Final Weekend of the 2014 Season

Ship store sign

Visit the Ship’s Store this weekend and save 10% on all inventoried items. Discounts will be taken at the time of billing so you don’t even have to calculate the savings! It’s a great time to hoodie up and make purchases for the upcoming holiday season.

Support your Auxiliary’s Ship Store! So many of the niceties that we enjoy at the DLYC are made available through the efforts of the DLYC Auxiliary. We thank them for the beautiful and robust patio table and chairs that adorn the grounds by the beach and for the lovely flowers and plants that enhance the beauty of our club. These are just a few of the things in addition to the parties and events that they execute so incredibly well.

On behalf of the Board of Governors, please accept our sincere appreciation for all that the DLYC Auxiliary has done through the years to make our club a more comfortable and special experience.


ShipwreckFriday Fish Fry and the band Paragon rocks the night. Great band. Fun to watch and great artists.

Saturday is Shipwreck.  The clubhouse will look a little different and members love this traditional last night of the season.   Club favorites Tony and Tara of TNT will perform and members are invited to come in costume to make it an incredible and memorable last night.

Looking forward to seeing you all for our final weekend of the 2014 season! Make it great

Board of Governors Election Results


Congratulations to the following DLYC members for their election to the Board of Governors for the 2015 season.




Commodore Patty Clark

Vice Commodore Tom Muldary

Rear Commodore Mike Apling

Treasurer Irma David

Recording Secretary Mike Clark

New Board Members:  Mona Carmody, Dave Knapp and Brent Mercer

The proposed bylaw changes were all approved.




DLYC Advertisers

Please thank our bulletin and website advertisers. Whenever possible, patronize our local businesses and reach out to other DLYC members when you’re in the market for a product or service.

This week’s sponsor is DLYC Members Brent and Monica Mercer, owners of The Buoy.  The Buoy is located in the heart of Manitou Beach Village at the southwest corner of Devils Lake.

To learn more about advertising opportunities, call Chuck McAdams at 517-547-7352 or by email at

The Buoy

Fleet News




The Fleet held its final race series on the Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31st.  Dave Laidlaw and crew were the series champion by virtue of their consistent sailing.  They took second place in all six races, but had the fewest points for the weekend series.  Since points are awarded by finishing place, i.e., first place, 1 point, second place, 2 points, etc., those who did finish first in the races also finished well behind Dave in other races.  Congratulations to Dave and crew.

Also, congratulations go to Doug Tagsold and crew.  They were the Club Champions for 2014 based on having the fewest points for all races this season.

The next week, four members of the Fleet cleaned out the boat house in preparation for the winter storage.  All club boats were removed from their racks in the water and stored in the boat house.  The club Lightning was also pulled from the water and dismantled to get ready for winter storage.

The Fleet and DYLC hosted the Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta on September 13th and 14th.  Seventeen Lightnings (which included four from the Club) and 13 Sunfish participated in the regatta.  Wind was abundant on Saturday and the Lightnings flying their colorful spinnaker presented a beautiful sight.  The wind diminished considerably on Sunday, but still allowed for very competitive sailing.  The race results are posted on the bulletin board located on the club porch.  The participants all seemed to enjoy themselves and made many compliments about the facilities, food, accommodations, and the performance of the race committee.  Food and drink consumption by the racers should have handsomely helped the Club’s receipts for this weekend.

There will be no more Fleet activities until next Memorial Day.


Tom Love

Fleet 31 Captain

Hall of Fame Race Participants

Hall of Fame Race
These sailors dusted off their mad sailing skills and returned to racing on Sunday, September 17th for the annual Hall of Fame Race. DLYC Fleet 31 members provided the boats and crew for the participants. While Captain Merrill Bales won the series handily, all boats were competitive and were purported to be having fun.

A plaque will be presented at next year’s Fleet luncheon.

L to R: George Teller, Merrill Bales, Jim Fernamberg and Peter Paullin.

DLYC Member Mark Baker Honored

Mark Baker

Congratulations to DLYC member Mark Baker, Owner/Broker of Foundation Realty.

Mark was named the 2014 Realtor of the Year by the Lenawee County Association of Realtors. LCAR President Marcia Randall presented Mark the award at a luncheon last Friday at the Adrian Public Library.

Remember to reach out to other members of the DLYC when it’s time to do business. We have a talented pool of people to work with across all categories.

If you have good news to share, send your information to Patty Clark at

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