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All KYC members and their guests are invited to attend club events. If you are not a member and would like to learn more about our club by coming to an event, please EMAIL Jess Gregory or call 732-739-0727 to arrange a visit.

 

 

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

Here, you'll find videos about our club,

including the "Living History" from our Centennial Celebration,

 recent Video Vignettes from our Publicity Committe,

as well other videos that help showcase club life.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/KeyportYachtClub

  

  

 

 

Opening Day Tradition

  

 

A New (and Old) Member’s Guide to

KYC’s Opening Day Ceremony

 

Mark the start of the 2017 boating season by attending the KYC Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 27, 20175 at 4pm.

 

The Schedule

Arrive by 3:30 to find parking and more important – to obtain a drink since the bar closes for a short time during the ceremony!  The Commodore requests that members participating in the program (Flag Officers, Past Commodores and Past Auxiliary Presidents) assemble in the Waterfront room by 3:45.   

 

Launch service is suspended during the ceremony so please plan accordingly.

 

The ceremony commences at 4pm and held, weather permitting, on the dock and the lower lot. Most members watch the ceremony from the upper deck although there is usually less crowded and unobstructed viewing from the lower patio outside of the Waterfront room (bar in the lower level).

 

Once the ceremony is over many of the boaters will join the “Blessing of the Fleet & Parade of Boats.”  At this time the bar reopens and launch service is initiated.

 Appetizers for Dinner Quests begin at 5:30pm (Fireplace Room)

Dinner will begin at 6:30pm (Ward Room) 

Dress

The subject of a dress code always comes up concerning Opening Day.  The official yacht club summer formal dress for members (men and women) at KYC and sister yacht clubs is the navy blazer with a club patch, white shirt, white slacks and club tie (or scarf).  Common variations include a blue shirt or white skirt.   

Not having a blazer or preferring not to dress in “summer whites” should not deter anyone from attending.  Men not dressing in summer whites generally wear a jacket. Most women wear a dress or nice slacks but lately more women decide to dress in summer whites too!

Contact Ship Store Chair Vickie Snoy at brendastarr1@verizon.net if you wish to purchase a yacht club patch, tie, scarf or belt for Opening Day.

 

Blessing of the Fleet & Parade of Boats

Immediately after the Opening Day ceremony, skippers and friends participating in the parade of boats depart for launch service.  Boats gather (under power) in the channel and form a line behind the launch and then the parade commences.   The location of the blessing is generally dependent on the tide. The parade usually proceeds to pass by the finger floats (where the launches dock).  Boats return to moorings, call for launch service and return to the clubhouse.

 

Some skippers “dress ship” in advance of the Opening Day ceremony for the parade.

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU SATURDAY TO WELCOME IN THE 2017 SEASON!

 

 

 

 

 
Opening Day

  

 KYC’s Opening Day Celebration 2017!

 

It is time to make plans and reservations for our

May 27, 2017 Opening Day Dinner!

 

Following the Opening Day Ceremony,

the Entertainment Committee will be hosting appetizers, dinner selections and desserts.

 

The Ceremonies will begin at 4pm, with dinner to follow beginning approximately at 5:30pm. We will be flexible due to the nature of the ceremonies and the weather.

 

Table sign up is mandatory, and wrist bands will be given out when you sign in at the front door or the patio door.

 

We will have a jazz band playing during and after dinner for your musical pleasure.

 

This event will be catered by The Palms, and includes a Champagne toast.

The cost per person will be $50.

 Sign up online only here

Dress code is Yacht Club Summer Formal Dress

 

 

 
Cruising Conversations

  


If you missed either of the first two Cruising Conversation Sundays with Cruising Chair Sherry Dietz

or

missed getting one of the Handouts,

they are now available by Clicking Here

 

CRUSING CONVERSTION 1 - Prep You and the Boat

 

CRUSING CONVERSATION 2  - Provisioning

 or

By going to the Cruising Page of the KYC Website (click here)

 

 

 
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