From The Helm


June was a busy month, P/C Steve Jakubik and myself had the pleasure to represent WRYCC at GIYC Commodore’s Ball,  Cooley Canal Yacht Club Commodore Reception, participated in the $1.98 beauty contest, joined Ford Yacht Club at Toledo Beach Marina for a weekend of fun and attended Swan Boat Club Commodore’s Ball. 

This weekend we have our first event, we are anchoring our at the Cross Dyke for a great time on the water.  If you would like to come for the day or over night you are more than welcome to join us.  We have 4 boats joining in on the fun as of now, some are staying for the day and others are staying overnight.  This fun outing is July 3rd & 4th.  You can reach us on Channel 79, vessels that will be there:  Mi Buddy, Dog House, Dream Catcher & Island Pursuit.  We have plenty of snacks and beverages if you even want to pop over on the dinghy.

We will not be having a July membership meeting, however I believe concerts on the lawn have started back up.  Maybe we can go listen to some good music and have some fun and maybe even recruit a few new members to join our family.

In the past we have gone to Middle Bass Island prior to the I-LYA powerboat regatta, if anyone is interested in doing this still please let me know.  I will be on South Bass Island for the Sail Regatta, but would be more than happy to spend a day of fun with all of you.  You can go by boat or take a ferry to the island, lodging at the marina, cabins or camping in the campground.

Please don’t forget to sign up for the I-LYA Powerboat Regatta, I can not emphasize how much fun this event is.  For many, many years we have been a tough competition for all the clubs.  For years we have brought home 1st place wins in volunteering, we use to bring home 1st place wins in participation (I would like to see us make a come back).  There are activities and events for the entire family to enjoy.  Let’s make this year just as special if not more!


WE have taken so many flags that I couldn’t even get them all in the photo.  Let’s bring home the win!!!


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Vice Commodore Dan and myself are working on a membership drive, we would love for the members to come out and welcome potential new members.  We will keep you posted.

Commodore Dawn Lang Shoemaker


From Amidship


The first day of summer has just passed.  What a great time was had down at TSC with Lady Barb, we had the opportunity to meet new friends, the weather was hot but what a great time. I am still planning a Detroit Rolling Pub, I need to know who is interested in Rolling thru Downtown Detroit, it is two hour road trip.  The Pub Cart handles 6 -16 people and it is BYO on the coach and Pub Cart.  The coach can handle two pub carts but if we have a greater response, we can move to a motor coach with a restroom.  I would also like to open it up to friends and family.  The Pub Carts are also electric motors for assistance.  I am looking at mi September.  I think this would be a great way to introduce friends and family to WRYCC.

Jet Express Trip to Put-In-Bay is September 18th, $75.00 per person for the Jet, $149.00 plus tax for the hotel room.

Ticket sales set for Wednesday, July 21st at Ford Yacht Club and the 22nd at SunSeeker’s, if there are tickets left to sell.  Forms are handed out numerically starting at 5:00pm and actual sales begin at 7:00pm

Things to remember

  • Cash or check for Tickets – credit card for Hotel Room
  • You may purchase as many tickets as you bring cash for.
  • Rooms will be charged to the charge card listed and cannot be changed.
  • If forms are not used or get ruined and need to be replaced, please keep the forms. I need to account for all of them.
  • If you want your room near someone else, write it on the top of the forms-we will do our best, but no promise.
  • Over 21 to go on trip
  • Need good phone and email addresses in case the trip is cancelled

From The Rear


We are in search of a Rear Commodore, if you are interested in having some additional fun please let us know


From The Fleet


During April 2021, we had 18 days below the average temperature and 12 days above average; this made April a below average temperature month.  The average high temperature beginning April 1st is 51F and at the end of April is 63F.  But May is here with the average high at the end of the month at 74F.

Currently, Lake Erie is -17” lower than it was last year at this time. This is very important so we can leave our boots at home this season and keep are feet dry when walking the docks. By the end of May, they are predicting the lake will go up two more inches.

As a couple notes of interest, the water temperature off Belle Isle is 51F.  With the water temperature rising, fishing is getting good in the Detroit River.  In fact, the U.S. fish and Wildlife recently reeled in a 7’ Sturgeon, weighing 240 lbs. right off Grosse Ile. This female Sturgeon was born in the 1920’s, which for most of us, means our great grandparents were swimming with this fish.

I will see everyone at the May membership meeting.  Until then, take care!

Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen

Member at Large

Member At Large

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

For Sunshine and Cheer please contact Lady
Bobbi Lang.

Member At Large P/C John D. Stewart

I-LYA Delegate

I-LYA Delegate

Seems like just yesterday and we were talking about I-LYA Spring meeting.  Here we are, end of June and looking at the 4th of July holiday right around the corner and then its I-LYA Regattas.  The Annual I-LYA Sail and Power Regattas are the highlight of the year for I-LYA.  A time we all come together and to show off our sailing and powerboating skills.  This year is the 128th Regatta and its shaping up to be one of the best Regattas ever.

Our Junior Sailors will start things off with their Junior Bay Regatta running July 18th to the 22nd  with some 100 juniors competing in on the water racing.  This is a great event for junior sailors, a place to compete and make new friends and catch up with old ones.   These juniors will be talking the helm of this organization some day and these regattas are a great place to gain experience.  If your juniors are not in the program, please ask your club or check out the junior’s web page for information.

Our Senior sailors follow with their Regatta starting on the 29th of July and ending the 1st of August.  This year its all about racing and competitions.  Registration is available on “Yacht Scoring”.  The social package has changed from years past and you will be on your own for food.  But don’t worry, there will be plenty of food available downtown or at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.  Oh, and by the way; the beer trailer will be fully stocked, and we have the rum party where we can all brag about our sailing skills.

The Powerboat Regatta, both Senior and Junior start on the 4th of August and ends the 8th.  I have been watching registrations and it appears that everyone is ready to get back to normal.  We’re hoping to have a bigger than ever turnout for our powerboaters.   The powerboat regatta is all about family, things to do for kids and adults as well.   The committee has been working hard to ensure that you’ll have plenty to do.  Scott and Josh Kneisel have taken over the Junior Powerboat activities, so bring Juniors.

These Regattas are not only the highlight of the I-LYA year, they are loads of fun for all.  Like I have said so many times in the past, “You would have to work really hard to not enjoy the Regatta”.  Once you have come to the Regatta, be it Sail or Power.  You will make it an annual destination.   Mark your calendar today!  Register today and join us.

The success of our Regattas are the result of the hard work by committee chairs and the  countless number of volunteers who make it all happen.  Come and join us, see you there.

Captain Bob, Commodore I-LYA





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I-LYA Pins$20 each (please see Bob Lang or myself to purchase pins).

2021 Commodore fundraiser – THE ULTIMATE KINGS RANSOM RAFFLE – Tickets $20 each  (We will be drawing in July)  don’t hesitate, get your tickets today!

 I-LYA Power Boat Regatta August 4th – 8th //

WRYCC Commodore’s Reception (All members are invited) – Tentative date August 28th

Algonac Harbour Club – September 3rd – 6th – See attached flyer for information, make sure to reserve your dockage ASAP

2021 Commodore fundraiser – October 2nd – Put-In-Bay Bus Trip (information coming soon)

Detroit Rolling Pub – October

If anyone has ideas, suggestions or would like to chair an event please let me know.

Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085

AYC Delegate



AYC 2021 Ball Weekend will be February 18th – 20th, 2022
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 Vice Commodore Dawn Shoemaker

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