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Special Notices & Comments from Club Officers & Board of Governors

  POSTED 4/24/24

To Women Racers at DIYC,

I am writing to invite DIYC to participate in the Eastern Connecticut Women’s Invitational Regatta which will take place at Essex Corinthian Yacht Club on Sunday, May 19th.  The event is to be sailed in 18’ Ideal 18 keel boats in Essex Harbor on the Connecticut River.  DIYC is invited to send one team (skipper and one crew), but if you have more interested, please let me know. We have 6 boats available to charter and we are inviting a handful of area yacht clubs to participate, so we may have more spots opening up soon.


1) NOR

2) Sailing Instructions

3) Registration Form

Registration is on a first come first served basis so please let me know if you'd like to reserve a boat.

We had 11 of 12 boats registered for the inaugural race last year and we are hopeful for a similar turnout this year...and MUCH better weather! 

Thank you,

Bill Robinson  <>

Commodore, ECYC


  POSTED 4/15/24

All hands on deck!

Winter is over and the half-assembled winches being serviced on my workbench confirm that it's time to get busy preparing for sailing. With that in mind, block Saturday April 20th 9AM - noon for our annual spring work party. Rain date is Sunday the 21st. Many hands make for light work and will get us to Bill's for lunch all the sooner.

Members are expected to attend and lend a hand as we ready the club for the start of a busy season. If you need any extra incentive, Anne has promised to spread a bit of DIYC swag - but you must be present to win!
See you soon,
Mike DeNamur, Vice Commodore

  POSTED 1/20/24

DIYC Ladies!

Please join us for the next DIYC Dames on the Deck on Tuesday, February 20, starting at 6 pm!
Since our own clubhouse is closed until late April, the Officers at Hamburg Cove Yacht Club have graciously agreed to lend us their clubhouse at 13 Cove Road, Lyme CT for our monthly event!
The HCYC Clubhouse also operates on the BYOB principle, and please bring an appetizer to share.

In gratitude for the loan of their clubhouse we are extending an invitation to the HCYC Ladies to join us at our casual get-together. In order to get an approximate headcount, please let Ruth know whether you are planning to attend, email or text (914) 316-5811 (please include name and whether you are bringing a friend).

Hope to see you there!
Host: Ruth Emblin
Directions to HCYC:

  POSTED 1/12/24

Friends of Duck Island Yacht Club

The Officers of DIYC are continuing the "Friends of Duck Island" emailing list.

The email addresses will not be used for any other purpose than the Friends of Duck Island list. One can unsubscribe at any time. You can send your request to  Any interested party can sign up. You don't have to wait for an invitation from your skipper or a club member.  We'll be glad to add and welcome you to the list.

The DIYC Officers