There is no better place

to watch a sunset or sit
on the deck next to the
river on a Sunday eve-
ning than at Port Clin-
ton Yacht Club. After a
busy weekend, the lake
always seems to calm
down and creates a
very relaxing evening.
June at the club
was packed with activ-
ity. This included our
popular Friday Night
Snacks, the enjoyable
Saturday morning
Bloody Mary Socials,
weddings, graduations,
sailboat races, sailing
lessons, cruise out,
pool, tennis, shuffle
board and beach ac-
tivities. Dennis Ladd
completed numerous
boat inspections the
first week in June and
found the Port Clinton
Yacht Club boats to be
overall very well pre-
pared for safe boating.
I concluded June
showing my daughters
exactly where the Crib
is located off PCYC. I
have a good idea
where it is located and
we drifted close to its
location with the en-
gine raised. The water
is deeper this year and
not as clear and I was
unable to see the rocks
and pilings even after
we nudged up against
it. So be careful, it did
not disappear.
The first week
of July starts out with a
very busy schedule.
After the monthly
meeting July 3
rd
go to
the beach and look to-
wards Catawba and I
will start out the week-
end with a small fire-
works display at my
house. On our busy
Holiday weekends our
pool is packed so put
your portable folding
chairs in your car trunk
in case we need extra
seating. At the end of
the month we have the
Commodore’s Wine
and Cigar Party on
Wednesday, August
30
th
and will be host-
ing the Corsair Na-
tional Multihull Sail-
boats that evening.
The outdoor band
party will be the first
weekend in August.
This year for the party,
the infield will be open
to parking for PCYC
members displaying
their parking stickers.
Please use them so we
can more closely moni-
tor our uninvited
guests. I am also work-
ing on a possible event
on Wednesday 23, July
at PCYC. Think dancers-
as in Russian. I will keep
you informed. For
those of who know
what I am talking
about, your mugs have
arrived and are avail-
able at the PCYC store.
Sorry, no subtle
humor this month.
Spent all day on the
boat and I am ex-
hausted. I have the
house lights off as I
type and the June
bugs are still attacking
just from the light of
this computer. The
other little tiny buggers
are coming right
through the screens
and my wife wants me
to move into the closet
to finish this article. So
it is finished.

Port Clinton Yacht Club
July 2014
WWW.PORTCLINTONYACHTCLUB.COM
From the commodore
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See you around the
club!

Commodore Michael
Hablitzel
The definition of Yacht Club is
“A sporting club specifically
related to Yachting” as from
Wikipedia. We are surely a
sporting yachting member-
ship at the PCYC as many
boaters have been enjoying
our club this summer. I have
seen both sailors and power
boaters busy around the club
on the weekends.
As the summer is in full swing
now, the pool is very busy.
Please remember to respect
our lifeguards while around
the pool. Also remember the
all members are responsible
for their guest’s actions when
on club property. It is all
members’ responsibility to po-
lice our rules and policies.
Our Pool Kitchen sink project
should be completed as you
read this article. These
changes will help with some
new offerings at the pool this
year. Our slushy drinks have
become popular by both our
kids and adults. We are im-
proving the serving operation
by replacing the window in
the kitchen adjacent to the
pool.
Another project we have
started is the replacement of
the last marina pedestals.
They have been prewired and
we will start installing this
month and complete by the
end of summer. Please thank
our volunteer crew consisting
of Rusty Jack, Eric, and Gary
P A G E 2
Price that have been helping
with this electrifying project.
You may have seen and
heard that we have a port-
able pump out wagon for our
member boaters. We have
received and commissioned it.
The board has approved our
rules for operation and use. It
is now available for use on
Thursday’s, Friday’s and Sun-
days from 2 pm to 6 pm at
the hoist area. It is not to be
moved from this area. To use
it you must go to the hoist
dock area. Do not attempt to
empty the tank yourself.
Please contact the caretaker
when it is full. This is new to
our club and we welcome
your suggestions and com-
ments as always. The best
thing to remember is ask
questions first before you
break it. I know this may be
hard to do for some of our
Men. If all else fails, there will
be a copy of the operations
for use and rules on the
pump out wagon.
Again, this is “your” club. Use
it and have fun.
RC Doug
J I B S HE E T
The Rear Perspective
The Portage River Dingy Cruise
will be Saturday July 5th. We
will meet on the PCYC front
deck at 10:30 and from there
stop at Lagoon Saloon and
then have a cookout at Dave
and Cindy Bringman's home.
The Power Fleet will be head-
ing up the Detroit River to
Grosse Point Yacht Club the
weekend of July 26th. Grosse
Point is a beautiful facility and
is always very hospita-
The Power Fleet has just com-
pleted a very successful Cruise
to Sandusky Yacht Club. There
were sixteen boats and forty
people who attended for the
weekend. Some of us had a
very exciting ride over to
SYC on Friday as the lake was
not being kind. The weather
cooperated the rest of the
weekend and I believe every-
one had a great time.

ble. Please take the time to join
us for a great weekend.

Happy Boating,
RJ Basil
FCOP
Jr. Race Team Jr. Race Team Jr. Race Team Jr. Race Team
Ian Kyle and Amber Waite are our 2014 Race and LTS sail coaches. These two are wonderful people and are doing a great job!
We have a very active race team. We have 13 kids participating in the 1
st
session race team classes. On any given morning you
will see 4 – 420’s, 2 lasers and 3 Opti’s doing drills out on the lake. Special congratulations to our 420 racers Abby Waite and Mi-
chael Leone for placing 1
st
in the 420 class at Cleveland’s Edgewater Yacht Club June 11
th
. Thank you to Vince Leone for getting
both whalers running again, and to Dr. Pat Reineck for the use of his inflatable. Thank you, Jim Miller, for assembling the new
420’s and getting the rest of the fleet sailing. And thanks to Suzi Leone for organizing and scheduling the race team and regattas,
Jr. Bay Week etc. Race Team Chair: Dr.Suzi Leone e-mail: sleone@wls4kids.org, Cell 419-360-3521
July 20 July 20 July 20 July 20 – –– – 24 Junior Bay 24 Junior Bay 24 Junior Bay 24 Junior Bay. This is the Super bowl for our junior race team and is held at Put-in-bay. Members that are 13 and older
stay at that bay and compete against the best junior sailors on the lake.
Learn to sail Learn to sail Learn to sail Learn to sail
Matt Wenzinger is in charge of our Learn to Sail program. Session 2 dates are June 30-July 18
th
.
Session 2 Morning: Beginner Opti. Session 2 Afternoon: Intermediate-Advanced fun sailing. Kids that want to sail but not race get
to learn Laser and 420 sailing, also great for the teenager that has not sailed before. No pressure just fun! Please sign up as soon
as possible. Classes fill up quickly. Forms are available on our website www.portclintonyachtclub.com or at the bar. LTS Chair: Matt
Wenzinger e-mail: mj12wenz@gmail.com Cell 419-341-0681 W 419-734-9738
Auxiliary racing Auxiliary racing Auxiliary racing Auxiliary racing
We have a consistent fleet of 8 boats racing. Good times! Check the Sunday race schedule on our website. Please get ahold of
Cliff Ruckstuhl if you would like to participate. Many thanks go to Kevin Kyle “Shamrock” for setting the courses and running the
races. We are having a great time on and off the water. Boats leave the dock on scheduled Sundays @ 9:00am. We finish @
1:00pm and then proceed to have a cookout on the North Shore Beach. Please check out the PCYC website for scheduled race
days. Auxiliary Chair: Cliff Ruckstuhl cliffruckstuhl@att.net
Commodore Perry Race (June 1 Commodore Perry Race (June 1 Commodore Perry Race (June 1 Commodore Perry Race (June 1
st st st st
) )) )
Participating was Cliff Ruckstuhl on “Red Dog”. I forgot the details about corrected time but he did well. “Red Dog” was 2
nd
in his
class to cross the finish.
Mills Race (June 6 Mills Race (June 6 Mills Race (June 6 Mills Race (June 6- -- -7) 7) 7) 7)
We had 4 PCYC Boats participating. Mark Sprenger “Thin Ice”, Cliff Ruckstuhl “Red Dog”, John Schaffner “Scoop”. Jim Miller “Sea
Turtle”. Notable racing events: The winds were light and made for a longer than usual race. “ThinIce” sunrise festivities were cele-
brated on the boat rather than at the dock. The night sky was filled with shooting stars. Jim Miller “Sea Turtle” finished 4
th
in their
class. John Schaffner “Scoop” continued to add to his island rock collection by trying to get samples off Mouse Island @ 2am.
FCoS
Ramon Eickert
P A G E 3
Fleet Captain of power
Fleet captain of sail
P O R T C L I N T O N Y A C H T C L U B
KIDS POOL PARTY
10:30—12
HOT DOGS
PRIZES FOR
LAND & WATER GAMES
PRE-6TH GRADE
BRING SUITS AND
MEET AT THE POOL
Lasagna Lasagna Lasagna Lasagna
Thurs. 3rd Thurs. 3rd Thurs. 3rd Thurs. 3rd
Snacks Snacks Snacks Snacks
6PM $6.00 6PM $6.00 6PM $6.00 6PM $6.00
ATTENTION DOCKAGE MEMBERS

Please remember that No one shall allow
another boat owner to use his/her dock
without permission of the Dockage Chair-
man or Dock Master. This rule is found in
the yearbook under Dock and Boat Regu-
lations section B, #3. We have had several
situations where we have had to remove
water craft from docks they have not
rented.

We have a Pelican Kayak #OH 2554 EM in
the rack storage area. There is no record
of who owns it. Last known owner was
James Rico in 2009 (who is not a mem-
ber). If no one claims this watercraft it will
be removed from the club grounds.

PC Denny Bergeman
Dockage Chairman
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
SHOWING AT THE TENNIS COURTS
OR IN THE TENT
RAIN OR SHINE
Tent
Commodore’s wine & Cigar Party Commodore’s wine & Cigar Party Commodore’s wine & Cigar Party Commodore’s wine & Cigar Party
$10 pre $10 pre $10 pre $10 pre- -- -sale, $12 day of event sale, $12 day of event sale, $12 day of event sale, $12 day of event
Wine samples, cigars & Wine samples, cigars & Wine samples, cigars & Wine samples, cigars &
food included. July 30th food included. July 30th food included. July 30th food included. July 30th
WWW.PORTCLINTONYACHTCLUB.COM
Sun Mo Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
Lasagna $6 Lasagna $6 Lasagna $6 Lasagna $6
6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM
Membership
Meeting
4
Kid’s Fishing
Derby & Pool
Party
Gourmet
Burgers
5
BYOS
5:30-7:30
$6./$3.
6 7 8 9 10
11

12
13 14 15 16 17 18

19
Tuscan
Spaghetti
Dinner
20 21 22 23 24 25
FNS
26
27 28 29 30

Commodore’s Commodore’s Commodore’s Commodore’s
Wine & Cigar Wine & Cigar Wine & Cigar Wine & Cigar
Deck Party Deck Party Deck Party Deck Party
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Friday Movie Nite!
Aug 1st behind the
tennis courts at dusk,
or under the tent if
rain, the movie is
BACK TO THE
FUTURE.
Free popcorn & drink,
Hot Dogs $1.
The Russian
Dancers
are coming
6:00 PM
FNS.Sloppy
Joe
Asian Ramen
coleslaw & des-
sert $5, 5-7

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