Summer O’ Sailing 2019 is here!

SOS signal flag

Although Summer officially started on June 21st, the SOS program got a head start on Wednesday, June 20th, there is still room on the boats, so get your applications submitted.  Enthusiastic volunteer coaches are lining up, so we need equally enthusiastic sailors to join us!

Requirements are simple, you must know how to swim. You must have a U. S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) that must be worn at all times during sailing and while on the dock.  A Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate is recommended, but not required. Persons with significant medical conditions should check with their physician to see if participation is appropriate.

Joining the crew is simple, complete this form and sent to MYC along with full payment prior to the start of lessons. For additional questions send an e-mail to fleetcaptain@milfordyachtclub.com. We look forward to seeing you all on the water.

LinkMYC SOS 2019 application

LinkSummer O Sailing – “Cheet” Sheet

MYC Junior Sailing Summer 2019

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Looking forward to warm weather & summer activities, think of the MYC in 2019!

Contact Marianna Erenhouse at mariannae@me.com or 203-394-7621 for questions. Registration is open via the MYC Jr Sailing website!

Program Overview: Kids and teens learn to sail at MYC this summer! If you have always wanted to learn to sail, this is your chance. MYC offers a great sailing program, and you don’t have to be a club member to participate. That means your friends can learn to sail with you. Think how much fun you can have sailing and swimming at the club this summer.

Sailing is a special interest, if not a passion, that lasts a lifetime, and there is no better way to start than with the MYC Junior Sailing Program. The summer program teaches a lot more than sailing, you will learn responsibility, self-sufficiency, independence, and teamwork. If you already know how to sail, increase your skills with our afternoon program which allows juniors of various ages to participate with special emphasis on their area of interest, including adventure sailing and racing.

For details, please download the MYC Youth Summer Programs.

The October Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

Commodore HerbertWelcome to October and fall at MYC! Wow, September went by so quickly and let’s hope that Mother Nature treats us with better weather this month! Despite the weather, we had a busy September with a great Guest Chef Pasta Night, two MYC regattas, Sinatra Night, and of, course, the annual Bluefish Tournament. Thanks go out to all of the volunteers and participants (and special thanks to Alphonse Russo, P.C. who saved this Commodore’s fishing day with a borrowed anchor!)
October will be another busy month at the Club. The first annual MYC Member/Employee Golf Tournament will be held on October 3rd (postponed from September due to inclement weather). Good luck to all! The Columbus Day Regatta will be held on October 7th and on October 18th, the gentlemen of the Club and their guests are looking forward to the annual Men’s Night. Be sure to bring out the kiddies for a fun-filled Kids’ Halloween Party on Friday, October 19th and be sure to join us for the adults’ Monster Bash on October 27th! See if you can figure out who’s behind that mask!

 

In this edition of The Rudder, you’ll find a very important, informative letter about our pool and upcoming improvements, so please take the time to read it thoroughly. On a sad note, we lost our old friend and former member, Mrs. Ann Hawie, this past month. Our thoughts go out to her family at this very difficult time.

See you at the Monster Bash (if you can figure out who I am)!

Ken Herbert
Commodore

 

LinkThe Rudder October 2018

Columbus Day Regatta, Sunday October 7th … Results Posted

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Although we did not expect any competitors to arrive in yachts named the Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria, the Milford Yacht Club, Housatonic Boat Club & Windjammers Sailing Club hosted the annual Columbus Day regatta on Sunday, October 7th | First gun @ 1200 hrs.  Results are posted below, thank you to all competitors for a good race, continuing the tradition.

For volunteers, tentative sailors and interested spectators direct your questions, comments by contacting the MYC Fleet Captain (Bob Farnum) – fleetcaptain@milfordyachtclub.com

ECSA Last Chance Regatta, Sunday – Sept. 23rd – Results

Autumn equinox

Although this was not exactly your last chance to race as there is a regatta on Columbus Day. However, MYC hopes you enjoyed the opportunity to gather your crew and get out on the water the first day of autumn (Autumnal Equinox, 9:54PM Saturday)!

 

The Milford Yacht Club hosted the 2nd race in the Gulf, certainly 2 different days of weather. Thank you for your participation, w FC Bob Farnum (mycfleetcaptain@milfordyachtclub.com), the results are posted below.


MYC Last Chance Regatta, September 23rd, 2018

Results:

The September Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

Commodore HerbertWelcome to the September breeze at Milford Yacht Club! As I write this month’s letter in a heatwave, it’s hard to think about the leaves starting to turn and the season change. It is still one of the most beautiful months of the year to be by the water.
The Late summer crickets are singing and that song (to me) means “fish on!” So anglers, sharpen up your hooks because the annual MYC Bluefish Tournament will be held on September 30th and the competition will be fierce! Weigh in is at 3pm followed by awards, complimentary bluefish, chowder and salad. The top angler gets his year-long bragging rights trophy! (Call the MYC Anglers’ Hotline 203-444-6645 for more details. Operators are standing by.)
There is still plenty of good boating season left. We will be hosting the Nutmeg Star Regatta and the Last Chance Regatta on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd. Our Fleet Captain, Bob Farnum, is looking to recruit Race Committee volunteers for these fun events. Race Committee is a great way to get out on the wa-ter with a complimentary box lunch, beverage and an opportunity to be a part of MYC’s sailing tradition.

LinkThe Rudder September 2018 v.1.0

 

See you at the fish cleaning station (hopefully).
Ken Herbert
Commodore

Nutmeg Regatta returns for 66th year, don’t miss it!

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The Nutmeg Regatta returns for the 66th year on September 19th & 20th, make sure to come down to the club and support a great tradition. Volunteers are always welcome! Contact Star Fleet Captain Jim Revkin (james.revkin@gmail.com) for opportunities to participate.

Background on Nutmeg Regatta, Don Spengler, Commodore of the Milford Yacht Club (1950-51) started the Nutmeg Regatta which was first sailed in 1952. The trophy was named after the state’s nickname. The enthusiasm of the growing Mid-Conn fleet brought trophy into existence.

When the Nutmeg Regatta began the Mid-Conn fleet was wet-sailed. Thus, originally the visiting boats sailed out of oyster docks across the river from club.  A crane was brought in for the regatta to launch the visiting boats. The club members put together a temporary dock on beach where hoists now are for the visiting boats to tie up. How things have changed.

LinkNutmeg Regatta announcement & sailing documents

MYC Boardman Cup a success!

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On Saturday, August 4th, the MYC hosted the 32nd annual Challenge for the Boardman Cup, an ECSA event that although a fun, memorable event, over the years has encountered various weather conditions, and this year was no exception. The day began with a postponement due to heavy rains, sailors took cover in the breezeway, waiting out the storm.

Early indicators were not good as other Milford boats who had volunteered to support the Swim Across the Sound, returned early after the cancellation of the event. However, the competitors and race committee persevered, a race was run, and the MYC defended the cup from a strong team of sailors from the Windjammers Sailing Club.

Thanks to Fleet Captain Bob Farnum and his team of volunteers, who made the event a success. Notably, this year was a transition year with young skippers taking honors in both Class A – Spinnaker & Class B – Canvas.

MYC Jr. Sailor Ryan Treat took honors in class A, following in his father’s footsteps (Tom Treat, past winner) and and similarly Oliver Jennings, his father Paul & brother were aboard on a restored 1959 Cape Cod Marlin.

Results attached, don’t hesitate to celebrate with our sailors next time you see them in the bar, assuming Ryan is with dad 🙂

LinkMYC Boardman Cup 2018 Results

 

2018 Opti – Regatta Rescheduled

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 Opti Regatta 2018 – August 3rd – Rescheduled 🙂

It is with great pleasure, and the first reschedule in the history of the regatta, that the MYC is hosting this year’s regatta on the first Friday in August. The Jr. Sailing leadership met, and elected to reschedule rather than cancel based on current forecasts & feedback from peer clubs. If you have any questions, please contact the MYC Fleet Captain (fleetcaptain@milfordyachtclub.com).

Look forward to seeing you in August!

MYC South Seas Luau Party! All Member Event

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MYC South Seas Luau Party! All Member Event

Registration is now open for the South Seas Luau party on Saturday, August 18th at Brewer Pilot’s Point Marina in Westbrook!

Transport yourself to the tropic South Seas with a catered luau-style menu, punch, grass skirts, tiki torches, music, giveaways and more! This all-member event is being held in conjunction with the 2018 MYC Club Cruise and Rendezvous (August 17th-19th) and promises to be bigger and better than last year’s party! If you are coming by sea, make your slip reservations today through dockwa.com. Instructions are included in the attachment. Make sure you indicate that you are with the Milford Yacht Club group under “Special Requests”.

The marina is holding 20 slips for us and they are going fast! Questions? Contact Bud Franke at rearcommodore@milfordyachtclub.com. Please print the attached registration and send it in to the Club.  Hope to see you there!

Link –  2018 South Seas Luau Party Registration

The MYC Club Cruise and Rendezvous Committee