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Commodore Bill Tull

IMYC's burgees are always available for $25 each - Contact Commodore Bill Tull

  The weather forecast, for the last race of the spring season this week-end, looks great. During every race, you learn something, I call it "experience under your belt". The last race was a great example of it. We all enjoy racing and the stories we tell afterwards, so come join us and race or catch a ride with someone. Captains meeting at 10:00 AM.

May 25th will be our annual Memorial Week-end celebration. Organizers for the meal are the Nash's and Tull's. Please email Commodore Bill if you can attend and how many family and friends you will have, by Sunday evening. Orders will be placed, Monday.

See you on the docks.

Commodore Bill Tull

  If you listened to the weather forecast, last week, it was not 100% correct. Just a little cold, Saturday morning, then warmed up nicely. The wind for the first race was between 2 to 5 knots most of the time. We could have put our charcoal pit up and cooked. The next race was anything but normal. I'll let Bob describe it for you. It was exciting.

Next race week-end will be May 18th. Races will only be cancelled or postponed by Bob (in an e-mail) after he requests opinions from the racers about the weather.

See you on the docks!

Commodore Bill Tull

  For those of you that missed the IMYC Annual Meeting this past weekend, below are a few of the highlights. Dues is $120 and is due THIS WEEK. After this week, the cost goes up by $10. Hope to see you all on the lake.

Barbara Sugg
IMYC Secretary / Treasurer
2013 Officers:
  • Commodore - Bill Tull
  • Vice-Commodore - George Boger
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Barbara Sugg
Fall Race Results:
  • 1st Place - Rama - Bob Rhodey
  • 2nd Place - Gecko - Ron Nash
  • 3rd Place - Little Girl - Bill & Roxanne Tull
2013 Club Events - Volunteer Hosts:
  • April 20 - Crawfish Boil (Plus Chicken) - Blair's / O'Hara's / Robinson / Irby
  • May 25 - Memorial Day Party (BBQ?) - Nash's / Tull's
  • July 6 - Independence Day Party (Hotdogs / Burgers) - Schafer's / Robinson's
  • August 31 - Labor Day Party (Italian?) - LeBlanc's / ??? Need Volunteer to help
  • October 26 - Chili Cookoff - Aldrich

  New Racing Pix from the latest Regatta uploaded.  Racing has concluded for the year 2012.   Thanks to Kaye Woody & Ron Nash for all the racing pix!!!

Taps for Rick Moore...  Fellow Sailors, It is with great sorrow that I report to you that Rick Moore has died in an auto accident this Tuesday afternoon.  Words are lost on me for this one...

My deep, heart felt sympathy goes to Lucy and Rick's family.  Rick is a friend, a fellow sailor, and will be deeply missed.

God Speed, Rick Moore...

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
                                                                                  --  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In lieu of flowers  the family has asked that you please consider making a donation to Arkansas Hands and Voices.

Arkansas Hands & Voices
PO Box 512
Conway, AR 72033
501.569.8907 (Voice or Relay Services)

Click here to download our brochure.

  The Chili Cook-Off was a blast. We also had the great Pumpkin Carving to boot.  The Professional Judges for the Chili and the Pumpkins were on hand to make the serious choices for the winners. Although the judges were lured to the pavilion on the pretense they would be judging a wet T-shirt contest, they did their dutiful job of choosing the best Chili and the best Carved Pumpkin.


Now, understand, there were some awfully good Chili and some great carved Pumpkins. I especially liked the Sugg spaghetti hair pumpkin. ***Check out the pix on the link below***



And, in a unanimous vote, Susan Schafer won the Silver Bowl Chili Cookoff Best Chili!!!

Do you know the proper use of the Arkansas flag on your vessel?


Note: This section does not cover the use of yacht club burgees, owners’ private signals, U.S. Power Squadron Flags, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flags, foreign flags, or social and courtesy flags. Rules for these are well established and may be found in existing literature. The U.S. Ensign with a
16 canton of 50 stars (as the U.S. Flag is called while in nautical use) and the U.S. Yacht Ensign, with a canton of 13 stars, are interchangeable on all types of recreational vessels while in national waters. Because the preferred location for the U.S. Power Squadron Flag is also the starboard spreader, it may be flown beneath the Arkansas Flag.

The U.S. Ensign and the Arkansas Flag are normally flown from sunrise to sunset. However, at
most yacht clubs “colors are made” at 0800. This timing is proper when in the company
of other boats simultaneously making colors. The U.S. Ensign is flown first and lowered last.

If the Arkansas Flag is flown on sailing vessels: Sloops, cutters, and schooners while underway — sailing vessels with one mast should fly the U.S. Ensign at the stern staff, two-thirds of the way up the leech of the main sail (or at the top up the leech of the main sail (or at the top of the leech, if gaff-rigged). The Arkansas Flag should fly at the starboard spreader, or on the forward mast of a schooner.

While at anchor — The U.S. Ensign should fly from the stern staff and the Arkansas Flag from the starboard spreader. Yawls and ketches While underway — The U.S. Ensign should fly at the stern staff or at position two-thirds up the leech of the mizzen sail (or at the peak of the leech of the mizzen sail, if gaff-rigged). The Arkansas Flag should fly at the starboard spreader (“at the starboard spreader” means the spreader on the most forward mast if more than one and from the most outboard hoist of that spreader).

While at anchor — The U.S. Ensign should fly from the stern staff and the Arkansas Flag from the
starboard spreader. If the Arkansas Flag is flown on motorboats: While underway and at anchor — the U.S. Ensign should fly from the stern staff and the Arkansas Flag may be flown from the forestaff in lieu of a yacht club burgee. Motor boats with auxiliary masts should follow the rules for sailboats.

  Iron Mountain Yacht Club has Signed On with Boat/U.S.!

The Boat/U.S. Cooperating Groups program has proven so popular with members that club officers are renewing our partnership for another year.

Boat/U.S. provides a vast range of services, information and savings to recreational boaters, including:

  • Members-only discounts and Member Rewards with Boat/U.S. and West Marine equipment purchases

  • Discounts on fuel, overnight slips, and repairs at more than 750 marinas nationwide

  • On-the-water towing, with your choice of service levels – from $50 per incident (with Membership) up to Unlimited service – provided by the nation’s largest towing network

  • Access to high-value, low-cost group-rate boat insurance

  • Full year subscription to the award-winning Boat/U.S. Magazine, as well as the 1000-page Boat/U.S. Annual Equipment Catalog

  • An effective lobby that fights unfair taxes, fees, and government regulations that single out boat owners

Because of this special arrangement, you can get 50% off the regular annual dues rates when you join Boat/U.S. – the nation’s largest Association of recreational boat owners.         

For more information, contact: Jay Schafer, Regional Manager, Staff One, Inc.,501-224-1827 office direct, 866-501-1818 toll free, 501-346-4104 cell phone

If you are renewing your Boat/U.S. Membership, be sure to mention our Cooperating Group ID number GA83130Y to get the specially reduced rate.  Club officers encourage you to take advantage of this valuable program that is available only to Boat/U.S. Cooperating Groups like us.


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