The LPYC had their 2nd annual Cheeseburgers in Paradise Party on the docks of Lake Palestine Marina. We had over 30+ members and guests attending, making this a very popular event. Even the weather and water cooperated for a change!
If you are serious about needing an uncovered slip for a sailboat or powerboat on Lake Palestine, now is the time to contact Lake Palestine Yacht Club and Lake Palestine Marina. The LPYC has been discussing with Lake Palestine Marina, and the Upper Neches River Authority to add up to 6 additional slips at the Lake Palestine Marina. But we need commitments from boat owners wanting slips to proceed. Below is a diagram showing the possible expansion, currently revised to offer 6 slips.
Third Friday dinners, raft ups, and Dock Parties
March Third Friday—Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 18 with Happy Hour 5:30-6:30 at Sherry and Dana’s house in town, Ye Olde Trafford Pub and Ale House: 1215 Belmont Drive at First Street. Belmont Drive is off Lake Street, which connects Donnybrook and Beckham. Dinner is nearby at Happy’s Fish House on Fifth Street. Happy’s is located at 2202 East Fifth inside the loop and near Jucy’s on the same side of the street. They serve everything from smoked or fried Boudin Balls to fried Gator bites and oysters, seafood platters and po boys.
Easter Sunday 27.
April 23 SATURDAY Bring a guest— “Second Annual Cheeseburgers in Paradise Party” John, Ben, and Dana will organize. BYOB. Recorded music by Jimmy Buffett from the album “Son of a Son of a Sailor” released in 1978. Cocktails 5:30, burgers at 6:30 or whenever Grill Master Springer is ready. Guests $5.00 per person payable to John Springer. LPYC will have a private bathroom facility right outside the main gate. Wear your most colorful shirt.
Ahoy Mates, March 2016
It’s been a very exciting few months since our annual meeting. Your Board has been very busy. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to be your Commodore!!
We have had several members pulling their sailboats from the lake to do repairs and enhancements. Here is hoping that they get them back into the water soon with the prime sailing season coming up fast.
Brad Root owner of the Lake Palestine Marina is a great supporter of LPYC and is allowing us to berth a pontoon boat or barge at the end of the sailboat dock. This will give us additional space for our outside events!
Our spring race series is to begin Saturday April 16th. Details can be found on our website. Weather permitting we may try and have a motor boat takes out an observation party to watch the race. It has been rumored that this year’s series will be very intense. Some talk of mines being deployed and drogues hung in the water behind unwary racers.
Other activities that are soon coming up are; St Patrick’s night (Friday March, 18th) cocktails at Dana’s house followed by a dinner at Happy’s Fish house. Those NOT wearing the appropriate color may be penalized!
Then on Saturday April 23rd we will be having the second annual cheeseburger in Paradise dock party at the Marina. An overnight in May. Other fun events planned all year!! What about a Fishing Contest….Where you have to catch the fish while underway and under sail?
Please feel free to post to our Face Book page. Also invite your spouse and any others interested to join.
Last, I have heard a rumor that some of us want to Bareboat sail in the Caribbean! We did it before, multiple times and one with 6 LPYC couples on two 46 foot Sailboats.
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Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.