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April 21, 2008 / / Contact the Club


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

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, Opti Races and BBQ.  Bring the kids, invite friends – it should be a a great time again this year -- and the forecast is calling for warm weather and sun this Saturday!


The general schedule of events is as follows:

Pancake Breakfast: 9:00AM to 11:00AM ($3 for members, $5 for non-members)

Gilligan's Island Boat Parade: 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Opti Races: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
BBQ / Awards: 4:00PM to 7:00PM 

The Club will provide the Grill, you provide the food and fixins (and please bring pot luck items to shrare).  We'll be doing awards for "Best Dressed Boat" and "Best Dressed Crew", so channel your inner Alan Hale and Bob Denver, and we'll see you on Saturday!


Wednesday Night Races -- April 30 to September 24

It's Sailing Season!  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?  Stan already has Mirage in the water and is tuning his boat... Should be a fun year of racing! 

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

Registration is available on-line now -- just click on the links above.  You can register for each race series for only $24, or for the ENTIRE SERIES for only $50.

Trivia Night Photos

 In case you missed HRYC's inaugural Trivia Night in February, everyone had a good time and agreed we should do it again next year.  We'll tweak the questions a bit to next year to make them more general knoweldge (apparently not everyone is as interested in the inflation adjusted cost of the schooner America as I am.)





 Mojito is a lot faster

on the water

Doug gets some help

from Peter Julian

Club members perpare

for trivia battle





"Who wrote these &!&*!

questions anyway?!?"

 The Symbi crew

(Lance, Tamara

and Laney) solve

a tough one

 Quizmasters Steff

& Jaime


You can catch up on all the club photos on the 2008 Trivia Night photo page.  Thanks to Susan Julian for taking photos of the event, Jaime and Steff for being quizmasters and Trivia Night organizers, and to Doug, Meg, Brian and Jaime for helping writing questions for the event.  And, of course, thanks to 3 Rivers Grill for letting us use their space for the event!


Annual Dues


Thanks to your support, we have over 55 paid members already this year -- that's a great start to 2008!

If you haven't paid your dues yet, why not get that out of the way now?  You can either pay your dues on-line securely with a credit card, pay at the Opening Day (you are coming to Opening Day, right? :-), 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).

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