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March 28, 2008
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The Hood River Yacht Club e-newsletter highlights recent Club events and upcoming Club activities.  If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please let the club know.



Hood River Marina Pavilion

Contact: Doug Archbald (541) 387-6564



Hood River Marina

Vote on Yacht Club Facility -- Please Read


As discussed at the last Club meeting, the Club is negotiating with the Port of Hood River to lease the old maintenance building as the new HRYC clubhouse.  This is an important club decision, and as such the Board is going to hold a special election by mail-in ballot for the membership to approve the lease of the facility.  These ballots will be distributed by mail to all eligible club members starting on Wednesday April 2.

If you wish to vote on this important Club decision, please make sure:

  • You have paid your dues for 2008
  • Your physical club mailing address is up to date
  • You are a full member of the club

If you are not current on your dues by Tuesday April 1, you will not receive a ballot and will not be able to vote.  You can easily check your membership status on-line (log-in to the club website and click on the 'Profile' button next to your name in the upper right corner of the screen), or feel free to contact one of the club officers via e-mail or phone and we'll be glad to assist.


Thanks for your help and participation in this important club decision.  If you have any questions on this special ballot, please Contact the club officers by Tuesday April 1.

HRYC Upcoming Events -- Save the Dates


Just a brief note this month to let you know about all the cool things coming up on the HRYC calendar.  It's going to be a great year!

Opening Day -- April 26

HRYC’s Opening Day is Saturday, April 26.  This year’s theme is “Gilligan's Island.”  The festivities this year will include a pancake breakfast, boat parade and 'best dressed boat/crew' judging, BBQ -- the full list and schedule of activities will be announced shortly.  Bring the kids, invite friends – it should be a a great time this year.

Wednesday Night Races -- April 30 to September 24

Are you ready for another season of great Wednesday night sailing?  Last year Mojito was tough to beat, who's game enough to challenge Doug and Meg this year for the season crown?

Spring Series: 7 races - April 30 - June 11
Summer Series:  8 races - June 18 - Aug 6
Fall Series:  7 races - Aug 13 - Sept. 24

On-line registration will be available shortly.

Double Damned Downwinder -- August 9

Don’t miss out on the inaugural downwinder race from Cascade Locks to The Dalles on Saturday August 9!  More details and registration will be available soon.

HRYC Fall Invitational Regatta -- September 20/21

Please mark your calendars for Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21 – HRYC’s Fall Invitational Regatta for small keelboats.  Invite your friends from out of town to come on down to Hood River for some great autumn weather and competitive racing fun!

Annual Dues


Many of you have already paid your 2008 dues -- thank you!  If you haven't paid yet, why not get that out of the way now?  You can either pay your dues on-line securely with a credit card,  or mail a check to the Club at:


PMB Box# 147, 2149 Cascade Ave. Suite 106A
Hood RiverOR   97031


(If you want to pay your dues on-line, simply log-in to the website -- e-mail us if you forgot your login -- and click on the payments/renew link in red on the top right corner of the screen).


Just as a refresher, the club now has two individual membership levels.  You can sign up as a "Full Member" which includes voting rights ($50), or you can sign up as an "Associate Member" which does not include voting rights ($25).  Please note that spouses, partners, etc. both need to have their own memberships for each to be considered members.  New members are always welcome, too.


Questions?  Please don't hesitate to Contact any of the club officers, or e-mail the club at


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