2018 HBYC Winter Rendezvous

Rear Commodore Harvey Rickert is bringing the event to Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.  Friday evening will be a time for socializing in the “Big Bear Saloon” over a cold one at the cash bar.  Saturday morning, meet author R.C. Durkee, who will give a talk about Rum Run, his novel based on bootlegging and rum running activities in our local area, including the islands during Prohibition. Saturday evening will include our traditional Change of Watch and dinner, and will feature the “Rum Runners Ball” where we’ll enjoy sounds and dress of the Great Gatsby era as we listen and dance to live music from the 20 piece Windjammer Big Band. This will be a costume ball, so begin laying out your period correct duds from the Twenties and Thirties.

2018 Winter Rendezvous - The Rum Runners Ball
         When: January 12th and 13th, 2018
         Location:  Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio
         For registration details click here:  Schedule and Registration Form
         To reserve a room click here:  How to book your room online
              Click here to access:  Sawmill Creek Resort Reservation

- Due by December 10th!! - Hotel Reservation

- Due by January 4th, 2018  - Send Registration Form and Check
Made out to Harbor Bay Yacht Club
C/O : Treasure Margo Holmes, 524 Sturgeon Dr., Akron OH 4431

Thank You Letter from Bob and Jeannie Brandt

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Jeannie and I want to express our sincerest thank you to everyone at Harbor Bay Yacht Club for their generosity and support for the Robby’s Voice “you gotta regatta” event held on September 16th and 17th. Whether you participated in the race, came for the dinner, bought a raffle ticket, gave a donation, or just gave a word of support, we are grateful. There are so many individuals to thank who worked hard to put event together. Steve and Larry for organizing the race, Sandy for putting together a really wonderful evening, Jeff and Don for manning the raffle board, and all those who donated door prizes. I’m sure we missed a bunch so we apologize but you all contributed to making it a success.

The money will either be put towards our school education programs or something of need at the new recovery center in Medina called Robby’s. The center has exceeded our expectations as it is now hosting 19 meetings a week, pier support, an open mic night, yoga classes, free dinner and movies (donated by local restaurants) on Saturday evenings. Future plans include 2 additional family support nights, a youth recovery program and a program for children of addicted parents. The restaurant is on schedule to open for breakfast and lunch in November/December. The neighborhood has gone from concern to total support, going so far as to donating cupcakes, cookies and donuts almost daily. The center now has 1 full time and 6 part time employees, all people in recovery, and at last count 31 trained volunteers.

We are reminded every day of the precious value of life as we hear the new statistics of people dying because of their addiction, young and old alike. We feel blessed beyond what we deserve to be part of such a wonderful group of friends at HBYC.  Please have a wonderful and safe non-boating season and we hope to see you all waxing your hulls sometime in spring. Once again thank you.

With our sincerest gratitude from everyone at Robby’s Voice and Robby’s,

Bob and Jeannie Brandt


Robbie's Voice Regatta Wrapup!

This year's Robbie's Voice Regatta was a wonderful success.    From the beautiful day of sailing, to the wonderful social afterwards, and the generous funding raising. A special thanks to Steve Gast, Larry Hurst, Sandy Biesenberger who did a wonderful job planning the event.

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A beautful start with Myasasaur cutting close to the committee boat. 

A beautful start with Myasasaur cutting close to the committee boat. 

Don Petsch and Jeff Biesenberger oversee the chaos of the reverse raffle.

Don Petsch and Jeff Biesenberger oversee the chaos of the reverse raffle.