The October Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

Commodore HerbertHello MYC members,
Welcome to our beautiful fall season at the Club. There’s a chill in the air and color in the trees. MYC staff and officers have planned a great autumn season for all members to enjoy. Come on down for an Oktoberfest taste of beer and our new fall menu. Our tailgate Sunday football afternoons are always a fun way to wrap up the weekend and the weather is usually beautiful on our patio.
We can all look forward to the Kids’ Halloween Party…the little goblins and ghosts will be having a monster bash for all to enjoy! I’m looking forward to the over-the-top spread Chef Dave will be preparing for the Annual Men’s Night ! If you’ve never been to one, you will be overwhelmed with top notch food, drink and of course, man cave camaraderie!


I’d like to thank our long term member, Mike Zanarini, and our Bar Manager, John Regan, for organizing the second annual Member / Employee Golf Tournament. It was a great day and everyone involved clearly had fun! Also thanks go out to our Club Historian, “Famous Angler ” Jim Trapp for running our annual Bluefish Tournament. As always, the competition was fierce! However the seas and winds were even more ferocious that day, which resulted in lower weigh-ins. Congratulations to member Jim Birge and his son, Ryan, for tak-ing first place by hauling in a whopper at 11.25 lbs.! Well done boys!


I look forward to a great fall season and hope to see all members in the coming weeks enjoying their Club and all that MYC offers to their families and friends. See you at Men’s Night with a Fred Flintstone-sized steak!


Your Hungry, Happy Commodore,
Ken Herbert


Link – The Rudder, October 2019

The September Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

Commodore HerbertWell, summer is coming to a end. The kids are back in school and our schedules will be adjusting to fall in New England, but what a wonderful summer it was!

I’d like to thank everyone involved with all the summer activities and events – from the Entertainment Committee, to the Race and Regatta Committee and all in between! Special thanks go out to our new staff at the pool and new staff up in the JYC! (and to our new filtration system in our pool mechanical room!)

There is still plenty to look forward to this month. Vice Commodore Colum and his committees have lots in store for you in the coming weeks – look deeper into The Rudder and watch for e-blasts for all of the upcoming happenings!
September weather is possibly the best of the year to enjoy all that MYC of-fers…personally I love the chill in the air. Even with the temperatures cooling down, the fishing sea-son is heating up! Sharpen your hooks and get out on the water for the fall bluefish and blackfish frenzy!


See you at the fish cleaning station (hopefully)!
Your fishy Commodore, Ken Herbert

LinkThe Rudder September 2019

The June Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

I’ve decided to change things up a bit this month…normally I talk about the time of the season, the weather, past and upcoming events. For all of that information look deeper into our Rudder and daily e-blasts (thanks goes out to our humble Rudder Editor, Mrs. Silence Dogood).

Commodore Herbert
Our club is beautiful, fun, active and alive! That result is not just luck, it’s because we have so many people, members and staff who care and work tirelessly 365 days a year to make MYC the best it can be. It’s what makes this club so special and unique – a blend of resources, personalities and the passion to enjoy all that MYC offers. To list of all these people would take up the whole Rudder! Thank you to all.

We have a healthy membership, we are financially responsible and stable, we have a great and safe facility for boating, swimming, dining, socializing and most importantly RELAXING! Some say it’s the best piece of real estate on Long Island Sound…this Commodore would have to agree!


Link – The Rudder June 2019


Your Proud Commodore,
Ken Herbert

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 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.

MYC Charity . . . Milford Food 2 Kids


This year’s charity is Milford Food 2 Kids Please consider a donation for those who are less fortunate, Feeding Our Children School isn’t just a place for learning. For some students, it is their reliable source of food. From Friday afternoon until they return to school on Monday morning, some children here in Milford do not know if, when, or how much quality food they will have access to. That is “food insecurity”.


Connecticut’s child food insecurity rate is 16.7% (1 in 6), Milford Food 2 Kids was created to help bridge the food gap for our community’s food insecure kids. Bags of kid-friendly food (enough for meals and snacks over the weekend) are handed out every week to children identified by caring social workers and school staff to participate in this resource support program. Launched in February 2016, Milford Food 2 Kids started serving 26 students in 2 local schools. By the end of the 2017 school year, we were serving 166 kids in 13 schools. Our goal is sustainability for the sake of kids we serve. Because of the generosity of the community and great volunteers, we have invited all of our public schools to participate. We strive to meet the need so that no child goes hungry.

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


LinkThe Rudder October 2018

MYC Boardman Cup a success!

Boardman Cup

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


The August Rudder is posted . . .

Rudder 2020

Commodore HerbertHere we are in August! Some call it the “dog days of summer”, but it’s the time of year to take just a few more days off, have a few more enjoyable swims, boat rides and maybe a refreshing cocktail on the back patio! Before you know it, the kids will be back to school and we will be back to our fall schedule. There is still plenty of sun-shine and things to do at the Club! The junior sailors and swim team have been very active, fishing is starting to heat up, and enrollment in the adult sailing program is at an all time high.

I would like to thank all the members that came out to support the officers at the semi-annual meeting. All of your officers reported in their areas of responsibility that the Club is in good shape and running safely, efficiently, economically sound, and is planning for continued prosperity is in place for the future.

Stay cool and spend a few extra days at MYC this month, you deserve it !

See you all seaside…
Ken Herbert

LinkThe Rudder, August 2018

MYC South Seas Luau Party! All Member Event

Luau Mask

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 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 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

The July Rudder is posted . . .

Commodore Herbert

Welcome to what I consider one of the best months to spend time at MYC.
July is here and we are in full operation!

LinkThe Rudder, July 2018

June was a very busy month. I’d like to thank all the members who supported my wife , myself and the Club by attending the Ladies’ Cocktail Party fundraiser and the Commodore’s Ball. Both were very well attended and everyone clearly had a great time.

The Blessing of the Fleet event was another great day, the Frank Bayers Blood Drive had a large turnout, and of course our first Guest Chef Pasta Night of the season was a sell out! Those boys can really cook! Please reach out to our staff and give them all a big thumbs up for all their efforts and hard work.

Enjoy the fresh smell of the sea air and a relaxing cocktail in the Adirondack chairs. Consider making MYC your next “stay-cation” destination!

See you on the deck or dockside, from your Commodore . . .

Ken Herbert