosity and hard work of the "Fun Committee" volunteers along with all the time, talent, and donations from several of our club members. The "Fun Committee" volunteers included Buddy Spencer, Jay Hornick, Betty Tidwell, Ethel Gibbs, and Billy McCarty. They put their brains and their brawn together and came up with a fabulously fun Games Court. They had help from several other volunteers and contributors of items and equipment including Eddy Whichard, George Bott, Charlie Costello, Warren Ryan, and others. Yankee Point Yacht Club not only boasts a kayak launch (aka “flume chute”) and a new six-boat kayak rack, we also have courts set up for bocce ball, horseshoes, and corn hole! To top it all off, we also have a fantastic bonfire pit!
It's always great fun to see members gather around the various games, challenging one another. It’s like watching everyone’s "inner kid" come out to play! It's great being outdoors, visiting with good friends, enjoying lively conversation and lots of laughter. Naturally, food and drink are always part of the mix, as well. We have lots of chairs and quite a few sturdy picnic tables. We can cook over the open fire or use the gas grill down at the games Court, so we'll often bring dinner!
Typically, during the slightly cooler months with weather permitting, we get together on Wednesdays in the late afternoon down at the waterfront. We try to get started around 4:00 PM. We might play some games or just sit around the campfire enjoying some great conversation and laughs. The games are open to all members and their guests any day, any time, but our “casually official” get-together is in the middle of the week on Wednesdays. Our traditional Wednesday night Happy Hour is also going on indoors up at the clubhouse, as always. On the coolest of evenings, the gas fireplace inside the clubhouse provides a little ambiance and warmth until spring says goodbye to the chilly months and hello to warmer months.